Aug 04

Farm feud: Monsanto and its clients under fire for damaging crops:

Farmers in Arkansas, Tennessee and southern Missouri are angry at their neighbors – and agrochemical giant Monsanto – over a new weed-killer that has ravaged 200,000 acres of soybean fields. The herbicide is used to treat Monsanto’s new strand of soy.

As controversies mount over its glyphosate-based herbicide, also known as Roundup, the Missouri-based Monsanto has rolled out a new soybean seed intended to be resistant to another weed-killer, known as dicamba. While the “Roundup Ready 2 Xtend” soy has been approved for planting in 2016, US federal regulators have yet to approve the use of dicamba.

Farmers who bought Monsanto’s seeds have taken to spraying their crops with dicamba obtained from other vendors – which is prone to drifting into neighboring fields, severely damaging the non-Xtend crops. Officials across the three states cite a “rough figure” of 200,000 acres affected by the drift, Delta Farm Press reported. Continue reading »

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Jul 20

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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 »

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May 15

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Farmers Say Monsanto’s Roundup Gave Them Cancer:

LINCOLN, Neb. — Despite Monsanto’s claim that its Roundup weed-killer is “safe enough to drink,” four Nebraska farmers say the widely used herbicide gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” but Monsanto has promoted Roundup as “safe enough to drink,” the farmers say in their federal lawsuit.

“Roundup is used by Nebraskans raising everything from grain to grass and tulips to trees. Nothing on the label alerts users to health risks,” their attorney David Domina said in an interview. “Nebraskans deserve the benefit of the (World Health Organization) research, and protection against unknown exposure.” Continue reading »

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Feb 13

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10,000 Greek Farmers Stage Massive Revolt In Athens, Destroy Police Cars

 

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Feb 12

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Caught On Tape: 800 Angry Farmers Storm Greek Ministry, Beat Cops With Shepherd’s Sticks:

On Friday, we got confirmation of what everyone already knew: the Greek economy is still mired in recession. GDP contracted 0.6% in Q4 after shrinking 1.4% in Q3.

We also found out that Greek farmers have most assuredly not calmed down since they parked their tractors in the middle of the street blocking traffic late last month.

Why are the farmers mad, you ask? Well, they’re not particularly enamored with the idea of having their social security contributions tripled and their income tax doubled as part of PM Alexis Tsipras’ push to satisfy creditors in Brussels who, six months after the country’s third bailout program was agreed, aren’t satisfied with the pace of fiscal consolidation. Continue reading »

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Dec 14

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Syngenta mixed GMOs into US crops to force the world to accept untested biotechnology, lawsuit claims:

Agri- and biotech giant Syngenta is being sued by hundreds of farmers in at least 20 states for shocking business practices, including using the American people as GMO guinea pigs.

According to Arkansas Business, one of the lawsuits against the Swiss seed manufacturer, which has been filed on behalf of two Newport-area farms, alleges that Syngenta “has engaged in a criminal conspiracy to contaminate the U.S. corn crop to force China (and) other nations that buy U.S. corn and U.S. farmers to accept” GMO corn.

The publication further reported in online editions: Continue reading »

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Nov 18

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Meanwhile In Greece… Farmers Throw Oranges, Police Toss Teargas Grenades:

In the first major protest by farmers in several years, bus-loads of men and women arrived from across Greece to protest the looming over-taxation and social security changes exclaiming that these government-enforced, Quadriga-mandated changes will affect the country’s primary production and crash those who sole income comes from farming, breeding and fishing. The infamous Syntagma Square saw oranges and water bottles met with police tear gas and sound cannons as European social tension continues to roil…

Via KeepTalkingGreece,

eering, tear gas, sound flares, water bottles and oranges were the highlights of the farmers’ protest outside the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square on Wednesday. More than 3,500 farmers, breeders and fishermen from all over Greece had gathered in Athens to protest taxation and social security reforms in their sector. Continue reading »

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Nov 05

Activists Respond to SOS Call on Facebook, Shut Down Armed Raid on Organic Farm:

Among the many examples of state power run amok is when armed law enforcers descend on small farms to carry out a war on food freedom.

