Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Nov 192015
 

(I used the COMMENTS at bottom to post update – – court challenge in the U.S.) Today, the US government approved the world’s first GM food animal for human consumption – a GM fish that will originate from Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada. The US company AquaBounty will produce all the GM fish eggs in […]

Apr 212015
 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/california-droughts-could-leave-bc-high-and-dry-on-food/article21644937/ This article is part of Globe B.C.’s eight-part weekly series on food security in Canada. Visit this page  for the rest of the series so far. When California Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide emergency in January, there was hope water conservation and increased pumping from aquifers could blunt the impact of a withering […]

Sep 282014
 

The new President of Croplife Canada (lobbyist for chem-biotech companies) did not like what Larry Powell said. Larry replied to Ted Menzies.   http://www.planetinperil.ca/2014/09/blogger-responds-to-accusations-from.html  I added a Comment: 1.  Revolving door?  Ted Menzies was an MP until he resigned in Nov 2013.  CropLife is nothing more than a lobby machine for the chem-biotech corporations.  I wonder […]

Jul 022014
 

“On the Island” this morning, CBC Radio, an opportunity to make a point  about economic indicators: RE:  Salmon fishery, increasing the take from 3% to 15% My experience with DFO and fish quotas is from Nova Scotia where we lived for 15 years.   We arrived in the nineteen-seventies.  The Grand Banks cod fishery supported […]

Apr 172014
 

With many organizations now putting out lengthy lists of “good news stories” I have the impression of a rapidly mobilizing, empowered citizenry. It’s like spring has arrived; there is new life shooting up everywhere around us!   I selected just a few examples. Can’t celebrate if we don’t know about them!   1.     2014-04-17   Monsanto and Big Food […]

Jan 142014
 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25721241 I think I’ll start raising my own pigs! This newscast reminds me that the Chinese have bought Smithfield Foods in the U.S. – one of the largest American meat producers, remembered from the battles over intensive livestock operations and the decimation of farmers. You can see this next wave in the industrialized food supply, […]

Nov 272013
 

Things that did not make sense suddenly become clear as day. why is the Government proceeding with the registration of GMO salmon? why the closure of fisheries labs on the West Coast? why can’t the Government tolerate scientists? for how little will people sell their souls? I highly recommend the video “Salmon Confidential” and bless […]

Nov 262013
 

Hi Kimberly, Many thanks for the film Unacceptable Levels.  (Trailer at http://www.unacceptablelevels.com/) You address an issue near and dear to my heart. I can tell from the trailer that it covers the bases.  I’m looking forward to viewing the film. You help empower people by presenting the film.  They will help spread the word. For […]

Nov 232013
 

By JIM ROBBINS ON the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day. They are believed to be souls of the dead, returned. This year, for or […]