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Controlling Pests and Diseases Or Fungus On Plants Using Natural Fungicide Slurry California ~ Independent Agriculture

Controlling Pests and Diseases Or Fungus On Plants Using Natural Fungicide Slurry California ~ Independent Agriculture | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
to review information about how to control pests and diseases or fungi on plants, here to discuss how to control the use of slurry california, and this article contains guidelines and how to make slurry california

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Controlling Pests and Diseases Or Fungus On Plants Using Natural Fungicide Slurry California
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What You Need to Know About Growing Millet

What You Need to Know About Growing Millet | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"Millet is a fast-growing late-season crop, is easily adaptable in the kitchen and outstrips many more common grains as a nutritional powerhouse.

 

Millet won’t compete, pound for pound, as hay or pasture with legumes in nutritional value, but it has other advantages. Thirty days after you plant it you can be using it. No legume can make that claim. It has good insect resistance and is relatively free of disease, which together with its ability to grow on rather poor land makes it a desirable crop for any organic grower not wanting to use commercial fertilizers."


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Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015

Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015 | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"Due to failing crops and massive consumer demand for organic food, many conventional farmers are turning away from GMO crops in 2015.

 

“NON-GMO IS MORE PROFITABLE.”

This is the rising sentiment among farmers of the US as a confluence of factors urges them to become pro-organic. From falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits, higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices."


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40 Maps That Explain Food In America

40 Maps That Explain Food In America | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure."


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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, June 26, 2014 12:26 PM

WOW!  Talk about contrast and compare.  So now is contrast, compare and ... uh? ... conquer??  From farming and enjoying the harvest - which could be interpreted as healthy eating back in the day - TO sugary sweet soda pops and fatty burgers - which some might be calling junk food, convenience food, fast food, comfort food you don't have to cook yourself, the cause of obesity, a politician's guide to a potential source of additional revenue from taxes, etc.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:16 PM

With more people than ever living in cities and less people than ever working on farms, the future of our food is in question. The riskiness, labor, low gain,  and negative stereotypes of farmers combined with the fear of food conglomerates has led to a depletion of smaller scale farmers. Brain drain in rural farming areas is depleting the number of younger people willing to work in agriculture. With most of our food production being controlled and overseen by large corporations, people are now questioning the quality of our foods. Recently, the local food movement is educating people on the importance of food produced with integrity and supporting  local businesses.  

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:51 PM

Occasionally these lists that say something like "40 maps that..." end up being an odd assortment of trivia that is interesting but not very instructive.  Not so with this list that has carefully curated these maps and graphs in a sequential order that will enrich students' understanding of food production and consumption in the United States.  Additionally, here are some maps and chart to understand agriculture and food in Canada

 

Tags: agriculture, food production, food distribution, locavore, agribusiness, USA

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March Against Monsanto, San Francisco, May 24, 2014 - YouTube

As part of a WORLDWIDE demonstration against corporate giant Monsanto, activists in San Francisco marched and rallied for solidarity with indigenous people, ...
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Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought

Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"Alarmingly, the researchers discovered that manganese and fluoride, both of which are present in drinking water, can lead to poorer performance in school, lower math scores, and increased hyperactivity. High levels of fluoride, in particular, are potentially capable of lowering a child's IQ by seven points. Chlorpyrifos, meanwhile, is a common pesticide that is still used in public areas and in agriculture despite the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency banned it from residential areas in 2001. According to a report by CNN in 2012, even low levels of chlorpyrifos could result in disrupted brain development."

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US Child Tobacco Farms: 60hrs A Week In Heat, Nicotine Exposure

US Child Tobacco Farms: 60hrs A Week In Heat, Nicotine Exposure | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Children as young as seven toil away in sweltering heat, harvesting pesticide-laden tobacco and facing high-volume nicotine exposure in the US south to satisfy the demand of global cigarette manufacturers, a report by the Human Rights Watch reveals.
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Save Our Soils!

Save Our Soils! | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

' 2015 is the International Year of Soils. That’s right, soil is so important that the United Nations has devoted a year to the stuff. Its aim is to “raise full awareness … about the profound importance of soil for human life.” Nearly all of our food is grown in soil, and the quality of that food is directly related to the health of the soil. When we stepped onto the treadmill of industrial, monoculture agriculture several generations ago, we unwittingly exchanged fertile soil and nutrient-dense food for dead soil and anemic food. It sounds depressing, doesn’t it? Well, it is. But it should be a wake-up call for us all—it’s time to step off of that treadmill and start taking care of the soil that sustains us.'


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Farming in the forest in Belize

Farming in the forest in Belize | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
A video on how integrating agriculture with the natural forest cycle can improve resilience and sustainability.

 

“I never say I own this land,” says Eladio Pop, an ethnic Maya who lives and farms near the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Lubaantun in southern Belize. “I can only be a caretaker.”


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More on farming in the tropics.

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belize-breeze-la-brisa-belize/id691623862?ls=1&mt=11

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How Will We Grow New Farmers? | CUESA

How Will We Grow New Farmers? | CUESA | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

Farmers perform one of society’s most essential functions, yet farming is one of the most undervalued and endangered professions in the United States. Beginning farmers face many challenges: limited access to land and capital, hard physical labor, slim margins, debt, and uncertain income, just to name a few.

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Unfolding Truth: Dismantling the World Bank's Myths on Agriculture and Development (PDF)

Unfolding Truth: Dismantling the World Bank's Myths on Agriculture and Development (PDF) | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
In the 1980s and 1990s, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) intervention in developing countries’ national policies, through aid conditionality and austerity programs known as Structural Adjustments Programs (SAPs), triggered a wave of global resistance against the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). in the face of growing criticism that these policies increased poverty, debt, and dependency on rich countries, saps were eventually withdrawn in 2002; however the World Bank, through renewed means, continues to pursue and impose its neoliberal agenda on the developing world.
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jon inge's curator insight, October 7, 2014 4:29 AM

market based solutions don't help the very poorest 

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House Committee Votes to Undermine Farmer Rights | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

House Committee Votes to Undermine Farmer Rights | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTES TO UNDERMINE FARMER RIGHTS

Despite the best efforts of Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), the House Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday, May 29, to prohibit USDA from protecting livestock, swine, and poultry producers against fraudulent, deceptive, and retaliatory practices by meatpacking corporations.

 
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One step forward, two steps back.....

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Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"In other words, the famine – itself in large part a product of the economic reforms imposed to the advantage of large corporations by the IMF, World Bank and the US Government – served to undermine Ethiopia’s genetic diversity to the benefit of the biotech companies. With the weakening of the system of traditional exchange, village level seed banks were being replenished with commercial hi-bred and genetically modified seeds. In turn, the distribution of seeds to impoverished farmers had been integrated with the “food aid” programmes."

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​Most Apples In The US Drenched With Chemical Banned In Europe

​Most Apples In The US Drenched With Chemical Banned In Europe | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
A chemical used on most non-organic American apples that preserves the fruit’s color after harvest was banned by the European Union in 2012 because its makers could not prove it did not put human health at risk, according to a new study.
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US Tobacco Child Labour: Children Working On Farms 'Endangered' By Exposure To Nicotine

US Tobacco Child Labour: Children Working On Farms 'Endangered' By Exposure To Nicotine | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it
Children as young as 12 are endangering their health by picking tobacco in the United States where the practice of having young people work on farms outside of school is completely legal, Human Rights Watch has warned.
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Children as young as five years old are harvesting your food.

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“If this country ever goes under,
it will be for needless, egregious hypocrisy.”
– Norman Mailer, 'Harlot’s Ghost'