By Rady Ananda
Steve Marsh’s organic canola fields in Western Australia suffered 70% genetic contamination from a neighboring biotech farm that sowed Monsanto seeds. As a result, he lost organic certification after 11 years, and his livelihood was destroyed.
Marsh is the first organic farmer in the world, according to a 22-minute video (below), to sue a biotech farmer for damages. The trial begins on Feb. 10 and he’s seeking donations to cover attorney fees.
Julian Assange (AFP/Miguel Medina)
Famous whistleblower and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has decided to run for a seat in the Australian Senate – despite being under home arrest in Great Britain.
The decision was announced by the Wikileaks group via twitter.
While awaiting possible extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crime charges, Julian Assange, a native of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is still eligible to run for office. He plans to make a bid for the country’s Upper House.
Graph: Data compiled by GRAIN from government and UN sources, 2008-2010 (except Australia=2005)
By Rady Ananda
A research group that supports community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems, GRAIN, has released a global report, Food Safety for Whom? Corporate Wealth vs. Peoples’ Health, showing how governments and corporations use “food safety” to manipulate market access and control. Rather than making food safer, domestic and trade rules “force open markets, or backdoor ways to limit market access.”
Posted in Animals, Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Resistance
Tagged australia, bayer crop science, biotechnology, CAFOs, canada, corpogov, corporate food system, dupont, factory farms, farmers, fda, Food Criminalization, food freedom, Food Safety for Whom? Corporate Wealth vs. Peoples’ Health, food safety modernization act, food sovereignty, GATT, Genetically Engineered Food, gmo label, GRAIN, Health Foods, india, korea, maine, monopolies, Monsanto, Organic, paul noble, Peasants, pollution, Ranchers, sick food, Sustainable Practices, syngenta, US, WalMart, wikileaks, WTO
By Rady Ananda
Several books, including Seeds of Destruction and Corrupt to the Core, along with the film, The Idiot Cycle, lay out the framework for and evidence of a concerted effort to sicken and then treat humanity, while earning obscene profits. When we factor in other recent actions taken by transnational corporations and lawmakers, the conspiracy adopts a more ominous tone.
Authors William Engdahl and Shiv Chopra appear in Emmanuelle Schick Garcia’s powerful film, The Idiot Cycle: What you aren’t being told about cancer. Both writers provide detailed evidence of a corporate-government conspiracy to adulterate the food and water supply with dangerous substances linked to a host of illnesses. The Case Against Fluoride, a book using hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, provides more evidence. In David Gumpert’s Raw Milk Revolution, we get a peek at the US government’s war on the natural dairy industry.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Big Pharma, Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Land Grab, Obama and Company
Tagged australia, Big Pharma, biotechnology, canada, codex, corpogov, corrupt to the core, economics, Environment, EU, farmers, fda, Films & Books, Food Criminalization, gardening, Genetically Engineered Food, Germany, Health Foods, herbal ban, justice system, Litigation, monopolies, pollution, scientific studies, seeds of destruction, shiv chopra, the idiot cycle, uk, usa, USDA, william engdahl
Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer and her daughter (New Matilda)
When the Chinese gov learned that The Ten Conditions of Love would be screened in Australia, it pressured the Melbourne International Film Festival to withdraw it. This, on top of the July 5th genocide of Uyghurs (up to 10,000 have ‘disappeared’), has brought global attention to this Uyghur documentary starring Rebiya Kadeer, labeled a “Muslim terrorist” by the Chinese government.
This is eerily reminiscent of the neoliberal land grab in New Orleans, and in Gaza. ~RA
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Censorship, Land Grab
Tagged australia, documentary, film, info suppression, Land Grab, Melbourne International Film Festival, news, politics, rebiya kadeer, Region: China, The Ten Conditions of Exile, uyghur genocide, uyghurs
The connections between government and industry over monopolizing a flu vaccine do not bode well for Australians. Competition improves any product, and with something as serious as a vaccine, product safety.