While collecting real-time data on weather, soil, health of crops and air quality is important, as is the availability of equipment and labor, predictive analytics can be much a smarter approach for making better farming decisions.
Personal contact between customer and farmer is at the heart of the project. The customer knows who is handling the animals, and what the animals are fed. Internet shopping is not typically viewed as a social activity, but Min Farm also allows farmer
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-200 on June 20 to legalize the industrial farming of hemp fiber. Hemp is the same species as the marijuana plant, and its fiber has been used to create clothing, paper, and other industrial products for tho
“UK’s push for GM crops looks ill considered and irresponsible”. Megan Noble and Lawrence Woodward
Though the controlled corporate media apparatus is suppressing the story, 40 tons of GMO crops were torched, prompting an FBI investigation.
They are chemically similar to nicotine, which has a long tradition in agriculture. Tobacco has been used as an insecticide since at least the 15th century, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The organism, discovered just five years ago, is closely related to the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
he neonicotinoid pesticides are coating corn seed and with the use of new air seeders, are blowing the pesticide dust into the air when planted. The death of millions of pollinators was looked at by American Purdue University. They found that, “Bees
Faceless, nameless bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are once again demonstrating their ignorance of an issue by refusing to take a necessary action that literally could have an impact on the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more p
“If kids grow kale, they eat kale,” Ron Finley, a famed guerrilla gardener, asserts during his 2013 TED talk.
Monsanto invents conspiracy theory - Points finger at some unknown activist perpetrator. No facts, just theory, and a pretty lame one at that.
Last year Chinese researchers published a paper in the journal Cell Research where they found small pieces of rice RNA in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice.1 And this rice RNA wasn’t just sitting there doing nothing. It was binding to re
For only "pennies a day," any greenhouse owner can produce CO2 to help increase plant yields in their greenhouses.
There will be do-it-yourself kits for gardeners who will use genetic engineering to breed new varieties of roses and orchids. Also kits for lovers of pigeons and parrots and lizards and snakes to breed new varieties of pets. Breeders of dogs and cats
No-till gardening is a natural method of gardening that rejects mechanical means of horticulture, such as compacting, plowing, eroding and degrading the earth using tools and machines, in favor of less aggressive ......
The Republicrats in the U.S. Congress have once again betrayed their constituents by voting down an amendment to the upcoming Farm Bill that would have openly recognized the right of individual states....
We live in times of constant pressure. In school and the workplace there is a pressure to perform; in sports and manufacturing, a pressure to excel.
More concerning is the discovery that infinitesimal glyphosate concentrations in the parts-per-trillion rage (10 to the minus 12) had proliferative (carcinogenic) effects on the studied T47D breast cancer cells line:
All of these toxic chemicals are permitted on farms growing conventional and genetically engineered crops, and a large number of them can end up on your plate when you purchase conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables and/or processed foods.
A food system contributes to community sustainability if it is economically viable for small farmers; nourishing of the earth and elements; and socially equitable for all involved, including farm and food workers and consumers.
Honeybees aren't native to U.S., but these other amazing bees are. And they contribute to pollinating delicious American crops such as pumpkins, blueberries and tomatoes.
There are many alternatives to the “traditional” gardens we think of planting in the spring. This article will explore several gardening methods that perhaps you might not be aware of.
Zhang explains a process he developed to transform solid cellulose — which could come from wood, grass or crop residue (like corn husks) — into a carbohydrate called amylose.
In 1998, founder Jason Lurie had the idea to combine his love for African art, music, design, cuisine and crafts into a unique dining experience.
Drought has beset the Earth since before farming began.
It's another sign of the fish farming boom, taking place across the globe, which has also seen more and more universities dedicate programs to aquaculture. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that fish farm production has grown b
Our world is getting larger … and hungrier … with every tick of the clock.
The latest example of how even health-conscious eaters are not immune from foodborne illness outbreaks came last week with a recall of organic frozen berries contaminated with Hepatitis A.
scientific methodology is always biased and often manipulated, and scientific interpretation by stakeholders and decision makers is alarmingly inept (I'm not being political or condescending, these are well known and easily observed facts).[ you rea