SchwartzReport: Republicans Seek to Sell Off or Give Away National Forests — Time for States to Repossess Land?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

It is the intention of the Republican Party to see that America’s heritage of national forests be sold for a pittance, or just given away to a small group of corporations. This is so shameful I am amazed that that is not the lead story of the news cycle. But the corporate media doesn’t really seem to think the issue is of much importance, so it doesn’t get much coverage.

CONGRESS PASSES MEASURE TO ALLOW SELLING OFF NATIONAL FORESTS AND OTHER PUBLIC LANDS

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Apr 15

SchwartzReport: Organic Farming Nearly as Productive as Industrial (And Vastly Less Costly)

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

One of the selling points for industrial chemical agriculture is that nothing can equal its productivity. As this report explains, this is not true, and when the pollution and toxicity costs and effects are factored in there really is no contest. We need to completely reassess our agricultural practices, from the subsidies to the actual farming. We are on the wrong track.

Organic Nearly as Productive as Industrial Farming, New Study Says

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Apr 8

SchwartzReport: EPA Blocks New Bee-Killing Pesticides But Protects Existing Pesticides

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is the current state of neonicotinoid regulation in the U.S., and it is rather pathetic. Like DDT even skeptics now have to deal with the research on  neonicotinoids, because the evidence for the harm they do  is overwhelming. But it is easy to see the hand of special interests in this moratorium. Products already on the market are exempted, so the impact for good will be greatly compromised. Through corruption and greed we are tipping into a real crisis in agriculture, a double whammy: drought in the food basket counties in California, and the demise of the bees, essential agents for pollination. I think it is important to note that this regulation only occurred because of citizen action. Enough people were willing to stand up for the life-affirming option to compel this EPA action. We must continue to exert our intention to create non-toxic agriculture and humane husbandry policies that work with the meta-systems of Earth. This is a first step.

EPA issues moratorium on new pesticides that kill birds and bees

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Apr 6

SchwartzReport: GMO = Genetic Damage

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is the latest peer-reviewed research on GMOs and their effects on humans, in this case children.This is a nasty business driven by one imperative: Greed.

Children in GM soy-growing area of Argentina have genetic damage

Media article in Spanish     .     Study in English

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Mar 26