Category Archives: Activism

Monsanto Unmasked!

A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientist has just discovered that major GM crops and products the regulatory agency has been approving for commercial release over the past 20 years contain a potentially dangerous virus gene. Sounds familiar? Read the … Continue reading

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Big Oil Still Attempts to Destroy World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest

I have walked in a few rainforests in my lifetime, mostly in Australia and Indonesia. I would never forget the time I spent trekking through the majestic Kakadu National Park trails and being entranced by the amazingly luscious layers of … Continue reading

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Foraging: Living Off the Fat of the Land

Noun 1. foraging – the act of searching for food and provisions. The prices of staple foods such as rice & wheat could stay high for the next three years, hindering the battle against poverty, a top World Bank official … Continue reading

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Murdoch Does a Houdini!

Ever since the discovery that journalists on the News of the World had been hacking cell phone messages, Rupert Murdoch, now entering his ninth decade, is still firmly in control of his media empire while facing the biggest crisis of … Continue reading

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The Big Drought

The end is nigh! Well not quite but we are nearing the point of no return if politicians keep sitting on the climate change fence in this US election year! In the summer of 2012, scorching heat and no rain … Continue reading

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The Mighty Tomato vs Monsanto

As with the humble potato, it’s hard to think that such a widely-used food source was once considered deadly poisonous (up until the end of the eighteenth century, physicians warned against eating tomatoes, fearing they caused not only appendicitis but … Continue reading

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Droughts, Crops Failures & Republican Dystopia

A summer of drought and wildfires has dramatically hit crops across the USA this year, which will undoubtedly lead to a dramatic price rise on the international commodity markets resulting with a knock-on effect in higher prices of consumer goods. … Continue reading

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The Other Hunger Games

In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats” (“©Peter … Continue reading

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Speculators Playing God with Food Distribution

Some three years ago I wrote a little noticed diary about speculators pushing up food prices and its sister piece, Panic Buying from Speculators: Casino Capitalism, both dealing with what I call artificial food insecurity. Reading the latest on The United … Continue reading

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Global Food Waste And How To Combat It.

In today’s world, where so many wake up in poverty and go to sleep hungry, each of us should ask: “how can I change this?” It is a sin to waste food while others do not have enough to eat. … Continue reading

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