Apr 23

Austrian farmers fight for survival – SPÖ official laughs at their suffering:

Desperate fruit growers using candles to warm their trees.

Surprising return of winter

22 Apr 2017 – Snow and night frost are killing the young plants that have already flowered, especially the fruit trees.

Large parts of the harvest are at stake along with the very existence of many farmers in the fruit and juice sector, especially in Upper Austria. Continue reading »

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Apr 10

Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe:

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season ahead toward May.

Over the next 10 days, two significant cold blasts are expected to push into east-central Europe. The blast is expected to be accompanied by much-needed rainfall along the main frontal zones, but some severe weather will be likely too, according to Severe Weather Europe. Continue reading »

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Mar 26

Brazil is Handing Over the Amazon Rainforest to Mining Companies and Big Agriculture

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Mar 26

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Mar 25

GM Golden Rice Flops in New Trial, Mutant Plants Reduces Crop Yield

H/t  reader kevin a.

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Mar 08

UN Experts Slam Global Pesticide Industry for Human and Environmental Damage – Full Report

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Mar 05

Growing tomatoes as the cold hits minus 45C. Impossible? Not in Yakutsk

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Feb 27

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Feb 18

For my German speaking readers.


H/t reader U.W.

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Feb 11

09.02.2017

Conversation with Rolf Witzsche of Ice Age Ahead, Trevor from Suspicious Observers and David DuByne of Adapt 2030 on a full timeline of Earth cooling due to changes in solar output.

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Feb 10

Midwest Farm Bubble Continues Collapse As Farm Incomes Expected To Crash In 2017:

Per data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest farm income report, the deadly combination of rising input costs, lower grain prices, a strong dollar and excessive leverage looks likely to force many of America’s midwest farmers out of business in 2017.

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Feb 08

US Farmers Lose Superweeds Fight as Glyphosate Resistance Tops 75%:

The 2016 University of Illinois Plant Clinic herbicide resistance report has shown that glyphosate herbicide resistance and PPO Inhibitor herbicide resistance have both reached epic proportions across the Midwest of the United States.

2,000 waterhemp or palmer amaranth weed samples were received by the University of Illinois Plant Clinic from 10 states across the Midwest, amazingly 456 of the whole field sites showed Glyphosate Resistance – a total of 76.8% of the 593 sites.

Meanwhile, 62.5% of the weed samples on the whole field sites showed resistance to PPO inhibitor herbicides. Also, 49% of weeds on the whole field sites showed resistance to both PPO inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate herbicides.

THE GLYPHOSATE BOX

Glyphosate in Popular American Foods

1o Things You Need to Know about Glyphosate

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Glyphosate in Numbers

In Illinois, where the majority of samples were from, samples from 52 counties had at least one sampled field that had waterhemp or palmer amaranth plants that tested resistant to both glyphosate and PPO inhibitors.

Until the 2016 season, palmer amaranth in Illinois was not known to be resistant to PPO inhibitors.  However, several samples from southwestern Illinois were confirmed to be PPO inhibitor resistant (3 from Madison, and 1 from St. Clair counties) in the testing.

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic report has allegedly led many Midwest farmers to question the glyphosate resistant (Roundup Ready) GMO crops that have been pushed on them over the last 20 years by Biotech giants such as Monsanto.

Bill Giles, a farmer from Illinois, who has been growing GM crops since 2009, told Sustainable Pulse that many farmers in his local region are thinking of turning back to non-GMO crops to survive the superweed crisis.

Giles stated; “GM crops are on the edge of failure in the U.S. as farmers are asked to fork out more and more money on herbicides to try to control the superweeds. We simply can’t afford it! It is near the end of the road for these crops and many of my  friends in the Midwest are on the edge of turning back to conventional farming methods.”

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Feb 05

Feb 4, 2017

European agriculture has been decimated with at least 80% losses which have led to black market sales of produce, rationing, shortages, collapsed greenhouse facilities and bankruptcy for farmers. The losses are beyond epic and this is what is expected in the new grand solar minimum, but the media brushes it away saying its bad weather in Europe.

A touch of Frost in Europe http://www.hortidaily.com/article/317…
Rationing vegetables in Europe due to snow and cold https://www.iceagenow.info/rationing-…
Netherlands: Prices of leafy greens through the roof http://www.hortidaily.com/article/319…
European Vegetable crop losses 2017 http://www.hortidaily.com/sector/21/M…
http://www.freshplaza.com/region/5/eu…
Europe gripped by sky-high vegetable prices http://www.hortidaily.com/article/316…
Belgium: Tomato prices skyrocketing http://www.hortidaily.com/article/316…
Italy: Abnormal cold front in the south http://www.freshplaza.com/article/169…
http://heatst.com/world/severe-vegeta…
Spain: Vegetable consumption down 40% http://www.freshplaza.com/article/170…
Italy: Fennel and leafy vegetable losses at Orto Bio due to frost http://www.freshplaza.com/article/169…
British supermarkets begin RATIONING vegetables http://wp.me/p1IeZh-dqu
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/…
http://news.sky.com/story/supermarket…
Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38851097
Vegetable online sales banned in UK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Supermarkets RATION salads and veg after storms in Spain devastate crops

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

Related info:

Grand Solar Minimum, Global Elite Using Police State to Control Food: Adapt 2030 Interview (Full Video – MUST-SEE!!!)

