Category: Food Freedom

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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What Did The Chicken On Your Plate Eat?

By Anne Gordon Would you eat chicken that ate arsenic and banned antibiotics? You probably already have. When eating that delicious nugget, or scrumptious chicken salad…. do you ever wonder how the tender, juicy, and appealing shades of pink get to your dinner plate? Welcome factory farming. The human consumption of poultry products is more…

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Raw Milk Farmer in Double Jeopardy Case Found Guilty

by Heather Callaghan In an odd turn of events, raw milk and pastured-egg farmer Alvin Schlangen, who received a court victory last September, was brought up on the same charges again and found guilty. Jury nullification, which is frequently upheld in Minnesota, was the saving grace last time – strangely, not so in this case….

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4 Ways To Become Independent From The Just-in-Time Food System

by Anna Hunt Most Americans don’t realize that they are completely dependent on the ‘just-in-time’ food system that brings food from factories, industry farms, shipyards and the like, through a series of warehouses and distribution centers, to the local supermarket and grocery stores. If you’ve ever experienced extreme weather, long power outages or emergency conditions…

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Philippines Protesters Trample, Uproot GM Golden Rice Trial

by Heather Callaghan A new genetically modified crop of ‘Golden rice’ was weeks away from harvest in the Philippines. It was reportedly going to be submitted to authorities for evaluation. This was an important milestone as other countries like Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia were considering going for the crops in Philippines’ wake. Growing GM rice…

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Raw Milk Farmer on Trial for Keeping Eggs at Customer Preferred Temperature

By Brad Jordan The state of Minnesota is going after a small, peaceful dairy farmer…again. Alvin Schlangen is wanted for selling raw milk and other real foods to members of a private, buying club, without retail food sales permits. The state – which generally sees local foods produced outside of the industrialized food system as…

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