Category Archives: Organics

Save Organic Standards!

You’d think an organization called the Organic Trade Association (OTA) would be keen on protecting organic standards. But it was the OTA that played a key role in pressuring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to weaken the standards for organic. Again. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)—those are the folks who get to decide what’s allowed ...

Rep. Thomas Massie Bills Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who introduced legislation last year to eliminate the US government’s ban on growing hemp in accordance with state laws, last week introduced two bills that would remove US government restrictions on the sale of raw milk and raw milk products. The two new bills are the Milk Freedom Act (HR 4307) ...

Get A Head Start On Gardening With Cold Frames

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a temperate climates where they can create a year-round garden. Sometimes, we have to make due with what we have. Using a cold frame is a great way to get a head start on starting your garden or used as a way to extend your growing season during ...

How To Build A $50 Greenhouse In Your Yard – Free Plans

It is time that we all became a little more self reliant? I think so. When we look at the fact that the mainstream idea of food production is becoming more and more out of touch with nature, it becomes clear that we need to begin thinking about growing our own food. While we can take ...

Bioefficacy Evaluation Of Garlic Extract Against Cotton Sucking Insects

  ABSTRACT The present study was carried out to determine the bio efficacy of (allicin) garlic extract brand name Naturalus-I against sucking insect pests of cotton; Amarasca devastan Gossypum hirsutum; Thrips tabaci, Gossypum  hirsutum and Bemisia Tabaci Gossypum hirsutum. Three dose rates of botanical pesticide (allicin) were evaluated against three major   cotton sucking pests, (white fly, jassid ...

Dandelion Blossom Jelly

When I see the dandelions, I know that spring has finally made its way here. It’s a time of warmer weather, more sunshine and getting the garden ready for the growing season And, what better way to celebrate the coming of a new season than to preserve it. I was telling my friend, Daisy Luther about ...

Secret Trade Pacts: A Lot At ‘Steak’

The EU has so far rejected U.S.-raised beef from factory farms where growth hormones are used to fatten up cattle. But U.S. corporations are pushing to open European markets to hormone-tainted beef, via an international trade agreement that is being negotiated behind closed doors. If the Obama Administration gets its way, that trade agreement—the Trans-Atlantic Trade ...

Urban Gardening: Grow Anywhere!

Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream. The first thing that you need to do is to consider your growing conditions. Ask yourself what is ...

Study: Determination Of Bioefficacy Of Lemon Peel Extract Against Cotton Pests

ABSTRACT An experiment was conducted to evaluate the bio-efficacy of Lemonin [Lemon Peel Extract] LE; against sucking pests of cotton that is whitefly; thrips and jassid at Multan. The bio product Lemonin was applied when the density of all pests was above economic threshold levels. There were five treatments along with one synthetic chemical Diafenthiuron [Polo] ...

Why Is Gut-Wrecking Carrageenan In So Many Organic Food Products?

Note from Daisy:  Truthstream’s article has appeared on numerous sites across alternative media and it is on-point to the extent that one particular person has taken issue with it on almost every outlet where it appeared.  Interestingly enough, the woman, named Debbie, happens to work for the world’s largest supplier of carrageenan (Ingredients Solutions). She ...

The Natural Effect (VIDEO)

Want consumers to think a product is “natural”? Put a picture of a barn on it! This spoof on the “False Advertising” industry nails it: Food manufacturers are making a killing by adding the word “natural” to their packaging. Only Organic

6 Foolproof Tips For A Successful Garden

Have  you noticed that your store-bought produce is wilted or bruised once it comes home from the store? Are you concerned about harmful chemical fertilizers on your produce? Do you worry about upcoming food shortages?  Or want more food security? Many of us are taking notice of these concerns and have made the decision to grow our ...

Download The Shoppers Guide To Avoiding GMO Foods

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are in more than 75% of the foods on America’s supermarket shelves and restaurant menus. The Center for Food Safety, led by Food Revolution Summit speaker Andrew Kimbrell, has put together a shoppers guide to help you know which foods do, and which don’t, contain GMOs. More than 90% of the American public ...

Stop The Corporate Takeover Of Organics (PETITION)

After years of pillaging the conventional dairy industry, Dean Foods recently spun-off their branded products division (WhiteWave), including the Horizon and Silk labels. The company has cheapened organics. Now, at the nation's largest organic farming conference, the company will again have a prominent role. This Saturday, at the MOSES Conference, WhiteWave's corporate representative will seek to ...

Whole Foods And Monsanto Top Shareholders Are Identical

Is there a Whole Foods-Monsanto connection? The answer is yes. But the important question is: what does this connection mean? What does it imply? Is it significant? If you consult open listings (for example, investors.morningstar.com), you can look at the major shareholders of these two publicly traded companies, Monsanto and Whole Foods. If you read the top 10 shareholders for each ...

The FDA Resists The Truth

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has known for more than 12 years (36 years, by some accounts) that the routine use of antibiotics in livestock is harmful to human health. What has it done to protect you? Nada. According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) “Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report,” published in September 2013, two ...

‘World’s First’ Farmer Trial Over GM Crop Contamination Begins In Australia

A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories. The globally monitored legal battle involves local farmer Steve Marsh who sued his neighbor Michael Baxter for negligence over the alleged contamination ...

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