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Banacol: A company implicated paramilitarism and land grabbing in Curvarado and Jiguamiando
Interchurch Justice and Peace Commission
This study focuses on the International Banacol Marketing Corporation’s actions in the Afro-Colombian and Mestizo communities’ collective territories of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó in the Lower Atrato r...
Can We Live and Eat Too?: Against The Current vol. 131
Jelly-Schapiro, Eli
In 1579, the fleet of British explorer Sir Francis Drake met the coast of what we now call California. Drake, who would dub his discovery “New Albion” (Albion being the Latin name for Britain), though...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Co-workers in a World Struggle
Howlett, Rev. Floyd
Problems facing agriculture in Manitoba, similar to problems facing Japanese farmers.
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
Warnock, John
A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
The Future of Food
Garcia, Deborah Koons (director)
Explores the radical changes in our diet and our food in the last half century.
GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
Pelaez Vicky
Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily n...
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
'Land Grabbing': exposing the impacts of large-scale agriculture on local communities: Film review
Lang, Chris
Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces. The documentary 'Land Grabbing' investigates what happens when well-financed...
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
Fairlie, Simon
An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
Monsanto is buying up non-gmo seed companies
A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to plant gardens using organic and/or heirloom seeds.
Monsanto and Ukraine: GM Food, Ukraine and the Return of Hill + Knowlton
Nelson, Joyce
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, will force that country to permit genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified o...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015: Land seizures and land take-overs
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue of Other Voices focuses on the issue of land seizures and land take-overs. Also included: Greece's solidarity movement, and the challenges and opportunities it faces after the election of a...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 22, 2017: Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Restructuring and Resistance: Diverse voices of struggle in Western Europe
Abramsky, Koyla
The book consists of 77 individual chapters, almost all of them written by activists based on their experiences of struggle against the different aspects of capitalist globalisation. Those that aren't...
Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs
Null, Gary; Polonetsky, Richard
An exposition of the massive public health dangers associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Stolen Seeds: The privatisation of Canada's agricultural biodiversity
Kuyek, Devlin
Through patents and other intellectual property regimes, corporate tactics, and government manoeuvering, public goods are being destroyed to make way for private profit. Seed saving and plant breeding...
Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System
Patel, Raj
This investigation into the global food market postulates that the current state of population health, where one billion people are overweight and one billion people are starving exemplifies the diseq...
Ten Theses on Farming and Disease
Wallace, Rob
There’s a growing understanding of the functional relationships health, food justice, and the environment share. They’re not just ticks on a checklist of good things capitalism shits on.
Trading Up: How Cargill, the World's Largest Grain Company, Is Changing Canadian Agriculture
Kneen, Brewster
Trading Up illuminates the struggle in Canadian agriculture: social control and the principle of equity vs. corporate control and the principle of profit.
Twenty-First-Century Land Grabs: Accumulation by Agricultural Dispossession
Magdoff, Fred
Land grabs -- whether initiated by multinational corporations and private investment firms emanating from the capitalist core, sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, or state entities such as Chin...
The World According to Monsanto
Robin, Marie- Monique
An investigation into the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto, uncovers controversial findings.

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Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.

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European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...

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Global effects of GM crops questioned
Vidal, John
Twenty Indian, south-east Asian, African and Latin American food and conservation groups have published a damning study, saying that GM (genetically modified) crops have failed to increase yield, whil...