Last month, 20 officials from the ministries of agriculture, natural resources and finance in Ontario, Canada raided Michael Schmidt’s milk farm with the help of local police. They began removing equipment and computers, intending to confiscate them for the crime of providing raw milk to people who freely choose to drink it. Continue reading »

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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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Sep 20

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Up 72 percent from just six years ago, organic farm sales soar:

“We need a higher rate of growth in order to get close to meeting the demand,” said Laura Batcha, chief of the Organic Trade Association

Americans are increasingly hungry for naturally-grown and healthier foods and, according to a new USDA statistics, sales of the organic farms in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2014 with consumer spending up 72 percent since 2008.

The 2014 Organic Survey, released Thursday by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), indicated that in addition to the $5.5 billion dollars worth of organic products purchased by consumers last year, there is plenty of space for continued growth of organic sales nationwide. Continue reading »

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Sep 07

Meanwhile In Brussels, Farmers Take On The Riot Police With “Hay Cannon” (ZeroHedge, Sep 7, 2015)

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Jul 17

See also:

California Drought Emergency: Weather Modification Through HAARP & Chemtrails – Satellite Photos Show Pacific Storms Stopped Cold, Destroyed


California Water Wars Escalate: State Changes Law, Orders Farmers To Stop Pumping (ZeroHedge, July 17, 2015):

“In the water world, the pre-1914 rights were considered to be gold,” exclaimed one water attorney, but as AP reports, it appears that ‘gold’ is being tested as California water regulators flexed their muscles by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up in the drought. As usual, governments do what they want with one almond farmer raging “I’ve made investments as a farmer based on the rule of law…Now, somebody’s changing the law that we depend on.” This is not abiout toi get any better as NBCNews reports, this drought is of historic proportions – the worst in over 100 years. 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.”

WPSD Local 6: Your news, weather, and sports authority

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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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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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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Mar 22

Flashback.

A MUST-SEE!



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People around the world are noticing that our planet’s weather is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering programs. Could there be a connection between the trails and our severe weather? While there are many agendas associated with these damaging programs, evidence is now abundant which proves that geoengineering can be used to control weather. In this documentary you will learn how the aerosols being sprayed into our sky are used in conjunction with other technologies to control our weather. While geoengineers maintain that their models are only for the mitigation of global warming, it is now clear that they can be used as a way to consolidate an enormous amount of both monetary and political power into the hands of a few by the leverage that weather control gives certain corporations over the Earth’s natural systems. This of course, is being done at the expense of every living thing on the planet.

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Mar 11

Brazilian Farmers Occupy and Cancel Approval Meeting for GMO Trees (Sustainable Pulse, March 5, 2015):

300 farmers have taken over the building where Brazil’s GMO regulator CTNBio was meeting Thursday to decide about whether to approve GE eucalyptus trees. The meeting was cancelled.

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Source: www.mst.org.br

Also Thursday, 1,000 women took over operations of FuturaGene across Brazil. The action included the destruction of all GE eucalyptus seedlings. About 1,000 women of the MST occupied the Suzano company (parent corporation to GE tree company FuturaGene) in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading »

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Feb 23

British farmers say UK cannot sustain agricultural output (PressTV, Feb 22, 2015):

A new report says the United Kingdom will not be able to produce sufficient food as farmers convert their land to stay afloat.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) says there is an “alarming” decline in food production at British farms, which will leave shoppers at the mercy of prices and quality elsewhere in the world, the Telegraph reported.

The report forecasts a sharp rise in the amount of imported food as British farms convert into renewable energy sites and tourist attractions to stay afloat. Continue reading »

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Nov 15

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Monsanto settles GMO wheat dispute with Northwest farmers for $2.4 million (OregonLive/AP, Nov 12, 2014):

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with Northwest farmers over genetically modified wheat.