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Jan 30

Snow causes catastrophic loss to onion crop:

As much as $100 million in damages after dozens of onion storage sheds and facilities collapse during the harshest winter in memory.

27 Jan 2017 – The buildings collapsed under the weight of up to 40 inches of snow that buried Idaho and Eastern Oregon,” says this article on capitalpress.com.

“It’s an absolute catastrophe,” said Shay Myers, general manager of Owyhee Produce in Nyssa. Three of the company’s storage sheds and the building housing one of its packing lines collapsed.

An estimated 150 farm- and non-farm-related buildings have been destroyed along with millions upon millions of pounds of onions.  That’s because once the onions are exposed to the cold and freeze, they are no good. Continue reading »

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Jan 19

Conspiracy FACT: The end of the California Orange

I lived in the San Joaquin valley, and saw this myself: CALIFORNIA HAS NO DROUGHT, IT IS A HOAX. THE ISRAELI CONTROLLED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DRAINED THE DAMS ON PURPOSE TO KILL THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND ARE FRONTING AN INTENTIONAL CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY DRAINING THE DAMS AS SOMETHING NATURAL. THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT DROUGHT, THE FOLLOWING PROVES IT:

PHOTOS OF DAM DRAINAGE AS IT HAPPENED – THE END of the California orange

The following photos are absolute proof they drained the dams on purpose, causing severe flooding and NEVER gave california growers a SINGLE DROP for the sole purpose of killing all the orange orchards, grape vineyards and almond groves. It is important to note that with any war effort waged by the usurpers of a conquored government, that fake documentation will be produced by the government to support the lie. That is when you have to use photos to prove that the documents, which show a drought and reduced out flows, are fake. Continue reading »

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Jan 13

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Jan 10

Industrial Farming Threatens Food Security in the US:

By Dr. Mercola

It is indisputable that we are negatively affecting our air, soil and water in a way that is drastically impacting the earth itself.

H/t reader squodgy:

“As children, one of the first thing we learnt was that all plants, including trees produce oxygen indirectly by photosynthesis, and now, synthetic clouds reduce this ability, which points to a deliberate systemic environmental disaster waiting in the wings.

What Is Photosynthesis?

But at night time, because photosynthesis cannot occur, living plants expire CO2 which escapes into the atmosphere, to be re-absorbed and converted back to O2 during sunny days.

But on top of the chemtrail issue for reduced food production, and the glyphosate & GMO issue, we now face the very strong probability that the vast swathes of monoculture single crop farming such as corn, maize, canola, soy and wheat are taking us back one hundred years to the dust bowl again.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/10/industrialization-versus-regenerative-agriculture.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170110Z2&et_cid=DM132732&et_rid=1835702840

In UK, after allowing US type intensive agri in the 60’s through to the nineties, Greenpeace and the RSPB campaigned successfully for the hedgerows to be reintroduced….but I wonder for how long now both have become infiltrated and toothless.”

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Dec 28

Russia Proposes Clear GMO Labeling for Eurasian Economic Union:

Russia has officially proposed clear GMO labeling on all food products that contain genetically modified ingredients in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC), starting in 2017.

Source: izvestia.ru

Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) announced last week that it is inviting all EAEC countries to apply an additional “GMO” icon on the packaging of food products that contain modified organisms. Continue reading »

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Dec 28

Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Requests Ban on GMO Crops over Glyphosate Fears:

Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Fabián Canda has officially filed a request to the Federal Administrative Court of Buenos Aires to prohibit the sale of GMO seeds that are designed to be grown with glyphosate herbicides (Roundup Ready), due to the probable harm to human and environmental health being caused by the weedkiller.

Source: diariojudicial.com

Canda’s request, which is based on the precautionary principle, also calls for a ban on the aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicides and a 5 km no-spray zone surrounding population centers, schools, villages, farm houses, rivers, lakes and groundwater wells. Continue reading »

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Dec 17

China’s Top Grain Producing Province Bans GM Crops:

top grain producer, will be prohibited from growing Genetically Modified (GM) crops, according to a provincial regulation passed on Friday.

Source: www.ecns.cn

The regulation will become effective on May 1, 2017.

