Nov 27

This article has been published before, but as a precurser to the next article it kinda helps show their plan.

Is “Dodo Award” Winner Monsanto Planning to Take Control Of Commodities Market?

Monsanto’s Spy Software to Control the Entire Agriculture Market:

We must stop this attempt to create a new and potentially even bigger monopoly. Action Alert!

Monsanto recently reached a deal with Deere & Co. that could dramatically alter the US agricultural market, and not for the better.

John Deere, the world’s largest producer of agricultural machinery, agreed to purchase Monsanto’s Precision Planting LLC equipment unit. As part of the deal, information on crops contained in Monsanto’s FieldView software app, used with the equipment, will send continuous information back to Monsanto. Monsanto will know which farmers have planted which crops, and where. Continue reading »

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Nov 11

Europe Rejects GM Crops as New Report Highlights 20 Years of GM Failures:

By the end of today, all 19 government requests for bans of GM crop cultivation are expected to go unchallenged by biotech companies, pathing the way for two thirds of the EU’s farmland and population to remain GM-free. The growing opposition to GM crops coincides with a new Greenpeace report reviewing evidence of GM environmental risks, market failures, and increased pesticide use.


According to information obtained from the Commission, biotech companies have so far accepted all requests for opt-out bans, except for Denmark, Luxembourg and Malta, for which the deadline expires today. Continue reading »

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Nov 08

Monsanto Crops Decimated by Pests – Meanwhile, Nearby Non-GMO Crops Thriving:

Monsanto and the biotech industry are relentless in their efforts to push (GM) genetically modified crops on the world, under false pretenses that their products increase yields and reduce the use of chemicals. These claims are not supported by the facts.

The biotech industry has already gained control of the U.S. soybean, corn and cotton market by infiltrating regulatory agencies, providing falsified data, using their patents on life to drive non-GMO farmers out of business, buying off lawmakers and spending millions on propaganda. Continue reading »

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Oct 22

H/t reader squodgy:

“Just hope he can fund a battle against Monsatan.

Percy Schmeiser knows all about that. They bankrupted him.”


Australian Organic Farmer to Take GM Contamination Case to High Court:

A battle that’s been going on for years

We’ve been reporting on the case of Steve Marsh, an organic farmer in Australia who has been fighting Monsanto and his neighbor and childhood friend Michael Baxter due to the contamination of his farm from genetically modified canola. Continue reading »

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Oct 21

Kenyan Eco Groups Fight Back against GMOs on World Food Day:

This World Food Day, on Friday, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Kenya.



The Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC) together with Greenpeace Africa, Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) and the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) are joining the rest of the world to celebrate and address critical issues and concerns around the Right to food. Through the demonstration, the organisations aim to call on the Government of Kenya (GOK) not to lift the ban on GMOs. The demonstration will be followed by a public forum which will debate whether Nakuru is ready for GMOs.

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Oct 15

Whitefly destroys 2/3rd of Punjab’s cotton crop, 15 farmers commit suicide:

BATHINDA: “It was just like the Japanese air strike in the film, Pearl Harbour,” said Naresh Kumar Lehri, a seed and pesticide dealer at Singho village in Punjab’s Bathinda district. “They appeared out of nowhere and left a trail of destruction.”

Lehri was referring to the devastating attack by whitefly, a common pest, on the cotton crop in Punjab’s Malwa region this year. It has affected about two-thirds of standing cotton crop in the state, causing an estimated loss of Rs 4,200 crore.

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Oct 07

Russian Deputy PM: GMOs Not Needed to Feed The World:

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich stated Sunday that it is not necessary to use genetic modification to feed the world, at the 12th International ‘Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum’ in Kyoto, Japan.


Dvorkovich said; “In order to ensure the inhabitants of the planet have food it is not necessary to use genetic modification technology.”

“We believe that the world can be fed without genetically modified products. We are not against the technology, but we are not going to use them in our country; we are not going to grow such products. Continue reading »

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Sep 30


Slovenia and Serbia Give Green Light to GM Crop Bans:

The Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food will now send an official request to ban the cultivation of eight GM varieties to the European Commission before the deadline of 3 October 2015.

