Farmers join protest in Wisconsin with tractorcade

CapTimes writes: “Wisconsinites from every background, every religion, every political persuasion and every job have filled the Capitol Square for the past month. Their message has been clear and unequivocal. They oppose Scott Walker’s assault on working families. They oppose the…

Canada drags feet on considering GM alfalfa ban

Committee postpones vote on GM alfalfa ban proposal By Susan Mann Better Farming *Liberal ag critic Wayne Easter blames Conservative MPs for delay, claiming they disrupted the meeting to talk about procedural matters A federal agriculture standing committee vote to…

Free, Homemade Liquid Fertilizers

By Barbara Pleasant Mother Earth News Homemade liquid fertilizers made from free, natural ingredients — such as grass clippings, seaweed, chicken manure and human urine — can give your plants the quick boost of nutrients they need to grow stronger…

GMO risks for bees and beekeeping

By GM Watch 1.Letter from Swedish beekeepers to Advocate General 2.EU beekeepers stage win against GM crop producers NOTE: Item 2 provides the background for the letter to the Advocate General (item 1). See also this important piece on GM…

Cannibal USDA okays rice modified with human gene

Mass drugging, like through the food or water supply, violates basic pharmaceutical dosage principles. In the short 30-minute film, Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation, Dr Phyllis Mullenix explains: “The whole name of the game is to deliver the right dose…

End:Civ film urges drastic, immediate change

By EndCiv.com END:CIV by Franklin Lopez (2010, 75 mins) examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling two-volume tome by…

Two Mexican states ban GM corn

The Mexican States of Tlaxcala and Michoacán each passed legislation banning the planting of genetically modified corn to protect natural plants from further contamination of transgenes.  Together, both states produce about a third of all of Mexico’s corn. Below this…

Food Chain Radio: Beer, bread and change

By Michael Olson Food Chain Radio This Saturday at 9am Pacific, Food Chain Radio hosts Thomas Sinclair, PhD, and Carol James Sinclair, authors of Bread, Beer & the Seeds of Change, for a conversation about what the distant past can…

Slow Food, Slow Money and Sustainability (Video)

By Woody Tasch Intro by globaloneness In this complete interview, author Woody Tasch illustrates the concept of Slow Money. He describes how the current economic crisis evokes fundamental questions about the future of capitalism and provides a unique opportunity to reorganize…