Tag Archives | Farming

Sustainbal Development

Is Cuba the future of farming? – The Boston Globe

IN 2006, the World Wildlife Fund identified Cuba as the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development. This was, in large part, due to the country’s involuntary adoption and ultimate promotion of agroecology — farming practices that dramatically reduce or eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In some cases, those substances […]

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Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future by Leah Penniman — YES! Magazine

How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet? I traveled to rural Mexico to learn from indigenous farmers. Affectionately called “Professor” by his neighbors, Josefino Martinez is a well-respected indigenous farmer and community organizer from the remote town of Chicahuaxtla, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. He watched with […]

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Biodynamics encourages plant health – High Plains Journal: Doug Rich

On a bright sunny day early this spring Evrett Lunquist and Ruth Chantry were busy moving flats full of vegetable plants from their greenhouse to outdoor gardens for transplanting. Common Good Farm, Lincoln, Nebraska, grows over 45 different vegetables and herbs for their Community Supported Agriculture customers. How they grow them is what really makes […]

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Sharing Seed Illegal, seeds

Seed Sharing Movement Wins Big with New Legislation – Shareable

Since the crackdown on seed libraries by some U.S. states last year, organizers (including Shareable) around the country have been working to protect seed sharing. In both Minnesota and Nebraska, bills that specifically exempt non-commercial seed sharing from commercial seed laws were recently signed into law. This historic legislation is a big win for the seed […]

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Genetically Modified Organism, GMO, GMO FREE Hawaii

Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

          “Science” is derived from the scire – “to know”. Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. The knowledge we need for growing food is knowledge of biodiversity and living seed, of living soil and the soil food […]

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importing food in hawaii

Food Independence Could Be a Matter of Survival for the U.S.’ Most Isolated State | TakePart

Hawaii imports 90 percent of what it eats at great environmental cost. Now ag activists seek to make ‘grown here, not flown here’ a reality. HONOLULU—When my Airbus touched down at Honolulu International Airport, I was one of 30,843 people to arrive in Hawaii on a June day. As a crush of tourists mobbed rental […]

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beneficial micro organisms, IMO

Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost | Hawaii Public Radio-HPR2

  Farming Microbes What if farmers, instead of picking up some agricultural chemicals at their local dealer, picked up a load of agricultural microbes instead? It’s something to contemplate, because some big names in the pesticide business — like Bayer and Monsanto — are putting money behind attempts to turn soil microbes into tools that […]

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pesticide contamination

Biotech Giant Found Guilty of Pesticide Contamination – NationofChange

Biotech giant, DuPont-Pioneer, was recently taken to court by a small group of activists from Kauai because of their harmful GMO seeds. This is one of many victories against pesticide and GE corporations in Kauai. Chalk up another win for the little guy. A handful of residents of Kauai’s Waimea community prevailed in court over […]

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