Tag: food-supply

Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?

Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?

Seventy years ago, Dr. William Albrecht, the “Father of Soil Fertility,” wrote, “It’s not the overpowering invader we must fear but the weakened condition of the victim.” Outbreaks of parasite-spread diseases must be treated if

EPA Allows Farmers to Keep Using Bayer’s Controversial Weedkiller

EPA Allows Farmers to Keep Using Bayer’s Controversial Weedkiller

Collapsing insect populations probably explain the loss of much wildlife – including quail. Insect disappearance is an ominous trend which could foretell the failure of the world’s food web. Meanwhile the agrochemical giants continue to

Hyperalarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Hyperalarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Agricultural chemicals play a major role in this process, which ultimately threatens the world’s food web.

Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Quoting the authors below,” …the most frequent consumers of organic food had 76 percent fewer lymphomas, with 86 percent fewer non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, and a 34 percent reduction in breast cancers that develop after menopause.” And,

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Quoting the article below,” …researchers believe two major factors could be responsible. Milkweed is the favorite food of young monarchs, and its availability has been sharply reduced by development and by glyphosate (Roundup®), an herbicide

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Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

“Of course glyphosate is in Cheerios: It’s in everything. Because grape growers use Roundup® (glyphosate) to suppress weeds between vines, most wine has glyphosate residue – as does beer. Cotton growers use it to defoliate

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Notable & Quotable: Unsubsidized Farming Works in New Zealand

After 80 years of subsidies  –  paid primarily to the agro-giants  –  most ranchers and farmers accept as a matter of faith that farming and ranching is unprofitable and unsustainable as a business without government

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Like Your Steak Aged 36 Months? Try 17 Years

As anyone who has had a grass fed steak in Argentina will tell you, mature beef raised on pasture is unsurpassed in flavor and texture.

An Ancient Ant-Bacteria Partnership to Protect Fungus

An Ancient Ant-Bacteria Partnership to Protect Fungus

All life is based on interaction with microorganisms. Here is one more example, from the rain forests of South America. We routinely poison microorganisms and insects with fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics and many other chemicals.

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The Silence of the Bugs

The hybridization of plants and animals is as old as agriculture and it is a good thing unless it attacks nature. Instead of modifying plants to withstand weeds and parasites the international agro-giants like Monsanto/Bayer