Apr 092019
 
2018-10-04  While Nestlé extracts millions of litres from their land, residents have no drinking water, The Guardian

 Lengthy with good information, set in the international context of water shortages. == = = = = = = = =  = = = =  = = = Just 90 minutes from Toronto, residents of a First Nations community try to improve the water situation as the beverage company extracts from their land Alexandra Shimo […]

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 052019
 

The last email I sent out was: 2019-03-14 For your selection, March 23. B.C. Supreme Court Judge says Water is a commodity. http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=24195 UPDATES re possible APPEAL of the Judge’s decision are at: 2019-03-14   B.C. Supreme Court Judge says: Water is a commercial commodity http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=24177   = = = = = = = = = […]

Apr 042019
 
2019-04-04  Amazing! a milestone for nature protection and a fine hour for citizen law-making!  Bavaria acts on "Save the Bees".  The Guardian

The Guardian published this under the title:   Bavarian ‘save the bees’ success raises green hopes in Germany Green party hopes to make hay in elections after state adopts well-backed petition Kate Connolly in Berlin A ‘save the bees’ demonstration in Munich in February. Photograph: Sachelle Babbar/Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock Environmentalists in Germany are celebrating a decision by Bavaria […]

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 312019
 

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Mar 282019
 
2019-03-27  Second case:  Man awarded $80M in lawsuit claiming Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer, USA Today

Kelly Tyko A U.S. jury has awarded $80 million in damages to a California man in a high-stakes trial over his claim that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer. The agribusiness giant says it will appeal the decision. (March 27) AP Eight days after a U.S. jury found that Roundup weed killer was a substantial […]

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.