It's been a fantastic growing season. Even though the farm was invaded with swarms of Blister Beetles, Aphid and Bagrada Bugs, it held its own and survived the invasions. The farm produced well over 100,000 pounds of fruits, veggies, eggs, honey an
They're committed to the future of Camden, N.J., and they've created one of the nation's fastest-growing networks of urban farms.
Amish farming has been handed down from parents to children for so many generations that the reasons for doing so are almost forgotten. For example, the rotations of our field crops work so well that they're seldom questioned. This is a four or five
A California study out Monday found that pregnant women who live near farms where pesticides are applied had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
Indeed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has publicly admitted it is responsible for the mass poisoning of tens of millions of birds over the last several years. It's all part of the USDA's program called "Bye Bye Blackbird," and we even have the U
While organic farmers try and figure out how to survive in the face of what appears to be an unstoppable government-backed onslaught on their very right to exist, biotech firms along with their flunky farmers are doing the happy dance. Why? Because t
It's a future we've long dreamed of: colonizing other planets.
California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history.
Did you know over the past year, 10% of the entire swine population in the US has been wiped out by a highly lethal virus? The virus, called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has been traced back to pig's blood fed to piglets
bviating the need for most pesticides (it is naturally resistant to most pests), herbicides, fungicides and thriving on less water than most crops. Because of its resiliency, it has also been flagged as a natural way to clean up soil pollution. Using
Citing 75 studies from peer-reviewed journals, including its own 33-year Farm Systems Trial, Rodale Institute concluded that if all cropland were converted to the regenerative model it would sequester 40% of annual CO2 emissions; changing global past
This debate about whether or not GMO foods contain problematic proteins is meant to confuse and distract from the real issue that if you eat corn, soy, cottonseed or canola containing GMO products – and everyone does since nothing is truthfully label
Or can you? Designed by Arturo Vittori, an industrial designer, and his colleague Andreas Vogler, WarkaWater is an inexpensive, easily-assembled structure that extracts gallons of fresh water from the air. Standing 30 feet tall, the vase-shaped tower
Despite an onslaught of spending by agribusiness giants such as DuPont and Monsanto, voters in Jackson County and Josephine County overwhelming took a stand for measures protecting "seed sovereignty and local control" of food systems. The Jackson M
"The health of our planet as well as our own health and future food security all hinge on how we treat the blue world," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said. "We need to ensure that environmental well-being is compatible with human well-b
What if biotechnology was actually intended not to provide more food for the planet but rather to seize control of the global food supply for the purpose of using agriculture as a weapon?
Mark Bittman wants us all to stop obsessing over buzzwords and get on with eating well.
As genetically modified crops pop up ever increasingly in Pakistan without a legal framework within which pesticide-resistant varieties of Bt cotton and Bt corn can be scientifically assessed, the Lahore High Court has ordered Pakistan's federal gove
Our modern way of life has strayed from the family farm and has moved toward the urban and suburban environment. This change has left many people in a compromised position when it comes to full self-sufficiency.
Amish farming has been handed down from parents to children for so many generations that the reasons for doing so are almost forgotten.
Upon inspecting the tomato plants yesterday, I was shocked see a few large ripe tomatoes. I didn't think I would see tomatoes for a few more weeks. It's possible, I said possible I could have a few tomatoes on the tables this Saturday at the farm st
When we grow the same crop in the same soil repeatedly for years on end, it depletes the natural minerals that exist in the soil that make our food so nutrient dense. As evidenced by the obesity rates in America, we don't need excessive processed foo
Glyphosate (aka Roundup) is the world's most popular pesticide, used primarily in GMO farming as a systemic herbicide. When glyphosate is metabolized within plants or within the liver of animals, it produces AMPA, a substance that while classified as
Earlier this month the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.
U.S. efforts to enact similar legislation have floundered due to "sophisticated, multi-pronged public relation campaigns" by the leading chemical companies, intent on "manufactur[ing] doubt about their products' contribution to the bee crisis," t
There's a new hemp trend sweeping the nation and it has nothing to do with those beaded friendship bracelets from the '90s. Twenty-three states have now enacted pro-industrial hemp legislation (Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the latest bi
U.S. Department of Agriculture has publicly admitted it is responsible for the mass poisoning of tens of millions of birds over the last several years
Yesterday's Hemp Planting
ost of the genetically modified crops grown in the US, almost all of them end up in factory farms, concentrated in animal feeding operations,” stating that US has enough grassland to pasture and raise “100 percent grass-fed beef” and produce even mor