Penn State Professor Demands More Control Over Agriculture Because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall But stops short or demanding collectivisation under a central government climate planning authority. New climate change report underscores the need to manage land for the short and long term August 12, 2019 9.11pm AESTChris E. Forest Professor of Climate Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes…

Fraud and corruption bring big payoffs

California judges provide stage for kangaroo court justice over Roundup weedkiller Paul Driessen San Francisco area juries have awarded cancer patients some $80 million each, based on claims that the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, caused their cancer – and that Bayer-Monsanto negligently or deliberately failed to warn consumers that the glyphosate it manufactures is…

Record Cold Cripples Food Crops: Future Food Security at Risk

by Vijay Jayaraj Are we putting ourselves at risk by not weighing the risks of cold weather appropriately? And have we, out of our negligence, rendered the agricultural sector susceptible to disaster in the event of an unexpected cooling? After an unusually cold spring and summer this year hampered crop growth across the Northern Hemisphere,…

For bee alarmists, Groundhog Day comes in June

Will activists finally admit their sins and break out of their pesticide-blaming time loop? Paul Driessen Did you think Goundhog Day only comes in February? For anti-insecticide zealots and others in the environmentalist movement who’ve been preoccupied for years with bees and “colony collapse disorder,” it actually comes every June. That’s when the Bee Informed…

The Setup is like 1315

Guest Commentary by David Archibald The area planted for corn and soybeans this season is well below historic averages. This was mostly due to waterlogged fields and flooding which precluded planting. The planting windows for corn and soybeans are now closed. The USDA crop progress reports provide weekly updates by state. For example this is…

Wheat myth debunked

The pervasive myth that intensive breeding has made modern wheat cultivars weaker and more dependent on pesticides and fertilisers is debunked by a major new study University of Queensland The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers is debunked by new research published in Nature Plants today. Lead author…

A Warning from the Dead

Guest post by David Archibald Following on from this post on the effect of excess water in the Midwest affecting planting, this graphic shows rainfall in the 30 days up to 26th May: Figure 1: Rainfall in the Midwest in the 30 days to 26th May. One place had almost an inch a day on…