Jul 27

Russia Set to Limit Imports of GMO Animal Feed:

Russian authorities are stepping up efforts to limit the import of GMO animal feed, the country’s food safety regulator Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Thursday. The move comes following a complete ban on the cultivation of GM crops and the breeding of GMO animals that was signed in to law by President Vladimir Putin in June.

putin-gmo-feed-cows

Rosselkhoznadzor Deputy Director, Alexey Alekseenko, stated Thursday that there would not be a complete ban on GMO animal feed imports but also revealed that restrictions on the import of feed that is fully GMO or contains a high percentage of GMOs had already begun. Alekseenko added; “It is necessary to restore order in this area”.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Jul 27

monsantoland


Emails reveal role of Monsanto in Seralini study retraction:

In September 2012 the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published the research of a team led by the French biologist Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found liver and kidney toxicity and hormonal disturbances in rats fed Monsanto’s GM maize NK603 and very small doses of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, over a long-term period. An additional observation was a trend of increased tumours in most treatment groups.

In November 2013 the study was retracted by the journal’s editor, A. Wallace Hayes, after the appointment of a former Monsanto scientist, Richard E. Goodman, to the editorial board and a non-transparent review process by nameless people that took several months. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jul 25

24.07.2016

French Government media reporting a 10% decline in French wheat production, but independent analysts put the loss at 22% due to mold, plant viruses and blight on crops remaining that will be sub-standard animal feed. In the USA wheat yield dropped form 48 bushels per acre to 45 bushels and Barley yields dropped 35% and Oats 17%.

French Wheat Losses down 10% in 2016 http://www.agrimoney.com/news/french-…
http://www.agrimoney.com/3/markets/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/article…
http://www.agriculture.com/markets/ne…
https://twitter.com/AgsPlayers
USA Wheat, Barley and Oats losses http://www.agweb.com/article/north-da…
http://www.ncdex.com/marketdata/livef…
France in Little Ice Age http://www.history.com/news/little-ic…
Little Ice Age Temperatures https://media1.britannica.com/eb-medi…
Crop Prices Little Ice Age http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/mandias/l…
https://ourworldindata.org/food-price…

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , , , , ,

Jul 24

Denmark On Course To Double Organic Farming By 2020

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , , , ,

Jul 22

22.07.2016
Description:

Brazil suffering record cold temperatures again in July 2016 after a cold wave that damaged agriculture in June 2016. Arabica coffee beans stand at 36% loss, bananas 70% loss in Ribeira, Argentina 30% loss of raisin production and Chile clementine 30% increase. The grand solar minimum is here, South America is repeating the normal pattern expected climate wise during the GSM.

Brazil Cold and Crop Losses http://iceagenow.info/?s=brazil
http://iceagenow.info/brazil-cold-imp…
http://spilling-the-beans.net/breakin…
http://spilling-the-beans.net/wp-cont…

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Jul 21

Feb 2, 2016

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , ,

Jul 20

Roundup-Ready-Glyphosate-Monsanto-Killing-Machine

Farmers Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Sue Roundup’s Monsanto:

By AnonWatcher

Monsanto are being sued by four Nebraskan farmers, who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, one of the cancers associated with the use of glyphosate – a key ingredient to Roundup.

The farmers, along with an agronomist, are suing the agricultural giant for what they say is false information about the safety of Roundup use and a deliberate misleading of Monsanto’s consumers. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Jul 19

Brazil – Cold to impact coffee production:

“Takes away the sleep of farmers.”

18 July 2016 – Frost hit the coffee region in the south for the second time this year  and should directly impact the next crop. There will be an impact on vegetable crops as well. Although beautiful to the eye, it takes away the sleep of farmers. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Jul 14

Spanish Farmers Turn Backs on Monsanto’s GM Maize:

Monsanto’s GM maize is no longer profitable or attractive for a good proportion of Spanish farmers, says a report for the Spanish news outlet Economia Digital.

