Agriculture & Farming

7 Ways Organic Farms Outperform Conventional Farms

By: Greg Seaman, eartheasy.com | Sustainable, organic farming practices are the best way to feed the future… Just a few generations ago, in the 1930’s, approximately 45% of Americans lived on farms. This demographic gradually but steadily declined as people migrated to urban centers, and over time, to suburbs. Today, only about 960,000 people claim farming ...Read More »

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 ...Read More »

10 Reasons To Start Composting

There is no denying that there is a clear win-win situation that comes from regularly composting the planet’s organic waste. While it may take a little effort to set up your own at-home composting system, the results will be worth it. Composting is an important way that we can give back to the local community ...Read More »

Weakened GMO Labeling Bill Signed Into Law

The concerted efforts of corporate food lobbyists successfully and seriously weakened the GMO Labeling bill, H.R. 1599. The law was once a bill known in Congress as “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, but you may have heard it referred to as the DARK Act from the media. This bill intended to make clear, ...Read More »

The Unsustainable Absurdity Of The Average American Diet

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic and unsustainable our current diets are?  Items that don’t grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don’t grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals.  We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer.  We ...Read More »

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 »

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