By Rady Ananda
Another New Years Eve, another mass bird kill. On December 31, 2011, Beebe police chief Wayne Ballew initiated an emergency ban on fireworks around 7:15 pm after receiving reports of dead birds.
Little Rock television station KATV showed a radar image of a large mass over the Arkansas town and said that hundreds of birds had died, reports the Associated Press. Other news reports indicate only “dozens” were found.
Posted in Animals, Environment, FDA, USDA, MSM Shills
Tagged 2012 mass bird kill, arkansas, avian holocaust, beebe, Environment, fracking, mass bird kill, USDA
By Rady Ananda
With all the milk raids over the past few years, you wouldn’t think that dairy is the safest type of food in the U.S., or that factory foods cause 70% of all foodborne illnesses – but that’s just what a new study by the University of Florida reveals. 
Posted in Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged Big Pharma, biotechnology, CAFOs, CDC, codex, competitive exclusion, corpogov, factory farms, fda, Food Criminalization, Genetically Engineered Food, listeria, nacmcf, Organic, raw milk, salmonella, susan vaughn grooters, ted beals, USDA, usda tagged biotechnology, vilsack
By Rady Ananda
Plutocrats aimed another weapon at the nation’s poor and at small and midsized farmers, this time thru the 2012 agriculture appropriations bill, H.R. 2112, which the House passed on June 16. The 82-page bill returns some federal spending to 2006 levels and others to 2008 levels.
Now being reviewed by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, the final version of HR 2112 will lay the terrain on which the 2012 Farm Bill will be crafted. The House Agriculture Committee began preparatory hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill this week, reports NSAC.
Key sections provide deep cuts to domestic food programs, threatening food banks, low-income seniors, women and children, and farmers markets supported by WIC vouchers issued thru the Women, Infants and Children program.
Posted in Economy Economics, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Women
Tagged antitrust rules, banksters, biotechnology, cftc, commodity futures, commodity futures trading commission, corpogov, dodd-frank act, economics, factory farms, farmers, farmers markets, fda, federal food aid, food legislation, food sovereignty, futures speculation, ge salmon, Genetically Engineered Food, gipsa, hr 2112, local food system, meat industry concentration, monopolies, Ranchers, USDA, wall street, wic
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
We know the USDA poisons a million animals — mostly birds — each year as part of its “pest” reduction program, but these birds exhibit birth defects which may be caused by ingesting Monsanto’s Roundup-treated crops and the insects that ingest them. ~ Ed.
By Keith Goetzman
There’s an outbreak of bird beak deformities in Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington, and scientists are trying to figure out what’s behind it. Birder’s World reports that black-capped chickadees, Northwestern crows, red-breasted nuthatches, and other birds are turning up with deformed beaks at unprecedented rates:
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Genetic Engineering
Tagged bird deformities, ecocide, Monsanto, organochlorines, pollution, roundup, USDA
Urges USDA to rescind approval of genetically engineered alfalfa: “In layman’s terms, it should be treated as an emergency.”
Late term spontaneous abortion
By Rady Ananda
A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn.
Dr. Don M. Huber, who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society, as part of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System, warned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that this pathogen threatens the US food and feed supply and can lead to the collapse of the US corn and soy export markets. Likewise, deregulation of GE alfalfa “could be a calamity,” he noted in his letter (reproduced in full below).
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged biotechnology, corn export, don m huber, feed supply, Food Supply, ge alfalfa, ge corn, ge soy, genetically engineered crops, herbicides, Monsanto, Pesticides, pollution, roundup, roundup ready gene, soil toxicity, soy export, USDA, vilsack
By Mike Adams
It’s absolutely shocking news: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has publicly admitted it is responsible for the mass poisoning of tens of millions of birds over the last several years. It’s all part of the USDA’s program called “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and we even have the USDA’s spreadsheet where they document how many millions of birds (and other animals) they’ve poisoned to death.
Posted in Animals, Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Obama and Company
Tagged bird slaughter, ecocide, ecoterrorism, Environment, mass animal kill, mass bird kill, USDA
By Rady Ananda
In a January 2008 meeting, US and Spain trade officials strategized how to increase acceptance of genetically modified foods in Europe, including inflating food prices on the commodities market, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.
During the meeting, Secretary of State for International Trade, Pedro Mejia, and Secretary General Alfredo Bonet “noted that commodity price hikes might spur greater liberalization on biotech imports.”
