Early this morning I came across an interesting piece in The Atlantic titled, “Organic Can Feed The World“. This interested me for a few reasons; first, I own an organic farm and therefore have a vested interested in organic farming and all that it entails, second, I am interested in learning any new thoughts and ideas on how we can overcome world hunger on a minor or major scale, and third, I am feeling slightly defeated by the fact that it is nearly impossible to buy products that are “pure” (ie. chemical), anymore while grocery shopping.
Money isn’t everything. But for measuring national success, it has long been pretty much the only thing (other than, of course, sports). The specific metric that has prevailed since World War II is the dollar value of a country’s economic output, expressed first as gross national product, later as gross domestic product.
n farming, it seems that size is often rewarded. Government subsidies, economies of scale, and the use of chemical pesticides all conspire to make life easier for large-scale industrial farming operations.
O.K., I know it's Monsanto... but go ahead and take their money please! "Statistics show that the United States ranks only 25th in math scores and 21st in science compared to 30 industrialized nations."
Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit to experience their transformation and resilience.
Two days ago the FDA announced a ban on unapproved uses of cephalosporins (antibiotics) in food animals, the effects of which have now been determined to cause the proliferation of resistant superbugs in human populations.
Official website for Bill McKibben - author, educator, and environmentalist; includes full information on all his books including Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, Fight Global Warming Now, and a wealth of resources.
The mission of the Community Garden Charitable Fund, a Florida not-for-profit organization founded in 2007, is to protect and preserve our green spaces, particularly those at historic Pinecrest Gardens.
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