Slovenian Agriculture Minister Dejan Zidan stated; “…the government adopted the decision for a request for the exclusion of the entire geographical territory of Slovenia for GM maize to the EU, including the already registered variety MON 810 and seven other varieties which are in the process of registration with the European Commission. This allows me to formally to send the request as the Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with the law for the exclusion of Slovenia with the regards to the cultivation of GM maize.” Continue reading »

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Sep 30

Austria and Italy Celebrate Bans on GM Crops with EU Opt-Out:

Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser and a number of Italian Ministries have confirmed that both countries are officially requesting an opt-out from growing the eight varieties of  GM maize permitted or set to be permitted at the EU level, thus there will now be a full ban on GM crops in both countries under new EU regulations.

“Austria has made use of the newly created EU opt-out rules for the authorization of genetically modified crops,” Oberhauser stated on Wednesday. She further added that Austria’s geographical opt-out demand was delivered to the European Commission earlier this week. Continue reading »

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Sep 23

Northern Ireland Bans GM Crops to Keep Clean and Green Image:

Northern Ireland has joined Scotland, France, Greece and Latvia in announcing a full ban on GM crops under the new EU opt-out regulations. Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan announced Monday that he is prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Northern Ireland.

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Sep 23

Lithuania Bans GM Crops as Biotech Industry Loses More Ground

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Sep 23

Kenyan Farmers Sue Government to Stop Lifting of GMO Ban:

The Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum has moved to court in a bid to stop the Kenyan government from lifting the  ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Continue reading »

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Sep 23

South Africa Ministry Appeals Board Rejects GM Potatoes:

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has welcomed the recent decision made by the Minister of Agriculture, Water Affairs and Fisheries and an Appeal Board rejecting the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in South Africa.

The ACB with the support of the South African public, vigorously campaigned over a number of years against the Agricultural Research Council (ARC’s) bid to bring GM potatoes, also known as “SpuntaG2,” to the South African market. The potatoes were genetically engineered to produce a toxin to kill the potato tuber moth. The ACB has always contended that the GM potato posed unacceptable risks to human and animal health, the environment and the farming community. GM Regulators in SA, the Executive Council: GMO Act, agreed and rejected ARC’s application in 2009, citing a long list of biosafety, health and socio-economic concerns. These were challenged by the ARC in an appeal, which they have now definitively lost. Continue reading »

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Aug 27

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Aug 12


Scotland Announces Total Ban on GM Crops (Sustainable Pulse, Aug 9, 2015):

Growing genetically modified (GM) crops will not be permitted in Scotland, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced as he moved to protect Scotland’s clean, green status.


Mr Lochhead has confirmed that the Scottish Government intends to take advantage of new EU rules allowing countries to opt out of growing EU-authorised GM crops. Continue reading »

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Aug 12

Dr Zaller: Glyphosate Reduces the Activity and Reproduction of Earthworms (GMO Evidence, Aug 11, 2015):


Glyphosate-based herbicides reduce the activity and reproduction of earthworms and lead to increased soil nutrient concentrations.

Full Study:


Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen, Martin Hofer, Boris Rewald, Johann G. Zaller


Herbicide use is increasing worldwide both in agriculture and private gardens. However, our knowledge of potential side-effects on non-target soil organisms, even on such eminent ones as earthworms, is still very scarce. In a greenhouse experiment, we assessed the impact of the most widely used glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup on two earthworm species with different feeding strategies. We demonstrate, that the surface casting activity of vertically burrowing earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) almost ceased three weeks after herbicide application, while the activity of soil dwelling earthworms (Aporrectodea caliginosa) was not affected. Reproduction of the soil dwellers was reduced by 56% within three months after herbicide application. Herbicide application led to increased soil concentrations of nitrate by 1592% and phosphate by 127%, pointing to potential risks for nutrient leaching into streams, lakes, or groundwater aquifers. These sizeable herbicide-induced impacts on agroecosystems are particularly worrisome because these herbicides have been globally used for decades. Continue reading »

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Aug 06

Aug 5, 2015


August 05, 2015: A state of emergency has been declared in parts of southern Russia where the worst locust plague in 30 years is devastating crops.

