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[30 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
New JubileeUSA Campaign

from Neil Watkins at JubileeUSA –
Jubilee USA can celebrate some real victories over the past few months:
o Following a 3 year campaign by Jubilee USA, the Obama Administration announced in April that it would provide $20 million to cover Haiti’s debt service payments to the World Bank. This means that Haiti will not make any more debt service payments for at least the next year, freeing up millions for desperately needed investments in health, education, and basic services in …

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[30 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
The “Natural” Threat to Organic

from the Organic Consumers Association -
After four decades of hard work, the organic community has built up a $25 billion “certified organic” food and farming sector. This consumer-driven movement, under steady attack by the biotech and Big Food lobby, with little or no help from government, has managed to create a healthy and sustainable alternative to America’s disastrous, chemical and energy-intensive system of industrial agriculture. Organic food and farming represent
However, the $50 billion annual natural food and products industry is threatening to undermine the organic movement by flooding the …