Sikkim vann FN:s pris för bästa policy – första delstaten i världen att helt förbjuda pesticider — TV Hälsa – 20 September, 2019

(TV-Hälsa)  Sikkim, en mindre delstat i Indien var den första att gå över till helt ekologisk jordbruk redan 2016. Turismen ökade med 70 procent, och marken har blivit helt återställd. Människor över hela världen har besökt platsen, där över 4,500 olika växtarter och sällsynta vilda djur lever i ett blomstrande ekosystem. →

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The World Lost a Belgium-Size Area of Old Growth Rainforest in 2018 — Waking Times – April 26, 2019

The World Lost a Belgium-Size Area of Old Growth Rainforest in 2018

Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay
Waking Times

  • Newly released data indicate the tropics lost around 120,000 square kilometers (around 46,300 square miles) of tree cover last year – or an area of forest the size of Nicaragua.
  • The data indicate 36,400 square kilometers of this loss – an area the size of Belgium – occurred in primary forest. This number is an increase over the annual average, and the third-highest amount since data collection began.
  • Indonesia primary forest loss dropped to the lowest level recorded since 2002. Brazil’s numbers are also down compared to the last two years, but still higher than the 18-year average.
  • Meanwhile, primary rainforest deforestation appears to be on the rise elsewhere. Colombia recorded the highest level since measurement began at the beginning of the century. Madagascar had the highest proportion of its tropical forest lost in 2018; Ghana experienced the biggest proportional change over 2017.

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How Monsanto Destroys Farming (and the Lives of Farmers) — Humans Are Free – July 3, 2018

“Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.” — Henry KissingerMonsanto’s talk of ‘technology’ tries to hide its real objectives of control over seed through genetic engineering.“Monsanto is an agricultural company. … We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more.….Read more & short video

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