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Aug 4, 2015


Russian officials say the current locust plague is the most massive they’ve seen in more than 30 years. It’s taking a major toll on the country’s agricultural south. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.


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Aug 05

Dr Jayasumana: New Research Supports Glyphosate Connection to Chronic Kidney Disease (GMO Evidence, July 31, 2015):

New research supports the possibility that combined exposure to heavy metals and glyphosate has a synergistic effect leading to high levels of heavy metals accumulating in the kidneys. This in turn causes chronic kidney disease of the type that is now a serious problem among agricultural workers in Sri Lanka. 

The scientist behind the new study, Dr. Channa Sudath Jayasumana, was interviewed by Sustainable Pulse in 2014.

In Sri Lanka alone CKDu now afflicts 15% of people of working age in the Northern part of the country; a total of 400,000 patients with an estimated death toll of around 20,000.

Watch the videos “Mystery in the Fields” and “Cycle of Death” for 5 minute documentaries providing additional background information on afflicted areas around the world. Continue reading »

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Jul 26


Crops Are Drenched with Roundup Pesticide Right Before Harvest (Washington’s Blog, Nov 17, 2014):

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest … to Save a Buck

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases.

However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest.

Specifically, Monsanto International published a paper in 2010 touting the application of Roundup to kill crops right before harvest, in order to dry out the crops in advance and produce a more uniform and earlier harvest (starting on page 28): Continue reading »

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Jul 08

Kentucky farmers dealing with flooded crops – Video (Ice Age Now, July 7, 2015):

“The flooding is affecting crops including soy beans, wheat and corn in cities along rivers all the way to the Tennessee border,” says this report out of Eddyville, KY. “We’ve had a lot of rain, and it’s now flooding rivers and damaging crops across the area.”

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About 50 acres of soy bean crops in Livingston County now looks more like a river than a crop. Continue reading »

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Jul 08

Ohio – Crop damage from flooding “looks grim” (Ice Age Now, July 6, 2015):

It’s hard to tell whether the corn is going to survive, says expert.

Paulding County flooding has caused significant crop damage. It’s in the middle of being assessed but it looks grim, says reader Kingbum. Continue reading »

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Jul 08

Indiana – Wettest June on record (Ice Age Now, July 5, 2015):

$475 million damage to crops so far. June also was the fourth-wettest MONTH on record since 1895.

The state average of 9.03 inches rainfall surpassed the previous June record of 8.13 inches set in 1958, says the Indiana State Climate Office. Continue reading »

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Jul 08

Illinois – Wet weather disrupting the growing season (Ice Age Now, July 5, 2015):

Southern Illinois wheat farmers are behind on harvesting, and, with the continuing rainfall, the quality of the crop is losing value each day,” says

Not only are farmers delayed, said Diana Handley, executive director of the Illinois Wheat Association, but the crops are starting to deteriorate because of the wet conditions.

Could be a double whammy Continue reading »

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Jul 02

Rothamsted GM Wheat Trial Failure Puts Global Biotech Industry in Spotlight (Sustainable Pulse, June 25, 2015):

GeneWatch UK today responded to Rothamsted Research’s admission that its field trial of GM wheat failed to repel aphids by highlighting the shocking waste of taxpayers’ money used to promote GM.

