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Detroit Produce Peddlers: Delivering Fresh Food on Two Wheels

Detroit Produce Peddlers: Delivering Fresh Food on Two Wheels | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
While Detroit's urban farming movement has been generating excitement for more than a decade, the city's bicycling scene has been turning heads lately as well. Over the past few years, new bike lan...

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Enhance the Flavor of Your Food and Health with Edible Flowers - Health News Library

Enhance the Flavor of Your Food and Health with Edible Flowers - Health News Library | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Flowers are truly incredible versatile plants. They’re not only beautiful to look upon, but also pleasant to your scenes of smell. Flowers extracts are used in lotions and perfumes, for natural coloring, pigments, and are also considered edible flowers. The petals of annuals, perennials, and classified as weeds are editable. …

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Underwater farmers grow strawberries in balloon gardens

Underwater farmers grow strawberries in balloon gardens | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

This is a snapshot of life at one of the world's strangest farms. In the eerie blue light, a diver drifts between underwater greenhouses, where the first seeds of the year – basil, strawberry, lettuce and beans – were planted last week. The transparent "biospheres" beneath the Bay of Noli, in Savona, Italy, are part of the three-year-old Nemo's Garden project, which aims to find innovative ways of growing crops in places that lack freshwater or fertile soil.


Resembling large balloons, the air-filled structures are anchored to the sea floor and float between 5 and 10 meters below the surface. Inside, water condenses on the roof of the spheres, dripping back down to keep the plants watered, while the warm, near-constant sea temperature nurtures the plants.


The site is equipped with four cameras that stream back live video, allowing the unusual farmers to be watched in action online. Sensors collecting live data can also be monitored from a website, revealing for example the humidity and air temperature in the greenhouses. It's not the only unlikely garden around. An island of green was built in the middle of a sea of garbage in Djenné, Mali.


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One way to grow strawberries.

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Innovative ideas for future food production?
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Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water

Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer -- dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on..

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You Have About 20 Pounds Of Poison In Your Colon – Here is What You Can Do! | RiseEarth

You Have About 20 Pounds Of Poison In Your Colon – Here is What You Can Do! | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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They Said That Drinking Lemon Water In The Morning Is Good For You. Here Is What They Didn’t Tell You | RiseEarth

They Said That Drinking Lemon Water In The Morning Is Good For You. Here Is What They Didn’t Tell You | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Lemon water.

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How to Make a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary

How to Make a Bird-Friendly Sanctuary | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Create a native plant garden for birds at your place of worship.

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One of my clients is seriously thinking about this.

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Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world

Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 more people will sit down to dinner compared to the previous day. There could be 11 billion mouths to feed by the end of this century.

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Urban microbes come out of the shadows

Urban microbes come out of the shadows | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Genomic sequences reveal cities’ teeming masses of bacteria and viruses.

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GM wheat crop fails to repel bugs, £3m trial branded ‘a waste’

GM wheat crop fails to repel bugs, £3m trial branded ‘a waste’ | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A controversial trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat has failed to repel pests any more effectively than ordinary crops, scientists have found.

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Truth finally comes out. Complete waste and can harm us.

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Use This Herb to Treat Alzheimer’s, Boost Liver Health and Prevent Diabetes | RiseEarth

Use This Herb to Treat Alzheimer’s, Boost Liver Health and Prevent Diabetes | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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90% Of All Tobacco Is Full of Pesticides, Herbicides, and GMOs | RiseEarth

90% Of All Tobacco Is Full of Pesticides, Herbicides, and GMOs | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Nicotine is not the only thing that will kill you. 

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The Complete History Of Monsanto – “The World’s Most Evil Corporation”

The Complete History Of Monsanto – “The World’s Most Evil Corporation” | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
by Zen Gardner -Jun 13, 2015







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E Hanzai – Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning th…

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Your Food: Antibiotic use in Canada and its implications for human health

Your Food: Antibiotic use in Canada and its implications for human health | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
More than 1.6 million kg of antibiotics are used in the production of livestock that Canadians consume every year. What are the effects of those antibiotics on the human body?

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, June 9, 10:16 PM

This is a significant issue. Widespread antibiotic use is not necessary for cattle kept in more normal environments. Put a lot of them together in a small space, and the issue is similar to what children in schools experience. so this use of antibiotics is brought on by factory farming...and that means we need to re-think our animal farming practices.

