Archive for June, 2011

Grain.org report: public pensi…

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Grain.org report: public pension funds are bankrolling the global #LandGrab http://t.co/h3dnRaP

RT @CivilEats: Now on Civil Ea…

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RT @CivilEats: Now on Civil Eats: Organic in Cuba: Something from Nothing http://is.gd/OqtwLh by @eathere2

Blazing Brazilian Biofuel Beatdown

By on 06/28/2011 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

The Food and Agriculture Organization will have a new director-general, José Graziano da Silva. Among Graziano’s accomplishments is the Zero Hunger programme, which has been partly responsible for getting 40 million people out of hunger. But you don’t get to run an international organisation without the support of your home country, and you don’t get that support in Brazil without deep debts to agribusiness. At his first press conference, Graziano started to pay them off, announcing that biofuels should not be “demonised” for their role in driving up food prices. That this contradicts the latest evidence is only surprising for as long as it takes to remember quite how big Brazil’s biofuel industry is.

Before Graziano’s remarks on biofuels were made public, Joao Pedro Stedile from the Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement gave this interview, which gives some helpful context, and puts agrofuels in their place. More below the fold. Keep Reading »

Everything but the squeal. Ted…

By on 06/27/2011 in Via Twitter with No Comments

Everything but the squeal. Ted Genoways in #MotherJones :working on Hormel’s horrific killing floor http://t.co/4TnJg67

Carbon Markets Don’t Work http…

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Carbon Markets Don’t Work http://t.co/yefBsdj via @anirvan

Diabetes underestimated – 350 …

By on 06/25/2011 in Via Twitter with 1 Comment

Diabetes underestimated – 350 million people have it now and it’s set to dominate world health in future – http://t.co/5pmXE5m

A is for Apple, I is For Imperialism

By on 06/24/2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments

San Francisco Art and Politics – a free newspaper that I don’t remember picking up, but pleased me to find in my slush pile this afternoon – presented some excellent covers from the 1970s periodical “Turnover: Newsletter of the People’s Food System”
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Raj think the second @feminist…

By on 06/20/2011 in Via Twitter with No Comments

Raj think the second @feministhulk interview in Ms is smashing. http://t.co/VvL6uvM PS:Solve emphasis problem with *asterisks*?

Walmart judgment summarized by…

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Walmart judgment summarized by @DougHenwood : robed ghouls act in character: http://t.co/z8UAeAF

@AlisonBing I know, I know, bu…

By on 06/17/2011 in Via Twitter with No Comments

@AlisonBing I know, I know, but isn’t tendentiousness part of the art of tweeting? Also, where should folk look for good sust. tourism?