Agriculture & Farming

The Answer To Superweeds? Superpoisons!

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has an answer for superweeds—and it’s called super poisons. Ignoring the public outcry and pleas by saner members of Congress, the USDA last week approved Dow’s new corn and soy crops, genetically engineered to withstand not one, but two poisons—a super-toxic, super-poison comprised of glyphosate, the key ingredient in


Canadian Beekeepers Sue Bayer And Syngenta Over Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Canadian beekeepers are suing the makers of popular crop pesticides for more than $400 million in damages, alleging that their use is causing the deaths of bee colonies. The proposed class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Ontario Superior Court on behalf of all Canadian beekeepers by Sun Parlor Honey Ltd. and Munro Honey, two


Ruin Is Forever: Why GMOs Should Be Banned On The Basis Of The Precautionary Principle

By: Kurt Cobb, resourceinsights.blogspot - If you are dead, you cannot mount a comeback. If all life on Earth were destroyed by, say, a large comet impact, there would be no revival. Ruin is forever. The destruction of all life on Earth is not 10 times worse than the destruction of one-tenth of all life on


This Breeder Is Working On ‘Organic Ready’ Corn That Blocks GMO Contamination

For nearly 15 years, Frank Kutka has been working to save prevent genetically modified (GMO) corn from cross-pollinating with organic and other corn varieties. Kutka, a plant breeder, has been developing what he calls “Organic Ready” corn varieties that have the ability to prevent cross-pollination. “We need corn that organic farmers can grow without fear


Fruit By Design: The Cotton Candy Grape

Is it not enough that we have one of the most diverse diets in the world? Yet, somehow eating our daily fruit is like pulling teeth – especially where children are concerned. Grapes are a popular fruit choice, but their tartness can sometimes overpower the natural flavor of the fruit. This is because the natural flavors of


Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone - For Free (VIDEO)

By: Andrew Martin, onenesspublishing - Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. It is a form of low-maintenance plant-based food production which replicates natural ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants


NOSB Voting Scorecard Released – Lobbyists/Influence Peddlers Eroding Organic Standards

Analysis Illustrates USDA/Agribusiness Collusion A comprehensive voting analysis of members of the National Organic Standards Board, an expert body formed by Congress to insulate the governance of the industry from undue corporate influence, clearly illustrates how illegal appointments to the board by current and past USDA Secretaries have subverted congressional intent. The study, produced by


On A Budget? Pink Slime Is Back To Save You Money!

Remember how horrified people were to learn of the ammonia-soaked pink slime in their ground beef and fast-food burgers? It was so bad that one company, Beef Products Inc., was forced to close several plants and file for bankruptcy after the backlash in 2012. Incidentally, BPI filed a 1.2 billion dollar lawsuit is pending against ABC


The Agenda 21 Depopulation Of Rural Areas Will Give Obama Stalin-Like Control Over Food

The plan is called America 2050 and the concept is based upon the creation of megacities. In order for the megacities concept, which is well underway, to come to fruition, American suburbs and rural areas must be completely depopulated. This process is underway and the Obama administration is accelerating the process. This will come as


Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens And Beekeepers

Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan Live, the new changes “effectively remove Right to Farm Act protection for many urban and suburban backyard farmers raising small numbers of animals.”


Agent Orange Ticking Time Bomb

The clock is ticking on our last chance to stop a ticking time bomb. On August 6 (2014), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), over the objections of 50 members of Congress, and more than 500,000 citizens, scientists, farmers and health professionals, moved one step closer to approving Dow’s new Enlist "Agent Orange" brand soy


Minutes A Day… To Produce Your Own Food

After we made an impromptu move this summer, I had to leave my robust garden behind and start over. The house we moved to had an existing small tiered garden. It wasn’t much and looked as if it had been abandoned for years. In fact, to put it bluntly, the garden was in pretty bad shape. The soil was


Russia Fires First Salvo In The Sanctions War With The West

The Russian Government has published a document which contains details on the ban of import agricultural products from countries of the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and Norway. These products will be prohibited from entering Russian soil as part of a 12 month ban imposed as an answer to sanctions previously imposed by


Debunking The Latest Attempt To Defend Neonicotinoids At The Cost Of The Greater Good

By: Dr. Linley Dixon, The Cornucopia Institute - Dr. Henry Miller’s July 22 Wall Street Journal opinion piece entitled “Why the Buzz About a Bee-pocalypse is a Honey Trap” argues that bees are not in decline and that U.S. agriculture would be devastated without the use of neonicotinoid insecticides. His article is likely in response to the


Dept Of Agri Shuts Down Cell Of Potential “Agri-Terrorists”: Seed Libraries Outlawed In Pennsylvania

It looks like Michigan is not the only state with a Department of Agriculture that is adamant about the best interests of their citizens.  Residents in Pennsylvania can now breathe a little bit easier since an illegal enterprise has been shut down. The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg was participating in an activity that


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