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"Climate Change," Fertilizer, and Politics

For those in government who believe climate change is our nation’s greatest threat, why do they not address chemical agricultural products such as fertilizers, pesticides and soil fumigants?   437 more words

Wecology

Large Scale Farming Can Have Some Large Effects

By Meghan Byrge 4/26/16

You spend your evening at a store shopping. You come home and put away your fruit, your vegetables and maybe even make dinner. 640 more words

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Green Deserts of Norfolk

Auch die Gräslein können den Acker nicht begreifen, aus dem sie sprießen.  

Hildegard von Bingen

Our favourite walk leads across the allotments and passes the fields behind the hedges through a landscape which looks a tiny little bit like it had looked at Hildegard’s times. 1,133 more words

Norfolk, England

Corporate Farming, the road to disease

Industrial or corporate farming, as mentioned in yesterday’s post harms bees and contributes to climate change.   But what exactly is industrial farming? Industrial farming refers to modern farming methods that endorse chemicals more so than common sense. 1,025 more words

Wecology

Factory Farms and Water Pollution

Factory Farms produce more waste than the entire US population.

According to the EPA, factory farms “now account for a significant share of the remaining water pollution problems in the United States.” 81 more words
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The health, environmental and welfare costs of industrial farming

http://www.ciwf.org.uk/research/policy-economics/cheap-food-costs-dear/

This fascinating report by Compassion in World Farming, examines all of the impacts of industrial farming and makes an excellent case to slam the assertion that it is important to maintain because it is cheaper. 7 more words

Eating Meat

Growing up in a small town in a developing country, a visit to the local butcher frequently presented itself with the opportunity to witness the slaughter of a goat or a chicken. 83 more words

Industrial Farming