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Why Eating Seasonally and Locally Is Better for You (and Your Wallet)

Why Eating Seasonally and Locally Is Better for You (and Your Wallet) | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Health experts and chefs both often say you should eat "seasonally," or include foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them. For example, that means squash in the summer and fall, and artichokes in the spring. Eating seasonally is important, and carries benefits to your health, the planet, and your wallet. Here are some of them.

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Most of us already know that locally grown tastes better it is healthier????

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The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat

The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.

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AVOCADO FOR THE SKIN

AVOCADO FOR THE SKIN | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what could be one of Mother Nature’s best finds in her treasu...

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Avacado trees aren't that difficult to start.

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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.

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Egyptians breeding many plants a long time ago.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 26, 2014 4:16 PM

Important history for gardeners. 

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Sprinkler Juice: Some Interesting and Hidden Advantages Obtained from Gardening

Sprinkler Juice: Some Interesting and Hidden Advantages Obtained from Gardening | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Gardening has a ton of advantages. From growing your own food to physical exercise, gardening is one of the greatest hobbies out there. Find out more..


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This is what all of us need to do.

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Sea Salt with 90 Trace Minerals & Nutrients in 2 Glass Bottles Your Choice of Mixes - Matcha, Rosemary, Sichuan, Citrus Blends

Sea Salt with 90 Trace Minerals & Nutrients in 2 Glass Bottles Your Choice of  Mixes - Matcha, Rosemary, Sichuan, Citrus Blends | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A full 3+ ounces of our Gold Sea Salt in a decorative glass storage vessel (supplies limited to stock on hand of various glass containers, round

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Best kind of salt for you.

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SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers

SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Upstart Farmers are innovative farmers who use efficient, sustainable techniques to grow better food and enrich his or her community. Learn more here.

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Americans Will Pay More For Organic, But They Also Have No Idea What “Organic” Means

Americans Will Pay More For Organic, But They Also Have No Idea What “Organic” Means | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The food marketers have won.

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Organic vegetables are important for all of us.

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Kansas State researchers fighting world hunger

Kansas State researchers fighting world hunger | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Can a wasp feed the world? It can help: If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the pests and save a crop. And that just might put more food in more mouths and earn money for struggling farmers in the world’s poorest countries, The Kansas City Star reported.

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Greenhouse on Wheels - Pass the Plate - Disney Channel Official - YouTube

Karan and Peyton visit Justin and mobile garden/classroom. For more of your favorite Disney Channel shows, visit http://www.DisneyChannel.com Click the SUBSC...

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In the Last Frontier, Local Food Is More Than a Luxury

In the Last Frontier, Local Food Is More Than a Luxury | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Alaska examines its capacity for local agriculture to be less dependent on the Lower 48.

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EU Nations May Gain Power To Ban Cultivation Of Genetically Modified Crops

EU Nations May Gain Power To Ban Cultivation Of Genetically Modified Crops | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have voted to give EU member states the power to ban cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territory even if they have been approved by the 28-nation bloc.
Tuesday's vote on genetic...

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Landmark 20-Year Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Depression In Farmers - Modern Farmer

Landmark 20-Year Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Depression In Farmers - Modern Farmer | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
These pesticides could make a farmer 80 to 90% more likely to suffer depression. Why are they still legal?

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If you use pesticides, you may suffer from depression.

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Magnesium is a Powerful Natural Anti-Inflammatory Mineral (inflammation leads to a host of illnesses")

Magnesium is a Powerful Natural Anti-Inflammatory Mineral (inflammation leads to a host of illnesses") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A study involving more than 3,700 postmenopausal women found that magnesium can have a dramatic impact on inflammation throughout the body.

While the study provides good news in the fight against inflammation, we cannot reap the benefits of magnesium without consuming the mineral. And the modern diet is replete of it.

When you consume a steady diet of processed foods, you aren’t getting much of anything in the way of nutritional value; and this includes magnesium. But, rather than running out to get a magnesium supplement to take with your value meal tonight, try including some magnesium–rich foods in your diet. These foods include:

Dried herbs including coriander, mint, dill, chives, sage, and basilDark chocolatePumpkin seedsFlax seedsBrazil nutsSunflower seedsAlmondsCashewsMolasses

These magnesium-rich foods would make a great homemade trail mix and can help you fight chronic disease while you nosh.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, October 21, 2014 9:24 PM

The management of inflammation in the body is a key component in natural healthy living. The first thing we can remove is the consumption of processed foods and replace this with real foods.


