Agriculture & Farming

Factory Farms Creating Toxic Waterways

Tyson Foods wins the award for dumping the most toxic pollution into U.S. waterways, says a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center. From a statement issued by Environment America: “When most people think of water pollution, they think of industrial pipes spewing toxic chemicals,” said John Rumpler, senior attorney with Environment America ...Read More »

How To Ferment Feed For Healthier Chickens (VIDEO)

No doubt that many of you have heard the buzz about keeping your gut healthy with probiotics and fermented foods. Well, a chicken’s health is no different. In fact, the health of a chicken is directly related to how healthy their gut is. If their gut it out of whack, then they can develop illnesses. So ...Read More »

Bad News For Factory Farming

For the first time in over a century, more people are eating chicken rather than beef.1 Just like cows, chickens are most often raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which are an inherently flawed industrialized animal farming methods. Although auspiciously developed to streamline the production of more meat (raising the return on investment for ...Read More »

Garden Rebels: 10 Ways To Sow Revolution In Your Back Yard

Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden. Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be back yard rebels, with bare feet, ...Read More »

The World According To Monsanto (VIDEO)

Corporate monopolies are not new, but ownership of patented grain seeds connotes that the control of the food supply is in the grasp of a private company. US supreme court rules in favor of Monsanto, “that a farmer in Indiana violated the intellectual property rights of the agricultural biotechnology titan Monsanto when he regrew the ...Read More »

Rash Of Foodborne Outbreaks Highlight Dangers Of Industrialized Food System

Pandemic outbreaks are becoming more prevalent in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), revealing the inherent flaws of industrialized animal farming. When you remove diversity from a farm, you raise the risks of the operation, including the risk of disease. Prior to CAFOs, when a virus would emerge, some small farms would lose part or all ...Read More »

Tips on Sprouting Your Own Veggie Plants

  I am not sure if there is a better way to do this but this is what I found really helped me this year in starting veggie plants. We wanted to plant our own organic seeds again this year for many of the everyday veggies we eat to help save some money and get ...Read More »

The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You To Believe

Monsanto and their biotech buddies would have you believe that they are super-heroes, set on saving hungry children from starvation wearing a dazzling fake-green cape. In fact, in a recent attack on activists, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant said that because critics “can afford” organic food, we don’t care about the plight of those who can’t ...Read More »

Garden Hack: Make Your Own Seed Tape

Those perfectly uniformed rows of vegetables are next to impossible when you are sowing seeds directly to the soil – until now. This simple garden hack is the most efficient way to make the most of your garden space. As well, it uses biodegradable paper that will add nutrients to the soil when composted. Gardening ...Read More »

10 Eye Opening Facts About Hemp

Hemp is always a fun topic to look at because it really makes you ask the obvious question: “Why are we not using this stuff for pretty much EVERYTHING that we do?” Well, the answer to that is quite simple, but not really what this article is about so we can save that for another ...Read More »

Learn To Love Worms With Vermicomposting

Three years ago, if someone had mentioned that they purchasing some worms, I would have grabbed my pole and said “let’s go fishing”.  Later, as I became interested in organic gardening, I started reading about worm bins and worm compost.  A light bulb went off in my head: folks were purchasing certain types of worms ...Read More »

6 Organic Mulches That Will Keep Plants Cool This Summer

Mulching your gardens during the warmest summer months will do wonders for growing plants and will encourage a healthier soil environment for your plants to grow. Over time, this creates a biodiverse growing platform that will be the envy of the neighbors. In fact, this is one of the 7 laws of gardening. By doing this crucial step, ...Read More »

Dow-DuPont Merger Will Cripple Farmers And Food Sovereignty, Groups Warn

By: Nika Knight, Common Dreams | ‘Today’s wave of agribusiness and food company mega-mergers is surrendering our food system to a corporate cabal’. Public interest groups urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the mega-merger of chemical corporations Dow and DuPont, which the organizations argue is part of a larger effort to put ...Read More »

Research: Roundup Herbicide Toxicity Vastly Underestimated

Glyphosate, the most well-known ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has recently been the focus of an intense debate over whether or not it is dangerous, even carcinogenic, to those exposed to it through food and the environment. Monsanto, the original creator and patent-holder of glyphosate, and of the most famous glyphosate formulation Roundup, has funded ...Read More »

Playing Chicken

You probably don’t eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken. And you may not recognize the Sanderson Farms brand of chicken, unless you live in certain regions of the country, especially the Northeast and Southeast. But whether or not you buy chicken from either of these two companies, they both pose a threat to your health. Because ...Read More »

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