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A Sharp Spike in Honeybee Deaths Deepens a Worrisome Trend

A Sharp Spike in Honeybee Deaths Deepens a Worrisome Trend | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Deaths rose sharply last summer, a survey by the Bee Informed Partnership reported, and beekeepers who rent hives to farmers were hit especially hard.
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12 plants that repel unwanted insects

12 plants that repel unwanted insects | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Whether you need extra protection for your garden or your skin, these herbs and flowers can help shoo away pests.
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most of these are delicious in food too!

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A Look at Some of Greater Boston's Most Innovative Urban Gardens - BostInno

A Look at Some of Greater Boston's Most Innovative Urban Gardens - BostInno | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Earlier this month the Boston Red Sox announced that Fenway Park is now home to a rooftop garden known aptly as Fenway Farms. The news generated universal positive responses from Bostonians and...
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In India, Profitable Farming With Fewer Chemicals

In India, Profitable Farming With Fewer Chemicals | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Small farmers, working with self-help groups, save money and keep soil richer by using natural techniques and substances for pest control.
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Every day is Earth Day - How we're making a difference - Organic Valley / CROPP

Every day is Earth Day - How we're making a difference - Organic Valley / CROPP | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it

We are a part of nature, not separate from it. The health of our bodies, our land and our animals are all the same. - Rick Adamski CROPP Farmer / Owner

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We're so grateful to all of the CROPP farmers. We love delicious Organic Valley dairy and know our soups with dairy are tastier because of it!

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GMO Labeling Will Not Increase Food Prices

GMO Labeling Will Not Increase Food Prices | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Tomorrow morning, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices.
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Make 2015 an Organic Year

Make 2015 an Organic Year | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2014 was the year of science supporting the benefits of organic...
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New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff

New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The city, as part of a $2.4 billion project to protect waterways, will add thousands of street-side plots in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens in the coming months.
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8 Young Farmers (and 4 Farms) to Watch

8 Young Farmers (and 4 Farms) to Watch | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
From coast to coast, 20- and 30- something adults are ditching their power suits and ties for shovels and seeds. From novice upstarts to young farmers carrying on a family legacy, we’ve rounded up ...
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GE Labeling Won’t Raise Food Prices

GE Labeling Won’t Raise Food Prices | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Contrary to the claims of food industry giants and biotechnology companies, requiring labels on genetically engineered food won’t drive up food prices. Labeling would not ban the technology or force farmers and manufacturers to switch to non-GE ingredients; it would simply require that food containing GE ingredients be labeled, so that consumers can make informed decisions about what they want to eat.
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9 Technology Tools for Localizing the Food System

9 Technology Tools for Localizing the Food System | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
It might seem that to purchase locally-produced foods, one must take a two-lane county road to the nearest farm stand or visit the local farmers’ market. Even though it may seem that the big-box gr...
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Eye in the Sky - Cornucopia Institute

Eye in the Sky - Cornucopia Institute | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Cornucopia’s Aerial Photography Investigates Factory Farm Cheating by Will Fantle Chino Valley’s poultry operation in Texas is estimated to confine hundred
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What It Really Takes to Launch A Food Business

What It Really Takes to Launch A Food Business | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Find out how a mom saw a problem and came up with a homemade solution.
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Our GREAT founder Kate in O Magazine! 

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Meet The Urban Farmer Starting His Own Revolution

Meet The Urban Farmer Starting His Own Revolution | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
When you think of farming towns, Milwaukee-proper might not be the first to come to mind. The large Wisconsin city is perhaps better known for its famed breweries and picturesque location along Lake M...
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Click thru for a great video "Super Soul Sunday" video on Will Allen.

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When Food Is Genetically Modified

When Food Is Genetically Modified | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Readers react to a Sunday Review essay countering the claims of opponents of genetic engineering.
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Garden Tower Project Receives International Design Award for Garden Tower 2

Garden Tower Project Receives International Design Award for Garden Tower 2 | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
International Design Awards, Sustainable Living, Garden Tower Project, Innovation in Food Production, Efficiency

Via Alan Yoshioka
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Pesticides Linked to Honeybee Deaths Pose More Risks, European Group Says

Pesticides Linked to Honeybee Deaths Pose More Risks, European Group Says | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The finding could have repercussions on both sides of the Atlantic for the companies that produce the chemicals, which are already banned in Europe.
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Turns Out Boring Old Lentils Are Surprisingly Radical

During the 1980s farming crisis, a group of renegade Heartland farmers radicalized conventional agriculture with one surprising crop: lentils.
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Love what Timeless Seeds is and has been doing. Happy to see this recognition of their great efforts over the decades!

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Forget Chicken Coops—Fish Ponds Could Be the Future of Urban Farming

Forget Chicken Coops—Fish Ponds Could Be the Future of Urban Farming | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
Aquaponics systems allow you to raise both vegetables and fish in tight spaces.
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RoyseLaw launches AgTech Incubator - AgFunderNews

RoyseLaw launches AgTech Incubator - AgFunderNews | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
RoyseLaw launches AgTech Incubator in Palo Alto, announces a call for applications.
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Where GMOs Hide in Your Food - Consumer Reports News

Where GMOs Hide in Your Food - Consumer Reports News | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want GMOs in their food, according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey of 1,000 American adults. The trouble is, it’s hard to avoid them.
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Inspiration for planting your food garden.

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Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics

Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The Denver County Jail is waiting for grant funding to expand on their small aquaponics system that sustainably grows its own food.
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This is very cool.

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Five things you should know about GMOs

Five things you should know about GMOs | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
  Producers of genetically engineered crops argue that their technology will solve world hunger.  The reality is starkly the opposite.  After nearly two decades, genetically engineered crops have failed to make any meaningful di erence for hungry people91011 Instead, GMO crops drive out locally adapted crop varieties that are suited to particular soils and climates, undermining sustainability and resilience of local farms around the world and contributing to hunger globally.
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GMOs are on the ballot here in Colorado. This is a good short list of facts about GMOs so you can learn and decide for yourself. 

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Commercial Production of Genetically Modified Salmon - Cornucopia Institute

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Commercial Production of Genetically Modified Salmon - Cornucopia Institute | Right Livelihood: Growing Food | Scoop.it
The Press Democrat by Derek Moore Credit: Steven Pavlov Gov. Jerry Brown signed a North Coast lawmaker’s bill banning the commercial production of genetica
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