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Big Dairy Continues War Against Farmers and Raw Milk

Agriculture & Farming |  | Increasing numbers of Americans are seeking out unpasteurized, or raw, dairy products — both for the health benefits and the flavor. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meanwhile, has released a report that’s clearly an attempt to squelch the growing enthusiasm for obtaining farm-fresh foods like raw milk and cheese.1 The report ...Read More »

DIY: 10 Herbal Tea Blends You Can Grow In Your Garden

Agriculture & Farming |  | From a sustainability standpoint, herbs are one of the easiest plants to produce. Many of the herbs we grow are perennials and will produce for many years. Drying herbs is a great way to save money and use for cooking or to enjoy for aromatherapy needs. That said, we haven’t completely put these perennials to their full potential. Harvesting Your Tea Growing ...Read More »

4 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Gardener

Agriculture & Farming |  | Gardening is a skill and anyone who tells you something different is not being totally honest.  That being said, having a successful gardening experience depends on many outside factors including, but not limited to soil conditions, available sunlight, the length of the growing season, seed quality, pest control and even a bit of luck.  Still, ...Read More »

We’re All Tenant Farmers: Oregon Plans to Douse Azure Standard Organic Farm in Pesticide (VIDEO)

Agriculture & Farming |  | If you buy organic products, chances are you have heard of Azure Standard, which is sort of like a mobile co-op that delivers well-priced organic food and products in bulk to drop-off points around the country. Now that idyllic 2000-acre organic farm, which has produced reasonably priced organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef ...Read More »

10 Simple Hacks For A Successful Vegetable Garden (VIDEO)

Agriculture & Farming |  | Growing your own food successfully is a constant process of learning which techniques work best for you and your plants. More often than not, we learn from the mistakes we make along the way, or through simple bits of advice from other gardeners. These short cuts handed down from other gardeners can save us valuable time. ...Read More »

Dow's Dastardly Deeds

Agriculture & Farming |  | With Monsanto looking to be acquired by Germany-based Bayer, is Dow Chemical taking over Monsanto’s role of chief influence-buyer in Washington, D.C.? Dow wasted no time wooing Trump—the poison-peddler ponied up $1 million for the new president’s inauguration festivities. Trump swiftly rewarded Dow by naming CEO Andrew Liveris to head a new White House manufacturing ...Read More »

How To Make a FREE DIY Weed Killer from Someone’s Bad Habit

Agriculture & Farming |  | As happily organic as we all try to be, sometimes we have to deal with noxious weeds. While strong white vinegar will get rid of many of these weeds, occasionally we have to pull out the big guns. Instead of turning to Monsanto’s Round-Up, you can use someone’s bad habit to make your own DIY ...Read More »

Sustainable Gardening: Reduce Watering By 50-75%

Agriculture & Farming |  | 60% of a person’s household water usage goes toward lawn and garden maintenance. During times of drought, our lawn and landscaping can become a bottomless pit where we are throwing away money to keep grass alive. Rather than spending exorbitant amounts of money to maintain landscaping, think outside of the box and choose a more ...Read More »

Grow Your Own Turmeric In a Pot

Agriculture & Farming |  |   By: Ariana Marisol, REALfarmacy.com | With reports of contaminated, toxic turmeric products flooding store shelves, there is no better time to start growing your own. Turmeric is one of the healthiest, nutrient rich herbs you can eat. Learn how to grow your own turmeric at home. Turmeric can help prevent cancer, it eases arthritis ...Read More »

Roundup Accumulates In GMO Food, Proving Its Lack Of Safety

Agriculture & Farming |  | An important manuscript accepted for publication in the journal Food Chemistry disproves the widely held notion that GMO crops are ‘substantially equivalent’ to their traditional counterparts; a notion which forms the basis for national and international agencies – including the U.S. FDA, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization – ...Read More »

Congress Must Investigate Collusion Between Monsanto and the EPA

Agriculture & Farming |  | “I have cancer, and I don’t want these serious issues in HED [EPA’s Health Effects Division] to go unaddressed before I go to my grave. I have done my duty.” It’s been four years since Marion Copley, a 30-year EPA toxicologist, wrote those words to her then-colleague, Jess Rowland, accusing him of conniving with Monsanto ...Read More »

What is Organic Soil?

Agriculture & Farming |  | Organic soil has been naturally amended by the decomposition of plants and animals and unfortunately, today, most of the soil in the world has been depleted by agribusiness. Farmers who produce certified organic produce must first develop soil that meets with the criteria of the USDA. This requires them to amend previously depleted soil with ...Read More »

GMO Golden Rice Flops In New Trial, Mutant Plants Reduces Crop Yield

Agriculture & Farming |  | By: Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze | After millions of dollars and untold amounts of hype, the GM Lobby’s favorite crop is demonstrating itself to do the opposite of what it was allegedly intended to do.As evidenced by a new study, Golden Rice, which was engineered to produce the precursor of vitamin A (carotenoids) has shown ...Read More »

How to Raise Meat Rabbits in Small Spaces

Agriculture & Farming |  | Whether you are planning to survive disasters or simply want to be self-sufficient and less dependent on outside resources, raising your own meat animals is a smart choice. That said, raising farm animals can be tough for those who live in urban areas, small homes or apartments, or under the rule of restrictive homeowners associations. ...Read More »

Where Oh Where Are the GMO Apples?

Agriculture & Farming |  | It’s a little too early for Easter egg hunts. How about a pre-Easter GMO apple hunt? We recently reported that Intrexon, marketer of the GMO Arctic Apple, is quietly selling the apples in 10 retail grocery chains in the Midwest. Along with Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety, and with your help, ...Read More »

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