US Aid To El Salvador Came With Strings Attached: Monsanto Seeds Required

El Salvador previously took steps toward banning glyphosate, the potential carcinogen found in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.

A protestor demonstrates against Monsanto in the annual world March Against Monsanto.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador --- Farmers and activists for natural agriculture in El Salvador successfully resisted efforts by the U.S. government to tie foreign aid to the use of GMO seeds, in the latest attempt to link relief money with profits for Monsanto, the controversial multinational agribusiness giant. In 2013, the U.S. offered El Salvador

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Farmers Experiment With Oregano Oil As Antibiotic Replacement In Livestock

A few small studies yield promising results in using oregano oil to reduce antibiotic use in the livestock industry, but much more research is needed before its effectiveness can be clearly demonstrated.

MINNEAPOLIS --- As more consumers seek out antibiotic-free meat, some farmers are turning to oregano oil as an alternative therapy to keep livestock healthy. While some preliminary research supports the concept, scientists are reluctant to endorse many of the claims made about the essential oil’s healing powers. Resistance to antibiotics is a

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Feeding a Warmer, Riskier World

The livelihoods of 2.5 billion family farmers depend on agriculture, and the sector accounts for as much 30 percent of national GDP in countries like Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Mozambique, among others.

Sheep stand next to a field covered in water at the small town of Boquineni, northern Spain.

Sheep stand next to a field covered in water at the small town of Boquineni, northern Spain. ROME - Artificial meat. Indoor aquaculture. Vertical farms. Irrigation drones. Once the realm of science fiction, these things are now fact. Food production is going high tech – at least, in some places. But the vast majority of the world’s

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VIDEO: Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms

In this video, drones capture shocking aerial footage of the massive facilities that supply pigs for Smithfield Foods.

From RT: Thousands of huge pig farms in N. Carolina are spraying untreated animal waste into the air and contaminating neighboring communities, Mark Devries, who shot a shocking aerial video with a spy drone, told RT. This environmental problem “has for some reason received very little attention in the American press,”says documentary filmmaker

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Environmentalists Rally Against New Herbicide For GE Crops

Citing the inevitability of “superweeds” and calling the product a “life preserver” for fatally flawed technology, environmentalists urge the EPA not to register a new Dow AgroSciences herbicide for GE corn and soybeans.

Environmentalists warn that an herbicide designed to work with new varieties of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans should not be registered by the Environmental Protection Agency because, like other widely-used herbicides for GE crops, it will gradually promote the emergence of “superweeds” resistant to the new herbicide. The

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