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Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

California state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity in October 2014 revealed that the oil industry had illegally dumped almost three billion gallons of wastewater from fracking (hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas) into central California aquifers. According to the Center for Biological Diversity report, the leaking occurred through at least nine injection disposal wells used by the oil industry to dispose of contaminated waste.

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Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing (Project Censored #4)

Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing (Project Censored #4)

In January 2000, the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia, shut down the city in protest against the privatization of their municipal water system, which had resulted in rate hikes that doubled or tripled their water bills. In February of that year, Pacific News Service correspondent Jim Shultz broke the story in the Western press with “A War Over Water,” his firsthand reports of clashes between riot police and protesters

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Virginia Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 8 Comments
Virginia Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

The vote to legalize hemp farming in Virginia sets the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 6 Comments
Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Birth defects, premature births, endocrine disruption, cancer, Parkinson’s—why are we doing this to our kids? According to a new study published in the journal Endocrinology, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births.

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Coffee Apocalypse Coming? Demand and Brazilian Drought Point to ‘Yes’

Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 8 Comments
Coffee Apocalypse Coming? Demand and Brazilian Drought Point to ‘Yes’

Freakish weather in Brazil the country that is the largest producer of coffee, means less beans along with a projected increase in global demand. Buckle guys for global coffee shortage.

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World’s Small Farmers Fighting Back as World Trade Organization Pushes Corporate Agenda

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 1 Comment
World’s Small Farmers Fighting Back as World Trade Organization Pushes Corporate Agenda

The WTO is aiming to strengthen a ‘corporate-driven free trade regime’ while ignoring solutions that would protect small-scale farmers and increase food security. The small farmers have robustly fighting back though.

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Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

A comprehensive pair of reports by dozens of researchers convened by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) offered “a damning critique of geoengineering,” according to Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones. Highly controversial, geoengineering refers to technological efforts to counteract global warming by altering the atmosphere’s chemical composition.

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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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“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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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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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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Look What This No-Till Method is Doing for Mid-Scale Farmers

Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
Look What This No-Till Method is Doing for Mid-Scale Farmers

The mini-documentary, Under Cover Farmers, follows three mid-scale farmers who stopped tilling their soil and started planting diverse cover crops. The amazing results were immediate. This no-till method reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation, herbicides, and fertilizers for growers of cash crops like corn, soybeans, and cotton.

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