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Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You













Daniel Jennings, Off The Grid News
Waking Times 

A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.

Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.

Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among … More

February 3, 2014 | By | 19 Replies More
The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production

The Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About Industrial Food Production













Vicki Hird, EcoWatch
Waking Times

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and since the horsemeat scandal in 2013 it has become much easier to talk about meat—more people seem to know and care about the impact of meat production and consumption and the benefits of cutting down. They’re … More

January 17, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Big Biotech Sues Little Island of Kaua’i Over GMO Law

Big Biotech Sues Little Island of Kaua’i Over GMO Law













Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal
Waking Times

As was expected, Big Biotech’s legal juggernaut has rolled into action in Hawai’i. On Friday afternoon, three big agrochemical companies—Pioneer-DuPont, Syngenta and Agrigenetics Inc. (a subsidiary of Dow Chemical)—filed a suit in a federal court in Honolulu seeking to block Kaua’i … More

January 14, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
The Incredibly Flat World of Monsanto

The Incredibly Flat World of Monsanto













Barbara H. Peterson, Farm Wars
Waking Times

New scientific discovery reveals DNA manipulation can create mutations due to ignorance of gene control mechanism.

There was a time when science dictated that the world was flat, and that if you reached the edge, you would simply fall off. What they couldn’t … More

January 14, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
3 Reasons To Stay Away From Any Kind of Palm Fruit Oil And Why Coconut Oil Will Always Be Superior

3 Reasons To Stay Away From Any Kind of Palm Fruit Oil And Why Coconut Oil Will Always Be Superior













Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Palm oil of any kind, whether it be from the fruit or kernel is not beneficial to the Earth or human health. The marketing gurus behind the largest palm oil manufacturers in the world will never give you the whole story. In fact, they … More

January 14, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
Is Industrial Hemp The Ultimate Energy Crop?

Is Industrial Hemp The Ultimate Energy Crop?













Thomas Prade, The Conversation
Waking Times

Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change.

But some biofuel crops have bad environmental effects: they use too much water, displace … More

January 13, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
How to Boycott Factory Farms

How to Boycott Factory Farms













Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers
Waking Times 

There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But the big-picture reason is this. The only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system.

When … More

January 11, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
The Right To Farm Organically – Australian Farmer Fights Monsanto in Landmark Seed Contamination Suit

The Right To Farm Organically – Australian Farmer Fights Monsanto in Landmark Seed Contamination Suit













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Across the globe, farmers who choose to plant non-genetically modified seed instead of patented seed varieties from the agro-chemical giants like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and BASF, are being forced out of business by the burden and costs of fighting seed patent lawsuits.

Targeting farms … More

January 10, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
Genetically Modified Apples Which Eliminate The Browning Process Soon To Be Approved

Genetically Modified Apples Which Eliminate The Browning Process Soon To Be Approved













Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Since the genetic code of the apple was mapped by researchers a few years ago, scientists have explored gene silencing and other manipulation techniques to alter one of nature’s most healing superfoods. Genetically modified apples may soon enter the food supply under the guise … More

January 8, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Revised Laws and Urban Farming Projects Provide New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners

Revised Laws and Urban Farming Projects Provide New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Interest in urban agriculture is growing locally as well as nationally—a trend that is truly a cause for celebration. In fact, I’ve been encouraging everyone to plant a “Victory Garden” as a step toward fixing our broken food system. During the previous Victory Garden … More

January 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Why Your Grandparents Didn’t Know What Food Allergies Were

Why Your Grandparents Didn’t Know What Food Allergies Were













Waking Times

Ever consider that your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…or at least it wasn’t common as it is in our children. Was there a reason why they did not have food allergies?

Food allergies are becoming a household concern and are on the rise. In addition to making life … More

December 31, 2013 | By | 12 Replies More
Bee-Harming Pesticides May Impact Human Nervous System

Bee-Harming Pesticides May Impact Human Nervous System













Jeremy Hance, Mongabay
Waking Times

Neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been increasingly blamed for the collapse of bee populations, may also impact human’s developing nervous system, according to a review of research by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The EFSA says that current safety guidelines for two pesticides—acetamiprid and imidacloprid—may … More

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
10 Urban Farming Projects in New York City

10 Urban Farming Projects in New York City













Kaye Spector, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Who would think that one of the world’s largest cities, New York City, would be a major hub for urban agriculture? Well, it is.

Food Tank has compiled a list of 10 urban farming projects providing New Yorkers fresh, local produce.

1. Eagle Street More

December 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
How Biological Farming Can Transform Your Food Supply for the Better

How Biological Farming Can Transform Your Food Supply for the Better













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Jerry Brunetti, an internationally renowned speaker, is the founder of Agri-Dynamics, a company that provides holistic animal remedies for farm, livestock, and pets.

He’s also a co-founder of EarthWorks Natural Organic Products, which provides products and consulting services. Brunetti is a cancer survivor who can say … More

December 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt













Daphne Miller, Yes!
Waking Times

Recently I’ve been enjoying dirty thoughts.

I spend my days in a sterile 8×10 room practicing family medicine and yet my mind is in the soil. This is because I’m discovering just how much this rich, dark substance influences the day-to-day health of my patients. … More

December 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Ten Reasons To Buy Local Food

Ten Reasons To Buy Local Food













Brenton Johnson, Guest
Waking Times 

1. Locally grown food tastes better.

Food grown in your own community is usually picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or trucked in from Florida, Chile, Mexico, or Holland is, quite understandably, much older. Several … More

December 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
FDA Concedes Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Must Be Phased Out

FDA Concedes Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Must Be Phased Out













April McCarthy, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Antibiotics are added to animal feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to make them gain weight faster or use less food to gain weight. The United Nations and World Health Organization have both stated that humans are building … More

December 13, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Post-GMO Economy

The Post-GMO Economy













Elizabeth Royte, Modern Farmer
Waking Times

One mainstream farmer is returning to conventional seed — and he’s not alone

As an invulnerable tween, Chris Huegerich, the child of a prosperous farming family, wiped out on his motorcycle in tiny Breda, Iowa. Forty years on, folks still call Huegerich “Crash.” And … More

December 12, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence

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













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

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 … More

December 7, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
10 Reasons Why You Should Compost

10 Reasons Why You Should Compost













Rachel, This Original Organic Life
Waking Times

1.) Composting turns trash into treasure

Compost turns what would ordinarily be considered “garbage” into viable nutrients.

2.) Composting builds soil

Composting plays a critical role in building healthy soil.  This is extremely important given that the US loses about 3 tons More

December 7, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More

Must Watch Videos

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More