Oct 26

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California – A Food Powerhouse In Peril ( Sinclair & Co., Oct 25, 2014):

Now in its third year, the drought in California has forced local farmers to switch their water use from rivers and reservoirs, which are at historic low levels, to underground sources. This has mitigated substantial production losses, but given that underground reservoirs take a long time to replenish, if the drought continues the food situation in California might get much more dicey. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

Kazakhstan – Harvesting under 20 cm of snow and minus 10 degrees C (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

What grains they collect now can only be used to feed the cattle.


“Of course the MSM in the Netherlands do not bring this news,” says reader. “Snow in Austria and in Sweden? We don’t hear it on the television news, we don’t read it in the big newspapers. Snow in Russia? It is not mentioned. The private plane of the CEO of the French oil company Total crashed on Vnukovo Airport after a collision with a snow blower. Nobody says: Hey, how come we are not being told that there was snow? Why else would a snowblower be on the runway?”


Despite the nearly 20-cm (8-inch) layer of snow on the grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan the harvesters keep working. The snow and cold cannot stop the combine because about 20% of the crop still remains in the fields, reported television channel CTC.

For farmers this year turned out to be difficult. Spring experienced drought, summer torrential rains, and now early autumn snow. But the work does not stop in bad weather and frost. Continue reading »

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Oct 18

- Jim Rogers Warns: Albert Edwards Is Right “Sell Everything & Run For Your Lives” (ZeroHedge, Oct 17, 2014):

From Bitcoin to the Swiss gold referendum, and from Chinese trade and North Korean leadership, Jim Rogers covers a lot of ground in this excellent interview with Boom-Bust’s Erin Ade. Rogers reflects on the end of the US bull market. citing a number of factors from breadth to the end of QE, adding that he agrees with Albert Edwards’ perspective that now is the time to “sell everything and run for your lives,” as the “consequences of [The Fed] are now being felt.” Most notably though, Rogers believes the de-dollarization is here to stay as Western sanctions force many nations to find alternatives. Simply put, Rogers concludes, “we are all going to pay a terrible price for all this money-printing and debt.”

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Oct 16

- AFSA Slams Biotech Takeover of African Seed Companies (Sustainable Pulse, Oct 08, 2014)

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Oct 15

The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture

- The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture (The Atlantic, Oct. 6, 2014):

By studying the immune systems of plants, they’ve developed a technique that eliminates the need for chemicals.

“In the Second World War,” Samuel Zook began, “my ancestors were conscientious objectors because we don’t believe in combat.” The Amish farmer paused a moment to inspect a mottled leaf on one of his tomato plants before continuing. “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.”

Eight years ago, it was a war that Zook appeared to be losing. The crops on his 66-acre farm were riddled with funguses and pests that chemical treatments did little to reduce. The now-39-year-old talked haltingly about the despair he felt at the prospect of losing a homestead passed down through five generations of his family. Disillusioned by standard agriculture methods, Zook searched fervently for an alternative. He found what he was looking for in the writings of an 18-year-old Amish farmer from Ohio, a man named John Kempf. Continue reading »

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Oct 11

- The GMO Biotech Lobby’s Emotional Blackmail and Bogus Claims: Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Crops Will Not Feed The World (Global Research, Oct 9, 2014):

“There are 7.2 billion people on the planet. There will be 9.6 billion by 2050. The demand for food will double… [Using GM food and data science is] the only thing that will enable us to feed the planet without encroaching on the forests and wetlands….This represents a business opportunity, but from a societal perspective, it’s very important.” Robert Fraley, CEO of Monsanto, Winner of the World Food Prize 2013 [1].

The claims made by Monsanto do not stack up. Issues pertaining to the weaponisation of food aside [2], GM food represents little more than a massive business opportunity, a way of enriching a handful of people, all carried out under the guise of altruism. Continue reading »

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Oct 11

Australian politician Ann Bressington exposes Agenda 21, starting at 1:03:55 into the video:

At 1:05:05: ‘That’s the origin of global warming, ladies and gentlemen.”



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Oct 10

- Kansas – Earliest frost on record – Growing season now third shortest on record (Ice Age Now, Oct 7, 2014):

The shortest was 114 days in 1901, followed by 133 days in 1912,

says the Hays (Kansas) Daily News.


The Daily News reported that an all-time (114-year) record was broken on September 13, 2014, when the thermometer dipped to 31 degrees F.

