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Forum: The Politics of Food Today, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Farmer Shortage Creates Dangerous Situation in the USA

Yeah, we do quite a bit of bulk sales at often really cheap prices like the 20 pound case of heirloom maters for $20 we did last year when we had a bumper crop. The lowest I have ever seen heirlooms...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 22nd, 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Ohiorganic
"Extreme" Levels of RoundUp Found In GMO Soy

A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered (GE) soy.
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Forum: General Digging April 22nd, 2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Planting potatoes under sod

I find where i am that when one plants potatoes in newly plowed areas that you find there are tons of grubs which in turn will eat almost all the taters. Grubs love living in and eating grass/turf...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 21st, 2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Ohiorganic
Garden Kits Helping the Cherokee

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/18/3794842/how-gardens-are-helping-nc-cherokee.html

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, now numbering about 15,000, has made its home in the North Carolina...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 20th, 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Scientists Find Multipule Problems with GMOs

You do have to wonder about a technology when the industry finds zero wring with it. Nothing humans have created is ever perfect but if you listen to the pro GMO folks GMO crops are perfect in every...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 20th, 2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Ohiorganic
Away from Bitcoin and Towards Beets

By Woody Tasch

The recent collapse of Mt. Gox and the “inconvenience,” in its CEO’s words, caused by the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars of Bitcoin investors’ money, should make...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 20th, 2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Farmer Shortage Creates Dangerous Situation in the USA

no, not my reality just a comment. My reality is that of a sustainable farmer who sell direct to my customers and a part of a group (organic farmers) you have libeled as a "price gouger" even though...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 19th, 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Farmer Shortage Creates Dangerous Situation in the USA

soylent green or yeast factories would take care of our nutrient issues but it sure would not be the same as farmed real food
Forum: The Politics of Food April 19th, 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Ohiorganic
Compositional differences in soybeans on the market: Glyphosate accumulates in Roundu

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814613019201

New study that says that there are differences between GMO soy and non GMO soy. For years we have been told this was not the case...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 18th, 2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Ohiorganic
Angry GM's new Policy about Suing them

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/business/when-liking-a-brand-online-voids-the-right-to-sue.html?hp&_r=1&referrer

If you like them on Facebook or ever use a coupon or other such promotions you...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 17th, 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: GMO Pushers and the Art of War

There are deceivers on both sides. I keep hearing about how all GMO's have better yields (no, they do not), how they will stop famine (no as this has nothing to do with farming and everything to do...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 17th, 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Russia Rejects GMOs, Will Grow Organic Food Instead

I read this and there is not one mention about Organic food. GMO free food yes but not Organic and GMO free does not equal Organic in any way shape or form as there was lots of conventional farming...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 17th, 2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Farmer Shortage Creates Dangerous Situation in the USA

FFA has become popular in urban schools in the past 3 or 4 years, go figure. But this just might save farming
Forum: The Politics of Food April 17th, 2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Ohiorganic
GMO Pushers and the Art of War

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/gmo-labeling_b_5120692.html


In The Art of War the famous strategist Sun Tzu writes, "The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 17th, 2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Ohiorganic
Farmer Shortage Creates Dangerous Situation in the USA

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/shortage-farmers-creates-dangerous-situation-u-s-n78251

The Green Revolution was great at getting farmers off the land and now we have too few or them. We...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 14th, 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Ohiorganic
25 Year Study Sez Organic Can be Done on Large Farms

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/7048/20140409/25-year-study-reveals-eco-farming-economically.htm

A study by the Kellogg Biological Station in SW MI
Forum: The Politics of Food April 14th, 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Why We Should be Skeptical Of Wal-Marts Cheap Organic Food

I have never said that as i know what it takes to go Organic. I know how much more inputs are and I have said many, many times on this fora that chemicals are much cheaper than human labor.

Most...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 14th, 2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Why We Should be Skeptical Of Wal-Marts Cheap Organic Food

And you are I think absolutely right about the lower cost bringing more people to buy Organic foods. The problem is that Organic foods do cost more to raise so if an Organic farmer is not being paid...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 13th, 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Why We Should be Skeptical Of Wal-Marts Cheap Organic Food

I suspect after a few months to a year the Organic food will quietly become Natural food with zero Organically grown ingredients.
Forum: General Digging April 13th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,188
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Rock dust garden additive?

mulch the raspberries with pine boughs or needles to get the soils acid. Ww do this with our berries and they love it.
Forum: General Digging April 13th, 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Black Plastic Mulch

One thing to look out for is the "chimney effect"if you do not get the plastic stretched really tight than what happens is the hot air building up under the plastic can escape at each planting hole...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 13th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: If the FDA Doesn’t Know What’s in Our Food, How Can We?

This is why we find such ingredients as polypropylene glycol, AKA automotive antifreeze or TSP, AKA trisodium phosphate a washing agent

This makes the argument for whole foods better ad better and...
Forum: General Digging April 13th, 2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Black Plastic Mulch

if you use plastic you have to irrigate as very little water from rain will get to the ground. Drip lines are what most use under plastic.

For mulch I use landscape fabric which is porous so lets...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 13th, 2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Ohiorganic
Why We Should be Skeptical Of Wal-Marts Cheap Organic Food

http://grist.org/news/why-you-should-be-skeptical-of-walmarts-cheap-organic-food/

"Somebody’s going to have to pay, and my hope is that it’s not the organic farmer.”
Smallwood also shared his...
Forum: The Politics of Food April 11th, 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Death on the Farm

Suicide is rarely a rational choice and prevention is usually a good thing
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