Hundreds of Farmers Block Roads in Protest of Monsanto’s GMO Crops

FA NOTE: Not only do most nations lack rep­re­sen­ta­tive gov­ern­ment, but most of the world’s peo­ple also lack the right to own land, or even their homes. Poland’s largest farmer upris­ingPoland’s largest farmer upris­ing ever has occurred as con­voys of trac­tors took to the roads recent­ly in protest of GMO infil­tra­tion and land grabs by […]

Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015

Con­tin­ue to vote with your dol­lar “Non-GMO is More Prof­itable.” This is the ris­ing sen­ti­ment among farm­ers of the US as a con­flu­ence of fac­tors urges them to become pro-organ­ic. From falling GMO grain prices to a ris­ing tide of pub­lic dis­trust of genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied ingre­di­ents, fail­ing GMO traits, high­er GMO seed prices, and the […]

Proposed water quality rules may limit ag activities

A new effort to reg­u­late graz­ing and its poten­tial impacts on water qual­i­ty has Cal­i­for­nia ranch­ers con­cerned new rules could lim­it their food pro­duc­tion activ­i­ties and yield lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits. State water reg­u­la­tors launched a series of pub­lic lis­ten­ing ses­sions around the state dur­ing Jan­u­ary to solic­it pub­lic com­ments before devel­op­ing a new “Graz­ing Reg­u­la­to­ry […]

Actually, Raising Beef Is Good for the Planet

Despite envi­ron­men­tal­ists’ wor­ries, cat­tle don’t guz­zle water or cause hunger—and can help fight cli­mate change Peo­ple who advo­cate eat­ing less beef often argue that pro­duc­ing it hurts the envi­ron­ment. Cat­tle, we are told, have an out­size eco­log­i­cal foot­print: They guz­zle water, tram­ple plants and soils, and con­sume pre­cious grains that should be nour­ish­ing hun­gry humans. […]

Why Rockefellers Aim at Destroying Farmers Worldwide?

FA Note:  The real­i­ties of agribusi­ness, as described below, put the lie to the need for “Sus­tain­able Agri­cul­ture” as pro­mot­ed by Agen­da 21. Local farm­ers are told they must eschew any mech­a­nized equip­ment, even a small trac­tor, for instance; and each com­mu­ni­ty may only raise (and expect to eat) what can be pro­duced in their […]

The Disappearing States

Excerpts from a recent news arti­cle from McClatchy News­pa­pers: Rise in trade spurs U.S. to pro­tect tur­tles 1.       “The U.S. gov­ern­ment is propos­ing a new lev­el of pro­tec­tion for cer­tain fresh­wa­ter tur­tles, con­cerned that a mas­sive increase in over­seas demand for the rep­tiles could hurt their long-term prospects.” 2.       “While none of the four species […]

Outdated essays on pocket gophers reveal lack of evidence for ESA listing

Sev­enth in a series on a new ESA list­ing. We will pub­lish addi­tions to the series if/as they are writ­ten. Unsup­port­ed claims in obscure essays from 1942, 1944, and 1960 have hurt a lot of peo­ple in south Thurston Coun­ty, Wash­ing­ton.  Oppres­sive laws are based on them—including the 2014 Endan­gered Species Act micro-list­ing of four Maza­ma […]

Thanks, Property Rights!

FA Note:  The inter­na­tion­al treaties and agree­ments cit­ed in the ESA, which autho­rize the Act, were all nego­ti­at­ed to pro­tect each nation’s agri­cul­tur­al economies and the com­mu­ni­ties depen­dent on them. Sim­ple log­ic, and basic eco­nom­ics, both dic­tate — if a “mar­ket” exists/develops for any species, their num­bers will grow. This Thanks­giv­ing, I give thanks for some­thing […]