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25/9/2014
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president. Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...   
25/8/2014
When Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos' plane went down near Sao Paulo this month, one of the most improbable consequences may have been to thrust the Amazon center stage in the race.Yet that's what is happening now that ...   
20/6/2014
Hawaii has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in ...   
14/6/2014
No one could accuse Nilcilene Miguel de Lima of being easily afraid. When loggers beat her and burned down her home in Lábrea – in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon – the environmental activist refused to give up her struggle. When they killed ...   
18/5/2014
Senator Dianne Feinstein is sponsoring a emergency drought relief bill, S 2918, that will enable more Delta water to be exported to corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley during the current drought.In ...   
5/5/2014
Outside the political hothouse of Brasilia, there are probably few who can name the head of Brazil's powerful agricultural lobby, yet the woman in question, Kátia Abreu, is rapidly becoming the country's most interesting, important – and ...   
23/4/2014
The push to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean is gaining momentum and dividing people along the grand coast of South Carolina, where some local leaders fear what it could mean for tourism. "If we had an event like they had in the Gulf ...   
31/3/2014
Last week, I joined a panel at the Global Agribusiness Forum in São Paolo (Brazil) to talk about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production. You might be surprised that Greenpeace was at an agribusiness conference. ...   
22/3/2014
Climate change and the continued use of polluting fossil fuels will “exacerbate water stress and scarcity” in many places, according to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.Speaking in a video message to a Tokyo event ahead of World Water ...   
11/3/2014
In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of ...   
13/2/2014
There are likely a lot of East Coasters wishing they lived in sunny, dry (and comparatively warm) California right now. But Californians know their weather is anything but a blessing these days with a drought that’s being called ...   
8/1/2014
Indigenous communities in Indonesia are using GPS technology to demarcate the boundaries of their ancestral lands, a move many believe could also help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. "Community mapmaking has been a ...   
19/12/2013
In an effort to avoid palm oil linked to deforestation, candy giant Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) will source 100 percent of its palm oil from traceable sources by the end of 2014. The commitment, announced Tuesday, comes on the heels of a ...   
8/12/2013
Next time a cow asks you to pull her hoof, turn her down -- unless you like global warming. According to a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the U.S. is releasing 50 percent more methane ...   
27/11/2013
Unlike just about every other developing country`s carbon print, Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions are falling--fast. That`s according to an independent study (link in Portuguese) carried out by over 30 non-government organizations focused on ...   
6/11/2013
The ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington State, Initiative 522, was defeated Tuesday by a record spending campaign by America's food manufacturing giants and agribusiness corporations, who financed a ...   
18/9/2013
Governments in rich and poor countries alike should renounce their focus on agribusiness and give more support to small-scale, local food production to achieve global food security and tackle climate change, according to a report from Unctad, the ...   
8/9/2013
A Depression-era program intended to save American farmers from ruin has grown into a 21st-century crutch enabling affluent growers and financial institutions to thrive at taxpayer expense.Federal crop insurance encourages farmers to gamble ...   
30/7/2013
What are the true risks of genetically modified foods spreading allergens? I’m looping back today to look more deeply at this. It gets a bit technical, but here’s the deal: A few moments of pain here and there, and in exchange you’ll get past the ...   
30/7/2013
Ten years ago, Brazil yielded to agribusiness pressure and legalised the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soy. Today it is the world’s second leading producer of GM crops, surpassed only by the United States.Transgenic soy had ...   
19/7/2013
Brazil’s economy has been booming. During the past decade, it grew from the ninth to the sixth-largest in the world. While this growth has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it’s come with a downside: significant environmental impacts. Brazil ...   
2/7/2013
The Friends and Foes of Organic Food, Environmental Working Group
The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), which is run out of a P.O. box in Watsonville, CA, claims to extol the health benefits of consuming both conventional and organic produce and maintains that its members include both conventional and ...   
23/6/2013
- The bold strategy implemented by the Brazilian government has achieved an 84 percent reduction in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in the last eight years. But when the natural resources and pesticides used in agricultural production are ...   
17/6/2013
To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal ...   
11/6/2013
We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety ...   

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