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by Bjinse on Mon Nov 27th, 2017 at 09:13:20 PM EST
EU renews glyphosate for five years as Germany swings the balance
"They have turned a deaf ear to the demand of the European Parliament to phase out glyphosate. But they have also turned a deaf ear to more than a million Europeans who signed a petition to ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides."

EC has not published Appeals Committee vote result, much less by country, vindicating euractiv cynicism.

Greenpeace EU helpfully confirms.
: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, UK
No: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and Malta
ABSTAINING: Portugal

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 28th, 2017 at 02:18:08 AM EST
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Zimbabwe's land reform ten years on: new study dispels the myths
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Dec 1st, 2017 at 03:03:05 AM EST
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Thanks for that link. I always smelled a whiff of capitalist moral panic in the reporting about Zimbabwe's land distribution, but figured that a government as thoroughly corrupt as that of Mugabe could have messed up anything. "Widely variable, but with moderate gains for small farmers" is entirely unsurprising, and also would be largely invisible on too many economy development indexes which prioritize linkages with national and international markets over rural people eating.
by Zwackus on Sat Dec 2nd, 2017 at 05:27:40 AM EST
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