Sep 092019
 

The plan also promises to phase out all use of glyphosate, the world’s most common weed killer, by December 2023. The broad-spectrum herbicide often ends up killing the native plants insects rely on. My feelings won’t be hurt if you scroll past my feedback, to the article! Hopefully the “research” won’t be headed up by […]

Sep 072019
 
2019-09-04  Bayer’s Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical,  Wall Street Journal

Preface to the article,  MY EXCITEMENT: From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 7 To: Ruth.Bender  (The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalist who wrote the article below) Subject: RE: Bayer’s Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical Enormous thanks to you, Ruth, and to the WSJ for publishing this article. I am from the farmlands of […]

May 062019
 

I put myself into a sleepless nite with the following.   High levels of corruption do not bode well for Canadians. Your fault,  sending the Mt Polley, B.C. reminder my way! I had not known that Murray Edwards, principal of CNRL (Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (tarsands)  is also the principal shareholder of Imperial Metals,  owner of […]

Apr 082019
 

 If you are short of time,  scroll down to the coloured text.   Since the death of Alexandre Grothendieck in November 2014, there have been a number of books and articles about this enigmatic man who earned a reputation as “the greatest pure mathematician of the twentieth century”.   Grothendieck invented ways of thinking that were highly […]

Apr 042019
 
2019-03-28 Newsweek failed to disclose chemical industry connections of opinion writers who argued that glyphosate can’t be regulated.   Connected to lawsuit at U of Saskatchewan over U's refusal to do disclosure re Bayer (Monsanto).

RELATED:    2018-08-18   SIGNIFICANCE EXPLAINED: U of Saskatchewan taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right to Know symposium proceedings The Newsweek story is related to the court case against the U of Saskatchewan.  Prof Stuart Smyth is the Bayer-Monsanto mouthpiece. It is curious to me that Newsweek would publish the article and not disclose the industry […]

Mar 312019
 

The trailer is excellent. WHERE TO SEE THE FILM? https://www.modifiedthefilm.com/see-the-film – – – – – –  – – – Many thanks to Cindy who writes: A small group has been able to convince the National Farmers Union (NFU) to allow us to make a brief presentation and offer a petition to sign at their national […]

Mar 262019
 

https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/call-of-the-forest-the-forgotten-wisdom-of-trees Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.

Mar 232019
 
2019-03-22  How the media let malicious idiots take over,  The Guardian,  George Monbiot

George Monbiot Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate @GeorgeMonbiot Jacob Rees-Mogg during his LBC radio phone-in programme, April 2018. Photograph: Ian West/PA If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life is partly to blame: […]

Mar 122019
 
2019-03-12  Court documents reveal Monsanto's efforts to fight glyphosate's 'severe stigma', CBC

Canadian firm hired to recruit scientists to publish studies that ultimately defended Roundup’s key ingredient Gil Shochat, Sylvie Fournier A review by CBC/Radio-Canada of internal Monsanto documents disclosed in the court case of Dewayne Johnson, who sued Monsanto and won $78 million US last October, showed the many efforts Monsanto took to fight a negative […]

Mar 122019
 
2013-11-13  “An open letter to all the wild creatures of the earth", Patrick Lane, Convocation Address, University of Victoria

On November 13, 2013, the University of Victoria conferred an honorary degree (Doctor of Letters, honoris causa) on Patrick Lane. His convocation address, “An open letter to all the wild creatures of the earth,” published by the Times Colonist newspaper, has since been shared many times on other sites and through social media. Convocation Address […]