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Belizean Activists Say Illegal Planting and Smuggling of GMO Soy An Act of Biopiracy

Belizean Activists Say Illegal Planting and Smuggling of GMO Soy An Act of Biopiracy | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Belizeans Against GMOs (BAGMO) calls on the Government of Belize to recognize illegal smuggling and planting of GMO soy to be an act of Biopiracy.
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This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Designer Arturo Vittori says his invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day
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Rural Poverty Increasing, Especially Among Children – NSAC

Rural Poverty Increasing, Especially Among Children – NSAC | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Rural poverty increased significantly in the U.S. following the 2007 recession, especially among children, according to data released earlier this mon
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Food Matters: FMTV: FREE WORLDWIDE ONLINE LAUNCH PARTY!

Food Matters: FMTV: FREE WORLDWIDE ONLINE LAUNCH PARTY! | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
MARCH 20 - 31, 2014. Register for Free screenings - Expert interviews - Recipe videos - New release film previews & more!
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State Industrial Hemp Statutes

State Industrial Hemp Statutes | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

"Industrial hemp refers to many types of Cannabis plants that contain low levels of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and can be used to make a variety of products including textiles, plastics, fuel and food. However, the Federal Controlled Substances Act categorizes any product that contains THC, including industrial hemp, as a Schedule I drug."

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California Drought: Desperate Farmers Turn to 'Water Witches' For Help - wunderground.com

California Drought: Desperate Farmers Turn to 'Water Witches' For Help - wunderground.com | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

"I've used witchers for probably the last 15-to-20 years," Franzia said. "Seems like the witchers do the better job than the guys with all the electrical equipment. I believe in them."

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Basic Guide to Sizing a Solar Energy System

Basic Guide to Sizing a Solar Energy System | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Considering a solar or renewable energy project? Since 1999 Sundance Solar is a leader in high quality products like solar battery chargers, panels, small turbines & DIY kits.
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An Act of Resistance

In Mexico, Chocolate isn't just a sweet treat. It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. …
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"Diarrhea, Skin Rashes, Depression, Thyroid Disease, Kidney Failure, Cancer": Monsanto Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

"Diarrhea, Skin Rashes, Depression, Thyroid Disease, Kidney Failure, Cancer": Monsanto Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, shows ...
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Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink

Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Can open fields capture atmospheric carbon and stash it away in the soil? You bet, says the data from a project in Marin.
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Three and a Third Homestead: Three Bin Composter from Recycled Pallets

Three and a Third Homestead: Three Bin Composter from Recycled Pallets | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
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29 Cool Recycled Pallet Projects: Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose Old Wooden Pallets |

29 Cool Recycled Pallet Projects: Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose Old Wooden Pallets | | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

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Here are 29 creative ways to re-use wooden pallets.

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Organic Farming Versus Conventional Agriculture - ThePoultrySite.com

Organic Farming Versus Conventional Agriculture - ThePoultrySite.com | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Organic Farming Versus Conventional Agriculture
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FRANCE - The rules for organic farming are pretty strict. When it comes to fertilizer, in Europe it's recommended that farmers use organically produced manure.

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Weatherwatch: When Flooding the Fields Was a Skilled Trade

Weatherwatch: When Flooding the Fields Was a Skilled Trade | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
David Hambling looks at the use of water meadows – fields deliberately flooded in winter to encourage the early growth of grass for grazing
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World Bank Accused of Destroying Traditional Farming to Support Corporate Land Grabs

World Bank Accused of Destroying Traditional Farming to Support Corporate Land Grabs | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

OAKLAND, CA - March 31 - Today, the Oakland Institute and /The Rules, along with other NGOs and farmer and consumer organizations from around the world launch a campaign, Our Land Our Business, to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people--farmers, pastoralists, and indigenous communities, many of whom are essential food producers for the entire planet.
 

