The Supreme Court of the United States recently rejected farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman’s claim that the soybeans he bought from a grain elevator were not covered by Monsanto’s patents. The case, named Bowman v. Monsanto Co., verifies Monsanto’s claim that progeny bought second-hand from sellers, such as local grain elevators, [...]
Living along the border edge like the majority of Canadians do, we become accustomed to taking opportunity to skip...
In 2012, the Obama administration banned most new hard-rock mining. However, despite that action, a uranium...
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The recent tragic collapse of a Bangladesh factory making cheap garments for Western wearers has re-invigorated the debate about workers’ rights versus consumer interest to buy cheaply, immediately and frequently. (Seems like a no-brainer, right?) Many of us are doing what we can to fight against fast fashion: buying local, [...]Read more ›
Do you remember the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010? It was all over the news for months and months… and then seemed to simply disappear from the media once BP announced they’d stopped up the gushing oil well. Whistleblowers are claiming that’s no mistake — and in a recent report [...]Read more ›
The bill passed by Congress in early 2013 to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, the American Taxpayer Relief Act, included many provisions for alternative energy. Production Tax Credits The tax credits for producers of renewable energy, such as from wind energy, solar power, fuel cells, geothermal systems, and combined heat [...]Read more ›
Experts have long warned against the devastating effect climate change might have on agriculture, and now there’s some hard numbers to back up their claims. In an interview with the Observer last week, Frank Rijsberman, an international expert on food insecurity, stated in no uncertain terms: “Food production will have [...]Read more ›
CBC News reported that affairs and currents of the expanding genetically-modified food system are “too far removed” from concerns of the average Canadian consumer. Despite the amount Monsanto is emblazoned across news pages and amidst frequent farmer and food group protests happening the entire world over, the average Canadian consumer [...]Read more ›
Two moms and food bloggers recently called on Kraft to remove Yellow Dye 5 and Yellow Dye 6 from its infamous line of cheese dinner products made for North American markets. According to various reports, ingesting synthetic (petroleum-based) dyes has been linked with health and behavioural problems including allergic reaction, [...]Read more ›