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1 vs. 99: Keystone XL seizes private US land for oil to China

Canadian oil firm sues to seize US land for Keystone XL oil headed to China

By Rady Ananda

The NYTimes reports that TransCanada, a Canadian oil company, promises to confiscate private land from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, and has already filed nearly 60 lawsuits against private US citizens who refuse to allow the Keystone XL pipeline on their property, even though the controversial project has yet to receive federal approval.

“Randy Thompson, a cattle buyer in Nebraska, was informed that if he did not grant pipeline access to 80 of the 400 acres left to him by his mother along the Platte River, ‘Keystone will use eminent domain to acquire the easement.’”

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Mexico to Strengthen Local Food Production

By Bernana.com

Food imports in Mexico have increased from 10 to 40 percent in the last decade. And more than 70 percent of food consumed by Mexicans comes from the United States, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

However, the USDA reports that the volume of U.S. sales to Mexico of grains such as corn, sorghum, barley, rye and oats could increase by 60.6 percent to stand at 16.7 million tonnes by 2020.

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