It seems Wall Street traders got the word. By June 2008, food prices had spiked so severely that “The Economist announced that the real price of food had reached its highest level since 1845, the year the magazine first calculated the number,” reports Fred Kaufman in The Food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company
Tagged biotech, biotechnology, diplomatic cables, economics, Environment, eu gmo rejection, european commission, european union, food bubble, food speculation, Genetically Engineered Food, Genetically Engineered Foods, gmo, monopolies, Neoliberalism, pollution, price fixing, price hikes, scientific studies, speculative commodities, us gmo agenda, USDA, wall street banksters, wikileaks
Islam Siddiqui, Obama's latest Monsanto Man: chief Ag Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Image at bit.ly/bv8CYD with a hat tip.
By Rady Ananda
Despite declining bee and butterfly populations from agricultural chemicals, on Saturday the US Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination for chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui.
“Dr. Siddiqui’s confirmation is a step backward,” said Tierra Curry, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity (the “Center”). “His appointment ensures the perpetuation of pesticide- and fossil-fuel-intensive policies, which undermine global food security and imperil public health and wildlife.”
Posted in Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Obama and Company, Region: Europe
Tagged ag trade rep, bee colony collapse, butterfly die-off, center for biological diversity, corpogov, die-offs, dow cropscience, dupont, ecoterrorism, Environment, Genetical Engineering, gmo, islam siddiqui, Monsanto, Organic, organic consumer assn, pesticide pollution, pollution, syngenta, USDA
By D. Snodgrass
In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case which could have an enormous effect on the future of the American food industry. This is Monsanto’s third appeal of the case, and if they win a favorable ruling from the high court, a deregulated Monsanto may find itself in position to corner the markets of numerous U.S. crops, and to litigate conventional farmers into oblivion.
Here’s where it gets a bit dicier. Two Supreme Court justices have what appear to be direct conflicts of interest.
Posted in Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company
Tagged Conflict of Interest, Corporate agriculture, deregulation, Food Safety, gmo, monopoly, Monsanto, Oversight, profits vs environment, Supreme Court, USDA
By Nathan Runkle
Mercy for Animals
Posted in Animals, Big Pharma, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged abc world news tonight with diane sawyer, american veterinary medical association, animal welfare, bernard rollin, Bovine Growth Hormone, cayuga county, cows, cruelty to animals, dairy, disbudding, factory farming, genetic manipulation, hallmark slaughterhouse, investigations, mercy for animals, mfa, Milk, new york, nightline, slaughter, tail docking, temple grandin, USDA, vegan, vegetarian, veterinarian, willet dairy
By Rady Ananda
Animal traceability is gaining governmental support in two key US beef markets, which may reinvigorate the US National Animal Identification System (NAIS), despite a recent funding cut. Japan and South Korea are now moving toward mandatory traceability on imports. South Korea plans to mandate animal monitoring by 2010, and Japan’s new prime minister vowed to mandate it for beef imports, according to a pro-NAIS report at Food Safety News.
Posted in Animals, Big Pharma, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering
Tagged beef exports, beef supply, CAFOs, canada beef, farmers, food legislation, food monopolies, Food Safety, Genetical Engineering, japan beef, mexico beef, monopolies, NAIS, Organic, Peasants, Premises ID, Ranchers, S 510, south korea beef, Sustainable Practices, USDA
In a comment to a NY Times article by Nicholas Kristoff, there is a recommendation, 122, related to saving farming as part of our holiday giving. If people recommend 122, it will rise in the results rank and bring attention to the issues. Here’s the comment:
Posted in Food & Farming, Resistance
Tagged fda, food legislation, Food Safety, food security, Food Supply, gardening, Genetical Engineering, grow your own, monsanto monopoly, Organic, s510, Sustainable Practices, USDA
By Marti Oakley
A decision by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, located in the Washington District of Criminals, throwing out a lawsuit brought by Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FCLDF) asking the court to halt the implementation of NAIS, was based on her assertion that there is no federal law and/or, no federal regulation ordering the implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). FCLDF brought the suit asking for temporary injunctive relief Continue reading
Posted in Food & Farming
Tagged food freedom, Judge Collyer, marti oakley, Michigan, NAIS, NAIS-Premises ID FCLDF takes it to the courts, politics, Premises ID, Tom Vilsack, USDA, Wisconsin