The low of 31 degrees not only was a new record for the day, but a new record for the first frost of the fall. Continue reading »

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Oct 10

- US Farmers Launch Billion Dollar Legal Actions over China GM Corn Export Scandal (Sustainable Pulse, Oct 8, 2014):

Seed giant Syngenta faces billion-dollar class actions in three states, claiming China is rejecting U.S. corn shipments because Syngenta released a genetically altered variety before the crop was approved for export to China.

Source: www.courthousenews.com

Syngenta “destroyed the export of U.S. corn to China and caused depressed prices for all domestic corn,” Omaha-based Volnek Farms claims as lead plaintiff in a $1 billion claim in Omaha Federal Court. Continue reading »

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Oct 10

- Snow and cold endanger harvest in Kyrgyzstan and Mid-Ural (Ice Age Now, Oct 7, 2014):

Storm warning – Rain expected to change to snow in Kyrgyzstan on October 8 and 9 in the Chu and Talas valleys, and foothill and mountainous areas, it is reported by Kyrgyzhydromet.

Meanwhile, freezing is forecast for the nights of October 9-10 in Chui, Talas, Kemin valley, in the agriculture areas of Issyk-Kul and Naryn oblasts.

In the foothills of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions, frosts are expected down to -1 to -3 degrees.

“Such freezings are dangerous for unharvested fruit and vegetable crops, and for dug up and uncovered potatoes and sugar beets.” 

“These weather conditions complicate the most agricultural activities, including grazing on pastures, work vehicles, energy and utilities.” Continue reading »

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Oct 06

Monsanto-Roundup-(Dees)

- New Experimental GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Puts Wheat Farmers at Risk (Center For Food Safety, Sep 26, 2014):

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that experimental genetically engineered (GE) wheat was discovered in July, 2014 at a  Montana research facility that has not legally grown the variety since 2003.

“Once again, USDA and the biotech industry have put farmers and the food supply at risk,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director for Center for Food Safety. “Coexistence between GE and non-GE crops is a failed policy that fundamentally cannot work. Genetic contamination is a serious threat to farmers across the country.” Continue reading »

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Sep 26

Flashback: Organic Bees Surviving Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)


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- EPA knew pesticides were killing honeybees in the 1970s but punished those who spoke out (Natural News, Sep 25, 2014):

For decades, top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (PEA) were aware that a compound approved for agricultural use in the United States was wiping out the honeybee population, but they chose to ignore the compound’s effects in deference to pressure from agri-giant corporations.

Worse, the agency reacted harshly to anyone within the EPA who attempted to bring the issue to light, including through firings, forced reassignments and other actions. Continue reading »

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Sep 26

Almonds

- World’s almond supply approaching collapse due to California drought (Natural News, Sep 25, 2014):

Almond farmers in California’s Central Valley, where about 80 percent of the world’s supply of almonds is grown, are desperate for water. As most of the state hobbles through one of its worst droughts in history, growers are reportedly siphoning off water wherever they can get it, robbing taxpayers and the general public of a shared and increasingly scarce resource that could take many years to replenish.

Though they are fairly drought-resistant, almonds are growing in popularity all over the world. They have exceeded peanuts here in the States as the consumer nut of choice, and developing nations like China are demanding them like never before. This has resulted in the conversion of more than one million acres of the Central Valley into almond orchards, more than twice the amount compared to 1996. Continue reading »

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Sep 26

- Food Safety Experts Slam USDA over 2,4-D GM Crops Approval (Sustainable Pulse, Sep 18 2014):

Center for Food Safety has condemned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to fully deregulate Dow Chemical’s Enlist corn and soybeans, genetically engineered to withstand repeated spraying of the herbicide 2,4-D. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has yet to approve the accompanying herbicide, which is a blend of 2,4-D and glyphosate. Continue reading »

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Sep 23

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- The Decline & Fall Of Europe: French Farmers Set Tax Office On Fire (Zerohedge, Sep 23, 2014):

French vegetable farmer have set a tax office and a building on fire destroying the government facility which was the symbol of the increasing administrative burden and sanctions that is killing farming. Hundreds of tractors and trailers of the farmers converged on Friday evening before the building of the Agricultural Social Insurance (MSA) in the town of Morlaix (Brittany). There they dumped unsold potatoes and artichokes before the MSA-building and added pallets and tires setting the entire lot on fire. Thereafter, the farmers moved on to the tax office set that on fire as well. The protests also took place in numerous other places as well, however, only these two government buildings were totally destroyed.