Source: www.gmwatch.org

Engineered to resist the corn borer pest, the crop has suffered a series of setbacks in Spanish fields. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Jul 14

Monsanto-Food-GMO


Dr. Hoppin: Glyphosate Exposure Linked to Respiratory Problems in Farmers:

GM crops have been engineered to tolerate being sprayed with the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate. Now these have been found to be among a number of pesticides that are associated with allergic and non-allergic wheeze in farmers. The study concludes, “These results for farmers implicate several pesticides that are commonly used in agricultural and residential settings with adverse respiratory effects.” Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Jul 14

Organic Farmers Leave Organic Trade Association over GMO Labeling Betrayal:

By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the U.S. organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), OSGATA announced on Wednesday.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , , , , ,

Jul 10

Intense cold and cold in tropical Brazil:

Vegetable crops affected

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , , , ,

Jul 09

Ears of wheat are seen during sunset in the village of Solgon, southwest from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Russia set for record grain production in 2016 – UN:

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has raised its forecast for this year’s global cereal production to over two billion tons, and is projecting a record harvest for Russia.

“This month’s upward revision rests on improved crop prospects in the EU, the Russian Federation (where a record crop is expected) and the United States, owing to favorable weather,” the FAO reported, adding that bigger harvests are also expected in China and India, while dry conditions dampened the outlook for Turkey. Continue reading »

Tags: , ,

Jul 08

National Academy of Sciences inundated with biased pro-GMO scientists, environmental groups warn in letter calling for a more balanced perspective:

The National Academy of Sciences is being exposed as being of a singular mindset when it comes to the spread of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which is to say that the institution is wholeheartedly in favor of them, according to dozens of concerned scientists, who say that they are a menace to health and agriculture.

As reported by Independent Science News, the letter was sent recently to the academy’s executive officer, with signatories attempting to draw attention to what they see as a “troubling trend” at the revered institution, when it comes to its work on agricultural biotechnology. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Jul 06

Jul 6, 2016

Description:

Dr. Robert Verkerk is the Executive and Scientific Director of the Alliance for Natural Health. Today we discuss his recent article, “UK Royal Society whitewash on GM crops,” which breaks down the Royal Society’s recent report on the safety of genetically modified foods. From false assurances of consensus to exclusion of key issues like glyphosates and superweeds, we show how the latest report is a whitewash and discuss why the Royal Society is promoting the biotech industry.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Jul 03

Putin: GMO Food Is Now Illegal In Russia:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlawed GMO food in Russia, making it a criminal offence to import or produce it in the country. 

Following Putin’s order to halt the production of all GMO-containing foods last year, the Federation Council has finally approved a bill that will heavily fine anybody caught producing or importing such foods in Russia.

Citizens violating the new law will have to pay a fine of between 10,000 and 50,000 rubles ($155 – $770) and companies will be fined a much harsher 100,000 and 500,000 rubles ($1550 – $7700).

Rt.com reports: Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Jul 02

Little Ice Ages Bring Famine and Disease:

Retired U.S. Navy Physicist warns of what is to come.

Several centuries ago the Earth underwent a very dramatic shift in climate known as the Little Ice Age, says retired U.S. Navy Physicist James Marusek. This coincided with a period of minimal sunspot activity called the Maunder Minimum. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Jun 30

Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals:

Russia’s State Duma adopted Friday the third and final reading of a government bill that introduces a total ban on the cultivation and breeding in Russia of genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, except for scientific research purposes.

State-Duma

Source: tass.ru

The Sate Duma has also given the Russian Government the right to prevent the import of products containing GMOs in to Russia, if it is revealed that a specific GMO has a negative impact on human health and/or the environment

Russia’s Agriculture Minister, Alexander Tkachev, stated Friday;  ”The Ministry of Agriculture is strongly against GMOs, Russian products will remain clean.” Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Jun 30

Related info:

No, “Science” Has Not Confirmed That GMOs Are Safe To Eat

So-called ‘Trillion Meal Study’ of GMO safety is junk

How the National Academy of Sciences Misled the Public over GMO Food Safety

GMO Myths and Truths: A New Must Read Treasure Trove of Knowledge

Russian Deputy PM: GMOs Not Needed to Feed The World

GMOs Will Not Feed The World – EWG Report

New Report Debunks ‘Myth’ That GMOs Are Key To Feeding The World

The GMO Biotech Lobby’s Emotional Blackmail And Bogus Claims: Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Crops Will Not Feed The World

GMOs Won’t Feed The World (Video)

Flashback:

Exposed: the great GM crops myth (The Independent):

“Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.

