Despite the fact that GMO food products and sweetening additives have been linked to sterility, organ failure, and autoimmune disease, agribusiness and international food authorities like the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization continue to press for the adoption of patented farming processes. In some cases, lobbying efforts by agri-pharm giants have successfully motivated legislation requiring the adoption of genetically modified seed products and chemical farming methods. In other cases, onerous laws are enacted around traditional food practices – paperwork, equipment and additional costs for tracking chips and ‘safety’ that impact small local butchers and farmers, pricing these operations out of the market. Farmers in India regularly commit suicide by drinking the very insecticide they’re now forced to buy to produce annual yields, while financial institutions stand as eager to possess their land as they ever did by squeezing Western farmers out of a living. If this continues, we will see the end of legal self-sufficiency. As Bob Dylan wrote in the 1983 track Union Sundown, “I can see a day coming when even your home garden is going to be against the law”.
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Bee decline could be down to chemical cocktail interfering with brains | Federal product safety seizure bill C6 back from the dead | UK will open door to GMO frankenfoods, minister suggests | Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality | Health Canada says BPA perfectly safe | Indian Scientists: Mobile phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee | Agriculture Canada Report: Farming income gets hammered in 2010 | Report: U.S. attempting global censorship of GMO food labeling at CODEX Conference | International World Bank ‘Farm-aid’ plan gets a modest start | ‘Doomsday’ seed bank growing strongly | Fury as EU approves antibiotic resistant GM potato | Will This Little GMO Piggy Go to Market? | The ‘egg police’ crack down on local grey market eggs | Raw milk farmer to continue fight | Ont. appealing raw milk producer’s acquittal | Stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies: pharmacy regulators | One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars — not people, new figures show | Court approves raw milk co-op | Raw milk farmer vows to fight on | EU Embargoes Canada’s GMO-sabotaged Flax Industry | Monsanto’s GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals | New toxic milk case in China kept secret for a year, reports say
Do you want anti-cancer drug in junk food? | Food summit offers thin pledges to hungry | Court upholds aboriginal fishing rights on Vancouver Island | Canada’s flax crop mysteriously contaminated by GM seeds | Britain will starve without GM crops, says major report | It is too late to shut the door on GM foods | Passage of Bill C-6 Imminent, Gives Health Canada Warrantless Search and Seizure Powers | BPA in womb linked to aggression in girls | Williams says international fish deal erodes Canadian sovereignty | Food prices set to rise? | US House approves sweeping new food powers for FDA | Organic food no more nutritious, study finds | Listeriosis report urges cleanliness and — increased federalization of food safety | Ottawa considers culling 20% of pork industry | New Ontario regulations forcing local butchers out of market | Bisphenol A traces found in baby food: Health Canada | Bee population feels sting of cold, parasites as N.B. population drops | Elevated BPA levels in people drinking out of plastic bottles, study finds | Meet — and eat — the modified Atlantic salmon | Bee expert takes issue with dated UN data minimizing honeybee deaths | Researchers working on swine flu ‘vaccine corn’ | Will recession spark global food crisis? | High-fructose sweeteners linked to obesity, diabetes | Most Canadian producers excluded as new ‘Product of Canada’ label rules set | Tests find Bisphenol A in majority of soft drinks | Details being withheld of listeria discussion held prior to outbreak | Harper government withholds listeriosis notes | Doomsday seed vault’s stores are growing | Genetically Modified Seeds: Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach | Milk trial defence: Raw milk is safe and food choice a right | Milk trial prosecution: Cow share contracts ‘a preferred customer list’ | Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury | Farmer turns to Constitution as defence at raw-milk trial | UK Hospitals will take meat off menus in bid to cut carbon | Raw milk crusader returns to court to fight charges
Listeria files withheld due to ’systemic’ problems with access to information | UK Environment minister calls for international food treaty, GM foods at Fabian Society address | SWAT Teams raiding Amish, Food Co-ops in Rural US | GM Crops Climb to Nearly One-Tenth of Global Crop Production | Raw milk producer fined $55,000 | “Trace amounts” of Melamine found in Canadian infant formula | FDA finds traces of melamine in U.S. infant formula | Rich countries, corporations launch great land grab | Genetically engineered meal close to your table | The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops | Ottawa to revive bill restricting natural health products | Europe’s secret plan to boost GM crop production | Ontario farmer found guilty of contempt in raw-milk trial | Health Canada adds bisphenol A to list of toxic substances | Listeria reporting rule dropped before crisis | Tests find melamine in candies, milk, infant formula from China | New study raises concerns Bisphenol-A could be related to heart disease | Govt. Report: Fluoride in Water Supply Harms Thyroid Function | Raw milk fans rally at court for dairy farmer | Bayer on defensive in bee deaths | Hunger in Africa blamed on western rejection of GM food | Shun meat, says UN climate chief | Are we already dining on clones? | Bisphenol tied to lower brain function | Radiation touted to protect meat | GM crops could lead to ‘disaster’: Prince Charles | Chemical Industry Source of Hyped FDA Study ‘Exonerating’ Plastic Bottles | You can’t stop the raw milk, activist says | Small Farmers Pushed to Plant GM Seed | American thinktanks sowed seeds of food crisis | Sludge biosolids decried as ‘toxic stew’, used as fertilizer | Home-grown veg ruined by toxic fertiliser | Agribusiness positions GM crops as panacea to predicted global food shortage | Billions needed annually to raise food production: UN chief | Monsanto Plans to Save World with its Biotech Crops | Naturopaths Fear Proposed Bill C-51 | Farmer Surveilled, Raided for Natural Milk Operation has Trial Delayed | High-level UN task force to tackle global food crisis | Farmers to kill off 150,000 pigs | Head of IMF says if food prices remain high, consequences are dire | Canada’s C-51 Law May Outlaw 60% Of Natural Health Products
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