MARIJUANA NEWS, ROOTS, AND CULTURE FROM HUMBOLDT AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES……….. ~EMERALD TRIANGLE NEWS AGENCY 2011~ EMERALD TRIANGLE, CALIFORNIA
Seeds of Freedom
Seeds of Freedomcharts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.
The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro-biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.
Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how corporate agenda has driven the take over of seed in order to make vast profit and control of the food global system.
Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the USA," 1921
Ngaio Bealum joins us to discuss the effects of the West Coast medical marijuana crackdown, promoting May 20 Portland Mt. Tabor Theater show; Dave Bienenstock from HIGH TIMES with a preview of the newsstand issue and San Francisco's Medical Cannabis Cup; music by The Effinays
Live report from attorneys Lance Rogers and Michael Cindrich at the San Diego NORML protest of DEA abuse of Daniel Chong; highlights from the DFW NORML Cinco de Mota march; Rant: Debunking No on I-502 Misinformation, Again.
North Coast Journal, 18 Dec 2014 - Why do activists flock to the Emerald Cup, as Tim Blake tells the Journal in this weeks' issue? It crosses my mind - somewhat pessimistically, I will admit - that marijuana activism is relatively easy. It's not a difficult position to take, that weed is a relatively harmless drug. It doesn't take a leap to im […]
North Coast Journal, 18 Dec 2014 - Cultures Collide As an Industry in Transition Celebrates Harvest A few days before the Emerald Cup, Casey O'Neill, the proprietor of Happy Day Farms in Laytonville, was feeling confident. Well, maybe not confident about his chances of winning a trip to Jamaica, the cup's top prize for marijuana bud - he was going […]
The Chico News & Review, 18 Dec 2014 - Re "Pot 'O money" (Downstroke, Dec. 11): California NORML objects strenuously to Butte County's requirement that medical marijuana be cultivated in a contiguous space, and to the proposed "Stay in the Box" campaign advanced by the Butte County Sheriff's Office to ensure compliance […]
Sacramento News & Review, 18 Dec 2014 - As usual I am late on my holiday shopping. Any ideas? - -P. Rocrastinator I find a hug is always an appropriate gift. OK, not always, but don't worry, friend. There is still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for your cannabis-loving compatriots. Vaporizers are all the rage these days. I like the PAX (www […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 18 Dec 2014 - A memo released last week by the Justice Department said it would allow marijuana to be grown and sold on Indian reservations. But local tribal leaders weren't interested in pursuing the option. Two tribes in the Oroville area, the Mooretown Rancheria and Tyme Maidu, said they had only recently heard of the announc […]
SF Weekly, 17 Dec 2014 - LAWYERS, GAZA, AND MARIJUANA Alcohol and marijuana do not mix. Just ask Lagunitas: In 2006, the Petaluma-based microbrewer's weekly beer tastings went on an infamous hiatus after state liquor officers discovered some of those drinking there were also smoking marijuana (let's hope ABC never pays a visit to the Zeitgeist back […]
The Press Democrat, 15 Dec 2014 - In a sign of the burgeoning marijuana cultivation industry and its mainstream acceptance, an estimated 10,000 people flocked to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds over the weekend to honor the growers behind some of the finest and most powerful strains of pot in Northern California. The Emerald Cup, now in its second year in Sant […]
Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec 2014 - Despite 2013's Measure D, under which only about 135 existing medical marijuana dispensaries have permission to stay open in Los Angeles, the city has continued to issue tax registration certificates to new pot shops and keeps collecting business taxes from some 450 dispensaries. Talk about mixed messages. While the city […]
San Diego Union Tribune, 12 Dec 2014 - As you alluded to ("Is Vista tougher on med pot than San Diego?" Nov. 24), it appears the flaw in the city attorney's numbers of closed pot shops is that he is using many of the closings that came in great part with the help of U.S. attorney letters to landlords. However, we want San Diego City Attorney J […]