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Let’s Make 2018 the Year We Rise Up and Regenerate Mother Earth!

Posted by on January 7, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Let’s Make 2018 the Year We Rise Up and Regenerate Mother Earth!

Planet Earth will survive in one form or another, no matter what damage we humans inflict on it. The question is, will we survive with it? Or will we destroy Earth’s ability to sustain life, all life, as we know it? Exercising our purchasing power to move markets toward regeneration is one way consumers can propel the Regeneration Movement forward.

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Students Learn Organic Farming, Sell Thousands of Pounds of Produce After Internship

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 9 Comments
Students Learn Organic Farming, Sell Thousands of Pounds of Produce After Internship

As part of the growing need to find sustainable ways to provide organic, quality food for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors, more young people have become interested in organic farming. Now new programs are teaching children the importance of self-sustainable farming, and how to farm using age-old techniques.

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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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Could This Food & Farming Model Work for Everyone?

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Could This Food & Farming Model Work for Everyone?

A pragmatic model for bringing together local and regional food production and consumption, from an early pioneer of UK organic farming

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Denmark Launches Huge Organic Venture To Double Organic Farming by 2020

Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Denmark Launches Huge Organic Venture To Double Organic Farming by 2020

Over in Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country. Excitingly, the new strategy involves doubling organic farming in order to serve more organic food in the nation’s public institutions.

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Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots

Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots

We must all become climate hawks, peace activists, conscious consumers, environmental conservationists, and advocates for renewable energy. But most important of all we must become advocates and campaigners for regenerative organic farming, ranching, and land use.

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How You Can Travel the World & Learn About Organic Farming At The Same Time

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
How You Can Travel the World & Learn About Organic Farming At The Same Time

WWOOFING for the uninitiated is an acronym for Willing Workers on Organic Farms. The simple idea behind the concept is to promote awareness of ecological farming practices by living and working on organic farms.

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Yes, We Can Achieve Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by on August 7, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Yes, We Can Achieve Regenerative Agriculture

While agriculture is the foundation of civilization and of any stable economy, it is also, when poorly practiced, the most destructive industry—even more so than coal mining. Restoring ecological function, in part through regenerative agriculture, is the only way we will survive.

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Win! EPA Denies Farmers’ Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide

Win! EPA Denies Farmers’ Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide

Victory! The EPA was urged by public health advocates, environmental groups, and organic farmers alike to deny an ’emergency’ request to use propazine on superweeds invading 3 million crops of GM cotton in Texas.

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Awesome: Oregon Aims to Be First State to Map GMO Fields

Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
Awesome: Oregon Aims to Be First State to Map GMO Fields

If their plan works, Oregon will be the first state to successfully map GMO fields, putting preventative measures into place to protect organic crops.

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Organic Agriculture Attracts a New Generation of Farmers

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Organic Agriculture Attracts a New Generation of Farmers

Agriculture trade groups have developed programs, including training and financial incentives, aimed at attracting young people. The National Young Farmers Coalition through member surveys has found that the bulk of new operators are going the organic route.

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Agricultural Act of 2014 May Finally Be a Win for Organic Farmers

Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Farming with 0 Comments
Agricultural Act of 2014 May Finally Be a Win for Organic Farmers

It took three years, but finally the new farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) was passed and is being touted as a “historic win” for the organic industry. The bill replaces the 2008 farm bill extension that had defunded valuable programs, such as marketing, research, certification, data-collection and cost-share that helped organic farmers become more productive and develop better marketing techniques. Thanks to the new bill, those programs will be reinstated and additional new ones implemented.

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New UN Report: Small Scale Organic is the Only Way to Feed the World

Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Farming, Health with 1 Comment
New UN Report: Small Scale Organic is the Only Way to Feed the World

According to a new publication from the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), small scale, organic farming can create strong local food systems – the only viable, sustainable way to feed the word. Sixty experts from around the world weighed in on the problem in Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before it is Too Late, which includes a commentary from IATP. The report calls for ‘ecological intensification,’ or a shift from conventional mono-culture planting to independent, small-scale production and permaculture, which can create a mosaic of sustainable regenerative systems which can feed all of us.

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