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Hunger in America

Hunger in America | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Hunger in the world’s richest country is intolerable. It’s unconscionable. It persists. It’s worsening. It’s the shame of an uncaring nation."

 
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Communities Grow Stronger with Fruit Tree Projects - Community - Utne Reader

Communities Grow Stronger with Fruit Tree Projects - Community - Utne Reader | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Fruit Tree Projects are helping feed communities all over the world. Here’s how the Santa Cruz fruit tree project got started.

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And they have a roller-coaster too!

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:55 AM

How wonderful would it be to go into your yard or local park and find very fresh food?

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I-95 Rest Stop Serves Humanely Raised Meats - Humaneitarian

I-95 Rest Stop Serves Humanely Raised Meats - Humaneitarian | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"But my friend Gerry and I, we knew better. We turned left and kept walking, towards a corner of the rest stop dining area where we’d been told we would find organic hot dogs made from pigs that got to go outside, and chicken sandwiches made from chickens that got to act like chickens".

 

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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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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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Five pest species now immune to GMO corn and cotton

Five pest species now immune to GMO corn and cotton | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Bt crops are genetically engineered to contain a pesticide, but pests are increasingly developing immunity and munching away, a new study finds.
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Industry’s Secret Plan to Get the Feds to Kill GMO Labeling in Every State - Cornucopia Institute

Industry’s Secret Plan to Get the Feds to Kill GMO Labeling in Every State - Cornucopia Institute | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Food Safety News By Michele Simon With the disappointing results now in from I-522, the initiative in Washington state that would have required labeling of genetically engineered food (aka, GMOs), the looming question is, what’s next?

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:12 AM

We are what we eat! We always hear this...Is it true? Also do people have a right to know what they are eating and choose what to eat or should it be decided for them from birth or before. The farm bill and the new international trade bills may decide that very thing for us. Where is the outrage at being basically force fed?

The force feeding is held in place by legally forced  ignorance through legal suppression of facts about what is happening to our plants, food and  natural environment?

 

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Official Site - Gloria Govan A Mixed Girl's Favorite Recipes Cookbook

Official Site - Gloria Govan A Mixed Girl's Favorite Recipes Cookbook | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Gloria Govan-Barnes & Marlena Attinasi both live in Southern California and have enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and spending time together with their children and families. The multicultural flavors of southern california have been a big inspiration in creating these recipes as well. They are blessed to be surrounded by a plethora of weekly farmer’s markets and restaurants of every culture."

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Sardines Have Nearly Disappeared off West Coast

Sardines Have Nearly Disappeared off West Coast | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
When Canadian fishermen headed out for their annual sardine hunt in the Pacific Ocean earlier this fall, they got a rude surprise. Their nets came up empty.
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Why they're vanishing, a $10m bee defense fund, and a new 'solitary' bee

Why they're vanishing, a $10m bee defense fund, and a new 'solitary' bee | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
This week: the web of pollinators' decline, finding a chemical 'trigger' for hostility to mites, and Neil Gaiman on beekeeping ("I say people should always have a hobby that could kill them" – @neilhimself on why he loves beekeeping:
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Biodiversity International: Fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition with neglected and underutilized species (NUS)

Biodiversity International: Fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition with neglected and underutilized species (NUS) | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Neglected and underutilized species (NUS) are those to which little attention is paid or which are entirely ignored by agricultural researchers, plant breeders and policymakers1. Typically, NUS are not traded as commodities. They are wild or semi-domesticated varieties and non-timber forest species adapted to particular, often quite local, environments. Many of these varieties and species, along with a wealth of traditional knowledge about their cultivation and use, are being lost at an alarming rate. Yet NUS present tremendous opportunities for fighting poverty, hunger and malnutrition. And they can help make agricultural production systems more resilient to climate change."


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Mary Williams's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:53 AM

Informative, 60 page PDF e-booklet, full of fascinating stories of underutilized plants, and stellar photography, that should be of interest to plant biology and agriculture students

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The California Endowment's Healthy Eating, Active Communities Program: A Midpoint Review

The California Endowment's Healthy Eating, Active Communities Program: A Midpoint Review | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
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How to kill your soil - Biofortified Blog

How to kill your soil - Biofortified Blog | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Biofortified Blog
How to kill your soil
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When soils do not receive a regular supply of this fresh organic matter, biological activity decreases. The same can happen when soils are tilled often, which stimulates rapid decomposition.
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Gulf fisherman: “There is no life out there”

Gulf fisherman: “There is no life out there” | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
jshyunThere are many ways of preparing oysters. BP has the recipe for destroying them.
If it’s true that oysters are aphrodisiacs, then BP has killed the mood.
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Desertifiation is on the increase - Someone give this man a Nobel Prize. He’s going to save the Planet!

