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Forum: The Politics of Food Today, 02:01 PM
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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 Yesterday, 08:27 AM
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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
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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: 30
Views: 865
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: 95
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...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 27th, 2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

unless you have everything paid off and are 100% off the grid and do not have to pay any taxes nor buy anything for the farm or yourself the farm has to make a profit, that is just a fact of farming....
Forum: The Politics of Food September 27th, 2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

You know what they say about assumptions :rolleyes::roll eyes:

The title says where this comes from-the UN
Forum: The Politics of Food September 27th, 2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Pesticides over Gmos

Exactly. Notice most GMO's are resistant to herbicides sold by the very people who created and sell the GMO seed. And what do you know, those companies make something like 10x more profit from the...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 26th, 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Ohiorganic
Pesticides Poison US Streams and rivers

A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that pesticides continue to infiltrate the nation's streams, however, the types of pesticides mixing with the water are changing.

As part of a continuing...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 26th, 2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Pesticides over Gmos

I agree G5.

Right now I keep encountering folks who strongly believe that if it is GMO Free it is the same as Organic and are horrified to learn that GMO free is simply non GMO crops being grown...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 26th, 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

currently very few people make much money doing small scale farming on bad land. I did buy a small farm that is mostly untillable land (lots of sloping lands on my farm) but we have around 5 acres we...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 26th, 2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Saving US Citrus w/out GMO's

I think that time may be here already and I do wonder if anyone is doing any gov't funded research into growing oranges commercially using polyculture as it sounds like poly culture would go far in...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 26th, 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: How Wall Street's Robber Barons Are Exploiting America's Farmers

No I did not write it and the link was dropped by mistake, so sue me :roll eyes: :roll eyes: But if you want to jump to wrong conclusions, I cannot stop anyone from doing so.

The author is Jim...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 25th, 2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Ohiorganic
How Wall Street's Robber Barons Are Exploiting America's Farmers

We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm -- but e-i-e-i-o -- look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland and Farmland Partners. These aren't dirt farmers...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 25th, 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Ohiorganic
Saving US Citrus w/out GMO's

Ben McLean is oddly optimistic for someone fighting, daily, to save his company. The Florida farmer and vice president of Uncle Matt’s Organic says he has seen the fruit on around a third of his...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 24th, 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

I would love to see all states approve some sort of food sovereignty act such as they have in VT and ME that would ensure that people will always have the right to save their own seeds and can grow...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening September 24th, 2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: Yo ... Gardening Nerds™ .. What's UP ...???

Green here but getting golden quickly
Forum: The Politics of Food September 24th, 2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

Time to kill the mono culture, get big or get out, GMO, centralized system of growing food before it kills all of us.
Forum: The Politics of Food September 24th, 2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By Ohiorganic
Thumbs up UN: Only Small Sustainable Farms can Feed the World

Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food....
Forum: The Politics of Food September 23rd, 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: I Changed My Mind About GMO's

and that's just the first 6 points out of 53!
Forum: The Politics of Food September 22nd, 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Ohiorganic
I Changed My Mind About GMO's

http://www.runningthecountry.com/i-changed-my-mind-about-gmos/#.VCC3KUurv8u

After writing a book exposing fifty of Monsanto’s top lies, and after running across the country with my son speaking...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 19th, 2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: if We Create Life Who Should Control It?

Does anyone think this is a good thing/the right direction to go?

I don't and this is probably my biggest beef against GMO's et. al.-there are few to no ethics involved, just a "gee whiz this is...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 18th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Ohiorganic
New Members Appointed to the National Organic Standards Board

Please join us in welcoming four new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 15-member advisory board is comprised of representatives from across the organic community. The new...
Forum: The Politics of Food September 18th, 2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Ohiorganic
Re: if We Create Life Who Should Control It?

These ethical questions are very, very important. Another one is; Just because we can, should we?
Forum: The Politics of Food September 18th, 2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Ohiorganic
if We Create Life Who Should Control It?

Perhaps I shouldn't have used a conditional in the title. After all, we are already creating life.

Recently, Craig Venter, from the J. Craig Venter Institute, announced the creation of a living,...
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