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The Money Farmers

How Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions.

The European Union spends $65 billion a year subsidizing agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.

www.nytimes.com/eu-farm-subsidy-hungary

The bacterial actinidia

Way of Mals

Way of MalsA short outline, from the beginnings until October 2019

Johannes Fragner-Unterpertinger / Hans Perting
Spokesperson and chairman of the social movement

The_Way_of_Mals.pdf

Tomatoes Met Wagner

Intensive farming

Europe must act on intensive farming to save wildlife, scientists say

EU’s agriculture policy needs urgent reform, organisations tell incoming commission president.

The EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) should be overhauled urgently to stop the intensification of farming practices that is leading to a steep decline in wildlife, scientists from across the bloc have urged.
www.theguardian.com/intensive-farming

The Cocktail Effect

© pan-uk.org

UK citizens and the natural environment are being exposed to potentially harmful mixtures of pesticides. These mixtures appear in our food, water and soil and can affect the health of both humans and wildlife. There is a growing body of evidence that pesticides can become more harmful when combined, a phenomenon known as the ‘cocktail effect’.
www.pan-uk.org/the-cocktail-effect

The Malser Jo

The Malser JoA tale to be continued…
The_Malser_Jo.pdf

Un conte de fées avec des conséquences
Le_Malser_Jo.pdf

The Malser Jo in german language

© Hans Perting & Buchwerkstatt, Mals 2019

Important biodiversity

SCIENCE ADVANCES | RESEARCH ARTICLE

A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production

Biodiversity_Ecosystem_Services_Production.pdf

Neonicotinoid pesticides

Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic

When birds migrate, timing is everything. Fly too late, and they miss the peak season for finding good food, a good mate, or a good nest site. But that’s just what may happen to migrants unlucky enough to eat pesticide-laced seeds, new research shows. Toxicologists studying white-crowned sparrows have shown that these large, grayish birds become anorexic after eating neonicotinoid pesticides, causing them to lose weight and delay their southward journeys. The study might apply to other birds as well—and help explain the dramatic songbird decline of recent decades, researchers say.

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Pesticide contamination

Linhart et al. Environmental Science Europe

Pesticide contamination and associated risk factors at public playgrounds near intensively managed apple and wine orchards.

Pesticide-contamination-Suedtirol-Italy.pdf

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