Commercial Colonisation of Africa–The New Wild West by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London
June 27, 2013

Is Africa’s land up for grabs?

Image by UN / B. Wolff on Africa Renewal via Flickr

Dancing to the tune of their corporate benefactors, governments of the ruling G8 countries are enacting complex agriculture agreements delivering large tracts of prime cut African soil into the portfolios of their multinational bedmates.

Desperate for foreign investment, countries throughout Africa are at the mercy of their new colonial masters – national and international agrochemical corporations, fighting for land, water and control of the world’s food supplies. Continue reading

Foot-in-Mouth Disease, GMO Style by Lesley Docksey + Seeds of Doubt

by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 22, 2013

March Against Monsanto Lethbridge

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Will the biotech companies ever give up on trying to sell Europe their genetically modified crops? Their latest PR man is the UK’s Minister for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Owen Paterson. His website (very bland and uninformative apart from his list of engagements) says he is “a passionate supporter of localism, free enterprise and less interference in people’s lives”. But he also loudly supports Monsanto et al, and wants all of Europe to grow and eat GM foods. I would say that thoroughly destroys any localism, interferes in the most basic way with our lives, and any enterprise is freely handed to big corporations that already have far too much power over people.

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Fracking America’s Food Supply by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
June 7, 2013

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Fracking—the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food.

The cocktail soup required for each well requires about two million pounds of silica sand, as much as 100,000 gallons of toxic chemicals, and three to nine million gallons of fresh water. There are more than 500,000 active wells in the country.

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Let Them Eat…Nothing At All by Marlene Martin + New Report Finds 1 in 6 in U.S. are Going Hungry

Summer 2009: Juliet Tomatoes

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by Marlene Martin
SocialistWorker.org
May 30, 2013

GIVE US your tired, your poor, your hungry, huddled masses…and we’ll make sure they stay that way.

That’s the message that members of Congress–Republicans and Democrats alike–are sending with their proposals to cut funding and add new restrictions for the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP–better known as the food stamp program.

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How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Basil, Green Pepper, Tomatillos and Jalapeño Pepper

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The RSA May 30, 2013

This is an unedited version of the talk that Michael Pollan did at the RSA yesterday. Unfortunately, due to technical problems the very beginning of the live stream was missed but the usual edited video of our event will be available in a couple of weeks.

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.

Chaired by Tim Lang, professor of Food Policy at City University London.

Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/f…

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Hell No, GMO! Anti-Monsanto Protests Sweep US

March Against Monsanto Lethbridge

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RussiaToday May 26, 2013

Hundreds of thousands across the US joined the worldwide rally against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically engineered crops. MORE INFO & PHOTOS: http://on.rt.com/hbbzf7 & http://on.rt.com/1hmc5w

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Brian Halweil: From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

Growing Red Raspberries

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TEDxTalks on Apr 6, 2011

Long live the Food Movement! Brian Halweil, publisher of “Edible Manhattan,” discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he’s found cropping up everywhere.

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Elizabeth Kucinich: The Pure Food Movement

Meet My Farmer, Rob

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breakingtheset on May 16, 2013

Abby Martin talks to wife of former US Rep. Dennis Kucinich and director of the Center for Food Safety, Elizabeth Kucinich, about the US Senate’s farm bill, the pure food movement, and the need to adopt better agricultural policies that will benefit American citizens.

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Europe: No to GMO

Indiana Rally for the Right to Know

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linktv on Apr 30, 2013

As Europe considers expanding cultivation of genetically modified crops, the European movement against GMOs heats up. A campaign film produced by Sourced TV highlights European concerns.

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Weaponized Food–Do We Need a Striped Eggplant? by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 10, 2013

An Organic Eggplant

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Gulliver’s Travels in Food, Farming & Cuisine: Chronicle Three

Over the years I’ve remarked that what Americans do to food is not just growing, cooking and eating it but what I call “weaponizing” it.

This is done not in the service of feeding an increasing multitude but in the service of an array of reasons I list as if they sprang from Pandora’s Box:

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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America from Monsanto to Wal-Mart + The Monsanto Protection Act

Monsanto GMO Biohazard

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democracynow·Apr 2, 2013

www.democracynow.org – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, joins us to discuss her new book, “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.” Hauter tackles the corporations behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk consumed by millions every day — including some of the most popular organic brands. “Foodopoly” details how a handful of large corporations control the nation’s food production in ways that limit how small-farms operate and how ordinary people make choices in grocery stores. And in the wake of the recently passed provision dubbed by critics as “the Monsanto Protection Act,” Hauter also discusses the new report by Food & Water Watch, “Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.”

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Jean Ziegler: Every Child Who Dies of Hunger Is Murdered, Translated by Siv O’Neall

Interview with Jean Ziegler by Harald Schumann, Norbert Thomma, translation by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Der Tagespiegel, Mar 25, 2013
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
March 27, 2013

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Every five seconds a child dies of hunger – that leaves Jean Ziegler no rest. He calls banks and corporations “mass murderers”. And he hopes for a revolt from below.

Mr. Ziegler, you describe death from starvation as very “painful”. Where did you see this for the first time?

In Ethiopia, in an underground hospital of the Eritrean liberation movement. In this cave bunker I saw children dying of hunger. It’s much, much worse than we can imagine. For it is not as if with the lack of food, a person’s life energy easily leaves him. Continue reading

Taste Gaza: Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt Prepare a Dagga Salad

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Olive Oil Production in the West Bank

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lauraflanders·Mar 30, 2013

Co-Authors, Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt prepare a Dagga Salad and talk about the making of Gaza Kitchen. Go to GRITtv.org to see the full story.

“Under blockade from Israel and blocked off by Egypt, the sliver of land that is the Strip is most often seen in the West (when it’s seen at all), as a war zone or a humanitarian disaster, but the place is more than its pain. As Schmitt and El-Haddad show us, Gaza is also its food, it’s culture; not only what’s been lost, but also what is deliciously surviving.”

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Jerry Mander Connects the Dots Between Corporate Media and the Food We Eat

tv lies to you

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kokotan·Mar 18, 2006

Jerry Mander, executive director of the International Forum on Globalization talks about the centralization of media and effect of advertisement.

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