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 Heidi Stevenson
Big Pharma has almost reached the finish line of its decades-long battle to wipe out all competition. As of 1 April 2011—less than eight months from now—virtually all medicinal herbs will become illegal in the European Union. The approach in the United States is a bit different, but it’s having the same devastating effect. The people have become nothing more than sinks for whatever swill Big Pharma and Agribusiness choose to send our way, and we have no option but to pay whatever rates they want.
By Rady Ananda
After over half a billion eggs were recalled from two factory hen layer operations in Iowa, New York lawmakers proposed mandating vaccines against salmonella.  Mainstream media then blasted this message across the globe. Home to the biggest pharmaceutical and chemical companies in the world, the US is fond of throwing drugs and chemicals at a problem instead of addressing the filth of factory farms.
Posted in Bioweaponry, BP oil Gulf, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare
Tagged animal vaccine, antibiotic overuse, Backyard hens, cafo, centralized v decentralized food system, china US trade dispute, chlorinated chicken, confined poultry houses, egg recall, FDA egg rules, food contamination, food freedom, Food Safety, global poultry trade, hallandale farms, Health Care Without Harm, HR 1549, PAMTA, poultry trade, Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, rady ananda, S 619, salmonella, US Russia chicken trade, vaccine dangers, world trade organization, wright county egg, WTO
What we are witnessing today is simply the entire foisted-upon-us “interdependency” idiocy coming home to roost. To repair and reform, we need to break out of the fascist trade and banking straight-jackets and rebuild local, national and regional freedoms – all according to real democratic processes and prerogatives.
Friday 07 May 2010 TruthOut
by: Kent Welton
Were there no European union there would be no Greek crisis beyond Greece, Greece would have retained its currency and paid its price for budget problems in the value of its currency.
But the stitching together of so many diverse countries and cultures into one unit, with one currency, has presented far more problems than it has solved and, worse, has removed national and cultural liberty, sovereignty, as well as necessary freedom for tariff-based re-balancing mechanisms.
As a result, we now have synchronized global pain and ruin serving to give the banksters more opportunities to gain evermore resources and power over our lives with their out-of-thin-air private money machines.
Worst of all is exactly this private central bank contagion, in which nations have given up their rights to create their own money and credit, and without interest if they see fit. The world-wide sovereign debt problem is essentially a private central bank, debt-money, problem. It’s the interest, stupid. Its the inevitable Kondratieff wave of debt-money.
Posted in COTO2 News, Economy Economics, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company
Tagged banksters, Debt, Fed, Global coup, Globalism, liberty, Ologopoly, Peonization, Power, sovereignty, WTO
By Devinder Sharma
My friend Walden Bello is a member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines. Like me, he was among the protesters in the streets of Seattle during the WTO’s third ministerial meeting and has participated in parallel civil society events at all the other ministerial meetings. He represents the Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South. He is the author of 15 books, including Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy.
I have always admired Walden Bello for his realistic understanding of the global economic system. He wrote this comment for the Yes! magazine, December 2009 issue. I am sure you will find it thought-provoking.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True through Action
By Michelle Pressend
I’m in Geneva, Switzerland and wrote this article on the eve of the 7th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial meeting taking place from 27 November to 2 December 2009 at the WTO’s head quarters.
PPJG Original Article Author: Marti Oakley (C) Posted August 22, 2009 at 2:33CST
Reposted exclusively at COTO Report
In 2005, the Inter-Governmental Working Groups (IGWG) of member states, a United Nations group, created what was to become the International Health Regulations, 2005. This initial plan was revised in 2006, 2007 and again this year 2009.
Posted in Military
Tagged commerce, crisis committees, federalism, forced vaccines, Martial Law, national sovereignty, quarantine, S&PP, sovereignty, trade, United Nations, WHO, World Health Initiatives, WTO