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  1. The Canada Metals story: A chronology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1980
    The ongoing struggle against lead pollution in South Riverdale.
  2. Canadian Polar Commission
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. Chemicals in your water: A little is too much
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    There is reason to be concerned about the increasing amounts of chemicals in our water.
  4. Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
  5. Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less 'interference', and about a compliant right-wing government only too eager to give them what they want.
  6. Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
  7. GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. But GM agriculture is not 'feeding the world', nor has it been designed to do so. The choice for farmers between a technology based on broken promises and conventional non-GMO agriculture is no choice at all.
  8. The Great Lakes Primer
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    An introduction to the environmental problems faced by the Great Lakes.
  9. Marx as a Food Theorist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
  10. Mercury Poisoning
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Quaker involvement with the issue of mercury poisoning at White Dog and Grassy Narrows Reserves.
  11. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  12. Muddying the waters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
  13. 150 years of dirty water
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    Toronto's water has been polluted pretty much since the city was founded - but that doesn't mean we should put up with it.
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter June 26, 2017
    Public Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
  15. Palestinian farmers face settler terror
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Jewish settlers have a long history of terrorising olive farmers, and they are now increasingly resorting to a worrying tactic: poisoning Palestinian water sources.
  16. Six Nations and Dundalk Fight Corporate Crap
    Why We Should All Support Their Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Dundalk is situated at the highest elevation in Ontario, the headwaters of both the Grand and Saugeen rivers, and sits on land deeded to the Six Nations through the Haldimand Proclamation of 1763. Despite the ecological importance of the region and the outstanding land claim, the municipal council and a corporation are attempting to force through a plan to build a “bio-solids” processing facility just a stone’s throw from the town.

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