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Canada Passes Draconian Food Law

Famine: Third Horse of the Apocalypse (Vasnetsov)

By Brigid of Gaia
Bring the Children Home

An Open Letter to the Police

On December 13, 2010, a piece of draconian legislation was passed into law by the Canadian senate. I refer to Bill C36, which is just one piece in the wider global plan called Codex Alimentarius. The bill controls consumer products and is widely understood to be the precursor for another bill that will give Health Canada the power to take some 75% of natural health products off the shelves.

At least as important as this is the part of the bill that removes the law of trespass. Until tonight, a police officer needed a warrant to enter private property in Canada. No longer. Under the new law, police can enter and seize private property at any time, for any reason, even if the person in question is not suspected of any crime.

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Going Hungry in the Richest Nation on Earth

By Matthew O. Berger
IPS

USDA estimates 49 million Americans lack enough food.

While many U.S. residents prepare for their annual Thanksgiving feast Thursday, one in six are at risk of hunger – including a quarter of all children in the country.

Globally, 925 million people, or a little less than 15 percent of the world population, is undernourished. Ironically, Washington’s efforts to alleviate hunger abroad may be more successful than at home, analysts say.

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Les paysans n’avaient pas de pain. Marie Antoinette, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”

By Michael Collins

We can now update the apocryphal response of Marie Antoinette, who offered cake to the starving peasants.

The people have no food. Let them eat insects.

“Due to the world’s growing food shortage, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization proposes a plan to include insects as a new part of people’s diet.” Insects as Alternative Food (Image)

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Activist’s Message at USF: End Needless Waste of Food

Victory gardenOctober 31, 2009 by The Herald-News (Illinois)

JOLIET — Vandana Shiva is giving new meaning to the old metaphor, “You reap what you sow.”

Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, urged more than 225 people to consider the food and ecological crisis as one in the same during her speech at the University of St. Francis.

“We have mastered the art of wasting the planet,” she said. “Land and water are being misused, polluted and disintegrated by nonsustainable agriculture. We need to reclaim the ethics of the gift of food.”

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