Every year at this time the Phoenix Permaculture Guild and the Urban Farm bring you classes, open houses, and order forms to get you started planting fruit trees in your yard.
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Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. Their study, which appears in the current issue of ACS' bi-weekly J
DETROIT – A global team of researchers has mapped the genetic code of the world's most popular vegetable — the potato.
Read my lips, pond scum. Your company bears the majority of responsibility for forcefully removing we the people’s right to choose what kind of food we eat. Hence, you have earned the title Public Enemy No. 1.
The government illegally approved a genetically modified, herbicide-resistant strain of sugar beets without adequately considering the chance they will contaminate other beet crops, a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled.
Roundup Ready gut bacteria anyone? You cannot recall what has already been unleashed, but you can mitigate the effects by putting a stop to the GMO insanity.
The same agricultural policies that made farmers into commodity crop growers are at the root of the current obesity epidemic. According to a report by the Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy called “Food Without Thought: How US Farm Policy Contributes to Obesity,” “the problem with the extensive use of cheap commodities in food products is that they fall into the very dietary categories that have been linked to obesity: added sugars and fats. US Farm policies driving down the price of these commodities made added sugars and fats some of the cheapest food substances to produce. High fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oils – products that did not even exist a few generations ago but are now hard to avoid – have proliferated thanks to artificially cheap corn and soybeans.” In other words, US farm policies make poor eating habits an economically sensible choice – with long-term negative health consequences for consumers and economically devastating consequences for
[Disgusting! Be prepared to be a vegetarian ED]The video that all meat-eaters should watch and every vegetarian should own, "Meet Your Meat", narrated by Alec Baldwin, covers each stage of life of animals raised for food. No PETA videos are copyrighted, so copy them for everyone you know.
The tests are in and a federal report confirms what seems like an urban legend: a Diet Pepsi can consumed by an Ormond Beach man did indeed contain the remains of an animal, believed to be a frog or a toad.
Amy Denegri said she has received a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with test results showing that the soda can contained a small animal, which they had thought was a rodent.
Organic farming could be one of the few survival tactics left for family farms.
Setting up your container garden with a simple drip irrigation system. VIDEO
The world is running out of food before our very eyes. People are declaring the financial crisis over, although it has yet to even start. Believe me, everything that has happened so far is nothing compared to what is to come. Now that I have finished analyzing open interest on US futures markets, my next step is to finish the major article which lays out exactly what I see happening. Below is a quick preview/outline to hold you over until I am done.
[money maker] Driven largely by ever-rising tobacco prices, he's among a growing
number of smokers who have turned to their green thumbs to cultivate
tobacco plants to blend their own cigarettes, cigars and chew. Byars
normally pays $5 for a five-pack of cigars and $3 for a tin of snuff;
the seed cost him $9.
A man who roasted his pet dog to enjoy as a meal with his family and
friends escaped prosecution after authorities in New Zealand determined
the animal was killed humanely.
The "chicken underground" is on the march. Many cities allow urban chicken farming, including Indianapolis, St. Louis, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Madison, Wis.
I can hook the air compressor that runs this system into a small solar
generator and have all the water I need or want sans the power company.
"If at the end of the audit, we can show there has been smuggling,
hoarding, disloyal and monopolistic practices, we could consider
nationalising the companies." [Hugo, you have officially gone too far]
In the case of E. coli in beef, there is nothing that cattlemen can or cannot do that will materially affect the probability of E. coli showing up in your hamburger.
Video Chronicles Medical Horrors of Aspartame
An industry case study of a food supply in crisis
Aspartame Warning This page exists solely to try and spread the word about the numerous & serious dangers of regular aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) consumption. Currently the 100+ articles on this page contain facts & opinions from over 50 doctors & nutritionists, many of which have each "cured" their patients of many symptoms (including weight gain) simply by removing aspartame from their diet. These 50+ doctors strongly recommend avoiding all aspartame products. Numerous articles detailing the unbelievable history of the aspartame approval are also provided, along with thousands of testimonials from former users. Some info. on the new sweetener Splenda (sucralose) found in Diet Rite soda is also provided.
The multi-billion dollar aspartame industry would like you believe that "aspartame kills" is an "urban legend"
"I guess we can't get away from it. Even if we give up showbiz to become organic farmers, we'll still be dependent on bullshit."
Critics of “industrial farming” spend most of their time concerned with the processes by which food is raised. This is because the results of organic production are so, well, troublesome. With the subtraction of every “unnatural” additive, molds, fungus, and bugs increase.
Since it is difficult to sell a religion with so many readily quantifiable bad results, the trusty family farmer has to be thrown into the breach, saving the whole organic movement by his saintly presence, chewing on his straw, plodding along, at one with his environment, his community, his neighborhood. Except that some of the largest farms in the country are organic—and are giant organizations dependent upon lots of hired stoop labor doing the most backbreaking of tasks in order to save the sensitive conscience of my fellow passenger the merest whiff of pesticide contamination. They do not spend much time talking about that at the Whole Foods store.
Despite some really eloquent speeches to the contrary, our “for sale” House of Representatives passed the Food Fascism Act….euphemistically called a food safety act, by a margin of about 140 over the naysayer’s. True to form, Rosa DeLauro spoke about things she knows nothing about and couldn’t care less; Rosa just loves her some Monsanto! And that exclusion for farms??? Gone! And that includes you organic idiots who thought you had kissed enough behinds to have your industry excluded.
One of the great mysteries surrounding the spread of GMO plants around the world since the first commercial crops were released in the early 1990’s in the USA and Argentina has been the absence of independent scientific studies of possible long-term effects of a diet of GMO plants on humans or even rats. Now it has come to light the real reason. The GMO agribusiness companies like Monsanto, BASF, Pioneer, Syngenta and others prohibit independent research. An editorial in the respected American scientific monthly magazine, Scientific American, August 2009 reveals the shocking and alarming reality behind the proliferation of GMO products throughout the food chain of the planet since 1994. There are no independent scientific studies published in any reputed scientific journal in the world for one simple reason. It is impossible to independently verify that GMO crops such as Monsanto Roundup Ready Soybeans or MON8110 GMO maize perform as the company claims, or that, as the company also
The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This is no joke.
No children younger than five allowed on farm for fear of diapers. It is this type of micro-management that our entire nation can look forward to if HR 2749 passes. California is already implementing a policy where "scorched-earth strategies are being imposed on hundreds of thousands of acres in the quest for an antiseptic field of greens" surrounding a national marine sanctuary at Monterey Bay.
A bill to overhaul the safety of the nation's food supply is confusingly written and must not go forward until the Food and Drug Administration power over grain and livestock is removed, food industry representatives and members of Congress said Thursday.
Industry representatives from the American Meat Institute, the National Farmers Union, and other groups, as well as some lawmakers, don't think the FDA has enough experience or people to regulate grain and livestock, a job that traditionally has fallen to the Agriculture Department.
California was number 1 nationwide for agriculture until now. WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!? video:
Information about this site The benefits of keeping chickens Chicken coop and chicken care pages The Urban Chickens blog and forum Information on chicken ordinances and laws A wonderful resources listing, and FAQ page The urban chickens Google map and much, much more!
How would you like a garden filled with beautiful flowers, fresh herbs
and luscious vegetables, all with NO WEEDS and NO HARD WORK? No more
heavy digging or all-at-once harvest. Less watering, weeding, and
thinning. What's left is a picture perfect garden you will be so proud
of. Put yourself in a rocking chair and start your own Square Foot