Peasants NZ http://peasants.org.nz a fair share for all at Nature's table Sun, 18 May 2014 20:11:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TIPP Tips Food Safety Standardshttp://peasants.org.nz/tipp-tips-food-safety-standards/ http://peasants.org.nz/tipp-tips-food-safety-standards/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 19:11:30 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3374

(May 19-23): The fifth round of TTIP talks – (Transatlantic version of the TTP) – will commence in Arlington, Virginia this week. Food and farm issues being negotiated under TTIP include: GE crops, GE labelling, animal drugs and hormones, animal welfare, livestock antibiotics, chemically-washed poultry, nanotechnology. “Many people don’t know that these secret negotiations may […]

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Ukraine and the Empirehttp://peasants.org.nz/ukraine-empire/ http://peasants.org.nz/ukraine-empire/#comments Sun, 04 May 2014 19:45:11 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3365

The U.S. has tried bullying Russia ever since the Communists threw out the Czar. With the UK’s prompting, it even sent in an army after World Word I to try to destabilise the country. After World War II came the long, protracted and very expensive Cold War. When the Soviet Union collapsed, that was supposed […]

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Small Farmers Criminalised: US Agendahttp://peasants.org.nz/criminalising-small-farms-us/ http://peasants.org.nz/criminalising-small-farms-us/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 17:34:39 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3360

Michigan state can now ban any animal they wish from small residential farms. The move opens the door to the mass criminalisation of backyard farms and small, residential farming operations where people might keep a few goats or honey bees for food security.Michigan is the same state where the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) ordered […]

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Great Grabs of Africahttp://peasants.org.nz/great-grabs-africa/ http://peasants.org.nz/great-grabs-africa/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:04:24 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3355

African governments are in the spotlight for their role in the continent’s land grabs which has seen millions of acres end up in the hands of private investors.  Latest reports by a US-based think-tank, Oakland Institute, show that Western transnational corporations and Eastern countries such as China and India have played a big role in […]

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Dick Smith Breaking the Mouldhttp://peasants.org.nz/dick-smith-breaking-the-mould/ http://peasants.org.nz/dick-smith-breaking-the-mould/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:48:21 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3348

Dick Smith, best known to New Zealanders as the Australian businessman who started Dick Smith Electronics (and sold it to Aussie-owned Woolworths in 1982), has a pretty impressive bio. His latest venture, Dick Smith Foods, supports products which are produced by Australian-owned businesses, which are Australian-grown and made, and those Australian-owned companies which operate in a […]

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Tell Starbucks to dump GMOs – stop fighting GMO labelling!http://peasants.org.nz/tell-starbucks-dump-gmos-stop-fighting-gmo-labelling/ http://peasants.org.nz/tell-starbucks-dump-gmos-stop-fighting-gmo-labelling/#comments Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:02:04 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3341

Starbucks is the most popular and widespread coffeehouse chain on the planet. But like a lot of modern corporates much of their marketing posture, such as “ethical sourcing” and “sustainability”, is in contradiction to the reality. Right now, Starbucks is serving milk to millions of customers every day from factory farms along with baked good […]

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Permaculture Home Coursehttp://peasants.org.nz/permaculture-home-course/ http://peasants.org.nz/permaculture-home-course/#comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:20:55 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3334

​ "You can solve the world's problems in a garden" Free Videos Show you How to Create your own Paradise on Earth with Permaculture! Absolutely FREE videos by Geoff Lawton, World Renowned Permaculture Teacher, Designer and Consultant. http://www.geofflawton.com/ In these free videos you will discover how: Geoff Lawton designed his farm to be totally self-sufficient […]

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GMO Factsheetshttp://peasants.org.nz/gmo-factsheets/ http://peasants.org.nz/gmo-factsheets/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:28:10 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3329

New to Genetically Modified (GM)? These short, easy to read factsheets are from the African Centre for Biosafety What is a GM crop? GM Myths Who benefits? Monsanto SA Regulation SA Labelling GM Crops in SA GM Cotton in SA GM Maize in SA GM Soya in SA International Regulation Source: | African Centre for […]

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GMO Pushback by Brazilian Courthttp://peasants.org.nz/gmo-pushback-brazilian-court/ http://peasants.org.nz/gmo-pushback-brazilian-court/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:33:01 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3320

An historic ruling by Brazil’s Federal Appeals Court has unanimously decided to cancel the release for cultivation of Bayer’s Liberty Link GM Maize. This ruling is another legal disaster for the biotech industry as it follows the decision taken earlier this week by a court in the Campeche region of Mexico to ban GM Soybean cultivation, […]

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