Growing of GM corn, rice and soybean will be banned, while illegal production and sales of GM crops and supply of their seeds will also be prohibited. Continue reading »

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Nov 27

Toxic Fracking Wastewater Used on Food Crops

H/t reader squodgy:

“Does anybody care any more?”

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Nov 22

Putin: Russia’s ban on Western foods will last ‘as long as possible’:

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country’s reciprocal measures in the form of an embargo on certain western food products are good for Russia’s economy and should last “as long as possible.”

Admitting that his statement might seem “totally unexpected” for some, Putin explained that the ban is also in the consumers’ interest, with good quality products at lower prices becoming more available.

“We must create viable conditions,” he said, speaking at an ‘Action Forum’ of the All-Russia People’s Front on Tuesday. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

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With freak snowstorms and freezing rain covering major crop producing regions of Canada, it is apparent that the rosy forecasts of record harvest are greatly exaggerated. At least 20% of crops remain in fields and farmers still need to dry what is left if any at all.

Canadian Canola harvest damaged by ice https://www.realagriculture.com/2016/…
Quality of crops damaged in Alberta https://www.sott.net/article/331320-I…
http://globalnews.ca/news/3006516/its…
Crop harvest standstill http://globalnews.ca/news/2996742/sno…

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Oct 13

Think US ‘GMO’ Agriculture Will End World Hunger? Think Again:

The United Nations has forecast that world food production must double to feed 9 billion people by 2050. That assertion has become a relentless talking point in the growing debate over the environmental, health and social consequences of American agriculture.

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Full EWG Report: ewg.org

America’s farmers, we are told, must double their production of meat products and grains to “feed the world.” Otherwise, people will go hungry. Continue reading »

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Oct 05

Farmers Set To Receive $7 Billion In 2016 Subsidies – 10% Of Total Income:

American farmers set to collect $7 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies as farm incomes crash.

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Sep 28

Genetically Modified NATO Approaches Russia’s Borders:

In July 2016 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban the cultivation and breeding of genetically modified plants and animals (GMO), except in cases where they will be used in testing and scientific research. In fact, this law makes Russia the world’s largest GMO-free territory and offers a great platform for the development of organic agriculture.

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Source: www.vz.ru By Elena Sharoykina

This decision made by the Russian government was also influenced by environmental organizations, farmers and other representatives of Russian society, concerned by the absence of reliable scientific studies on the long-term (‘long-term’ comes here with an emphasis) risks of GMO food to human health and the environment. The Kremlin has also apparently taken into consideration the interests of national food security, as the world market of genetically modified (GM) seeds is monopolized by transnational, mostly American, German and Swiss based companies. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

Portuguese Farmers Turn Backs on Monsanto’s GMO Maize:

Portuguese farmers are turning their backs on Monsanto’s genetically modified MON810, which is the only GM crop commercially grown in the European Union, according to the Portuguese government.

Official government data shows that Portuguese farmers have reduced the number of hectares under GM maize cultivation for the second year in a row. Portugal is one of only five countries in the European Union that commercially cultivates GM maize. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

New York Farmers Ask Cornell University to Evict ‘Alliance for Science’ over GMO Bias:

Taking a break from the busy harvest season, 67 New York State organic farmers sent a letter Thursday to Dean Boor of the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and to the Trustees of  Cornell University, asking them to evict the Alliance for Science over their biased and unscientific attitude towards GMOs.

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The letter respectfully requests that Cornell University evict the “Alliance for Science” from the campus. Funded largely and amply ($5.6 million) by the Gates Foundation, since 2014, the “Alliance for Science” has been spreading propaganda for genetic engineering under the cover of creating a “balanced” view of biotechnology. Continue reading »

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Sep 21

H/t reader squodgy:

“Perhaps the people where it originates will now wake up as evidence increases they are being slowly killed by the big corporate enterprises in the name of free enterprise and capitalism, when it is really just the other end of the circle…communism and capitalism lead to the same end….domination of the many by the few. Enjoy.”


Largest-Ever GMO Crops Study Shows Massive Environmental Damage in US:

According to new research from University of Virginia in the U.S., widespread adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant, leading to serious environmental damage.

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Economist Federico Ciliberto led the largest study of genetically modified crops and pesticide use to date, alongside Edward D. Perry of Kansas State University, David A. Hennessy of Michigan State University and GianCarlo Moschini of Iowa State University. The four economists studied annual data from more than 5,000 soybean and 5,000 maize farmers in the U.S. from 1998 to 2011, far exceeding previous studies that have been limited to one or two years of data.

