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Forum: The Politics of Food Today, 09:48 AM
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EPA: Those Bee-Killing Pesticides? They're Actually Pretty Useless

So, there's this widely used class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, marketed by chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta, that have emerged as a prime suspect in honeybee collapse, and may also be...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 17th, 2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in the US

Yes I have seen several fields this year in such cover crops (there are 17 different green manure crops in the seed mix) and there was even a warning of sorts that there would be aerial seeding going...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 11th, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Food islands

A bootlegger doesn't necessarily drink their hooch, they sell it. And Chapman according to reliable sources did indeed distribute/sell cider and since all cider back than was hard unless specifically...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 11th, 2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Food islands

He most certainly did bring alcoholic cider to the Ohio territory. not all Christians are teetotalers by any means and Chapman had no problem with strong drink. Especially seeing that hard cider was...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 11th, 2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Food Vending?

I ran across an article about produce vending machines in the US but this seems to be an entire food shop in a vending machine.
Forum: The Politics of Food October 10th, 2014, 10:23 AM
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Views: 128
Posted By Ohiorganic
Major Pesticides Are More Toxic to Human Cells Than Their Declared Active Principles

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3955666/
Abstract
Pesticides are used throughout the world as mixtures called formulations. They contain adjuvants, which are often kept confidential and...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 10th, 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Syngenta Destroys US Corn Sales to China

China GMO corps are anti GMO? The article as it is not about being anti-GMO but rather addresses problems with differing international business and patent laws. It has nothing to do with banning...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 10th, 2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: How Wall Street's Robber Barons Are Exploiting America's Farmers

Sounds like Fugacity wants to go back to a feudal system where the rich own all the land and have serfs or working the land but are never land owners (but are free, terribly poor with no hope for...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 10th, 2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Ohiorganic
So-called 'Trillion Meal Study' of GMO Safety is Junk

A new study about the purported safety of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, was released to the public this month by former Monsanto employee Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam. The Monsanto Company is...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 9th, 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Let’s protect biotech crops from environmental zealots

I though destroying crops on private property was already a felony and punishable by both fines and jail time along with restitution.
Forum: The Politics of Food October 9th, 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Ohiorganic
Syngenta Destroys US Corn Sales to China

Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 9th, 2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Ohiorganic
Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in the US

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Widespread_Glyphosate_Contamination_in_US.php

The most comprehensive research to date on environmental glyphosate levels exposes the widespread contamination of soil and...
Forum: General Digging October 9th, 2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Stuttgart Onion Bulbs: Question

If you have ever grown Granex onions, you have grown Vidalias
Forum: The Politics of Food October 9th, 2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Ohiorganic
CR: Food labeling for GMO's

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 05:33AM
CHICAGO -- The controversy is growing over whether foods should be labeled if they contain GMOs, "genetically modified organisms." Vermont recently passed...
Forum: General Digging October 4th, 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Stuttgart Onion Bulbs: Question

Stuttgart onions are a long day type and thus not suited to the south. You need short day onions such as Granex, Bermuda, etc..

The long day onions will certainly grow but most will not make much...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 3rd, 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Myth: GM farmers “drown” crops in “dangerous” glyphosate.

glyphosate is but one ingredient in the formulation called RoundUp and it is the surfactants that seem to be the really toxic stuff in the cocktail. If farmers were using pure glyphosate there likely...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 2nd, 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Myth: GM farmers “drown” crops in “dangerous” glyphosate.

Bt as used on fruits as a topical spray or powder is not systemic and there are no Bt fruit crops grown. I am talking things like Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam that are dangerous and cannot be washed...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 2nd, 2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Myth: GM farmers “drown” crops in “dangerous” glyphosate.

You certainly cannot wash soft fruits like strawberries and blackberries and many pesticides are systemic and cannot be washed away.
Forum: The Politics of Food October 1st, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Organic vs Conventionally Grown Food

being lower in toxic metals and pesticides is pretty significant
Forum: The Politics of Food October 1st, 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Ohiorganic
Organic vs Conventionally Grown Food

Organic vs non-organic food


An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 30th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Documents reveal new reasons to distrust Foster Farms chicken

And do not forget the huge amounts of welfare, I mean subsidy monies, CAFO's get from the USDA. Without those billions CAFO meat would be 3x to 5x more expensive, far more expensive than organic...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 29th, 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Ohiorganic
U.S.D.A. to Start Program to Support Local and Organic Farming

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/business/usda-to-start-program-to-support-local-and-organic-farming.html?referrer&_r=1

By STEPHANIE STROM
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
The United States Department of...
Forum: General Digging September 28th, 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: can i ask where you buy your supplies about garden?

Nolt's produce supply (no website, google for contact info) of Leola, PA is about the cheapest place for things like row cover, plastic mulch, shade cloth, etc..
Forum: The Politics of Food September 28th, 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

It's an excellent and worthy goal and I hope you are able to make a simple life for yourself as I have done.
Forum: The Politics of Food September 27th, 2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Ohiorganic
Mystery of Runaway Biotech Wheat Called Unsolvable as New Incident is Reported

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/mystery-runaway-biotech-wheat-called-unsolvable-new-incident-reported-n212886
BY MIKE BRUNKER

The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat plants...
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