Brenton Johnson, Guest
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
Below is one of the most extensive lists of heirloom seed suppliers from around the world, combiled by our hardworking friends at Off Grid Info. In this list you will find all types of heirloom, non-GMO and organic seeds for a wide variety of plants. Feel free … More
Colin Todhunter, Green Med Info
The widely held belief is that genetically modified ‘terminator seeds‘ are not available on the commercial market anywhere. Since 2001, there has been a de facto worldwide moratorium on the use of terminator technology (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). By definition, … More
Julian Rose, Contributor
Friends. How much time do we have left?
By my clock it’s five minutes past midnight. We are into unchartered territory. Territory where only bravery and vision can hope to cut through the torpor and stupor which is bringing about the designed obsolescence of the … More
Peggy Gannon, Green Med Info
Since 1994 there’s been an unnatural new player on our grocery store shelves. GMO is short for “genetically modified organism.” It describes foods grown from seeds that have been altered through biotechnology to express certain desirable traits, such as pest resistance. Increasing concerns … More
It’a an idea whose time has come, as many people are re-discovering the importance of gardening and the importance of heirloom, non-GMO seed.
NPR recently reported on an interesting new phenomenon of heirloom seeds being checked out like books through public libraries.
The program which has expanded … More
John Summerly, Prevent Disease
They come in all different sizes, shapes and colours. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and … More
Wayne Weiseman, Guest Writer
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 … More