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Monsanto Again.
11-24-2012, 10:08 AM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Wow.

Monsanto insurance: USDA tells farmers to pay for avoiding troubles with agro-giant

Quote:“In discussions on potential compensation mechanisms,” the panel writes, “the AC21 considered three types of potential mechanisms: (1) a compensation fund, which might be funded by technology providers, by farmers, or by the entire food and feed production chain; (2) a crop insurance-type mechanism, which would likely involve both public financing and farmer choice to purchase the insurance; and (3) a risk retention group, which would essentially be a self-insurance tool that could be purchased by those farmers at risk of economic losses (analogous to extant insurance mechanisms for industries like the trucking industry, private campgrounds, etc.).”

http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-insuranc...ation-272/

USDA is monsanto's bitch, can it be more obvious? Rather than address the issue of monsanto suing farmers who's crops have been polluted with GMOs, the USDA recommends farmers purchase insurance against being sued. USDA calls it ‘Enhancing Coexistence’. unfuckingreal.
11-24-2012, 11:31 AM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,036 Threads:74 Joined:Feb 2011
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Wouldn't expect anything else.

Control of food production is something the POO will never give up.
Paramount for the great agenda.

Waiting to see exactly how the EU is going to go about outlawing
private home gardening for the underclass.
It will come.

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11-24-2012, 01:04 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,572 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011
How absolutely disgusting. It's so obvious Monsanto IS the govt. I've abandoned all hope for change in my lifetime, except for the worse.

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11-24-2012, 06:57 PM #4
yankees skier
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Most evil company ever.

Biere.
11-24-2012, 07:07 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Doesn't exactly surprise me. vic.gif


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11-24-2012, 07:56 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Thought y'all might enjoy some interesting reads. They are saying that most land is now devoid of the precious balanced lifeforms that create rich black earth; they (we) now depend on chemically produced fertilizer.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/...l-farming/

http://www.ifpri.org/news
11-24-2012, 08:35 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-24-2012, 07:56 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Thought y'all might enjoy some interesting reads. They are saying that most land is now devoid of the precious balanced lifeforms that create rich black earth; they (we) now depend on chemically produced fertilizer.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/...l-farming/

http://www.ifpri.org/news


Another reason for them to keep hemp growing illegal. 13.gif

Quote:A hemp crop itself is one of the best soil structure improver there is on the global market. This is caused by the size of hemp. Normally and in most crops plant physiologists assume a "crude mirror relation" between the shoot height of an annual plant and the expected root length of the same species. The deep roots of hemp will thus after the season be gaseous channels for ventilating the soil that on most soils cause a yield increase in the next crop after hemp. This is very well known in e g Scandinavia among farmers since over 100 years. A yield increase of 10 - 20% in the next crop after hemp (including hemp itself as a next crop) is normal on Scandinavian farmers field.

http://www.bionic.nu/growth%20optimization%20advise.htm
11-24-2012, 08:36 PM #8
yankees skier
Posts:5,889 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
I'm considering going full Paleo and Organic, to ensure that I never eat anything touched by Monsanto. Well, almost Paleo, I can't give up biere. chuckle.gif

Biere.
11-24-2012, 08:39 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,354 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
Hey now, we go full paleo, but that includes beer. chuckle.gif Remember civilizations are born out of brewing beer. Those are the good carbs. drinking.gif
11-24-2012, 08:42 PM #10
yankees skier
Posts:5,889 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
(11-24-2012, 08:39 PM)Octo Wrote:  Hey now, we go full paleo, but that includes beer. chuckle.gif Remember civilizations are born out of brewing beer. Those are the good carbs. drinking.gif


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OK, I'm all good then. All other grains are out, right after my next race. I don't want to change my diet a week before a race. beerbong.gif

Biere.
11-24-2012, 08:46 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,354 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
Good idea! hi5.gif If you want grains it's best to ferment them and drink them. beerbong.gif Problem solved.
11-25-2012, 11:36 PM #12
オタマジャクシ Member
Posts:1,310 Threads:32 Joined:Nov 2012
(11-24-2012, 07:56 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Thought y'all might enjoy some interesting reads. They are saying that most land is now devoid of the precious balanced lifeforms that create rich black earth; they (we) now depend on chemically produced fertilizer.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/...l-farming/

http://www.ifpri.org/news


The problem is commercial "super phosphate" fertilizer contains halogen sterilants (florine, chlorine, bromine, iodine) and heavy metal contaminants.

The build-up of halogens harms soil microflora. The microflora turn the insoluble soil minerals into "plant available" nutrients.

Commercial nitrogen fertilizer makes the soil more acid and may increase Aluminum toxicity. Commercial fertilizer doesn't have trace minerals and trace minerals can become depleted.

It would probably help if crushed charcoal was added to the soil. Improving fertilizer purity would help but would make fertilizer more expensive. Lime and other acidity reduction solutions reduce the effect of soil fluorine.

Since fluorine and aluminum occur naturally in the soil - commercial fertilizer makes an existing problem worse.

11-25-2012, 11:43 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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And that's also entirely depending on where you are and the soil conditions are locally. In this profit centered society it would just be too expensive for the individual farmer to have his/her soil tested every year. They're struggling as it is.

Good thing though is increasingly more farmers over here are switching over to organic farming. cheers.gif
11-26-2012, 01:55 AM #14
オタマジャクシ Member
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(11-25-2012, 11:43 PM)Octo Wrote:  And that's also entirely depending on where you are and the soil conditions are locally. In this profit centered society it would just be too expensive for the individual farmer to have his/her soil tested every year. They're struggling as it is.

Good thing though is increasingly more farmers over here are switching over to organic farming. cheers.gif


The farmers face a dilemma. Commercial fertilizer increases yield more than organic fertilizer. Actual cost of commercial fertilizer (in the US) is less than organic. Organic may be better but organic crops have to sell at a significant premium to make organic fertilizer a cost effective choice.
11-26-2012, 02:05 AM #15
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,354 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
True, but consumers are starting to DEMAND better and cleaner products and producers can't really keep up. I have to get early on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the store to get the only milk I'll put in my coffee, which is the maximum fat organic kind, because they're always out. I told them to get more and they did but they still run out.

Farmers are being ƒükkêd over as it is and I think they'd rather get ƒükkêd over doing the right thing than not.



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