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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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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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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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New Technology Explores Using Light Instead of Chemicals To Control Pests

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New Technology Explores Using Light Instead of Chemicals To Control Pests

Scientists have known for more than a century that ultraviolet (UV) light can kill microbes, making it useful for purifying water, food and even air. But thanks to the advancement of LEDs and lasers in the past two decades, we can now make light do things that would have seemed impossible a century ago.

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Why Regenerative Farming is the Best Way to Go For a Healthier Planet

Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Why Regenerative Farming is the Best Way to Go For a Healthier Planet

Regenerative agriculture comprises an array of techniques that rebuild soil and, in the process, sequester carbon.

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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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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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Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope

It has been declared ‘the International Year of the Soil,’ but the year ahead, according to Dr. Vandana Shiva, will also see key developments in the global fight to overthrow corporate power with true democracy

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Meet the Pro Football Player Who Forfeited $37 Million To Become a Local Farmer

Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Farming, Health with 1 Comment
Meet the Pro Football Player Who Forfeited $37 Million To Become a Local Farmer

Dropping a $37 million contract and a lifestyle in professional sports, a major NFL center has now chosen to feed his community with sustainable farming over the pursuit of millions through passes and fumbles. And he says he is much happier with the decision.

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The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Just over a week ago, the executive director of the Rodale Institute, Mark ‘Coach’ Smallwood, set out from the group’s research farm in eastern Pennsylvania on a 160-mile journey to Washington, DC with a walking stick, a brimmed hat, and a simple but profound message: We can not only stop climate change. We can reverse it.

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Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

The Anderson Campus at St. Luke’s has more than 300 acres of farmland, much of which had historically been farmed conventionally with crops like corn and soy. The hospital administration recognized the impact that providing fresh, local organic produce could have on patient health and approached Rodale Institute to transition the land to organic and farm vegetables to be used in patient meals as well as in the cafeteria.

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Seeds of Freedom – Vandana Shiva

Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
Seeds of Freedom – Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva: If we have to survive as a species, we need to reclaim our commons — of seed, of climate, of knowledge and resist the privatization of every aspect of life.

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Today’s Peasant Movement – Sophisticated, Threatened, and Our Best Hope for Survival

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Farming, Health with 1 Comment
Today’s Peasant Movement – Sophisticated, Threatened, and Our Best Hope for Survival

Peasants proudly and powerfully put forward effective strategies to feed the planet and limit the damages wrought by industrial agriculture. What’s more, they understand the connections between complex trade and economic systems

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