Aug 172018
 
2018-08-16   Winnipeg firm defends $1M deal to send sniper rifles to Ukraine, CBC

Ottawa approves deal between PGW Defence Technologies and the Ukrainian military CBC Radio · August 16 PGW co-owner Ross Spagrud shooting one of the LRT-3, .50-calibre BMG bolt action rifles his company is selling to Ukraine. (Submitted by Ross Spagrud) Listen7:08 Asked if he’s concerned that selling weapons to Ukraine would escalate the conflict there, […]

Aug 142018
 

3/4  of the way down:   Watch the jury’s verdict being read out. interesting to see the process in the court vis-a-vis the jurors, judge and lawyers.   A model court; well done. I scrolled through the “Comments”, also interesting. be patient at the beginning of the video,  there is shuffling about (mostly silence) before things […]

Aug 112018
 
2018-08-11  Monsanto ordered to pay $289m as jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer,  The Guardian

RELATED: 2018-08-18 SIGNIFICANCE EXPLAINED: U of Saskatchewan taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings 2018-08-14 Dewayne Johnson “I never would’ve sprayed that product on school grounds or around people if I knew it would cause them harm.” = = = = = = = = = = Sam Levin in San […]

Aug 082018
 
2017-05-07   U of S professor says there's nothing unusual about his ties to Monsanto

RELATED: 2018-08-18  SIGNIFICANCE EXPLAINED: U of Saskatchewan taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/u-of-s-professor-says-there-s-nothing-unusual-about-his-ties-to-monsanto-1.4100399 Documents show agri-business coached Peter Phillips, edited academic articles Jason Warick · CBC News ·  Monsanto is under fire for what one researcher calls a ‘Machiavellian’ campaign to recruit academics to speak for the company. […]

Aug 072018
 

RE:  2018-08-02  Press Release:  University of Saskatchewan is taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings   The significance of the court case becomes clearer, through connected postings below.    The titles of the links abbreviate the story, while providing details, if you want them. The story is simple: Philanthropy is noble. […]

Aug 062018
 

With thanks to Elaine:   https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/9897/2018/acp-18-9897-2018.html – – – – – – Estimates of exceedances of critical loads for acidifying deposition in Alberta and Saskatchewan Paul A. Makar1, Ayodeji Akingunola1, Julian Aherne2, Amanda S. Cole1, Yayne-abeba Aklilu3, Junhua Zhang1, Isaac Wong4, Katherine Hayden1, Shao-Meng Li1, Jane Kirk5, Ken Scott6, Michael D. Moran1, Alain Robichaud1, Hazel Cathcart2, […]

Aug 052018
 
2018-08-02  NEWS RELEASE:  University of Saskatchewan is taken to Court,   Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings

Below is the actual press release.   See also Significance explained:   U of Saskatchewan taken to Court . . . = = = = = = = = = UPDATE:  GOFUNDME  has been set up. Goal: To fund the legal costs of forcing the University of Saskatchewan’s senior administration to comply with the recommendations of Saskatchewan’s […]

Aug 012018
 
2018-07-06  'This is a horror story': $100M U of S global food institute plagued by conflict, CBC  (Agriculture, GMO, Industrial food supply)

GIFS, the Global Institute for Food Security, at the University of Saskatchewan. It is NOT about global food security.  It is a re-framing of  agriculture. WHY is re-framing necessary? an international movement made the name “Monsanto” the red flag in front of a raging bull, the public.  Awareness of the industry and its tactics through […]

Jul 312018
 
2018-07-30  The mysterious case of Alberta's rogue GMO wheat: Could it happen again?   Calgary Herald

The mysterious case of Alberta's rogue GMO wheat: Could it happen again?   (INSERT, Sandra:   Re “Could it (rogue GMO wheat) happen again? – –  There have already been rogue GMO flax and rogue GMO rice.   The information is in these postings: “Triffid” GM flax seed coming to you, compliments of the University of Saskatchewan […]

Jul 312018
 

COMMENTARY & UPDATES,  followed by the news article, “Cameco lays off . . . ” Recent postings,  tax-payers are on-the-hook for large portions of the $4 billion cost of cleaning up 30,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Saskatchewan (Report of the Provincial Auditor) who knows how many more abandoned o&g wells in Alberta and […]