After enormous lobbying efforts, Monsanto’s GMO soybeans, treated with Roundup, became the country’s largest export, as cancer rates and other health issues skyrocketed.

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What on earth can we do to help? It shocked and saddened me to the core when I heard a few days ago about the huge fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. Not only had I heard nothing about it on the news, I was also totally at a loss as to what was causing […]

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By Stabroek News Editorial- October 24, 2019 . News this week that transgressors had recently been caught performing illegal logging and mining in the Iwokrama rainforest should raise the ire in all of us. How utterly ignorant and selfish it is to choose to perpetrate these actions in an area set aside for conservation. The Iwokrama […]

via Guyana: In praise of the The Iwokrama Centre for Rainforest Conservation- commentary — Guyanese Online

By Nika Knight, Thanks to Anti Media (COMMONDREAMS) After learning that they would be excluded from an official state of emergency declared in the wake of two catastrophic oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon, members of the Wampis community of Mayuriaga stopped a helicopter from taking off late Sunday evening and held 8 officials hostage […]

via Amazon Tribe Takes Government Officials Hostage Over Devastating Oil Spill — Openhearted Rebellion