Rural News Group
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 14:39
ALMOST 200 traps in Whangarei have detected no more Queensland fruit fly.
No suspect flies were detected in all 83 traps in Zone A and in all 90 lure traps from outside the controlled zones. Further results are expected from all 162 traps in zone B this afternoon. (January 28)
MPI Deputy Director-General Compliance and Response, Andrew Coleman, says “it’s a good early result but it’s important not to get complacent. We have still got a number of days to go before we know for sure whether there is a breeding population or not.”
The Whangarei community has been hugely supportive and to date has placed 180kgs of restricted produce in bins in Zone A and 70kgs in Zone B, he adds.
Rural News Group
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:10
TPP ‘top priority’: Key
SEEKING AN outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, consistent with the vision agreed in the 2011 Honolulu statements, will be a top priority for the Government this year, Prime Minister John Key told Parliament yesterday.
“This includes comprehensive duty-free access to markets together with improved conditions for services, investment and government procurement markets,” he said in his statement to Parliament.
“Successfully concluding the TPP agreement would significantly improve New Zealand’s access to some of the world’s largest economies, including the United States and Japan.
By F. William Engdahl
Global Research 4 December 2007
Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t
ne thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers.
In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest ‘transparent’ private foundation as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a legal necessity to spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects around the world to maintain its tax free charitable status. A gift from friend and business associate, mega-investor Warren Buffett in 2006, of some $30 billion worth of shares in Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway put the Gates’ foundation into the league where it spends almost the amount of the entire annual budget of the United Nations’ World Health Organization. Continue reading “Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic
By Lee Scanlon of the Westport News
3:21 PM Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Opponents of the controversial poison 1080 are furious at a planned bombardment and say the Conservation Minister is misleading the public.
Rat and stoat numbers are expected to skyrocket this year as their food supply is boosted by an unusually large seed drop from beech trees, known as a mast.
The Department of Conservation’s (DOC’s) five-year battle plan will double the amount of conservation land protected through the use of 1080.
by Matthew Miller
30 January 2014
When I first heard about the food bill 160-2 I was shock because if that is really the case that will undermine our right produce and grow our food or medicine; also to make selling, giving away and trade our food or medicine that we had grew or produce. More…
January 29, 2014
Thanks to Monsanto’s genetically modified crops and creations, one pig farmer in Denmark is sounding the alarm on what he believes are deformities caused by genetically modified feed, crippling the pigs he raises. According to The Ecologist, farmer Ib Pedersen has found piglets born with spinal deformities, visible growths and abnormalities, and even conjoined twins. He blames glyphosate—the herbicide found on genetically modified crops. More…
29 January 2014
Agenda 21 destroys people from all walks of life. Its policies are draconian. Its unconstitutional dictates are carried out with impunity. Agenda 21 seeks to destroy the family by separating children from parents. Its allies are destroying private property rights.
Agenda 21 wants to remove all people from rural areas through the enforcement of the anti-small farmer administratively contrived policies frequently concocted by bureaucrats who are outside the reach of the electorate. Agenda 21 proponents allow no discourse as to the veracity and legitimacy of its policies. Agenda 21 advocates pursue a course of extreme revenge against those who speak out against its policies. Agenda 21 is the driving force behind the ridiculous and mindless control policies besieging America under the guise of HOA regulations. More…
By Tom Philpott
29 January 2014 3:00 AM GMT
Is genetically modified seed giant Monsanto doing the unthinkable and moving away from genetically modified seeds?
It sounds crazy, but hear me out. Let’s start with Monsanto’s vegetable division, Seminis, which boasts it is the “largest developer and grower of vegetable seeds in the world.” Monsanto acknowledges Seminis has no new GM vegetables in development. According to a recent Wired piece, Seminis has has reverted instead to “good old-fashioned crossbreeding, the same technology that farmers have been using to optimize crops for millennia.” More…