No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, but it was found in Oregon in 2013.

That discovery prompted Japan and South Korea to temporarily suspend some wheat orders, and the European Union called for more rigorous testing of U.S. shipments. Continue reading »

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Nov 08

French farmers spraying shit in Paris (Nov 7, 2014):

French farmers dump hundreds of tonnes of manure on the streets and spray city building with slurry in day of protest.

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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 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 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 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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Jul 16

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An Organic Farmer in Congress: Chellie’s Story (Activist Post, July 15, 2014):

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (Maine-D) has a lot to say about local alternative farming, small farms, farmers markets and restaurants serving local produce. She has a lot to say and a lot to do with its resurgence. She believes the answer to current top-heavy industrialized problems lies in reviving local agriculture.

How does she know so much about food, farming and food politics? Let her tell you in this little-known TEDx talk – she’s been through it all. Let’s just say she has a reason to be passionate about farming. She remembers how a small percentage of local food provided Maine’s necessities – even Boston’s.

She says: Continue reading »

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May 15

William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst and strategic risk consultant whose internationally best-selling books have been translated into thirteen foreign languages.

‘Syngenta methods of silencing GMO opposition are unbelievable’ (RT, May 15, 2014):

A German farmer has revealed shocking GMO company tactics to silence him in an exclusive interview with RT Op-Edge.

German dairy farmer, Gottfried Glöckner, has told William Engdahl about attempted blackmail, character assassination and, ultimately, wrongful imprisonment he suffered when he refused to back off his charges that the Anglo-Swiss GMO company, Syngenta, had provided him with highly toxic GMO Maize seeds that ruined his prize dairy herd and his land.

After spending two years in prison, Glöckner is traveling round the world to tell the story and warn the public of the extreme danger of GMO seeds.

William Engdahl: Mr Glöckner, we’ve known each other since just before you were wrongfully sentenced to prison, but it is only recently that you have legally been able to tell your real story to the public. Please give us a little background.

Gottfried Glöckner: Since 1995 when genetically modified RoundupReady (RR) Soy was imported into the EU, approved under the principle ‘substantially equivalent,’ I had been interested in the subject GMO technology in plants. When in 1997 the EU approved the commercial sale of Syngenta GMO corn (Syngenta Bt176) I decided, as a farmer interested in new better technologies, to grow Syngenta’s Bt176 on my land.
Continue reading »

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May 12

… and protect your food from Fukushima fallout.


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My 22′ Growing Dome has no heater, -28Degrees F and is still producing Winter vegetables; lettuce, carrots, beet, turnip, kale, broccoli, tatsoi, arugula, swiss chard, spinach, plus lots of vibrant herbs. Amazing: constantly blows me away

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May 11

Farming on a Rooftop (National Geographic):

In New York City, farming on a rooftop is not just an idea. Brooklyn Grange farms more than two and a half acres of rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens, and then sells what it produces to New Yorkers. A special soil mixture is used to minimize weight on the roofs and allow rapid drainage during heavy downpours. The farmed rooftops also house chickens and an apiary.

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May 04

Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more (Natural News, May 3, 2014):

In the latest stunning assault on Americans’ right to grow their own food, the freedom-crushing state of Michigan has ruled that local governments (cities, towns, counties) can now ban any animal they wish from small residential farms. The move opens the door to the mass criminalization of backyard farms and small, residential farming operations where people might keep a few goats or honey bees for food security.

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Apr 11


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On this Wednesday April 9 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the latest developments on the federal government’s persecution of a rancher over grazing rights in Nevada. The rancher, Cliven Bundy, will talk with Alex on today’s worldwide broadcast. Bundy’s refusal to recognize federal authority over the land under dispute and his failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in grazing fees stems from his assertion that his family’s history trumps Byzantine government bureaucracy. Alex also covers Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s criticism of the feds after they established a “free speech zone” for Bundy supporters.

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