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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 gets its way in Congress, but consumer are pushing back

Congress Submits to Monsanto as Consumers Start Growing Their Own Food

By Ellen Henderson Monsanto’s website declares that the company could not exist without farmers. The public, however, is no longer buying the rhetoric the company has pushed since its founding in 1901. Monsanto has sued small family farmers, taken small dairy farmers to court, pushed cotton farmers into bankruptcy, and coerced taxpayers into funding their efforts to poison the world with…

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Musings of a Malcontent: If it’s Not the Seeds, it’s the Weeds – Is Monsanto Creating Monsters?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Nature will always find a way. The last couple of weeks I have been thinking about the film Jurassic Park. Great movie. A theme that is clear throughout the film is that no matter how much we think we can control nature, in the end we see…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Energy-Efficiency Paradox; Editor Resigns Over Junk Science Denier Paper; Obama Abandons Environmental Vision, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Increasing energy efficiency tends to increase overall energy consumption (think hybrid cars making living in suburbia more affordable) . This may seem like a reason to just stop trying to solve global energy challenge, but maybe one day we will break the cycle. Also, remember that…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Arctic Drilling; Why Riding a Bike is Good for Everyone; Japan Cutting Energy Consumption, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Ladies and Gentleman I give you your newest anti-environmental celebrity: Texas governor Ricky Parry, the latest addition to the GOP pack of presidential candidates. Then there’s Jon Huntsman who is screaming for sanity in the Republican party, but he will surely lose the primaries. Obama, on the…

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The GM Lobby’s Global Warming Concerns Are A Wildcard

The recent Rome food crisis summit has reinvigorated the debate about genetically modified (GM) crops as a solution to hunger. But GM proponents couldn’t be further removed from critics than now. The GM lobby has jumped on global warming. The lobby frequently cites the argument that improving food crops prevents hunger. And that sounds good. The planet’s exploding demography problems are…

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