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Liberal Party puts corporations first on biofuels bill

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 27, 2008 2 comments

According to the Federal Liberals, we should forget the 100 million people worldwide who can’t afford to eat because food is diverted to agrofuel production.  Forget also our polar ice caps which will melt even faster as agrofuels...

Beyond Factory Farming, hog farms and Friendly Manitoba

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 26, 2008 4 comments

The Manitoba legislature is debating an amendment that could see a moratorium on new factory hog farms.  The industrial pig industry would rather they didn’t.  They have launched an attack ad campaign across the province to shut down ...

World's largest tuna destroyer

Feature story | May 26, 2008 at 17:00

We chased it for 5 days, but as dawn broke over the Pacific this morning we finally confronted the biggest tuna fishing vessel in the world. The Spanish-owned and flagged tuna purse seiner "Albatun Tres" is known as a 'super, super seiner' and...

The World According to Monsanto

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 26, 2008

An acclaimed documentary by film maker Marie-Monique Robin on the genetic engineering and chemical conglomerate Monsanto, The World According to Monsanto, launches its English Canadian Premier this week at the National Film Board’s...

Film Screening: The World According to Monsanto

Feature story | May 25, 2008 at 17:00

An acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin on the genetic engineering and chemical conglomerate Monsanto (The World According to Monsanto), makes its English Canadian Premier tonight at the National Film Board's monthly Green...

Greenpeace holds MPs accountable for votes

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 23, 2008 1 comment

This week, Greenpeace published in the Vancouver Sun the names of BC MPs who voted for and against mandatory labelling of genetically engineered foods. We feel it is necessary to hold accountable our elected representatives. ...

Closing Time For Overfishing - Creating Pacific High Seas Marine Reserves

Publication | May 20, 2008 at 17:00

Three distinct high seas areas exist within the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), entirely bound by the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of surrounding island nations. These high seas enclaves, colloquially known as “donut holes” or “high...

The Ecosystem Approach - protecting marine life in all its forms

Publication | May 20, 2008 at 17:00

The world's oceans, once thought to contain inexhaustible resources, are under increasing threat. In recent years, scientific study after scientific study has pointed to the fact that human activities and fishing in particular have been putting...

Pacific islands act to save tuna

Feature story | May 20, 2008 at 17:00

Finally, some good news for tuna stocks and a first step towards protecting the Pacific Commons for future generations! Eight Pacific island countries have taken the most significant action ever to combat overfishing in the region.

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