The American People Aren’t Stupid Enough To Buy The Man-Made Climate Crisis Narrative

Late last year, the name Jonathan Gru­ber (pho­to left) became part of the pub­lic con­scious­ness for his new­ly pub­lic dec­la­ra­tions that Oba­macare passed due to the “stu­pid­i­ty of the Amer­i­can vot­er.” While there are many cas­es one can cite affirm­ing that most Amer­i­cans don’t close­ly fol­low pol­i­tics and/or the polit­i­cal process and, there­fore, may be called […]

What is Monsanto Hiding in Secret Documents?

What is Mon­san­to hid­ing in secret doc­u­ments? A sci­en­tist offers shock­ing com­ments. “Let’s have a fed­er­al court where the judge pre­tends the lawyers for the defense are ful­ly informed about the facts of the case. The plain­tiff, a giant cor­po­ra­tion, pre­tends it’s con­cerned about the safe­ty of the pub­lic. The press pre­tends it’s cov­er­ing the […]

Revealed: A Secret Monsanto Document In The Maui GMO Case

Imag­ine you are a lawyer argu­ing a case before a judge. There is no jury. The judge will decide the out­come. The judge tells you, “Look, the oth­er side, your oppo­nents in this case, have filed doc­u­ments with me. These doc­u­ments are at the heart of their argu­ment. I can’t allow you to read the […]

House Bill Would Give Land Trusts Power Over Private Forestlands

Unsus­pect­ing prop­er­ty own­ers may find them­selves on the out­side look­ing in A seem­ing­ly innocu­ous, bipar­ti­san House bill intro­duced in late March could sub­ject unsus­pect­ing landown­ers to the whims of pow­er-hun­­gry envi­ron­men­tal groups, eager to usurp the prop­er­ty rights of those who fall into their clutch­es. At risk are own­ers of pri­vate forest­lands, who may soon […]

Shakeup at Virginia Land Trust Makes Waves

Now the fox is in charge of the hen­house! The abrupt depar­ture of a high-rank­ing offi­cial from the Pied­mont Envi­ron­men­tal Coun­cil (PEC) is fuel­ing spec­u­la­tion that the con­tro­ver­sial land trust is feel­ing the heat from rev­e­la­tions of its trans­gres­sions against a Vir­ginia farmer. Heather Richards joined the PEC in Sep­tem­ber 2006, ini­tial­ly serv­ing as direc­tor […]

Seed Laws that Criminalise Farmers: Resistance and Fightback

Peas­ant seeds – the pil­lar of food pro­duc­tion – are under attack every­where. Under cor­po­rate pres­sure, laws in many coun­tries increas­ing­ly lim­it what farm­ers can do with their seeds. Seed sav­ing, which has been the basis of farm­ing for thou­sands of years, is quick­ly being crim­i­nalised. What can we do? A new book­let and poster […]

US Agribusiness, GMOs and The Plundering Of The Planet

Small family/peasant farms pro­duce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of glob­al food pro­duc­tion. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quar­ter of the planet’s farm­land. The world is fast los­ing farms and farm­ers through the con­cen­tra­tion of land into the hands of rich and pow­er­ful land spec­u­la­tors and agribusi­ness cor­po­ra­tions. […]

Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User Safeguards

A new­ly leaked chap­ter of the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment from Wik­ileaks has con­firmed some of our worst fears about the agree­ment. The lat­est pro­vi­sions would enable multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions to under­mine pub­lic inter­est rules through an inter­na­tion­al tri­bunal process called investor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment (ISDS). Under this process, for­eign com­pa­nies can chal­lenge any new law or […]