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An Exclusive Excerpt From ‘Trade Is War’

In his new book, subtitled “The West’s War Against the World,” international trade expert Yash Tandon challenges the notion that free trade helps countries develop. Instead, he finds, it often fosters poverty and violence.

Posted on May 22, 2015 READ MORE

AP/James A. Finley

What You Need to Know About the Terrifying Monsanto Protection Act

In case you haven’t yet heard of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a horrific piece of legislation that is tantamount to a huge corporate giveaway to the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE

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Noah’s Ark in the Arctic: Doomsday Vault for Seeds

Norway is starting construction on a massive subterranean complex on the Arctic island of Svalbard to store seeds of all known crops in the world. More than 100 countries have signed on to the project, which is designed to reestablish plants in the wake of an apocalyptic manmade or natural attack. Norway’s Agriculture Minister Terje Riis-Johansen called the vault a “Noah’s Ark on Svalbard.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE

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