Monday, February 23, 2015

Genetically Modified Crops - Can Africa Afford the Cost?

The Re-Colonization of Africa
by Jim Goodman
While most countries in Africa have no commercial plantings of Genetically Modified (GM or GMO) crops, many are conducting trials, aided by and politically pushed by Western governments. While AGRA claims their partners are not currently selling GM seeds in Africa, the push is clearly there.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Another Trade Treaty To Benefit Corporations

Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to fast-track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

The TPP is the largest—and worst—trade deal you've never heard of, having been devised in secret by representatives of some of the world's largest corporations.2
It's so big and has the potential to do so much damage, it's been likened to "NAFTA on steroids."3 Watch this short video to see what I mean: 

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Guardian (London) article

Bangladeshi children playing on the bank of the dried up river Kaliganga. ‘We must aim to keep the rise in global temperatures below the dangerous threshold of 2C.’ Photograph: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Zuma Press/Corbis
This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and the overarching goals are ending poverty and preventing the advance of climate change, writes Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general. "Ours is the first generation that can end poverty, and the last that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change," he writes. The Guardian (London)/Comment Is Free blog(1/12)