ConAgra: Bad Food, Bad Policies

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ConAgra is one of the most irresponsible companies that one can find on Wall St. From fighting GMO labeling to abusing labor and the environment they have done it all. But now ConAgra is on the ropes. They have stretched themselves thin and they are weak with debt and shrinking…

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Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

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A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming.…

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Building A Worm Farm From An Old Sink Or Tub.

Worm castings are one of the BEST garden amendments you can use. Worms recycle old compost and make new fresh worm castings (worm poop) for you to use. Worm castings are great, but can get expensive, so making a sustainable system to recycle food and support your food growing habit…

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EPA Adds Seven New Superfund Waste Sites.

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added seven hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. They are: MacMillan Ring Free Oil (former oil refinery) – Norphlet, AK Keddy Mill (former sawmill, grist and wool carding mill) – Windham, ME PCE Southeast Contamination (ground…

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Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act into Law after Promising GMO Labeling

By Anthony Gucciardi President Obama has signed into law the notorious Monsanto Protection Act legislation hidden inside of the Continuing Resolution spending bill, which protects Monsanto and its genetically modified creations from federal courts. Passing up the chance to veto the bill in favor of stopping Monsanto’s increasing monopoly on the food supply, Obama pushed the bill through into…

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Using Wood Ash Instead Of Lime.

Fireplace ash can be used as a substitute for lime in very acidic soils. It also provides many trace elements that plants need and the trees and fungi you are burning had already mined and stored. You may want to keep a special ask bucket to make sure you only…

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Your Local Average Last Day Of Frost

In many areas crops are predicated on the average last day of frost, also sometimes called ALDF. So what is the average last day of frost in your area? Use this handy Farmers Almanac ALDF calculator to let you know when your spring crops should go in the ground. They…

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