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Why 2015 is the year agriculture drones take off

For years now, drone advocates have cited precision agriculture—crop management that uses GPS and big data—as a way to boost crop yields and profits while resolving water and food crises. 580 more words

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Harlem Valley News on Locus Amoenus

Harlem Valley News May 11, 2015 Local author, Victoria N. Alexander has a new novel coming out on June 12th called Locus Amoenus—set in Amenia and the Harlem Valley region Amenia, NY. 518 more words

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Locus Amoenus pre-release discount on Amazon

Get your copy now while Amazon is offering a 21 percent discount. The hardcover of Locus Amoenus will be in stores June 12th. Click on jacket image to enlarge.

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Book Event in Park Slope Brooklyn May 9th at 2PM

I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Brooklyn School Alternatives Conference about the merits of homeschooling. My talk will be based on an article I wrote called “ 81 more words

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March Against Monsanto - May 23, 2015

UPCOMING ACTION EVENT

Event: March Against Monsanto
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Focus: Take Action for Food Safety
Date: May 23, 2015
Place: Global – Find a march near you… 38 more words

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If you care about eating healthy food, having a real choice in what you eat and want to see something done about the disturbing increase in incidents of cancer and other debilitating diseases; take part in this event.

If you don't like the idea of an obscenely wealthy corporation which has made a large fortune in war as well as manufacturing and selling chemical weapons like Agent Orange, DDT and Roundup pesticide taking control of our food supply, you need to be a part of this potentially historic event.

If you're sick and tired of not being able to afford real food and having to settle for toxic food that contributes to a myriad of dangerous illnesses, you need to show up at the March Against Monsanto event nearest you.

If you show up at ONE single protest your entire life, this is the one.

Monsanto is truly the epitome of an evil entity that cares not one whit about anything except money and power. Some people believe that to demand action against an "evil" corporation is being an alarmist. That is not the case with Monsanto. They have a long history of making incredible amounts of money by selling toxic products that create sickness and misery. They are sickness profiteers.

They also spend millions of dollars every year to purchase cleverly manipulated "research" that supposedly documents the "safety" of their products. They purchase corrupt members of governments all over the world to enact legislation that enriches already wealthy executives while leaving death and disease in their wake. They purchase articles in mainstream media publications that tell us everything is OK, continue to eat and drink toxins. So they can collect more of our wealth.

This is unacceptable.

Even if you don't believe that genetically engineered food products and toxins in our diet are that bad, then think about this: Monsanto (with the help of a handful of other notorious companies) are literally attempting to take control of our food supply.

What will happen when we can't buy healthy organic seeds anymore and can only buy their genetically modified seeds? What will happen when there are no more family farms and all "food" is manufactured by machines and faceless employees that have no stake in the procedures used - practices that involve animal torture and the bypassing of environmental regulations designed for our benefit?

If we continue to allow corporations to dump toxins into our soil, water and air; there will be no longer be such a thing as organic food. How can we grow healthy food without nutritious soil or clean water and with an atmosphere that rains poisonous chemicals down on us?

Now is the time to do something. Now is the time to take a stand and decide that not only are we all deserving of nutritious food, so are our children and their children.

Years from now, when you're sitting in a chair and your grandchildren ask you what YOU did back when evil corporate executives were poisoning the planet, what are you going to say? Will you simply say that you were too busy taking care of your own personal business to assure a healthy planet for future generations? Think about it...

The Millbrook Independent on Locus Amoenus

A Political Satire set in Amenia, New York

Book Review: Locus Amoenus
by Tonia Shoumatoff
When Victoria Alexander moved up to Amenia from Soho is 2003, she got the vibe that people thought she was a city person (a ‘citiot’ as she says in her novel) and that the locals did not think much of her. 500 more words

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Bathroom Bandits

With the Drought in California in full swing, water restrictions apply differently to individuals than they do agriculture and fracking.

Click here to read the full story on onearth.org

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