Category: FOOD SUPPLY

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Circle Ranch Open Gate Day, August 26, 2016

On August 26, 2016, Holistic Management International (HMI) held an Open Gate educational day at Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. We demonstrated desert grassland restoration using ‘Plug and Spread’ water harvesting from eroded gullies, and Keyline contour plowing.   Circle Ranch Open Gate, August 26, 2016 from Christopher Gill on Vimeo.

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – America's Answer to Mad Cow Disease

Here is a useful body of early information on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD’s history has been revised considerably in the last 15-years. NOTE: This post is taken verbatim from MadCow.org Mad deer, mad elk: sources, definitions, and diagnosis CWD Video Successful transmission of CWD to primate and goat State-by-state update on CWD: 27 Jan

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Crop Performance in Farming Systems Trial

It’s untrue that sustainable farming isn’t cost-effective compared to industrial agriculture. We don’t have to destroy our croplands to feed a hungry world. NOTE: This post initially appeared on RodaleInstitute.com on May 24, 2016

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Too Many Deer on the Road? Let Cougars Return, Study Says

Predator removals are the most unnatural of all our wildlife “management” perversions. Restoring predators is the cheapest and quickest way to deal with excess deer and feral pigs, thereby rebalancing wildlife populations. Predators also do the best job of removing sick animals, protecting healthy deer, elk and bighorn from animal epidemics including sheep pneumonia and

Industry Seeks Standard for Grass-fed Beef as Demand Grows

The labeling on “organic” meat is as misleading as most other food labels. NOTE: Article was originally published on SAExpressNews.com on April 24, 2016 Some beef producers want USDA “organic” rule strengthened.

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Are GMOs Really That Bad?

Since humans began raising food by farming and keeping livestock, we have bred for better plants and animals. This is not and never has been the problem with GMOs; attempts to portray GMO opponents as nuts fighting better plants are a red herring. In classic bait-and switch, the agro-giants promised food and anti-trust regulators that

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Bayer Proposes to Acquire Monsanto

American food production is increasingly dominated by a few trans-national conglomerates which have no commitment to any country, let alone to the welfare of the American people. “Conservatism” has somehow come to support the evolution of competitive markets into uncompetitive markets in which every industry is dominated by a few corporate giants and the huge

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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