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Lummi Battle Atlantic Salmon Spill

Featured image: Still from video showing the broken pens of 300,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped from a fish farm off Cypress Island in Washington State. Vimeo/Wild Fish Conservancy      by Daniel Mesec / Indian Country Media Network The Lummi Nation, the third largest tribe in Washington State, is in a state of emergency following the … Continue reading Lummi Battle Atlantic Salmon Spill

Food Culture

by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance. The food culture across the environmental movement is ideologically attached to a plant-based diet. That attachment is seriously obstructing our ability to name the problem and start working on the obvious solutions. Transition Town originator Rob Hopkins writes, “Reducing the amount of livestock will also be inevitable, as … Continue reading Food Culture

Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon

Featured image: Archer Daniels Midland soy silos in Mato Grosso. On the side of the BR-163 highway, where Amazon rainforest once dominated, one sees little except soybeans and the large silos owned by transnational commodities companies. Photo by Thaís Borges      by Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Mongabay Over the last 40 years the north of the … Continue reading Soy Invasion Poses Imminent Threat to Amazon

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Conflict Soy: if you think soy is a healthy alternative to the meat and dairy industry, think again

Featured image: Combine harvesters crop soybeans during a demonstration for the press, in Campo Novo do Parecis, Brazil, on March 27, 2012.  By Phys.org. By Manuela Picq / Intercontinental Cry Soy has become quite fashionable as a “wonder food.” Praised for its nutritional values, soy has the highest protein content of any bean making it a … Continue reading Conflict Soy: if you think soy is a healthy alternative to the meat and dairy industry, think again

Ethiopia Cancels Concession for Karaturi Land Grab

Featured image:  Two Anuak women in the Gambella Province of Ethiopia. By Julio Garcia on March 18, 2007. By Cultural Survival On December 28, 2015 Ethiopia’s Agricultural Ministry revoked their contract with Karuturi Global Limited, an Indian company who in 2010 won a concession for 100,000 hectares of land to be developed for industrial agriculture for export … Continue reading Ethiopia Cancels Concession for Karaturi Land Grab

Barabaig and Masai Gain Cattle Grazing Access in Tanzania

By Mary Louisa Cappelli, PhD, JD / Globalmother.org Featured image: Barabaig pastoralist Katesh — After a fifty-year struggle against land grabbing by foreign agribusiness corporations, nomadic pastoralists in the Hanang District of Eastern Tanzania have finally won Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy pursuant to the 1999 Land Act No. 5. With legal assistance from The … Continue reading Barabaig and Masai Gain Cattle Grazing Access in Tanzania

We just lost two million hectares of forest and two years to prevent runaway climate change…

…but at least they released the trailer for the new Star Wars film. Julian Langer / Deep Green Resistance UK Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images Children are choking to death and being prepared for evacuation as forest fires ravage Indonesia in what is probably the most severe environmental disaster of the 21st century. Endangered orangutans are losing … Continue reading We just lost two million hectares of forest and two years to prevent runaway climate change…

Colorado River desalination plant nearing its end

The obscure Paradox Valley Unit keeps the Colorado River’s salinity levels in check for farmers, but causes quakes upstream. By Stephen Elliot / High Country News The Paradox Valley in western Colorado got its name because the Dolores River bisects it, rather than running through it in the normal topographical fashion. The landscape is short … Continue reading Colorado River desalination plant nearing its end

Organic Consumers Association Calls Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling a Travesty

Biotech and Food Industries Stack Hearing on H.R. 1599 with Pro-GMO Witnesses By Organic Consumers Association FINLAND, Minn. – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) issued this statement today, following a hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry on H.R. 1599, a bill that would preempt state and federal rights to enact … Continue reading Organic Consumers Association Calls Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling a Travesty