The association of vegetable farmers had announced the protest action on Friday. The background is that for years the bureaucracy for farmers have magnified the economic decline and their plight with constant new regulation of everything. The economic situation of farming in Europe has been seriously pushed too far with the US sanctions against Russia. The agricultural crisis caused by Obama is increasingly deteriorating with far too many farmers throughout Europe losing everything. Continue reading »

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Sep 21

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- Kiss Your Grass-Fed Beef Goodbye! GMO Grass About to Be Approved (Natural Society, Sep 18, 2014):

RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass begins field trials

While many of us rely on grass-fed beef as a source of healthful, properly raised meat, that option of healthy eating may just move down a peg. Why? Not because cattle may have to switch to GM grain, but rather because cattle may be forced to indulge in genetically modified grass.

The Scotts ‘Miracle-Gro’ Company which created genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass has announced that it will conduct field trials at the homes of Scotts’ employees. What’s more, they can do so without any government oversight because there are no laws that prohibit or limit the planting of GMO grass. Continue reading »

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Sep 17

- GM Lags Behind Conventional in Drought-Resistant Maize Breeding Efforts (Sustainable Pulse. Sep 17, 2014):

An important article has been published in Nature journal. “Cross-bred crops get fit faster”, by Natasha Gilbert, explains how genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize for Africa.

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Source: Comment by Claire Robinson of GMWatch

Gilbert writes, “Old-fashioned breeding techniques seem to be leading genetic modification in a race to develop crops that can withstand drought and poor soils.” Continue reading »

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Sep 12

- Alberta snowstorm flattens crops just ahead of harvest (Ice Age Now, Sep 11, 2014):

The snowstorm that blanketed southern Alberta over the last days has flattened wheat and barley crops just as farmers were getting ready to harvest. Canola crops didn’t fare much better.

This will impact the quality of the harvest, because combines will have to go down almost into the dirt and practically dig the crop up. Continue reading »

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Sep 09

Farmers go hungry as Russian agricultural import ban begins to bite (euronews, Sep 5, 2014):

The tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and the EU and US is beginning to hurt farmers and the fishing industry.

Russia’s ban on most agricultural imports is having knock on effects across Europe. Continue reading »

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Sep 07

- It’s like putting a plant in a freezer all night and trying to thaw it out the next day and see if it will keep growing (Ice Age Now, Sep 6, 2014):

Growers writing-off wheat and canola crops in New South Wales. 

Grain growers in the central and western plains of New South Wales are finding widespread damage to their wheat crops after a dozen severe winter frosts.

Some farmers say up to 80 per cent of their wheat crop could be a write-off. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

The moment the elitists will stop HAARPing California it will start to rain again.

From the article:

“Thousands of California farmers could lose their land if water runs out”

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Flashback:

- Henry Kissinger Quotes On Depopulation And …


- California water infrastructure on verge of historic collapse (Natural News, Sep 1, 2014):

Water is increasingly hard to come by in drought-stricken California, where many farmers are struggling to get enough water just to pay the bills. But the situation in the Golden State is far worse than many people realize, according to new reports, as underground aquifers that take decades to recharge are being sucked dry, and water infrastructure that has long sustained the agricultural growing regions of the state continue their collapse.

Writing for The Washington Post (WP), journalist Joby Warrick draws attention to what many scientists say is an unprecedented collapse of California’s vast water infrastructure, which is marked by an elaborate system of canals, reservoirs and wells that transfer water from the mountains and other areas to the Central Valley. Altogether, the state contains some 27 million acres of cropland. This system is now failing, say experts, and the consequences will more than likely be unparalleled in California’s history. Continue reading »

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Aug 28

H/t reader squodgy:

“Further to the “Who owns Whom” issue, it seems the UN is owned by Monsatan.”

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- GM Food, Ukraine and the Return of Hill + Knowlton … Monsanto and Ukraine (CounterPunch Aug 22-24, 2014):

Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is receiving some international attention.  On July 28, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, would open that country to genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture.  The report is entitled “Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict.” [1]

In late 2013, the then president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected a European Union association agreement tied to the $17 billion IMF loan, whose terms are only now being revealed.  Instead, Yanukovych chose a Russian aid package worth $15 billion plus a discount on Russian natural gas.  His decision was a major factor in the ensuing deadly protests that led to his ouster from office in February 2014 and the ongoing crisis. Continue reading »

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Aug 27

- Midwestern Wheat Left Rotting as Oil Trains Roll By (Common Dreams, Aug 26, 2014):

Oil boom in North Dakota is delaying massive grain shipments, farmers say

U.S. grain shipments are being held up as trains carrying huge quantities of Bakken oil chug through the region, the New York Times reported Tuesday, illustrating how the booming business of moving oil by rail has negative consequences beyond safety risks.

