Category Archives: Agriculture

Pay no attention to that crisis behind the Euro


Private Eye, no. 1315, p.12 – ‘The Agri Brigade’ – of interest to the Irish state’s farmers; think the Euro is so great for your business?: … farmers within the eurozone represent UK farmers’ most important competitors… It is a … Continue reading

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Irish Economic Pravda latest: Fire in downtown Moscow makes way for glorious new tractor factory!


Ok. How do we square this: Irish Times / Vines & Watson – Markets are making the wrong call on Ireland’s debt; Constantin Gurdiev – 23/08/2011: Trade Figures for June – an awesome performance by the sector; With this… … … Continue reading

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Deadline August 2013: social unrest will sweep planet if food price trend not reversed – Physics ArXiv Blog


Two links via John Robb / Global Guerillas; Physics ArXiv blog – The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps … Continue reading

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Gaza Prison Camp: some background info


US Boat to Gaza: “This is the ‘Freedom Ride’ of this era” Fifty years ago, on May 4, 1961, the first bus of the Freedom Rides left Washington D.C. headed to New Orleans, with people committed to challenging segregation. The … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (13)


PlanetArk – Analysis: Wood Fuel Poised To Be Next Global Commodity; MSNBC.com – Drought in US, EU stressing crops, farmers; U.S. wheat prices are on their way to their biggest weekly gain; Financial Times blog, “Beyond BRICS” – Locusts: looming … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (11)


Commodity Online – The end of cheap energy is here: IEA: The International Energy Agency warned that it won’t be easy to reverse the rise in energy prices because it’s getting harder to access and exploit conventional resources. “The age … Continue reading

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Water (2)


Huffington Post – Libya: Oil and Water Mix?: One of the less well known projects undertaken by Gadhafi is “The Great Man-Made River Scheme,” a huge technological plan to shift fresh water from ancient underground aquifers… in the Sahara Desert … Continue reading

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IMF: “higher food prices significantly increase the incidence of civil conflict” – Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (10)


Stock & Land (Australia) – Global irrigated food, fibre commods hit record highs Reuters (Africa) – Grains Week Ahead – Big appetite for corn needs curbing Wall Street Journal – World Bank Shifts Focus to Security in Poor Nations ArabianBusiness.com … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (9)


Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD / Sinn Féin – Government must address fuel poverty crisis: “2,500 households have had their gas and electricity cut off in the first two months of the year. 150,000 ESB customers are experiencing debt difficulties and … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (8)


New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz – Slavery at sea exposed: Secret papers reveal the government has allowed fishermen from poor countries to be exploited in New Zealand waters. Workers are fishing in rusting boats turned into high seas sweatshops… The government papers … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (7)


ZeroHedge – Gaddafi Starts Bombarding His Own Oil Fields John Robb / Global Guerillas – JOURNAL: Oil > $100 Crunch time ahead (again)?: All of the excessively financial leverage and fraudulent derivative wealth we had during the last melt down … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (6)


Reuters – Libya rebels may sell first oil cargo this week PlanetArk – Analysis; Political support may be holding for nuclear power and offshore oil: A theory of “Peak Everything” suggests we are running short of vital assets such as … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (5)


CNBC – Jim Rogers: Oil to Rise; Nuclear Energy Will Come Back Business Insider – Deutsche Bank: “It’s Not Just Food And Energy Inflation Anymore” New York Times – Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags Bloomberg – Food Commodities … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (4)


Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD – Government must address fuel poverty crisis: Speaking in the Dáil this morning Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Social Protection Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on the Government to take urgent action on the fuel poverty crisis … Continue reading

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Food / Agriculture


UPDATE – The Telegraph – North Korea’s food stocks running dry, UN warns: North Korea’s government food distribution programme will run dry in May and put one-quarter of the country’s 24 million people at risk of starvation, the United Nations … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Water


Huffington Post – Libya: Oil and Water Mix?: One of the less well known projects undertaken by Gadhafi is “The Great Man-Made River Scheme,” a huge technological plan to shift fresh water from ancient underground aquifers… in the Sahara Desert … Continue reading

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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living


The Independent (UK) – The price of food is at the heart of this wave of revolutions: No one saw the uprisings coming, but their deeper cause isn’t hard to fathom BBC / David McWilliams – Interview on: the economic … Continue reading

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Le Monde Diplomatique: the Spirit of ’48 (2)


From Robert Zaretsky at Le Monde Diplomatique – Revolution: 1848 and 2011: The dead weight of brutal and autocratic rulers; a young and professional middle class deprived not just of liberty, but jobs; a deep and persistent economic crisis; and … Continue reading

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Charles Glass: the Spirit of ’48


From Charles Glass at TakiMag – Spirit of 1848: The 2011 Middle Eastern revolutions followed sudden spikes in food prices, with the cost of wheat in Egypt rising nearly 70 percent over the past year, that made basic necessities unaffordable … Continue reading

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‘American Conservative’ magazine: “Wreck of the Irish – What America can learn from Ireland’s meltdown”


From The American Conservative – Wreck of the Irish: What America can learn from Ireland’s meltdown – … most of the Irish I talk to have mixed feelings about the Celtic Tiger: no one regrets making more money, building new … Continue reading

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Martin Ferris: Sugarbeet Shafted to Sweeten Screwy Shyster Schemes


And where was our Minister for Agriculture? AWOL – plus ça change… From SinnFéin.ie – Ferris claims that sugar industry was sacrificed to property developers: January 11, 2011 The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD claimed today that … Continue reading

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Irish Central: For an Alliance of the North Atlantic Corridor


From Geraldine O’Connell Cusack, writing at Irish Central – What Ireland can learn from Iceland’s economic recovery: Great Britain and Denmark, though members of the EU, have chosen to remain outside the European Monetary Union.  They have retained their own … Continue reading

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Ó Snodaigh: Irish Lucky Luciano’s Burned Down Sugar Industry


Before the Irish Independent finally caught up on the wholesale scam and the massive criminal torch-job that was the trashing of the Irish Sugar industry (by gangsters in suits who tried to blame the EU), Martin Ferris and Aengus Ó … Continue reading

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Irish Independent: Greencore’s Enablers Shafted Irish Agriculture


From John Shirley at The Irish Independent: In the midst of our worst financial crisis and with the IMF in town, we got only spin and codology from cabinet ministers Ahern and Dempsey. Alongside this came the revelation from the … Continue reading

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