TAG: organic gardening

Findings Show Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizers Leach From Soil to Groundwater Much Faster Than Previously Thought

Mason Grant, Prevent Disease Waking Times While nitrate is a common nitrogenous compound due to natural processes of the nitrogen cycle, anthropogenic sources have greatly increased the nitrate concentration, particularly in groundwater. Scientists in France and at the University of Calgary say that nitrogen fertilizer applied to crops lingers in the soil and for decades

The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist Waking Times Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens. A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to plant gardens using organic and/or

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Kristen Wartman, Guest Writer Waking Times “All natural.” “Farm-fresh.” “Cage-free.” Thanks to phrases such as these, consumer confusion is common when it comes to understanding and buying food. The battle raging in California over the labeling of genetically modified foods illustrates just how much labels do indeed matter — to consumers as well as to corporations. The

Organic Tomatoes Contain More Nutrients, Antioxidants than Traditional

Lisa Garber Waking Times A study conducted by the University of Barcelona confirms what many have been saying for years: organic is not only better for the environment, it’s also more nutritious. With this particular study, organic tomatoes are examined to show how organic food really is better quality than traditional. Organic Tomatoes Outrank Traditional For the

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