"Indeed, 90 percent of the world’s wheat has little or no protection against the Ug99 race of P. graminis. If nothing is done to slow the pathogen, famines could soon become the norm — from the Red Sea to the Mongolian steppe — as Ug99 annihilates a crop that provides a third of our calories.
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posted by SpringAquifer
on Mar 1, 2010 -
It seems increasingly more likely that Saddam Hussein's regime was getting kickbacks
from the Australian Wheat Board
and, worse still, the Australian Government may have known about it
. This major scandal is causing big headaches for the Australian Government and is emerging as a diplomatic sore point between the US and one of its strongest Iraq War allies. The Australian Opposition is calling for the official inquiry into the matter, the Cole Inquiry, to be widened
, whilst in the US, several US senators
including Norm Coleman
and Patty Murray
are demanding answers whilst simultaneously calling for a ban on Australian wheat. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Feb 1, 2006 -
I LOVE SHREDDED WHEAT: A collectible site for The shredded Wheat Company, niagara Falls, NY - and its predecessors and successors - [A collectors’ Site, with no connection to any corporation]
posted by mwhybark
on Apr 2, 2005 -
This isn't about agriculture.
Today, twelve prairie farmers have surrendered themselves to RCMP, rather than pay a fine for their illegal activities. Their mutual crime was choosing to export their wheat crop independently
, rather than through the Canadian Wheat Board
. Are state-run agricultural monopolies appropriate, especially when their authority is exerted unevenly throughout the country? Do you think the action taken by these farmers is justified?
posted by vesper
on Oct 31, 2002 -