It would offer land use incentives to developers who build rooftop gardens, green spaces or install environmentally friendly technology on top of their buildings.
Raw milk drinkers are outraged that Wisconsin DATCP is bringing criminal charges against a farmer who serves a private buying club. Do citizens have a right to contract with a producer and grow food to their own standards? That is what is at stake in this case.
Dairy farmers had quite a marketing plan back in the 1980’s that made them more than 13 billion dollars in recent years. With commercials touting milk mustaches and encouraging little kids to drink their milk (even if it’s chocolate, and full of refined sugar), should we question if cow’s milk is really that ‘good’ for the body?
Big factory farms are so desperate to keep you from seeing images like these that they’re pressuring lawmakers to restrict the freedoms of speech and press.
Industrial agriculture is threatening the existence of small farmers growing corn in Mexico and Guatemala; potatoes in Peru and the Andes; rice in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia. These small farmers maintain the reservoir for adaptation of crops to new insects, new pests, and climate change.
FarmedHere’s CEO Jolanta Hardej runs the nation’s largest indoor vertical farm, which had its grand opening in Chicago this week.
The U.S. government, in all its wisdom, treats hemp and marijuana in the same manner. Despite one offering no psychoactive effects (hemp) and the other offering psychoactive effects (marijuana), both are against the law. While several states have passed laws to allow the growing of hemp, the federal government has stood firm on the ban for decades, and continues to do so. The time has passed for the feds to come off their high horse and get a dose of reality; it’s time to legalize industrial hemp.
As of 2012, almost 50% of US farms had superweeds. Many US farmers, go to a strategy called “burndown,” which is just as bad as it sounds. You use something a lot stronger than Roundup to kill those weeds…
Monsanto insists that farmers are prohibited from saving “second generation” seeds used after a preliminary harvest because those seeds, like the original, are resistant to herbicides and could thus be used for multiple grow seasons without a license. According to Bloomberg News, Justice Stephen Breyer seemed to agree with that interpretation during Tuesday’s hearing and told Mr. Bowman’s lawyer, “What [the law] prohibits is making a copy of the patented invention, and that is what he did.”
The meat industry now consumes a staggering four-fifths of all antibiotics, totally 29.9 billion annually.
Could a federal ban on hemp production soon be lifted? One of Americas most powerful Senators is now backing that idea and throwing his support behind a bill that could mean an economic boom for Kentucky. So what exactly is hemp and why was it been banned in the United States in the first place? Ben Swann has the Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.
Kentucky was America’s leading hemp producer in the early 19th century. Now, 200 years later, after a historic election for drug policy has led to a shift for marijuana policy reform in America, Kentucky lawmakers are taking steps to revive the crop.
Rodale concludes that farming must move away from using unsustainable, increasingly unaffordable, petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides and turn to “organic, regenerative farming systems that sustain and improve the health of the world population, our soil, and our environment.”
Off and on over the last three years or so, his chickens have been eating a specially milled diet laced with oregano oil and a touch of cinnamon. Mr. Sechler swears by the concoction as a way to fight off bacterial diseases that plague meat and poultry producers without resorting to antibiotics, which some experts say can be detrimental to the humans who eat the meat.