Last week the biggest study of its kind ever conducted – the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development – concluded that GM was not the answer to world hunger.

Professor Bob Watson, the director of the study and chief scientist at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when asked if GM could solve world hunger, said: “The simple answer is no.”

But aside from that, what could possibly go wrong?

Monsanto: GM-Corn Harvest of 82,000 Hectares in South Africa Fails (Digital Journal)


107 Nobel Laureates Demand Greenpeace Stop Opposing GMOs… Because “We’re Scientists”:

Forget Brexit, one of the most contriversial debates has surfaced once again, and this time with a vengeance. More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

gmo

The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world.

We urge Greenpeace and its supporters to re-examine the experience of farmers and consumers worldwide with crops and foods improved through biotechnology, recognize the findings of authoritative scientific bodies and regulatory agencies, and abandon their campaign against ‘GMOs’ in general and Golden Rice in particular,” the letter states according to The Washington Post.

The reasoning is simple according to those who signed the letter: “We’re scientists” – so there!

From WaPo

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , ,

Jun 30

roundup-the-ultimate-killing-machine


European Commission Extends Glyphosate License without Real Restrictions:

The unelected European Commission (EC) has unilaterally extended the license of glyphosate until the end of 2017, despite the democratic European member states creating the Great Glyphosate Rebellion by repeatedly not reaching an agreement to renew the approval of the World’s most used herbicide.

The EC has proposed to the Member States certain restrictions on the conditions of use of the probable carcinogen glyphosate, GM Watch reported Wednesday.

However, the restrictions are not significant. The conditions include: Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Jun 29

29.06.2016
Description:

FEMA representatives came out and said that food shortages will abount by 2020 and food prices will rise by 400%. This summary was from the larger Food Chain Reaction Global Food Security Group Workshop. The findings were startling. All governments across the planet know the Grand Solar Minimum is arriving, and they had this exercise to discover the ramifications on our global food yields and delivery systems. Losses and chaos was the outcome.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06…
Food Chain Reaction Story http://motherboard.vice.com/read/fema…
http://foodchainreaction.org/
http://foodchainreaction.org/index.ph…

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Jun 29

FEMA Contractor: Unrest After 395% Food Price Spike Coming Soon:

Preparations by various cogs of the national security complex, including FEMA, indicate a coming worldwide food shortage — and a resulting crisis marked by extreme civil unrest around the globe.

As Motherboard noted of two reports published previously by CNA Corporation, but which largely escaped attention, the world’s food supply could be insufficient to maintain even current populations much further into the future. And the crisis — which several factors indicate may already be underway — may begin to worsen considerably as early as 2020.

Employing a desktop game simulation of the conditions of a global food shortage, titled “Food Chain Reaction,” CNA’s Institute for Public Research brought together “65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions,” Motherboard explained. And the Institute, which oversaw the simulation, “primarily provides scientific research services for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA].” Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Jun 09

Great Glyphosate Rebellion Continues as Europe Refuses Temporary License Extension:

The Great Glyphosate Rebellion continues at full pace in Europe as a new European Commission proposal for a temporary license extension of 18 months failed to receive support from the European Union members states.

