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China Pushes Public to Accept GMO as Syngenta Takeover Nears

China will carry out a nationwide poll next month to test the public’s acceptance of genetically-modified food, a technology the government says would boost yields and sustainable agriculture in a country that’s seen consumption soar. 612 more words
Medicine & Science

How Lonely Planet and Airbnb are burnishing Israeli occupation

Image of a poster condemning Airbnb listing in illegal settlements in occupied Palestine

By Asa Winstanley

Three of the world’s most famous travel websites are treating the illegally occupied Golan Heights as if it were genuinely a part of Israel, research by a Syrian human rights group has found. 659 more words
War & Conflict

Doctors Name Monsanto’s Larvicide As Cause of Brazilian Microcephaly Outbreak

A report from the Argentine doctors’ organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns, challenges the theory that the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil is the cause of the increase in the birth defect microcephaly among newborns. 541 more words
Crimes Against Humanity

Africa Subsidizes the Rest of the World by Over $40 Billion in One Year –Report

Last month, Buhari’s minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh and Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State were full of excitement for securing $4.5 billion loan from China to buy farming tools. 562 more words

Human Rights Groups Call for ICC to Investigate Chiquita Executives for Death Squad Payments

Executives of the major fruit producer have not yet been held accountable for their role in financing Colombia’s bloody civil war. | Photo: Reuters
The groups argue that these individuals need to be held legally responsible for the blooshed and misery the company aided. 602 more words
War & Conflict

Pillaging Palestine's gas? EU in danger of complicity in resource grab

By Nafeez Ahmed

New report questions whether an energy company developing Israeli gas reserves may also be illegally extracting Palestinian resources

An American energy firm, contracted by the Israeli government to develop Israel’s offshore gas reserves, has been accused of potentially “pillaging” from gas reserves inside the Palestinian territories. 956 more words
War & Conflict