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Lofty Agricultural Ambitions Fall in Face of Political-Economic Realities

Broad-based international ambitions aimed at reorienting the globalized system of agricultural development are falling in the face of dominance of multinational enterprises. Nonetheless, taking a bottom-up, “grass roots” approach that supports small farms and farmers would be the best means of fostering positive, broad-based agricultural development and gains, as well as enhancing overall socioeconomic and ecological sustainability, according to the German League for Nature, Animal Protection and Environment.

Monsanto’s Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad, with some help from the U.S. government. Food safety advocates have been trying to derail the roll-out of the company’s newest product, Roundup Ready alfalfa, or at…

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