Category: Food Freedom

New High Tech GrowCubes Offer Indoor Gardening Solutions

by Natural Blaze There is an Internet of farming taking shape that is relying on the same open source approach demonstrated in the Hackerspace community. First, it is important to know what a Hackerspace is. The video below is a short introduction that explains the background and benefits of open source creativity. As you will…

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American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Raw Milk

By Brad Jordan The rebellion is taking hold The assault on raw milk continues. As more and more Americans find out about this whole, perfect food and attempt to access it, industry titans are scrambling to quell the rebellion. And the American Academy of Pediatrics is coming to their aid, endorsing a nationwide ban. As…

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Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, Backyard Aquaponics

by Tony Cartalucci Upon this man’s property is an impressive automated agricultural system he claims can be scaled easily and incrementally. While still technically a prototype, it does showcase a lot of impressive features even if many aspects of the project may seem undesirable to many prospective home-farmers. The impressive features are of course the…

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Big Ag Mega Farm Threatens Pristine South Carolina River

by Joe Wright Even though climate change has taken center stage in the nation’s environmental debate, the well-documented and persistent threats of factory farming continue to accumulate across the country. Whether it’s the health effects of production and run-off from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (as well as associated conditions of animal cruelty), the deadly introduction…

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The Sickness of Factory Farming

Natural Blaze Horrific animal cruelty videos continue to emerge from factory farms despite many states attempting to impose “Ag-Gag” bills that essentially criminalize the revealing of criminal behavior at these facilities. One such video recently emerged in Ohio, and it led mega industrial food producer Tyson, Inc. to cancel their contract with the offending facility….

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10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence

by Alex Pietrowski The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home. When renegade gardener Ron Finley said, “growing your own food is like printing money,” he was remarking on the revolutionary…

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