Category: FOOD SUPPLY

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Jim Howell – Conserving and Restoring the World’s Grasslands

Take the time to listen to this great interview with our friend Jim Howell, in which he explains how cattle ranching can restore rangeland viability. NOTE: post initially appeared on MountainPrarie.com

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The GMO Labeling Farce

Another misleading anti-organic food article from the Wall Street Journal. Not a word about the ubiquitous use of poisons to grow – and contaminate – everything we eat. NOTE: post initially appeared on WSJ.com on July 13, 2016 The organic food lobby wants to raise the cost of your groceries.

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Grain Traders Rejecting New Monsanto Soybeans

Monsanto is in trouble because it released seeds without EU approval. Why would it: New poisons and associated seeds are routinely approved without testing. What should upset everyone is this: “The latest Monsanto seeds contain new genetic technology that allows soybean plants to withstand a new and more powerful herbicide, as farmers battle weeds that

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EPA Says Pesticide Harms Bees

Bees are common in the deserts of the Southwest, where wild plants need them and wildlife needs the plants they pollinate.  Harm done to bees is just one reason why range poisons are so dangerous to wildlife and habitats. NOTE: Post originally appeared on SAExpressNews.com on January 6, 2016 A major pesticide harms honeybees when

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Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

Big Wildlife is interdependent with the agrochemical giants. Their poisons are harming human health, and even worse, destroying the soil fertility on which civilization depends. NOTE: post originally appeared on NYTimes.com on November 28, 2015 In recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated

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Eat Your Cake and Have It Too

We have learned that the best tasting food is the most nutritious, and that good taste depends on soil fertility – not to be confused with fertilizer. Because soil fertility, nutrition and delicious food are part of the same thing: “Designer” coffee and chocolate and many other better tasting foods could be the norm for

Organic vs. Non-GMO Labels. Who’s Winning?

The organic qualifications are easily gamed and often doubtful. Many genuine small organic producers are blocked by red tape. GMO safety is meaningless without a discussion of the safety of chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) with which most GMOs are inseparable. NOTE: post initially appeared on WSJ.com on December 8, 2015 Organic and non-GMO companies push

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In Australia, Cowboys Use Satellites to Home In on the Range

Technology is making holistic planned grazing cheaper and easier. NOTE: Post initially appeared on WSJ.com on January 24, 2016 Ranchers saddle up satellites to track herds; water-trough weigh-ins

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A Secret Weapon to Fight Climate Change: Dirt

We don’t need to agree whether there is climate change, or whether people are to blame for it, to know this: People are responsible for grassland decline. Grasslands are the planet’s largest terrestrial carbon sump.  Fixing grasslands will remove atmospheric carbon.  Healing grasslands with holistic practices is common sense. NOTE: this post originally appeared on

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Restoring Grasslands with Planned Grazing: Soil Carbon Curious

Adaptive Multi-Paddock grazing (AMP grazing) is regenerating soils around the world, producing healthy grass-finished beef. But the science on AMP grazing is sparse, to say the least. Now, a group of leading soil, rangeland, bug and social scientists are setting out to fill the science gap. Led by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M, and