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Unload DDT

What a bloodbath on Wall St — XOM down 5%, UNH down 5%, DIS down 4%.  But the biggest loser this week was DDT.

DDT featured prominently in the… 337 more words

Agriculture

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Do we want what we grow and what we eat to be determined by a few giant corporations whose first and foremost agenda is profit before people and planetary well-being? 144 more words

Food

Harvesting Profits

Every day in America, as we consume whatever food we can access and afford, the system that supplies our sustenance is engaged in its own form of consumption. 120 more words

Food

Microorganisms, agriculture, and rain

I’ve written previously about how bacteria (and other microorganisms) are important to the health of soil, and how certain agricultural practices can harm those organisms and reduce that health. 333 more words

Environmentalism

Glyphosate Testing for the Masses!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other U.S.-based regulatory bodies have created rules for how much glyphosate is allowed in drinking water, and these rules are based on the assumption that the toxin isn’t bio-accumulative. 88 more words

Health

What the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history means for farms

We have seen the future, and it’s northwest Iowa.

So says Erika Fry in a disturbing summary of the bird flu outbreak. Read her concise overview at Fortune here: …

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Greenwashing 101

A new report on the expensive art of greenwashing (PR tactics designed to convince you that black is white, in the world of health, agriculture and foodstuffs) has been released by… 420 more words

Factory Farming