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Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry

Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Environment, Farming & Gardening with 0 Comments
Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unleash a Billion-Dollar Industry

Last week, the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. #hempgrowing

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To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new study of the global food system underscores the environmental necessity of a massive reduction in meat consumption worldwide.

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The US Senate Passes Legislation to Legalize Hemp

The US Senate Passes Legislation to Legalize Hemp

“I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production. That is why I strongly advocated for this measure to be included in the Farm Bill,” McConnell said in a statement after the farm bill passed the Senate.

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Evidence Grows that Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption May Have Been Caused by Puna Geothermal Venture

Evidence Grows that Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption May Have Been Caused by Puna Geothermal Venture

The surge in volcanic activity in the lower Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii is concentrated in the area surrounding the Puna Geothermal Venture. Scientific data clearly links the unacknowledged fracking activity at the Puna Geothermal Venture as a factor in what is occurring with lava flows and earthquakes.

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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 & Gardening 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 & Gardening 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 & Gardening 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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Nation’s Largest Urban Farm Planned for Pittsburgh

Posted by on September 2, 2017 in Environment, Farming & Gardening 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

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 & Gardening 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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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 & Gardening 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 & Gardening 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 & Gardening 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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Global Fish Stocks Are Practically Depleted: 90% Are “Fully Fished” or “Overfished”

Posted by on July 10, 2016 in Environment, Farming & Gardening, Wildlife with 9 Comments
Global Fish Stocks Are Practically Depleted: 90% Are “Fully Fished” or “Overfished”

Sayings like “there a lot more fish in the sea” may not be as true as they once were. We are depleting our oceans. Read this!

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The Demise of Rainwater

The Demise of Rainwater

Biochemical reactions take place (or, for that matter, do not take place…) at a specific temperature and pH. If the system or environment for that reaction is disturbed with respect to the acidity and temperature, then the reaction itself is interfered with.

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