Agriculture, Beverages & Food

The tiny indigenous Kofan community of Santa Rosa de Guamuez in Colombia had it hard enough with pressures from settlers on their reservation, without Roundup Ultra containing Cosmoflux 411F, a weedkiller that is being sprayed on their villages in a concentration 100 times more powerful than is permitted in the United States.
Precision farming: high tech corporate responsibility or agribusiness expansion? We look at the use of satellites and new technology in farming.
On September 20th, 2002, the U.S. Government will hold a public hearing on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Nashville, TN. This hearing takes place three weeks before the next round of negotiations, and is a great opportunity to let the Administration know that the public wants a strong global tobacco treaty.
Mordechai Orian, president of Global Horizons, a Los Angeles-based labor recruiter, was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for "engaging in a conspiracy to commit forced labor and document servitude" of some 400 Thai citizens who were brought to work on farms in the U.S.
A new PAN North America report reveals that several widely-used pesticides are regularly found in California air far from where they are applied at concentrations that significantly exceed levels deemed "safe" by regulatory agencies
Members of the Upper Midwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering (GrainRAGE) shut down the international headquarters of Cargill today. Before employees arrived this morning, GrainRAGE members in white biohazard suits and respirators blocked the road into the Cargill compound with cars and their bodies.