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Grape seed extract more effective than chemotherapy in advanced cancer

Grape seed extract more effective than chemotherapy in advanced cancer | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
by Jonathan LandsmanNatural News
For patients facing a diagnosis of life-threatening cancer, the recommended cure can often be as potentially harmful to health as the disease itself.

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Important for the folks facing cancer.

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The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6000 species. Thanks to GoPro, here’s what the journey through it looks like for one of them: a turtle’s eye view of...

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Top 10 Alkaline Foods To Eat Every Day For Vibrant Health | RiseEarth

Top 10 Alkaline Foods To Eat Every Day For Vibrant Health | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Helpful foods.

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Permaculture How To Make Keyhole Garden Beds - Permaculture Design


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Keyhole garden beds in your garden?

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What Does 'Low Dose' Mean When It Comes to Exposure to Toxic Chemicals? | Genna Reed | AlterNet.org

What Does 'Low Dose' Mean When It Comes to Exposure to Toxic Chemicals? | Genna Reed | AlterNet.org | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

The chemicals that we’re exposed to in our daily lives are often approved by the government under the assumption that they’re safe in small doses, even over a long period of time. For years, regulators relied on the old adage “the dose makes the poison” to try to explain their logic. While that might have appeared true for certain chemicals for many years, we now live in a world where exposure to a large variety of chemicals is unavoidable and it’s finally becoming clear that we can’t evaluate these chemicals in isolation.

Think about a simple picnic in a city park. The air you breathe is filled with particulate matter from car exhaust, the landscaping was likely treated with chemical fertilizers and Roundup or another weedkiller, the plastic surrounding your food or drink items might contain BPA or phthalates, your drinks could contain preservatives, the antibacterial spray you use on your hands after eating might contain triclosan and the sunscreen you apply on your skin probably contains nanomaterials. Now extrapolate that scenario to each and every activity you partake in on a daily basis.

The agriculture sector experiences this chemical cocktail at a more extreme level. The inputs that may go onto a farm in a growing season could include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium–filled fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. These chemicals have individual limits to how much can be used in a season, but these limits don’t take into account all of the other chemicals that will be applied throughout the year. Herbicide use has gone up as weeds have become resistant to the most popular herbicide, glyphosate (Roundup), requiring the use of older, more toxic herbicides like 2,4-D and dicamba. In effect, agricultural workers, farmers and surrounding communities are exposed to a mix of chemicals, the combined, or “synergistic,” effects of which have never been studied.

But this month, a study by 174 scientists from 28 countries was released that, for the first time, looked at how low levels of exposure to 85 different chemicals over time could have synergistic impacts on the development of cancer. All of the chemicals were selected because they are ubiquitous in the environment and are not classified as human carcinogens on their own. However, because each of these chemicals disrupts different pathways and mechanisms in people, the authors hypothesized that interactions between different chemicals and pathways could elevate the risk of cancer.

The teams found that 50 out of 85 of the chemicals could impact cancer-causing pathways at low doses that are realistic in the environment. The research is compelling but preliminary, and calls on regulators to change their risk assessments to consider the impacts of chemical mixes and conduct more research on environmental triggers of cancer and on different chemical mixes and their effects on various cancer-related disruptions.

 

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Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company

Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.

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Study: Most Americans could be fed by locally grown food; Big news for Central Appalachian local foods movement

Study: Most Americans could be fed by locally grown food; Big news for Central Appalachian local foods movement | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A new University of California study has revealed that …

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We need to eat locally grown foods.

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What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food

What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Only about 8 percent of people stick to their New Year's resolution. Food writer Megan Kimble is one of them. Back in January of 2012, the then-26-year-old made a goal to eat only unprocessed foods fo

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New research: Olive oil compound destroys cancer cells in 30 minutes | RiseEarth

New research: Olive oil compound destroys cancer cells in 30 minutes | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Olive oil to kill cancer?

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The many health benefits of honey | RiseEarth

The many health benefits of honey | RiseEarth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Honey important?

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Growing Food 7+ Secrets to growing the best tomatoes

Growing Food 7+ Secrets to growing the best tomatoes | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Ideas for tomatoes.

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Inside the Growing Appeal of Urban Farming - Cornucopia Institute

Inside the Growing Appeal of Urban Farming - Cornucopia Institute | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Even Worldwatch Institute Blog by Emma Hansen La Montanita Co-op Veteran Farm Project Source: USDA Providing food for a growing population sustainably and creat


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, June 7, 12:39 PM

Even my small, northern city is becoming home to urban farming - and supplying us city dwellers with delicious, locally grown foods.