Category: Food Freedom

City Keeps Farmers’ Market Shut Down on Technicalities

by Heather Callaghan In June, we reported on a David and Goliath fight between a longstanding farmers’ market in Mount Jackson, Virginia and the city. It was a nonsensical decision on the city council’s part to require the market operators to cough up $15-20,000 to pave a lot that had been used successfully on gravel…

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Pesticide-Superweed Treadmill Hot Topic at Chemists Convention

by Rady Ananda Superweeds are dominating the discussion at the American Chemical Society (ACS) symposium, being held in Indianapolis through Sept. 12. Not surprisingly, the solutions proposed include different toxic brews in tandem with stacked genetic traits in a never-ending chemical arms race with Mother Nature. Currently, 218 different plant species are herbicide resistant, two…

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Do You Know How Hot Dogs Are Really Made?

By Marco Torres We all know that hot dogs are not the healthiest food, but many people will consume them regardless. What’s the harm in consuming a few frankfurters here and there at BBQs, sporting events and gatherings right? Everything in moderation right? Unsuspecting consumers have no idea what really constitutes a hot dog. Even…

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Can Radio Waves Completely Transform Agriculture?

By Natural Blaze A single innovation from an octogenarian professor in Ireland is raising eyebrows and gaining accolades, though it is strangely absent in the U.S. mainstream media. Professor Austin Darragh of Limerick University is employing a new use of radio wave technology that could be called the new or real miracle grow. The consequences…

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4-yr-old Rosie Will Have a Garden Next Spring via Property Management

by Heather Callaghan Recently we learned of four-year-old “Rosie” and her single, disabled mother, “Mary” who were trying to keep the girl’s garden despite a property manager’s previous insistence that the garden go this week. It was later stated that the reason for removal was for some relandscaping. The two live in a South Dakota…

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Newly Developed Rice Increases Yield in Drought Without Genetic Modification

by Heather Callaghan Genetic modification is touted as the only way to feed starving nations, yet they often have decreased yields or lead to superweed and insect resistance. But there are solutions other than changing the entire ecology. Biodiversity, crop rotation techniques, or…simple crossbreeding! Earlier in August, a study published in Nature Genetics showed promising…

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USDA Shuts Down 4-Year-Old’s Garden

by Heather Callaghan Names have been altered to protect those involved…. Just when you think the front-yard garden wars can’t get worse, enter USDA’s rural development dictatorship domineering the food source of the most vulnerable of our society. In a South Dakota subsidized housing unit live four-year-old Rosie and her severely disabled mother, Mary. They…

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