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Modern farming practices are killing us

An alarming new study, accepted for publication in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology last month, indicates that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide due to its widespread use in genetically engineered agriculture, is capable of driving estrogen receptor mediated breast cancer cell proliferation within the infinitesimal parts per trillion concentration range. 47 more words

Food

Tips To Implement: Sustainable Farming

The world has been experiencing a huge increase in population which equally led to the increase in demand for food in order for the people to live. 447 more words

Trivedi Science

Advantages Of Industrial Agriculture

Agriculture has been an age old occupation across the globe. It is this occupation that serves all the food needs of the country. Therefore, agriculture is considered to be an occupation that serves the basic necessity of the people i.e. 453 more words

Trivedi Science

Ex Libris

In my blog title I call this a journey and that is what it is and what it has been.  I have been socially conscious for as long as I remember, but my interest in this topic has developed and increased over time.  685 more words

Barbara Kingsolver

I Read The Omnivore's Dilemma & It's Making Me Skeptical of the Food Industry

Things I learned:

1. We eat a LOT of corn. Ingredients that contain corn derivatives: citric acid, corn fructose, corn syrup, dextrose, lactic acid, MSG, sorbitol and xanthan gum – just to list a few. 513 more words

Three stories on the factory farm

Three items crossed my desk this week concerning the factory farm scene, i.e. CAFO’s or Confined Animal Feeding Operations.  Two were scientific studies with troubling implications for our health, and one was a dumb piece of clickbait concerning bestiality. 894 more words

Agriculture

Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids & How Its Lessons Could Change Food & Farming Forever

Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids & How Its Lessons Could Change Food & Farming Forever, by Kiera Butler, says that it explores what 4-H teaches and how its lessons could change food & farming (forever)–while it effectively introduces the reader to the world of 4-H, I’m not so sure that Butler ever fully develops her discussion of 4-H’s implications. 631 more words

Agriculture