Herbicide Use / Environmental Impact (EIQ)

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“The fact that we have 14 years of farm-level data from farmers all over the U.S. makes this study very special,” Ciliberto said. “We have repeated observations of the same farmers and can see when they adopted genetically modified seeds and how that changed their use of chemicals.” Continue reading »

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Sep 20

Only In California – Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Regulate Cow Flatulence:

In yet another attack on California businesses, yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 1383) that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030.  The bill is yet another massive blow to the agricultural industry in the state of California that has already suffered from the Governor’s passage of a $15 minimum wage and a recent bill that makes California literally the only state in the entire country to provide overtime pay to seasonal agricultural workers after working 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day (see “California Just Passed A $1.7 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed“). Continue reading »

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Sep 19

Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto to create agricultural monster with near-monopoly control over the world’s food supply:

After months of haggling, the Bayer-Monsanto consolidation will finally be coming to fruition. Yes, our worst fears are coming true: Monsanto will become an even larger, more powerful force in the world. Germany’s Bayer cinched the deal by increasing their offer by another billion dollars. With an offer of $66 billion, and a commitment to take over the company’s current debts, Monsanto will soon be a part of the most frightening pharmaceutical-agricultural conglomerate in the world.

CNN Money has declared that the Bayer-Monsanto merger is “the year’s biggest takeover,” though it is surely far from something worth celebrating. Many feel that Bayer is the real winner here; the company is strongest in Europe and Asia, and will reap the benefits of Monsanto’s hefty presence in North America. Bayer will also get all of Monsanto’s experience in agrichemicals and GMO seeds. There is still a chance that this deal will not go through. If, by some miracle, Bayer is unable to acquire Monsanto, farmers and consumers across the world will breathe a sigh of relief. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

USDA Sees 2016 Farm Income Crashing As Farmer Leverage Spikes to 34 Year Highs

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Aug 29

Monsanto Mistake Spawns Widespread Crop Losses:

By Dr. Mercola

After two decades of planting glyphosate-tolerant crops, resistant weeds have overtaken farm fields across the U.S., leaving farmers to battle an increasingly difficult situation. At least 35 weed species are now resistant to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup.1

Studies2 have also linked glyphosate to increases in Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a deadly plant disease that causes plants to turn yellow and die — including crops that have never been sprayed with the herbicide but were planted in a field that received an application the previous season.

In an effort to skirt disaster, Monsanto developed a new breed of genetically engineered (GE) seeds tolerant to other pesticides besides Roundup. This, they claim, is the answer to rising weed resistance — a side effect the company said would not occur from the use of their GE seeds in the first place.

We now know, without any shadow of a doubt, they were wrong. And there’s every reason to believe they are wrong about their next generation of GE seeds as well. If anything, it will likely boost weed resistance, continue driving the increase in pesticide use and make our food even more toxic. Continue reading »

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Aug 22

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Monsanto Losing Millions As Farmers In India Rebel & Plant Indigenous Cotton Seed:

Monsanto is losing millions on failed GM cotton. The company illegally pushed a form of Bt cotton into India and Africa more than a decade ago, but farmers are now pushing back by planting their own indigenous seed.

Monsanto is accused of writing laws and then breaking them to enter the market in India, but after more than 300,000 farmer deaths between 1995 and 2013, many of them attributed to Monsanto, the company is finally paying for their misdeeds. The corporation’s greed is linked to farmer suicides throughout Maharashtra, considered the ‘Cotton Belt’ in India.

The Indian government is now actively promoting the use of indigenous seed, and has called Monsanto out for profiteering illegally on Bt cotton seed.

Monsanto has already lost nearly $75 million in royalties this year (5 billion rupees) due to the change in seed choice by farmers. Sales in India have fallen by 15 percent, and though this is a relatively small market share, it is still making a huge impact on the company’s bottom line. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

India 8 liters for 7 days, for drinking and all other needs

India’s water crisis: 8 liters for 7 days, for drinking and all other needs (RT DOCUMENTARY) :

People in Indian states which were once agricultural leaders in the country, now have to pay for water delivered from other regions. The RT Documentary (RTD) team has traveled to areas suffering from a severe water crisis.

A water tanker delivers water to villages in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, bordering Pakistan, once a week. There are no other sources of water anywhere nearby, locals told RTD journalists, saying their once fertile lands are turning into a desert. Continue reading »

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Aug 10

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Aug 07

Stunning Images From America’s Most Important Aquifer:

The Ogallala aquifer stretches from South Dakota all the way south to Texas and is the largest aquifer in the United States holding as much water as Lake Huron at 2.9 billion acre feet.  The Ogallala single handedly turned the arid High Plains region of the midwest into a $20 billion a year agricultural powerhouse that produces one-fifth of the country’s wheat, corn and beef cattle.  The problem is that the water in the Ogallala, like many aquifers in the world, is being pumped dryIn many places the aquifer is dropping a foot a year and in other places it has already run dry. 

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