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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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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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Sky Of Honey

Sky Of Honey | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
According to those who believe in sacred apiculture, bees are “heavenly messengers, an expression of the wisdom in the universe, a spark of cosmic consciousness, a gift to the world.”
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Sounds reasonable to me.....

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This Student-Designed Portable Home May Be The Most Beautiful Tiny House We've Seen

This Student-Designed Portable Home May Be The Most Beautiful Tiny House We've Seen | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Students in the Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) program at Vermont’s Green Mountain College just made us all look lazy by designing and building a tiny home that’s part wooden chestnut and part stained-glass cathedral."

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Roundup Herbicide: 'The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment'

Roundup Herbicide: 'The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment' | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
This and future generations at risk for alarming rise in serious disease due to use of glyphosate (aka Roundup herbicide). Countries around the world are recognizing the danger, while here in America the use of this chemical continues.
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How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000

How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
How to build a nice small cabin powered by solar panels. Lamar Alexander built this cute little 400 square foot cabin for approximately $2000, and powers it with a 570 watt solar and wind power system.
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The Potential of Bamboo - CentralAmericaData :: The Regional Business Portal

"Thanks to new technologies for industrial processing, bamboo can compete effectively in global markets with other products made from wood. It is estimated that the world market is worth about $10 billion and the World Bamboo Organization believes that this figure could double in five years. It is the fastest growing plant in the world, it is ready to harvest in a year and is sustained even after four or five years, in contrast to tropical hardwoods."

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Horsepower - The Future Of Farming?

Horsepower - The Future Of Farming? | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
A radical experiment in community supported agriculture is attempting to break farming's reliance on fossil fuels and unsustainable practices. Andrew Wasley met green farmer Ed Hamer for this exclusive extract from The Ecologist Guide To Food.

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The Mennonites in Belize still use horsepower.....

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Sometimes the old becomes new again!

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One Mexican Community Raises Its Fortunes With Oregano

One Mexican Community Raises Its Fortunes With Oregano | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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 | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | 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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14 Things That Prove Bees Are Actually Superheroes

14 Things That Prove Bees Are Actually Superheroes | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Electroreception helps bees figure out which flowers have already been raided for their nectar, so they can target the ones that have plenty left. Oh and did you also know flowers have electric fields?!"

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Do We Need GMOs? - The Equation

Do We Need GMOs? - The Equation | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"But the argument breaks down when considering the relative efficacy of different approaches to food security. So far, breeding continues to be responsible for the large majority of genetic improvement of crops, not GE. We have shown this in detail in our reports, but any search of the literature for traits from pest resistance to drought tolerance will reveal many important examples of breeding in recent years, while GE has brought forward almost nothing since Bt and glyphosate herbicide resistance."

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All Food Politics Is Local: What's Next For The Sustainable Food Movement?

All Food Politics Is Local: What's Next For The Sustainable Food Movement? | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Local and regional food systems are where the action is going to be. What's working where and who's making it work?
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This hip-hop song about gardening is surprisingly catchy

This hip-hop song about gardening is surprisingly catchy | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
It's a nice twist on the "home grown" concept, and it'll be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
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Sustainable Farming Needs Math As Much As Mulch, Says One Veteran Organic Farmer

Sustainable Farming Needs Math As Much As Mulch, Says One Veteran Organic Farmer | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Farming has been "a rip-off system ever since day one," says California's Tom Willey -- and if we're going to improve that system, we'd better understand what makes it tick.
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Crop flops: GMOs lead ag down the wrong path

Crop flops: GMOs lead ag down the wrong path | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
GMO products rarely deliver on the hype, but they've pushed our agricultural system to a critical crossroads -- that's why they matter. First in a series of responses to our coverage.
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