Agriculture & Farming

Grow A Week’s Worth Of Livestock Feed For Pennies! (VIDEO)

Over the last few years, prices for livestock feed has steadily risen for various reasons, making it more difficult to feed our chickens the organic diet we prefer they have. In order to cut costs, we looked into creating a fodder system that would sprout seeds such as wheat, barley, oats, clover, dandelion, alfalfa, sunflower seeds and


15 Winter Veggies You Should Be Eating Right Now

Ask anyone who’s not a gardener what’s in season right now.  Go ahead, I’ll wait here, because it won’t take long. Did you get met with a blank stare and perhaps some mention of potatoes and onions? We’ve become so far removed from the land that most folks don’t even know what vegetables are in


Edible Public Park Helps To Feed 200,000 People Every Year (VIDEO)

The Incredible Edible Park is a 7.5 acre public park that grows enough food, vegetables and fruits to feed 200,000 needy persons a year. Once a weeded, unused piece of land owned by the electric company is now a productive community garden. This auspicious endeavor was started as a collaborative effort from the city of Irvine to help


Maine Bill Would Legalize Full-Scale Industrial Hemp Farming, Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition

By: Shane Trejo | Tenth Amendment Center - A bill introduced in the Maine state house would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same once put into effect. LD4 was introduced by State Rep. Deborah Sanderson (R-Chelsea) on Jan. 5. At the present


A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

By: Jennifer Mitchell | NPR.org - America's heartland is graying. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 — and that number has been steadily ticking upward for more than 30 years. Overall, fewer young people are choosing a life on the land. But in some places around the country, like Maine,


State Departments Of Agriculture Are Attempting To Regulate Seed Banks Out Of Existence

By: Cassius Methyl | The Anti-Media - Last year, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture officials sent ‘a friendly letter’ to a seed bank/seed exchange group in Mechanicsburg, telling them they need to test every variety of seed with extremely impractical and pointless tests to ensure that they are up to standards with regulations. ‘Agri-Terrorism’ was cited


Will There Soon Be Organic Fish?

There’s organic produce, organic meat and dairy and organic poultry… but organic fish? There are reasons why you have not seen an organic sticker on a fish fillet – its virtually impossible to make fish truly organic. However, the USDA is planning to try. In a planned move that will likely shake many consumers’ confidence


Pesticides On Your Food? Not To Worry

By: Dr. Mercola - Research has demonstrated that pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are neurotoxic, capable of damaging your nervous system. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 60 percent of herbicides, 90 percent of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides are also carcinogenic. All of these toxins are permitted on conventional farms, and


GMO Soy: ‘Extremely’ Disturbing

In 1999, Monsanto defined an “extreme level” of its Roundup herbicide as 5.6 milligrams per kilogram of plant weight. So imagine how alarmed scientists were to find, on average, nine milligrams of Roundup per kilogram on 70 percent of the genetically engineered soy plants they recently tested. (At least 85 percent of all soy grown


Why Do Rockefellers Aim At Destroying Farmers Worldwide?

By: F. William Engdahl | New Eastern Outlook - For the better part of the past century Western pop culture has systematically denigrated and devalued what should be the most honored profession of all. Those who labor with the land, day-in and day-out, to deliver the food that we eat have assumed a social status too


Nationwide Organic Fraud Investigation Implicates USDA

CORNUCOPIA, WIS: In what has been called one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry, The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14 industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic. After years of inaction by the


Factory Chicken Farmer Invites Activists To See The Horrors Of His Farm (VIDEO)

By: Alex Pietrowski | WakingTimes.com - Our public food supply is being taken over by corporations which have no qualms about using the most horrifying and inhumane practices in order to increase output and profits. This is a rather new development in the history of farming, and in just a few short years the entire landscape of


Level Farming Fields

Farmers know all about clearing and leveling out fields in order to plant crops. But the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) seems determined to keep the playing field for small farmers decidedly unlevel. If we don’t intervene, the FDA could put countless small farmers out of business. It all has to do with something


Seeds In The Commons

By: Lisa Hamilton | OpenSource.com - Revolutionizing American agribusiness from the ground up, one seed at a time. Modeled after open source software, The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was born in 2012 in an attempt to keep seeds in the public commons. In an age when corporations are rushing to gobble up seed patents and


81% Of Reviewed GM Crops Were Approved Without Scientific Safety Studies, Researchers Find

By: David Gutierrez | Natural News - Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International. The researchers looked at GM crops engineered either for tolerance


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