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Mexico Revokes Monsanto’s Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

Posted by on November 25, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Mexico Revokes Monsanto’s Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

Monsanto has lost its permit to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) soy in seven Mexican states, Reuters reported.

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Moving Beyond Gloom and Doom on USDA Organic Standards

Posted by on November 11, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Moving Beyond Gloom and Doom on USDA Organic Standards

Farmers and activists attempt to create new organic standard

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Homeless Activists Go Organic and Feed an Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 31 Comments
Homeless Activists Go Organic and Feed an Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Feeding the homeless has been a major problem for our society. Steven Maxwell shares how an activist group called the ‘Task Force For the Homeless’ thought of an ingenious idea to feed an entire shelter with organic foods from a garden on a rooftop.

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A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 5 Comments
A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Local gardens bring people together who might never become acquainted.

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Nation’s Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

Posted by on September 2, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Nation’s Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

A former 107-acre public housing site in South Pittsburgh’s St. Clair neighborhood is being transformed into a massive urban farm.

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Hard Evidence Shows That Farm Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Hard Evidence Shows That Farm Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

Do you ever eat farmed salmon? If so, read this!

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Why You Should Know About Biodynamic Farming and the Legacy of Rudolf Steiner

Posted by on July 5, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Why You Should Know About Biodynamic Farming and the Legacy of Rudolf Steiner

What sets biodynamic farming apart from organic farming are the principles involving cosmological forces, such as taking moon phases and planetary cycles into account when planting and harvesting, Not only does biodynamic farming provide superior crops both in volume and increased density of nutrients, but biodynamic farms are also completely self-sustaining

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Simple Steps To Make Compost At Home

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 1 Comment
Simple Steps To Make Compost At Home

Any organic matter will eventually break down, but composting increases the breakdown speed. Here’s how to create a DIY compost.

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Don’t Forget About the 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Most Pesticide-Tainted Produce

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming with 0 Comments
Don’t Forget About the 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Most Pesticide-Tainted Produce

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a list of the 12 types of produce that contain the most pesticides.

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GMO “Super Wheat” to be Grown in the UK Despite Fears

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
GMO “Super Wheat” to be Grown in the UK Despite Fears

The British government has approved the planting of a new experimental crop of genetically modified “super wheat” despite fears that it could contaminate other crops and despite opposition from about 30 environmental groups

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IKEA Launches Sustainable DIY Indoor Garden

Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
IKEA Launches Sustainable DIY Indoor Garden

IKEA continually proves itself to be one of the most environmentally-friendly companies on the planet. The Swedish home furnishings retailer introduced a hydroponic garden last year that allows you to grow fresh produce

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The $20 Billion Handout That’s Destroying the Environment

Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
The $20 Billion Handout That’s Destroying the Environment

In the United States, agribusiness takes $20 billion worth of subsidies out of our pockets every year. Hardly any of that supports the production of healthier foods or benefits wildlife, the environment, or the public. But most of us would rather scrub toilets or run marathons than think about it. Meanwhile, agribusiness spent $138 million on lobbying in 2012, and another $90 million on federal campaign contributions to keep those handouts just the way they are.

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The Late John Trudell Explains Why We Need Hemp Now (and Why The World Simply Cannot Survive Without It)

Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
The Late John Trudell Explains Why We Need Hemp Now (and Why The World Simply Cannot Survive Without It)

In simple, direct language, John Trudell explains why a hemp-based economy would be much more advantageous for our world than a fossil-fuels-based economy. The message is especially prescient at a time when Native Americans are engaged in a struggle to prevent oil pipeline progress in America’s wild lands, as hemp offers an incredibly salient alternative to oil.

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Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley Asks the World For Assistance To Save His Garden

Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley Asks the World For Assistance To Save His Garden

The Gangsta Garden has evolved into more than a symbol of healthy change for urban communities including an educational site, a propagation station for more edible landscapes and the formal headquarters for The Ron Finley Project (RFP). Currently, RFP is fighting for their headquarters. The only solution they have been offered is to purchase the property, otherwise… they face eviction. RFP needs to raise $500,000 to #savethegangstagarden. This is not a call for handouts, it is a call to support an idea whose time is long overdue.

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Saving Seeds: Farmers Rise Up Against Industry-Backed Laws that Criminalize Seed Sharing

Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 2 Comments
Saving Seeds: Farmers Rise Up Against Industry-Backed Laws that Criminalize Seed Sharing

New publication by Grain and La Via Campesina documents nefarious ways new laws criminalize seed sharing and the growing peasant movement resisting them.

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