Desertifiation is on the increase - Someone give this man a Nobel Prize. He’s going to save the Planet! | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

The one video everyone on this planet needs to see.

 

"Humans, over thousands of years, had never been able to deal with Nature's complexity. But we biologists and ecologists had never tackled anything as complex as this.

 

So rather than reinvent the wheel, I began studying other professions to find out if anybody had. And I found that there were planning techniques that I could take and adapt to our biological need and from those I developed what we call holistic management and planned grazing, a planning process. And that does address all of Nature's complexity *and* our social, environmental, economic complexity..." 

 


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John Zulaikha's comment, January 6, 2014 6:44 AM
savory might like to watch greening the desert <br><br>http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=greening+the+desert+geoff+lawton&sm=1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTHjlueqFI
Sepp Hasslberger's comment, January 7, 2014 6:48 AM
Interesting John. I saw the original. Enjoyed the update. We should be doing more of this...
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The divine road less traveled

The divine road less traveled | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Spectrum™ Premium Non-GMO seed provides what many others cannot by KC Kinder, Freelance Writer It has been said that a man has not truly lived until he has lived for something.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:07 AM

Here is more about a traditional alternative to GMO corn that may have even greater yields and be far better for the Eco system on a farm as well. This is a link to the details of the study:

http://www.spectrumseed.com/sites/default/files/performance-trials/pdf/2013%20University%20of%20Illinois.pdf

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Hawaiians Fight Back Against GMO Experiments

Hawaiians Fight Back Against GMO Experiments | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Monsanto and other agro-giants use Hawaii as a testing ground for GMO crops and accompanying agricultural chemicals. Local lawmakers are trying to rein them in.
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Black To The Land: Project Explores Connections Between Race and Place

Black To The Land: Project Explores Connections Between Race and Place | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Most African Americans, Caribbean Americans, and African immigrants live in cities. That doesn’t mean they don’t have deep roots.
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40 Acres and a chipper/shredder.....

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FrankenSalmon Could Breed With Trout, Produce FrankenTrout

FrankenSalmon Could Breed With Trout, Produce FrankenTrout | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
If GMO salmon escape, scientists say they could breed with brown trout, creating monster trout that outgrow normal fish and outcompete them for food.
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"The Island of Dr. Moreau" should be required reading.....

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GMO OMG - Official Trailer

Documentary by Jeremy Seifert, 2013, USA, 90' https://www.facebook.com/gmoomgfilm Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:18 AM

This Indie film came to our area last night and with it came the young film maker in person. You missed out if you weren't there! Whenit comes to a town near you and goes to DVD try to be here next time.

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White bean soup with sage and sausage

White bean soup with sage and sausage | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Variations of this soup are made in Tuscany, France, and Britain. This version combines white beans, sage, shallots, garlic, and sausage in a soup hearty enough to be a meal.
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Mmmmmmm......

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Three Stone Hearth

Three Stone Hearth | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Soups and Stews
Sauces and RagoutsSide Dishes and SaladsBone Broths and Broth-based SaucesBaked Savory Pies and CasserolesSauerkrauts and Fermented VegetablesDesserts and Sweet TreatsCrispy Nuts, Granola and OatmealPåtésMeat Patties & Burgers
Dressings and DipsKombuchas, Kvass, and other fermented beveragesYogurt Cream, Creme Fraiche and Whey
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A good model for a community kitchen.

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Los Angeles May Become Largest GMO-Free Area in the USA

Los Angeles May Become Largest GMO-Free Area in the USA | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Los Angeles is considering a ban on the cultivation, sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms, which would make the city the largest GMO-free zone in the US.
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GMO seeds destroyed in Belize

GMO seeds destroyed in Belize after major discussions primarily on Facebook.
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Food waste: news and teaching resources round up

Food waste: news and teaching resources round up | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
As food waste returns to the headlines, we pull together some stories, lesson ideas and links that you won't want to throw away Following the news earlier this year that almost half the world's food is thrown away, many of us have been keeping a...
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Tesco Publishes Food Waste Figures

Tesco Publishes Food Waste Figures | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Tesco says 68 percent of its bagged salad ends up in the trash along with 40 percent of apples and almost half of bakery items.
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