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 […]

Sep 272013

We unwittingly create our own dilemmas! —–Original Message—– From: Kerry To: Sandra Finley Subject: celiac disease www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/26/226510988/doctors-say-changes-in-wheat-do-not-explain-rise-of-celiac-disease = = = = = = = = = Reply to Kerry I posted to their blog:  RE the statement:  he found no significant differences in gluten levels in wheat from the early part of the 20th century, […]

Sep 232013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/business/misgivings-about-how-a-weed-killer-affects-the-soil.html?pagewanted=all   Dennis von Arb, near Orange City, Iowa, is concerned about the use of glyphosate on crops. By STEPHANIE STROM   ALTON, Iowa — The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field here. On a windy day this spring, his neighbor sprayed glyphosate on his fields, […]