Arizona is much more fertile than is commonly known and when water is added to the abundant sunshine you get growth… lots of it.
Many people are trying to do the right thing for their personal health and well being.
“I asked David what else we could feed fish and he said, ‘They eat insects,’” Marchant said. Suzuki’s fly-fisherman’s insight tickled Marchant’s inner venture capitalist. “So we went looking for an insect system that could convert food waste into
Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that's a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication. All roads of this crisis lead back to how
I have a good friend whom I call Margaret the Condo Gardner. Her garden is quite the contrast of mine, but she will tell you that it is every bit as gratifying.
"Chinese chicken" will soon have a whole new meaning, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be exported to China for proc
The poaching problem has gotten so bad in Jamaica that a passionate reptile enthusiast, Lawrence Henriques, has set up a crocodile sanctuary and captive rearing program just outside a tiny northern mountain town called Cascade, far from the animals'
A growing body of scientific research - done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.
I’ve never done this before, post a help wanted ad on my web site. I don’t believe mixing customers with my farm business but I am desperate.
The flip-side of this is the effort to replace GE crops with organic farming practices where crop yields are maximized to their utmost potential, to the point that genetic engineering becomes entirely superfluous. There are certainly ways to accompli
GlobalPost’s Simeon Tegel visits a valley that’s the world’s coca leaf capital, and finds its poor farmers are far from reaping dividends from their green crop’s white derivative.
Which is better for feeding the world's growing population — small farms or large ones? Small farms produce a wide variety of crops, which is good for biodiversity. Two billion people directly depend upon them. But large farms are more productive, an
The goats, who have no problem eating through acres and acres of every day, were hired on from Vegetation Management Solutions, a company specializing in using goats to tackle invasive plants. In fact, the nature center believes that the hardy munche
May 5th, 2011 changed my family forever. With the wet spring in the Midwest early garden planting was nonexistent, May 5th was no different ground was in good condition to plant but rain was in the evening forecast so I took off from work early to p
A farm scholar once asked an agribusiness executive when his corporation would simply take over the farms. The exec said that it would be dumb for the corporation to do so, in that it is not free to exploit its employees to the degree that farmers ar
Have you heard of the slow food movement?
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Monsanto and Sygenta have won the prestigious World Food Prize.
The bill will allow for the incidental sale of locally-produced raw milk directly from the farm, given that the farmer posts a sign at the entrance to the farm indicating that its milk products are not pasteurized or regulated by the state.
In June, researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand concluded that the GM strategy used in North American staple crop production is limiting yields and increasing pesticide use compared to non-GM farming in Western Europe. Led by Prof
Jacob Hornberger (Founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation) on shutting down the National Security State - Carla Gericke (FSP) on Chris Cantwell, and the BEARCAT - Max Kane (FarmMatch.Com) on linking communities with local farmers
After years and years of hard work by activists, a farmer in the United States has finally harvested a crop of hemp, which may be adjudicated as legal.
On Wednesday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will allow farmers in the state to begin growing industrial hemp.
All Natural = Better Than Organic
By knowing farmers and co-ops in your area, you can have access to the most nutrient dense food straight from the vine to your table. FarmMatch.com is linking farmers, farmers' markets, and co-ops to consumers nationwide and will be expanding worldwi
High-performance agriculture is one of my new passions, and my goal is to provide you with information on how to maximize the time, effort, and energy you’re investing in growing your garden.
Millions of activists are preparing for another March Against Monsanto to take place on October 12. Marches will be held in over 400 cities around the world and are currently scheduled in 47 U.S. states.
At the furthest end of a century-old beer brewery yard in Berlin, a shipping container with a greenhouse on top hums with the gentle sound of pumping water.
The airflow protects his crops from overheating — but it also provides a tempting target to the nearby forest full of deer, rabbits and raccoons. However, says Mr. Anderson, you only need one deer to take a nibble, before the rest of the forest knows
Imagine having a garden that yields fresh vegetables and doesn’t require pulling weeds or getting dirt under your fingernails. What if that yield included some fresh fish as well?