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Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 21st, 2017

 

The generation that pioneered organic farming is beginning to retire. These farmers want what they've built to last. Some growers are passing on their farms to their kids. But not all of them have a second generation who wants to take over the family farm.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 21st, 2017

 

 

A group opposed to Monsanto’s plan to build a 7-acre, glass-enclosed greenhouse to grow corn in Marana will hold a protest Tuesday morning in front of the Pima County Administration Building.

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 21st, 2017

 

This week Space10, an Ikea lab for futuristic, solutions-oriented designs, released open source plans for The Growroom, a large, multi-tiered spherical garden designed to sustainably grow enough food for an entire neighborhood. Hoping to help spur local growing and sourcing, Space10 made the plans available for free last Thursday.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 20th, 2017

 

Germany has announced plans to boost federal funding in moves towards establishing organic farming on some 20% of all land designated for agricultural use across the country.

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 18th, 2017

 

Farmers across 10 states are suing Monsanto, alleging that the agrochemical company sold dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean crops knowing that illegal spraying of the highly volatile and drift-prone herbicide would be inevitable.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 17th, 2017

 

A trial of genetically modified bananas will begin south of Darwin in a few months after a five-year trial received approval from the gene technology regulator. 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 17th, 2017

When I first started farmingmy husband and I were hoping to till an old horse pasture.
We wanted to plant an acre of vegetables.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

The demand for organic food has grown so dramatically in recent years that experts are likening it to a “gold rush mentality,” as producers scramble to transition their fields to earn organic certification.

 

 
Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

Increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016—prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to organic production, according to a new report from CoBank. While U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, domestic production of organic corn and soybeans remains well short of demand.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

A heard of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence. 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children.

Analysing five years' worth of private health insurance data on children 6-15, these scientists found that young people vaccinated in the previous three to 12 months were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain neuropsychiatric disorders than their non-vaccinated counterparts.


Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 15th, 2017

 

Dear Mr. Sessions,

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters around the country, the undersigned organizations oppose the impending mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies. The proposed mergersof Dow Chemical with DuPont, Monsanto with Bayer AG, and Syngenta with ChemChinaare each problematic on their own, with many likely negative impacts on farmers, businesses, workers, and consumers. When taken together, they pose the threat of major oligopolistic outcomes in the industries of farming inputs, research, development, and technology. 

 

Posted By: FoodDemocracyNo... on Feb 13th, 2017

Current farming methodologies aren't just bad for land, community, and ecology -they're increasingly bad for business. Something's gotta give. 


 


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