EU-PARLIAMENT

The European Commission may now submit its temporary extension proposal to an appeal committee of political representatives of the 28 EU member states within one month. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Jun 09

US GMO Soybean Farmers’ Expenses Shoot Up over Glyphosate Resistant Superweeds:

Today, U.S. soybean producers spend 88 percent more on crop protectant products than they did six years ago, stated the 2015 National Ag Statistics Survey last month.

gmo-soybeans

Source: www.agweek.com/

“Aside from seed expense, crop protection products (chemicals) are the most expensive input soybean producers pay for,” said Tong Wang, SDSU Extension Advanced Production Specialist, referencing the 2015 farm enterprise analysis data from FINBIN, the farm financial management database, which showed the average cash-rent soybean production farms in Minnesota, North and South Dakota incurred a crop chemical cost of $39 per acre.

To help producers reduce expenses, Wang encourages growers to consider modifying their pest management practices to include non-chemical options. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Jun 09

New EPA Report Will Lead to Virtual US Ban on Atrazine Herbicide:

The amount of the herbicide atrazine that’s released into the environment in the United States is likely harming most species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, according to a risk assessment released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

syngenta-atrazine

The EPA assessment of atrazine will lead to tighter regulatory limits on the product, manufactured by Swiss-based Syngenta AG, which will ultimately prevent farmers from being able to use it to control weeds in the U.S.. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Jun 05

Biological Meltdown: The Loss of Agricultural Biodiversity:

Soon after peasant farmers first led plant explorers to wild stands of Zea diploperennis (perennial maize) in Mexico’s Sierra de Manantlan in the late 1970s, plant breeders hailed the discovery as one of the botanical finds of the century. The rare perennial maize proved to be resistant to seven viral diseases that plague domesticated maize, and scientists predicted that Zea diploperennis could be worth as much as $4.4 billion to the commercial maize (corn) industry. Conservationists called for the establishment of a nature preserve to protect the rare maize in its natural habitat because they feared that poor farmers living nearby, in constant need of grazing land for their cattle, would soon wipe out the few remaining patches of wild maize by grazing cattle in the area. A nature preserve was eventually established, and peasant farmers no longer threatened the rare diploperennis. But within a few years, the forest began to invade the fields of wild maize. The plants were crowded out and began to disappear. Scientists soon realized that the local farmers had been intentionally conserving the wild maize by using a traditional practice of grazing their animals on dry fodder during the dormant season. Local farmers controlled the growth of the surrounding forest without harming the rare perennial maize plants. Retired vice-president for research at Pioneer Hi-Bred (the world’s largest seed company), Donald Duvick, respectfully observes, “It seems that the farmers knew exactly what they were doing, and had more wisdom than the well-meaning environmental scientists.” Continue reading »

Tags: , ,

May 25

roundup-600x363

UCSF Presentation Reveals Glyphosate Contamination in People across America:

Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the World, has been found in the urine of 93% of the American public during a unique testing project that started in 2015.

Glyphosate, labeled a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

May 24

cotton

Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burkina Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties:

Monsanto has been trying to take over Africa’s cotton for decades with their patented, genetically modified (GM) seed. Not without irony, Burkina Faso is just one of the African countries that has been wary of any of Monsanto’s GM seed, adding to the credo, ‘better off dead, than GM fed,’ when it came to accepting U.S. food aid that was primarily genetically altered. Africa’s biggest cotton grower in Burkina Faso is now phasing out Monsanto’s GM cotton and returning to indigenous varieties by 2018, due to concerns of cross-contamination of local crops and the less-than-stellar performance of Monsanto’s Bt variety. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

May 21

Maui Completely Stops Spraying Roundup, Switches to Organic Herbicides

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

May 19

Monsatan-Monsanto-1


Monsanto about to Be Given a Taste of its Own Medicine?:

An oligopoly takes shape to corner the human food supply.

The hunter, it seems, has become the hunted. After wresting control of roughly a quarter of the global seeds market by acquiring a massive portfolio of seed companies, including Agroceres, Asgrow, Cristiani Burkard, Dekalb, Delta & Pine and the seeds division of Cargill North America, Monsanto now suddenly finds itself on the menu of two very powerful, much bigger rivals.

On Thursday, it was reported that Germany’s two chemical-industry titans Bayer and BASF, both of which have a market capitalization more than double Monsanto’s, are mulling a takeover bid. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,