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Forum: The Politics of Food December 19th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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Can Organic Crops Compete with Industrial Agriculture?

By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | December 9, 2014
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/12/09/organic-conventional-farming-yield-gap/

BERKELEY
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 18th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Ohiorganic
Corn Rights

http://www.pulaskimiddleman.com/SyngentaClaims?gclid=CJ69oNGt0MICFe7m7AodMS8A8A

First nationwide class action suit against GMO's
Forum: The Politics of Food December 13th, 2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Ohiorganic
Eat More Kale Wins!

Chik-Fil-A loses dumb battle to kale enthusiast

By Eve Andrews on 12 Dec 2014
A small victory for sustainable food activism: A Vermont man and local agriculture advocate was able to defeat an...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 10th, 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By Ohiorganic
Powerful antibiotic for cows often misused by farmers

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/05/us-farmaceuticals-ceftiofur-specialrepor-idUSKCN0JJ03T20141205

(Reuters) - It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers,...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 8th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Symphony of the Soil

Wow, that was excellent.
Forum: The Politics of Food December 8th, 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
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Symphony of the Soil

http://www.symphonyofthesoil.com

Watch this film (almost 2 hours), it is free to watch through Dec 12th and it is one of the best things I have ever seen on soil. Let us discuss what we learn from...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 7th, 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: What $20million can buy you

well, if you can't win a race simply by tossing money at it than it is time to break the laws. It seems this is American corporate tradition
Forum: The Politics of Food December 5th, 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Book: Our Daily Poison

No I did not. I did mention it was created for chemical warfare but that is not agricultural pesticide control (am I being [icky? yes because it is cold and grey out nd I have a lot of stuff to...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 4th, 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Book: Our Daily Poison

Remember these are excerpt of a book but still i do not see Dioxin being called a pesticide. She is writing about many man made poisons of which dioxin is one. And even if that implication (that...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 2nd, 2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Book: Our Daily Poison

That is an interesting proposition, though in this group it would likely be just a few people reading and never the people who could use a little eye opener.

It is nice too know that things like...
Forum: The Politics of Food December 1st, 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Ohiorganic
Monsanto Settles with Wheat Farmers

Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve a series of complaints over genetically modified soft white wheat, the company said Wednesday.

Additional claims on other varieties of wheat...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 30th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Most Consumers Have No idea What Organic Means

Organic has gone from a zero market share to almost 10% in under 12 years-that is phenomenal growth.
Forum: The Politics of Food November 30th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
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Re: Book: Our Daily Poison

researchers succeeded in isolating the hormone that controls plant growth, and synthetically reproduced the molecule. They observed that, injected in small doses, the artificial hormone strongly...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 30th, 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Ohiorganic
Book: Our Daily Poison

Kirkus Reviews praises Our Daily Poison, From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminted the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick: "For readers with a strong interest in environmental and...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 29th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Most Consumers Have No idea What Organic Means

Organic has been the fastest growing sector in the food and farm industry
http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets/US-organic-food-market-to-grow-14-from-2013-18
Forum: The Politics of Food November 26th, 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Ohiorganic
Most Consumers Have No idea What Organic Means

http://mic.com/articles/104902/americans-love-all-things-organic-except-they-have-no-idea-what-that-means?utm_source=takepart&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Nov

Pretty sad state of affairs but not...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 25th, 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,980
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: correlation of glysophate use with disease: 12 charts

A link to the study from which the charts originated
http://organic-systems.org/journal/92/JOS_Volume-9_Number-2_Nov_2014-Swanson-et-al.pdf
Forum: The Politics of Food November 21st, 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Organic Farms Become Winners in Putin's Russia

The bureaucracy that is Putin's gov't will likely toss a spanner into the works
Forum: The Politics of Food November 21st, 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By Ohiorganic
FSMA Flow Chart

http://sustainableagriculture.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2014-FSMA-Flowchart-Final.pdf

Flow Chart for FSMA (Food Safety and Modernization Act) to see if one's Farm must comply and how it...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 21st, 2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: week its done

It won't change my life at all and in the world of agriculture it means farms can get the legal labor they have been needing badly for years. It will mean immigrants will be treated as the human...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 20th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Ohiorganic
Organic Farms Become Winners in Putin's Russia

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/world/europe/russia-food-sanctions-european-union-farmers.html?_r=0

Can the Farm to Fork Movement Feed Russia?
Forum: The Politics of Food November 18th, 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Food fight: King Co. eyes steep fee hike for farmers markets

Look at the other pdf-it has the farmers market and temporary food fee schedules.I agree that this is a local issue and i also know that in Seattle the farms that do FM's are not small backyard...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 16th, 2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Food fight: King Co. eyes steep fee hike for farmers markets

for the farmers market people is it a $660 increase from $502 to $1162 which is a huge increase, the kind that make your heart skip a beat when you see the figure for the first time and than question...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 16th, 2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Food fight: King Co. eyes steep fee hike for farmers markets

There are a lot of farms at farmers markets in that area that do 10+ markets a week and gross over $5K per market so will be able to absorb this new fee easily and at around $30 a week even a smaller...
Forum: The Politics of Food November 15th, 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Ohiorganic
French Farmers Grow Angry

http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/11/french-farmers-grow-angry/100847/

click on link for story which is mainly photos of the protests involving tons of apples, heirloom pumpkins, carrots and...
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