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Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017
Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
Corporate Europe Observatory
The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Obser...
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
Neonicotinoids are Poisoning Entire Farmland Ecosystems
The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds. A collapse in food production ...
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Environmental Health News
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
New Seeds, Old Pesticides
A Farmer on 2,4-D and Next Gen GMOs
I doubt very many people have ever heard or seen a "tank mix." Simply put, it is a mix of several crop chemicals used together to control a variety of weeds. I have not looked into a swirling mix of c...
Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
St. Clair, Jeffrey
In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a ...
Scientists Write: EPA, Ban 'Agent Orange' Herbicide Mix and GMO Crops!
Thirty-five distinguished scientists urge the US-EPA not to register new mixtures of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate, intended for use on herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. Approval of the herbicide mi...
Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing ha...
The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
For Western Canadian farmers and their families. Production-oriented with step by step methods. Includes regular sections dealing with beef cattle, farm mechanics and rural life.
Government Ministries & Agencies
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency which regulates grain handling in Canada and sets grain quality standards. It inspects grain, licenses grain companies, operates a research laborato...
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