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Midwest Most Productive Region in the World

According to a press release from NASA …

Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere’s growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists.

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Agriculture

Martha Drouet reblogged this on Agriculture Law.

The Meat of the Matter

>> FARMAGEDDON: THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT 

>>  Philip Lymbery with Isabel Oakeshott

>> 2014

>> Bloomsbury Publishing

Feel free to unscrew that jaded grimace: Farmageddon doesn’t have an agenda in shovelling moralistic, vegan-touting ideological fare down your craw. 369 more words

Animal Rights

Why We Should Stop Saying "Eco-Friendly"

Products aren’t eco-friendly. Products are eco-destructive. “Eco-friendly” and “green” are just some more marketing terms, and they’re emphasizing the wrong things. Sure, there are certain plants and styles of gardening and methods of building that absorb CO2 or help filter rainwater runoff, and those things might actually be eco-friendly, so carry on with those. 757 more words

Grumbles

Murderous Milk???

I was shocked when I was asked to write an article about slaughter-free milk for the Jellied Eel Magazine. Slaughter-free milk!? I thought…how in the world are cows slaughtered to get the milk out? 227 more words

Organic

Bob Dylan's "Ballad of Hollis Brown" interpreted by Nina Simone & Rise Against

Ballad Of Hollis Brown
by Bob Dylan (1963)

Hollis Brown
He lived on the outside of town (2x)
With his wife and five children
And his cabin fallin’ down… 238 more words

Antibiotics, Bacteria, Obesity

‘The Fat Drug’ from The New York Times is worth reading, whether you agree or disagree.

“In 2002 Americans were about an inch taller and 24 pounds heavier than they were in the 1960s, and more than a third are now classified as obese. 298 more words

Health