Farming

Win! Industrial Hemp Now Legal in North Carolina

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 34 Comments
Win! Industrial Hemp Now Legal in North Carolina

North Carolina will now be able to process a whopping 40 million pounds of hemp each year, paving way for long-awaited production and employment opportunities.

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Harvard Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples Tested

Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
Harvard Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples Tested

The Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) issue you keep hearing about (that is killing our bees and butterflies), just got real again with a study from Harvard.

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More Bad News For Monsanto: Job Cuts Plus 3 R&D Centers To Close

Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
More Bad News For Monsanto: Job Cuts Plus 3 R&D Centers To Close

With more and more consumers looking for non-GMO food, the heyday for Monsanto biotech patented seed just might be coming to an end. With a reduction in market share Monsanto has decided to do 2,600 job cuts and close 3 of their R&D centers.

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Watch How this Incredible Public Food Park Feeds 200,000 a Month

Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Farming, Health with 15 Comments
Watch How this Incredible Public Food Park Feeds 200,000 a Month

It is becoming more apparent that we need to begin reclaiming our food supply through small-scale, wide-spread farming practices. We can no longer rely on Big Food to supply us with the nutritious food we need, and we certainly can’t rely on mega chemical companies like Monsanto to feed us with their genetically modified creations. This is why countless communities are embracing the giving art of local farms and supporting local food businesses. One Incredible Edible park in Irvine, California, formerly 7.5 acres of wasted space, is now an edible park that feeds 200,000 people every month!

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More Magnetic Storms, Significant Fracking Danger | S0 News August 29, 2015

Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Earth & Space, Farming with 0 Comments
More Magnetic Storms, Significant Fracking Danger | S0 News August 29, 2015

Earth and Space News August 29, 2015: Space weather – sun-diving comet did not survive; Earthquake watch; Human Development Could be Harmed by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Released During Natural Gas Extraction (Fracking); Global weather – Arctic storm, Tropical Storm Erika update

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Are Organic Farms Worse When It Comes to Greenhouse Gases?

Posted by on August 2, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Are Organic Farms Worse When It Comes to Greenhouse Gases?

Organic farming earned some negative press recently with the publication of a paper that linked it to higher greenhouse emissions, but the truth is a little more complex.

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Dig This: Gardener Supplies Local Restaurants From His Small, No-Dig Garden (VIDEO)

Dig This: Gardener Supplies Local Restaurants From His Small, No-Dig Garden (VIDEO)

Learn as Charles explains the ideas behind no-dig growing, (replicating nature through mulching and minimal soil disturbance), from his various experimental raised beds, as well as the importance of soil.

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“Smart” Villages Incorporate High-Tech and Sustainable Agriculture

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 5 Comments
“Smart” Villages Incorporate High-Tech and Sustainable Agriculture

Utilizing high-tech construction to create ecological ‘smart-villages,’ many rural families can expect to increase their monthly income 3-fold while living in an integrated, sustainable farm system that includes a communal farming operation of aquaponics, grain-fields watered from the fish tanks with ‘high-cost’ plants, trees, and special technology in ‘autopots’ that reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers.

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This Couple Is Giving Away an Organic Farm and $20,000 To The Best 200-Word Essay

Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 1 Comment
This Couple Is Giving Away an Organic Farm and $20,000 To The Best 200-Word Essay

Paul and Leslie Spell are the husband and wife owners and operators of Humble Heart Farms in northern Alabama, near the Tennessee border, and they’re moving, along with their 14-year-old son, to join some friends in Costa Rica. Rather than just sell the farm, they’re running a contest to see who can write the best 200-word essay, explaining why they should take over.

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11 Attacks on Human Health – Accident or Global Depopulation Slow Kill?

11 Attacks on Human Health – Accident or Global  Depopulation Slow Kill?

People are suffering more than ever from a host of chronic conditions and illnesses that can wreck even the healthiest and strongest of us. To be sick is the new normal, and to be healthy is outstanding and unusual. Concerned citizens are battling grassroots struggles on all fronts; yet, at the top levels of society the corruption, gross negligence, and seeming incompetence continue unabated, ensuring that important decisions always favor the health of corporations and special interests.

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New Analysis: “GE Crops Have Done NOTHING To Improve Global Food Security”; Here’s How to Increase Production & Reduce Waste Without GMOs

New Analysis: “GE Crops Have Done NOTHING To Improve Global Food Security”; Here’s How to Increase Production & Reduce Waste Without GMOs

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a new analysis on Tuesday debunking the myth that genetically engineered crops (often called GMOs) will be crucial to “feeding the world” as the population soars. My report takes a hard look at recent research and concludes that so far, GE crops have done nothing to improve global food security – and there’s little reason to think that they will any time soon.

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Is This a Major Turning Point in the Battle Against Pesticides & GMOs?

Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
Is This a Major Turning Point in the Battle Against Pesticides & GMOs?

When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market, it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display. We have just witnessed such an event during the interview of high-profile GMO advocate Patrick Moore. Additionally, this viral video has exploded in popularity giving yet another sign, along with recoiling public dollars, that genetically modified organisms are not wanted. In it, Moore does a near perfect job in less than two minutes to show the world the unempathetic, hypocritical face of the biotech/GMO industry stripped of all spin, lies, and deception.

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Ever Notice That Gardening Makes You Happy? Here’s The Science On Why

Ever Notice That Gardening Makes You Happy? Here’s The Science On Why

Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study that has been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. The serotonin boost that is provided by this bacteria, might also aid our learning abilities.

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Vertical Farming Crop Yields That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted by on March 8, 2015 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
Vertical Farming Crop Yields That Will Blow Your Mind

Read how this city is setting an example by building a massive greenhouse to benefit their community.

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May the Forks Be With You: Open-Source Mini-Farm Grow Box

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
May the Forks Be With You: Open-Source Mini-Farm Grow Box

Health Ranger Mike Adams reveals the Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow Box at the Health Freedom Expo in Naples, FL. Adams is releasing this technology to the public for free as an open-source project to promote the decentralization of healthy food production.

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