Farmers will be able to use blacklisted pesticides linked to serious harm in bees, after the UK government temporarily lifted an EU ban. Opponents called the decision “scandalous” and criticised the government’s secrecy, which The Guardian revealed has included gagging its own expert advisers. But prime minister David Cameron defended the move. “We should …

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    We all know big business just wants to make the world a better place, right? Obviously, profits are a secondary concern. So with businesses like Coca-Cola getting involved in farming in Africa, there’s no need to worry at all.     That’s what International Development Secretary Justine Greening would like us to believe. …

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Fighting for people over profits. Terminator seeds could mean a few huge corporations totally control the global food supply. Under pressure from big commercial farms, the Brazilian parliament is about to hold a vote that will allow companies like Monsanto, Bayer, and others to start selling so-called ‘suicide seeds’ to farmers. The genetically modified seeds can only …

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