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UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it
Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘aggressive, unethical marketing tactics’

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Do you really need pesticides?
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What You Need to Know About Growing Millet

What You Need to Know About Growing Millet | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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BIO E® World: GMO Sweet Corn - Buyers Beware!

BIO E® World: GMO Sweet Corn - Buyers Beware! | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

"Monsanto and the EPA swore that the genetically engineered corn would only harm insects. The Bt-toxin produced inside the plant would be completely destroyed in the human digestive system and would not have any impact at all on consumers, they claimed. Alas, they’ve been proven wrong on that account as well, because not only is Bt corn producing resistant “super-pests,” researchers have also found that the Bt-toxin can indeed wreak havoc on human health.

 

Bt-Toxin Now Found in Many People’s Blood!"


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Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought

Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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Save Our Soils!

Save Our Soils! | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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 | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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US Regulations Allow Your Food to Be Contaminated

US Regulations Allow Your Food to Be Contaminated | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | Scoop.it

"According to US CDC, twenty-two percent of antibiotic-resistant disease in humans is, in fact, linked to food."


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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 | Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements | 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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