Agriculture & Farming

Historic! Feds Back Down In New Bundy Standoff, Agree To Release Cattle (VIDEO)

Epic confrontation “like something out of a movie” In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release


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


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)


Federal Snipers Train Guns On Family For Filming Cattle

Federal snipers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trained guns on members of a family after they dared to stop and take video footage of cattle outside the bounds of a designated “First Amendment Area,” before arresting one of the men for non-compliance. The cattle were being rounded up by BLM officers as part


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


Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms


Birds Of A Feather?

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) wants to privatize poultry inspection, a move that would put companies in charge of their own inspections. The USDA also wants to increase the speed at which workers can slaughter chickens. It’s a plan that would put consumers and workers at greater risk than they already are, from food-borne


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


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


Sorry, Monsanto. No GMO Corn South Of The Border

Monsanto will have to wait awhile longer before it can contaminate Mexico’s countryside with its GMO corn. And thanks in part to the work being done by OCA’s Mexico-based sister network, Vía Orgánica, the Biotech Bully may never get the chance to destroy what has traditionally been a global haven for food crop biodiversity. This


Roundup's Reach: Present In All Tested Human And Animal Samples

"The presence of glyphosate residues in both humans and animals could haul the entire population towards numerous health hazards, studying the impact of glyphosate residues on health is warranted and the global regulations for the use of glyphosate may have to be re-evaluated." A newly released study published in Environmental & Analytical Toxicology highlights the


Extremely Contagious Pig Virus Has Already Killed More Than 4 Million Hogs In The U.S.

If you eat pork, get ready to pay a lot more for it.  A highly contagious pig virus known as “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus” has now spread to 27 different U.S. states, and it has killed more than 4 million hogs since last May.  Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the entire world, estimates


Label GMOs? Or Ban Them?

The introduction in the mid-nineties of genetically engineered crops into the U.S. food supply—with no independent safety-testing or labeling required—sparked a debate over how to drive these unhealthy and environmentally destructive “Frankenfoods” off the market. Some campaigners have called for an outright ban of GE crops. Others argue that strict mandatory labeling laws, similar to


Gov't Test Finds Radiation In California Cattle Feed

Government tests detected radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site, in cattle feed at California Dairy Farms.  California Department of Public Health deliberately tried to conceal the danger, waited 9 months before sending sample to lab for testing so as to allow radiation levels to decay; then sat-on the report until now to keep citizens


Idaho 'Ag-Gag' Bill Signed Into Law, Criminalizing Secretly Filming On Farms

  Idaho on Friday became the first state in two years to pass a bill aimed at stopping filming at farms and dairy producers. The bill, which animal rights activists often refer to as an “ag gag” bill, was created in response to undercover animal rights activists exposing animal abuse at one of Idaho’s largest


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