Archive for March, 2012

Thanks, Canadians!

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Canadians! Mayo Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viterra – one of the world’s leading agribusinesses and Canada’s largest grain handler – thanks you!

In his company’s latest report (available in their investor briefcase), he even puts a number on his gratitude for your impending wheat board privatisation. Keep Reading »

Arundhati Roy’s breathtaking …

By on 03/23/2012 in Via Twitter with 1 Comment

Arundhati Roy’s breathtaking new sweep through #India sets current corruption into scandalous context http://t.co/kVp3rBYY

What’s capitalism’s gateway fo…

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What’s capitalism’s gateway food? New anthropological evidence from Papua New Guinea suggests: instant noodles. http://t.co/3G2POvJy

In Defense of Food Sovereignty: Stop Water Grabbing!

By on 03/22/2012 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

It’s too often forgotten that the land grabs happening around the world are always about land and something else. There is, after all, plenty of land, but no one seems to be scrambling to own large chunks of the Sahara, Moroccan conflicts notwithstanding. Land grabs are for land and future development prospects, land and oil, land and timber. Most often, land and water. Hence this press release from La Via Campesina, below the fold. Keep Reading »

RT @danwibg: In Defense of #Fo…

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RT @danwibg: In Defense of #Food Sovereignty: Stop #Water Grabbing!: http://t.co/0O1stDz7 #agriculture

Hindu fundamentalism and #Indi…

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Hindu fundamentalism and #India s blood rites-10 yrs after 2002 Gujarat massacre: brilliant piece by Pankaj Mishra http://t.co/vhjniVlF

From toxic soil, an unlikely g…

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From toxic soil, an unlikely garden: The story of Edible Schoolyard in Hunters Point SF. http://t.co/BWQQk0t7

La Via Campesina and the International Women’s Day

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—Via Campesina on International Women’s Day —

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day on which we honour the memory of the many women workers, both rural and urban, who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for their rights, for justice, in order to end all discriminations and the social, economic and political inequalities that are among the underlying aspects of the development of global capitalism. It is also a day for celebrating the important progress that has been achieved in women’s struggles for emancipation.

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From Toxic Soil, an Unlikely Garden

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The good folk at The Edible Schoolyard posted this wee piece earlier today. If you’ve been following the spat around edible schoolyards in The Atlantic, here’s something to set things straight. Keep Reading »

RT @tomphilpott: On Rush Limba…

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RT @tomphilpott: On Rush Limbaugh’s absurd misogynist attack on @TMMcMillan, author of new book on food system labor http://t.co/ackM8mRv