By ANDREW MARTIN | The World
Grocery bills are rising through the roof. Food banks are running
short of donations. And food shortages are causing sporadic riots in poor countries through the world.
You’d never know it if you saw what was ending up in your landfill.
Gleefully Than Shwe counts the votes in his bogus Constitutional Referendum after taking full advantage of the enormous loss of life. Granted the dead would have voted against this fetid piece of paper anyway. But what ticks me off is the fact it took a cyclone to get the world's attention in the first place. As usual it required dead bloating bodies in numbers hard to ignore before the mainstream media addressed the brutality [of] this military junta. Where is China and their wealth of resources in this time of crisis? Oh, I guess they made nice by climbing a mountain to promote their Blood Olympics.
As the world finally rallies to the aid of millions stricken by the cyclone there is a hint of caution they must know. Sources within Burma have said Than Shwe has and will take all aid and resell them on the black market. The truly needy will not see any aid what so ever. It has been a common practice for this criminal government to take any aid meant for the needy and peddle it to the highest bidder.
[Translated from April 2, 2008 broadcast by Gegenstandpunkt Marburg]
Hunger riots in Haiti, protests in Egypt, flour and bread rationing in Pakistan, a corn shortage making tortillas exorbitant in Mexico, rice shortages in Thailand and the USA, etc....
The establishment of a World Food Authority to control the food supply of the world is a major goal of The Club of Rome's RIO report. This issue is intertwined with exaggerated fears of environmental collapse and the elite's obsession with population control.
CARACAS: Soaring food prices are a "massacre" of the world's poor and are creating a global nutritional crisis, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday, calling it a sign that capitalism is in decline.
What was once thought to be an Asia issue, rice shortage, has hit California, New York and New England as shopper’s line up at markets to buy rice. Some stores are considering rationing the commodity as panicked shoppers buys hundreds of pounds of rice at a time. Some call it sticker shock since the looming rice shortage has increased the price of this once cheap food stuff.
Mark Lynas | New Statesman 17 April 2008
World cereal stocks are at an all-time low, food-aid programmes have run out of money and millions face starvation. Yet wealthy countries persist with plans to use grain for petrol.
With the realization that most of the urban water supplies are sugar coated with drugs that have passed through the intestines of previous drinkers, I have to laugh. This is way too funny, but the stark reality of the chemicals is not. The reality is that many people are on psycho active drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Thorazine and the like. With chemical companies boasting astronomical figures of their use everyone is being sedated by mind altering drugs. Small wonder King George W. Bush failed to address this issue fore this was known way before these drugs were discovered a few short weeks ago.
Agribusiness schemes are at the heart of world hunger problem.
From the heartland of America you would think farmers and truckers are revered but alas such is not the case. For the most part farmers are ignored and forgotten. Truckers are the pocks of society. But the real question is why. Why are these once revered and endeared groups outcasts today?
This month people from across the Lower Mainland will be coming together to take some everyday green action. Modeled on the enormously popular philosopher’s café format, we are bringing together small groups in the community for peer-to-peer problem solving to discuss how we can all significantly reduce our environmental footprint.
Consumers don't know what they're eating because labeling is prohibited, yet the danger is clear. Independently conducted studies show the more of these foods we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health.
WHAT’S YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?
How About Making Some Simple Choices to Reduce Your Waste?
Curious about how much waste we create through our daily snack purchases?
Come check out an impressive trash-art installation that’ll show you!