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FDA: Ban the Custom of Feeding Poultry Waste to Cows

FDA: Ban the Custom of Feeding Poultry Waste to Cows | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
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Farm Bill Reflects Shifting American Menu and a Senator’s Persistent Tilling

Farm Bill Reflects Shifting American Menu and a Senator’s Persistent Tilling | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

"Within the bill is a significant shift in the types of farmers who are now benefiting from taxpayer dollars, reflecting a decade of changing eating habits and cultural dispositions among American consumers. Organic farmers, fruit growers and hemp producers all did well in the new bill. An emphasis on locally grown, healthful foods appeals to a broad base of their constituents, members of both major parties said."

 
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Cabin Fever: Are Tiny Houses The New American Dream?

Cabin Fever: Are Tiny Houses The New American Dream? | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Tiny houses have seemingly taken over the landscape of aspirational real estate, and not just for the green-minded. What's the appeal?
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EPA (Finally) Proposes Measures to Protect Farmworkers from Pesticide Exposure

EPA (Finally) Proposes Measures to Protect Farmworkers from Pesticide Exposure | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
When Mario Vargas showed up at the Washington, D.C., offices of representatives from his home state of Ohio in July, he shared stories from farmworkers who are getting sick from pesticides. Joined by his daughter and girlfriend, they made the rounds talking about how it feels to inhale pesticides while pregnant, how farmworkers don’t know what... Read More
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Solar Fire Starter Solar Lighter & Survival Tool

Solar Fire Starter Solar Lighter & Survival Tool | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

"The Solar Fire Starter Lighter & Survival Tool is a unique pocket-size fire starter and lighter designed to harness the power of the sun by focusing the sun’s radiant energy to a precise focal point that can reach hundreds of degrees! The lighter never needs re-fueling, requires no maintenance and can be stored indefinitely. Perfect for backpacking, boating, hiking and as a great addition to any survival tool kit. Great for solar energy demonstrations.Just point it at the sun and it lights in seconds! Experiment with different "fuels" and see which works best.solar fire starter."

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One Mexican Community Raises Its Fortunes With Oregano

One Mexican Community Raises Its Fortunes With Oregano | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

"People from Tlahuiltepa, Mexico, have long journeyed to the U.S. in search of farming work. But now, the Oregano Caxtle Co-operative aims to keep labor and revenues at home by cutting out “coyote” middlemen. Founder Isaias Dominguez tells how a favorite spice helps keep one community prosperous and intact:"

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What is in the 2014 Farm Bill For Sustainable Farms and Food Systems? – NSAC

"At the start of this long and twisted farm bill reauthorization process, NSAC released an ambitious farm bill platform with the goal of expanding opportunities for family farmers to produce good food, sustain the environment, and contribute to vibrant communities.  Reflecting input from sustainable and organic farmers, rural and urban communities, and food entrepreneurs, the platform contained proposals that fell into two overarching categories: fund and grow innovative sustainable farm and food programs that build an alternative food system, and reform farm subsidies to level the playing field and make much-needed systemic transformation in our farm policy."

 

 

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Seeds of Permaculture - Watch Free Documentary Online

Seeds of Permaculture - Watch Free Documentary Online | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
A reciprocal documentary that advises bringing permaculture to people around the world and encourages a course of action towards a holistic way of life.

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Sustainable Food for the Globe.  

Permaculturre, Nature's own way of healing itself.  

Great documentary.

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How To Transition To a Permaculture Lifestyle

How To Transition To a Permaculture Lifestyle | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
It has been a mystery in permaculture on how to transition (still pay the bills so to speak) from our current situation/lifestyle into an abundant and free permaculture lifestyle. In this post I have laid out a step by step guide on ...

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A North Island, New Zealand, Permaculture Tour

A North Island, New Zealand, Permaculture Tour | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it

"In nearby Kaiwaka, Biogas Yoshi’s ecohouse had put into practice some of Mollison’s building concepts. Biogas from human and kitchen waste, greywater treatment, renewable energy, solar chimney and pipes out from the basement to facilitate hot air in or hot air out depending on the season."


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Iowa is getting sucked into scary, vanishing gullies

Iowa is getting sucked into scary, vanishing gullies | Sustainable Farming, Homesteading, & Conservation | Scoop.it
Environmental Working Group’s 2013 report WashoutSee that gash in the land? Until heavy rains hit in May 2013, it was filled with topsoil. It’s an “ephemeral gully,” and Iowa is full of them after hard rains.
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