Tag Archives: food security

Part2-Minister Hockey flogs off all farm(ers) to private sector USA

About takeover of government owned Graincorp – this item details not so clean history of activities with ADM and big fines sustained for environmental offences >readmore> TheConversation

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Drought Is Causing U.S. Beef Prices To Skyrocket

Last year’s drought was so extreme that beef cattle herds are smallest herds since 1952. Rate of recovery is slow because cycle time is 4 years birth to slaughter. Cattle feed has more than doubled in price because of increasing … Continue reading

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Peak soil: industrial civilisation is on the verge of eating itself

New research on land, oil, bees and climate change points to imminent global food crisis without urgent action >read more> The Guardian

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Fear of strike by bumble bees

Despite Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring and others, mega agribusiness continues to indiscriminately wage chemical warfare against nature and crops, in pursuit of nothing more than money. Without honey bees, there’s no way that our food crops can get pollinated. … Continue reading

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Colonised by corn

TheAge/Letters – …spooked by the story ”Corn, the new golden crop on Boort farms” (14/2) about corn plantations spreading in Victoria… been reading about how feeding cattle corn gives them liver abscesses; bloating, which can be fatal; diarrhoea; weak immune … Continue reading

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