"Inflammation in the walls of the arteries can lead to cardiovascular disease. Inflammation throughout the body can lead to a host of additional diseases including the obvious inflammatory ones like arthritis, but could also be the cause of things like Alzheimer’s. Many natural health experts subscribe to the belief that inflammation is actually at the heart of all disease."

Eric Larson's curator insight, October 23, 2014 8:44 AM

We need to monitor our diets better.

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You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home | TrueActivist.com

You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home | TrueActivist.com | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

All you need is around $2000 to begin building one of these epic homes – made from recycled shipping containers! Check out some of these amazing creations!

A luxury home doesn’t always necessarily mean thousands of square footage, towering great rooms and gilded toilets. Take these homes for example: to begin building one of these epic houses, all you need is $2,000. That $2,000 will buy you a shipping container.

 

What you do with that shipping container… well, that’s completely up to you. Some creative people have found a way to transform this rudimentary “room” with metal siding into luxury housing that blows us away. These homes are epic.

 

Click headline to view the pix gallery of shipping container homes--


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Healing Garlic Soup, 100 Times More Powerful Than Antibiotics

Healing Garlic Soup, 100 Times More Powerful Than Antibiotics | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
With the holiday season unfortunately comes winter weather and the time of year when it is easy to come down with a flu, cold or even bronchitis or pneumonia.

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Garlic is important for our health. 

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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.

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Important history for gardeners. 

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Eric Larson's curator insight, December 29, 2014 9:58 AM

Egyptians breeding many plants a long time ago.

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The Surreal Sci-Fi Farms That Grow Most of Our Food | WIRED

The Surreal Sci-Fi Farms That Grow Most of Our Food | WIRED | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
According to the creation narrative, God made green plants on the third day, an idea that inspired the title of Henrik Spohler‘s project, The Third Day. His series documents industrial agriculture’s obsession with monoculture and large-scale farming across Europe and the US. The title isn’t a religious reference, but instead intended to comment on how we now play creator, conquering and manipulating plants in “unnatural” ways.

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SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers

SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Upstart Farmers are innovative farmers who use efficient, sustainable techniques to grow better food and enrich his or her community. Learn more here.

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Farm-to-table movement comes to school cafeterias

Farm-to-table movement comes to school cafeterias | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
15 school districts in California take up the challenge to serve healthier lunchroom meals made from local ingredients.

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10 Urban Agriculture Projects Making a Difference in Columbus, Ohio

10 Urban Agriculture Projects Making a Difference in Columbus, Ohio | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Food Tank presents ten innovative urban agriculture projects that are making a difference in Columbus, Ohio.

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Hungry Planet: Can Big Data Help Feed 9 Billion Humans?

Hungry Planet: Can Big Data Help Feed 9 Billion Humans? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
With a population set to hit 9 billion human beings by 2050, the world needs to grow more food —without cutting down forests and jungles, which are the clima...

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Food Security's curator insight, November 17, 2014 11:45 PM

Let's not forget first the need to improve distribution and storage, as well as reduce waste and losses as they might lead to c 20 % greater return from current production levels. In many developing countries, food storage and transport systems are arcane and inefficient.

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Depleting the water

Depleting the water | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Lesley Stahl reports on disturbing new evidence that our planet's groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished

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Important ideas for all of us.

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Mitidaption's curator insight, November 18, 2014 5:18 AM

Ground #water often takes centuries to replenish

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Wellness Kits Are Now Ready For Delivery ...

Wellness Kits Are Now Ready For Delivery ... | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
There are so many claims of what microgreens can do and provide.  If you google the term microgreens, there are well over 800,000 mentions found on the net. Many claim all sorts of wondrous results...

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Alice Waters: supermarkets steal our language, but not our links with food

Alice Waters: supermarkets steal our language, but not our links with food | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The woman who launched the US farmers market movement is in Australia to stir things up ahead of the G20, with supermarket monopolies, fancy chefs and school meals in her sights

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Food politics???

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Chipotle and Slow Food USA Launch New Partnership Supporting School Gardens | Business Wire

Chipotle and Slow Food USA Launch New Partnership Supporting School Gardens | Business Wire | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Chipotle and Slow Food USA announce a partnership to create or support 100 school gardens in 10 metropolitan areas.

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Looks exciting and something we need to consider.

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