Tag: farming

Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Coach Mark Smallwood, EcoWatch Waking Times In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all super drug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or what we eat, there is a […]

By August 23, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
The Future Is the Farmer

The Future Is the Farmer

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times At a farmer’s fair in Krakow, South Poland, in early May, I spoke to a Romanian peasant. He was demonstrating clay pot making using a foot treadle to spin the plate upon which the pots were being formed by his deft hands. I remarked how attractive I found this technology […]

Are Organics Really Better?

Are Organics Really Better?

Margie King, Green Med Info Waking Times Organic agriculture is booming.  More and more people believe organics are better for our health than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables.  But what does the science say? Researchers from Sweden and Pakistan wanted to know whether organically grown produce was in fact better for human health.  They undertook […]

The Perfect Storm – Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

The Perfect Storm – Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

Jamie Lee, Contributor Waking Times Most of us who live in the United States have always assumed that our food would be available in abundance at our commercial grocery stores at affordable prices, at least for the past three generations. Most have never spent a thought about what they would do if their basic weekly […]

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Dr. Mercola Waking Times The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published. The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” probably has a lot to do with this general lack of insight. More people are apt to […]

The Changing Face of Revolution – 3 Inspiring People Who are Undermining the Matrix

The Changing Face of Revolution – 3 Inspiring People Who are Undermining the Matrix

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The matrix has us. It surrounds and keeps us busy working diligently within its nifty little paradigms, hard at work at our own enslavement and self-destruction. Behind the scenes of every aspect of life are codes, regulations, rules and agendas we cannot see, but yet are there to keep […]

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 increasingly keen to do their bit and politically speaking […]

By January 17, 2014 4 Comments Read 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 up dangerous levels of resistance […]

By December 13, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total of about 20 million acres managed […]

First “Ag-Gag” Prosecution: Filming a Slaughterhouse From the Street

First “Ag-Gag” Prosecution: Filming a Slaughterhouse From the Street

Will Potter, Green Is The New Red Waking Times Amy Meyer wanted to see the slaughterhouse for herself. She had heard that anyone passing by could view the animals, so she drove to Dale Smith Meatpacking Company in Draper City, Utah, and from the side of the road she could see through the barbed-wire fence. […]

Duke Professor Suggests Simple Solution to Counter “Ag-Gag” Laws

Duke Professor Suggests Simple Solution to Counter “Ag-Gag” Laws

Waking Times The old maxim that if you knew how sausage was made you would never eat it has been highlighted by many undercover videos taken by employees of factory farming operations and activists alike.In response, the industry has increasingly lobbied for “Ag-Gag” laws that criminalize whistleblowing and undercover investigations, essentially rendering animal cruelty completely invisible. Arguably, […]

By April 17, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
How GMO Farming and Food Is Making Our Gut Flora Unfriendly

How GMO Farming and Food Is Making Our Gut Flora Unfriendly

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times  Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely pathogenic bacteria. Late last year, in an article titled Roundup Herbicide Linked to Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria, we reported on […]

By March 28, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Where is All the Food?

Where is All the Food?

Wayne Weiseman, Guest Writer Waking Times When a product enters the marketplace it is doomed to be bandied about, prodded, poked and eventually, if it is a “valuable” commodity, confiscated, manipulated, packaged, politicized, corporatized, chained to will-o’-the-wisp market forces and forever relegated to the dungeon of the landfill, what’s left of it. The pharaohs of […]

By December 26, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Hemp Conspiracy: Why U.S. Hemp Farming Was Banned

The Hemp Conspiracy: Why U.S. Hemp Farming Was Banned

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times For thousands of years industrial hemp was a common staple. It fed us, clothed us, housed us, sailed our ships with hemp rope and sails, it was part of our livelihood. Then, in the early 1900s, it was banned and pushed aside. Why? Why did this wonderful, useful plant […]

By June 27, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
Goodbye, Factory Farm: ‘Food, Inc.’ Chicken Farmer Goes Rogue

Goodbye, Factory Farm: ‘Food, Inc.’ Chicken Farmer Goes Rogue

The upgrades would have taken away all natural fresh air and sunlight to the chickens and increased stocking density, used three times the electric already being used, and drained more water from a well that couldn’t handle the increased flow. And once again our money was being spent on a company whim. We refused!

By May 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Baker’s Green Acres vs. the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Video)

Baker’s Green Acres vs. the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Video)

A family farm in rural Michigan may be shut down by a Government Entity who has passed a law stating that the breed of hogs they are raising are a threat to neighboring croplands. In truth, the Big Pork Industry has been planning this campaign to take down all family farms with hopes to eventually siege complete control of the American Food Supply. This short-film was created with hopes to inspire the public to take action.

By April 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ahimsa – Vegan Farm Sanctuary (Video)

Ahimsa – Vegan Farm Sanctuary (Video)

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means no harm or no violence. It is the philosophy by which Gandhi led his life. In this film we journey to a farm animal sanctuary in Colorado and meet people who live by the concept of Ahimsa and see how it affects the choices they make.

By March 15, 2012 3 Comments Read More →