AYBGX1 GM crops biohazard warning

AYBGX1 GM crops biohazard warning

“With GM crops it’s always jam tomorrow and never jam today” said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK, “We have had more than 30 years’ of promises of useful traits but they have not been delivered, despite massive promotion of GM technology by governments and PR companies. There is a big opportunity cost because billions in R&D funding could have been spent in better ways. GM has consistently been shown to be a distraction away from developing real solutions to real problems”. Continue reading »

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Jun 14

California Water Wars Escalate: Government Orders Massive Supply Cuts To Most Senior Rights Holders (ZeroHedge, June 13, 2015):

Just two weeks after California’s farmers – with the most senior water rights – offered to cut their own water use by 25% (in an attempt to front-run more draconian government-imposed measures), AP reports that the California government has – just as we predicted – ignored any efforts at self-preservation and ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights. While frackers and big energy remain exempt from the restrictions, Caren Trgovcich, chief deputy director of the water board, explains, “we are now at the point where demand in our system is outstripping supply for even the most senior water rights holders.”

With “the whole damn state out of water,”AP reports State water officials told more than a hundred senior rights holders in California’s Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to stop pumping from those waterways.

The move by the State Water Resources Control Board marked the first time that the state has forced large numbers of holders of senior-water rights to curtail use. Those rights holders include water districts that serve thousands of farmers and others. Continue reading »

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Jun 03

Manitoba freeze damages 50 to 60 percent of canola fields (Ice Age Now, June 3, 2015):

Many area farmers filing insurance claims and reseeding.

Seeding in the southwest region was close to complete Saturday when temperatures across the province dropped below zero in several areas. Brandon recorded a temperature of -4 C, while most of southwest Manitoba experienced temperatures between -1 and -3 C. Continue reading »

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May 03

Cursed or not produced in harmony with nature and destroyed by HAARP and chemtrails?

H/t reader squodgy:

“The potential catastrophic shambles caused by a total over reliance on California for over half the country’s fresh food, is now becoming obvious. But add that to this list of mini issues and then add the GMO and you have one hell of a train wreck on its way.”


Is The U.S. Food Supply Cursed? (End Of The American Dream, 21, 2015):

Why are so many catastrophes hitting U.S. food production?  This week, we have learned that more than 7 million turkeys and chickens have already been killed as the result of a devastating bird flu outbreak here in the United States.  This particular strain of the bird flu has already spread to the states of Minnesota, Iowa, California, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin, and scientists are mystified as to why it is moving so rapidly.  But what we do know is that this flu has the potential to kill an entire flock of chickens or turkeys in just 48 hours.  This pandemic is quickly becoming a major national crisis all by itself, but when you combine this with all of the other disasters hitting our food supply, a very troubling picture emerges.  Could it be possible that the U.S. food supply is cursed?

Before we talk about the bird flu some more, let’s first review some of the other ways that our food supply is under assault. Continue reading »

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May 01

H/t reader squodgy:

“Monsanto have found a way to scrape below and beyond the bottom of the barrel.”

Monsanto Secretly Gave Money to Farmer Caught Contaminating Organic Farms with GMOs

Monsanto Secretly Gave Money to Farmer Caught Contaminating Organic Farms with GMOs (Natural Society, April 30, 2015):

Now admits to paying for GMO farmer’s legal defense

Natural Society reported on organic farmer Steve Marsh’s dilemma with GMO cross pollination of his organic farms a while back, but some shocking news has recently bubbled to the surface about Monsanto’s involvement. Continue reading »

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Apr 28

US Farmers May Stop Planting GMs After Poor Global Yields (Cornucopia Institute, Feb 7, 2013):

Some US farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures meant GM crops saw smaller yields globally than their non-GM counterparts.

Farmers in the USA pay about an extra $100 per acre for GM seed, and many are questioning whether they will continue to see benefits from using GMs.

“It’s all about cost benefit analysis,” said economist Dan Basse, president of American agricultural research company AgResource. Continue reading »

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Apr 12

California Food Facts – Production & Crops California (Beach California):

California food facts are incredibly interesting. Most people think of the Golden State as a tourist destination where you can visit Hollywood film locations, see celebrities and go to beaches. In additional to California ranking as the top destination in the United States, it also ranks as the top food production state for a number of crops.

Though tourists hardly consider the agricultural significance of California as a food growing region, the temperate year-round climate and expanses of land provide foods the nation and world have grown to enjoy and count on. Below are some of the top crops and percentage of the nation’s supply produced in California. Continue reading »

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