According to the Times: Continue reading »

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Aug 26

Don’t miss!



Added: Aug 19, 2014

We’re back! It’s Truthstream News No. 2! First, we just want to say THANK YOU for the overwhelming support we received after we put up the first show. You guys are awesome.

In this second episode of Truthstream News, Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton expose the phony pretenses behind a massive corporate takeover in Africa and the rest of the world – as well as other examples of Trojan Horse philanthropic aid on the international scene.

We also finally finished Corntamination! (Long time fans: remember that from last summer?) Woooot!

In this episode:
– Aaron sells the world on international food aid at the hands of the planet’s foremost billionaires
– Melissa presents evidence to support her hypothesis that working for the highest echelon of the federal government turns people into bridge trolls
– The duo breakdown the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and what’s really driving all this “foreign aid”
– John Kerry tells starving Africans not to build any new farms, just to plant some GMO, while Obama informs young African leaders that we can’t live in a world where everybody has a nice house and air conditioning because the planet will “boil over”
– Melissa discovers the benefits of water fluoridation
In a special investigative report, Truthstream follows the trail of biopharming, where science is using genetically engineered crops to growing pharmaceutical and vaccine components. Some of these medications are developed to be eaten directly as food. (Remember Prodigene and Epicyte?)
– and Janet Yellen receives a Letter to the NWO.

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Aug 25

- UK Farmers in debt and despair as dairy market collapses (New Zealand Herald, Aug 24, 2014):

British dairy farmers are threatening to take matters into their own hands as fears grow that volatile markets for their milk, butter and cheese products could jeopardise their livelihoods. Some larger dairy farmers are said to have incurred debts of more than £1m since milk prices first began to plummet in May.Caught between a UK supermarket price war and a ban by Russia on EU produce, including dairy, which many fear could lead to a glut in Europe, dairy farmers are being asked to take action to help save their industry. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

- Saskatchewan wheat production forecast to decline dramatically this year (Ice Age Now, Aug 21, 2014):

According to Statistics Canada, wheat production is expected to fall 27 per cent while canola is expected to be off 23 per cent from 2013 levels.

The reason? Because fewer acres were seeded, and because the rainy weather that flooded millions of acres put the crops up to two weeks behind normal development in certain areas.

More warm weather is needed, says the provincial Agriculture Ministry. Instead, cooler weather is on the way.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-harvest-will-be-down-this-year-statscan-says-1.2742677

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Aug 23

California Droughts: Then And Now (Erico Matias Tavares of Sinclair & Co, Aug 21, 2014):

The obstinate drought in California is showing no signs of letting up, and is now being compared to the last major drought which took place during 1976 and 1977.

Back then, the state was not as well equipped to cope with severe dryness. The sharp decline of surface water supplies coupled with the lack of backup reservoirs and waterways caused a lot of damage to the state’s agriculture, in particular to the livestock industry. As it turned out, the drought reversed itself completely a year later, and California powered on to become the major agro-industrial player it is today. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

- EU farmers complain €125mn compensation is just drop in the ocean (RT, Aug 20,  2014):

The €125 million in emergency EU support to its food producers may not be enough to cover the damage, as some estimates have it more than a hundred times higher.

On Monday, the European Commission announced €125 million in emergency funding for European farmers hit by the Russian trade ban. Continue reading »

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Aug 19

- Europe unveils €125mn in ‘exceptional support’ to food producers (RT, Aug 18, 2014):

The European Commission said it will provide up to €125 million from Monday till the end of November to compensate food producers coping with Moscow’s food ban.

“The exceptional measures announced today will include market withdrawals especially for free distribution, compensation for non-harvesting and green harvesting. The financial assistance will cover all producers whether they are organized in producers organizations or not,” the European Commission said in the statement. Continue reading »

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Aug 14

- Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference (Sustainable Pulse, Aug 9, 2014):

The China Development Strategy Research Society Committee of Cultural Strategy organized a unique event in Beijing during the last week of July to discuss the global harm caused by GMOs and glyphosate-based herbicides.

The Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture Forum 2014 held in China’s capital on July 25-26 included genetic researchers, university professors, medical doctors, veterinarians, livestock farmers, arable farmers, agricultural consultants, mothers, NGO founders and leaders and social activists from China, Taiwan, U.S.A, Russia, U.K., France, Denmark, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil and Peru. Continue reading »

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