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  • Plant Hardiness Zones

    11/25/2019 2:30:35 PM PST · by orsonwb · 10 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | November 25, 2019 | The How Do Gardener
    Learn what USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are and find out what yours is. Watch the video...
  • Composting for Beginners

    09/17/2019 3:12:48 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 34 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | September 13, 2019 | The How Do Gardener
    VIDEO: Save money, have a more productive garden, healthier soil, and help the environment with composting.
  • Crop Rotation in the Home Garden

    09/06/2019 1:34:06 PM PDT · by orsonwb · 5 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | September 6, 2019 | The How Do Gardener
    Whether on the Homestead or Home Garden, practicing crop rotation can greatly increase your vegetable yield, improve soil health, and discourage insect damage. WATCH THE VIDEO...
  • Fall Garden Planting | How to Grow Cool Season Vegetables

    09/01/2019 12:25:56 PM PDT · by orsonwb · 20 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | August 31, 2019 | The How Do Gardener
    VIDEO: Plan, Prepare, and Plant your Fall Garden. 10 Master Gardener Tips to grow your best cool season vegetables ever. Far from being the end of the gardening year, fall offers abundant opportunities for cool weather crops.
  • Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide

    08/21/2019 5:07:06 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 99 replies ^ | 8/29/2019 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. Police officers found Randy Constant dead in a vehicle in his garage at his home in Chillicothe, Missouri on Monday evening, hours after federal investigators held a news conference in Iowa to highlight the prison sentence he had received. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley said he concluded that Constant died from carbon monoxide poisoning, and that finding...
  • Fertilizer: Good, Bad, or Ugly?

    04/27/2019 3:29:45 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 28 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/23/2019 | The How Do Gardener
    Fertilizer. What is it? How does it work? Is it safe to use? What's the difference between Organic and Synthetic fertilizer? Watch the video:
  • Pulaski Man Nabbed After 4-Day Search (BEST arrest photo EVER!)

    01/03/2019 10:18:11 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 28 replies
    The Southwest Times ^ | 01/03/2019 | Melinda Williams
    A Pulaski man who allegedly stole a police patrol car and several other vehicles during a four-day effort to avoid arrest was nabbed early Wednesday afternoon in Wythe County. He was charged in Pulaski County last month with failing to complete drug court. The incident began around 1:23 p.m. Sunday when a deputy attempted to stop a car that was reported stolen. Following a road pursuit, the vehicle stopped and the occupants fled on foot, but both were caught and arrested. BUT....After being taken to the hospital for a blood test related to the DUID, Drain was taken to the...
  • Thinning the Herd, the Hard Left Way

    12/17/2018 5:35:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-17-18 | MOTUS
    Leftists, choose you poison: organic/vegan OR Global Warming. According to the annuls of Nature magazine you can’t have one without the other. The study, which was published in Nature, was led by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.'Our study shows that organic peas, farmed in Sweden, have around a 50 percent bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed peas', said lead researcher Stefan Wirsenius, an associate professor from Chalmers.'For some foodstuffs, there is an even bigger difference – for example, with organic Swedish winter wheat the difference is closer to 70 per cent,' he said.Their research found the reason...
  • Chasing Signs of Life, Curiosity Rover Discovers Organic Building Blocks on Mars

    06/07/2018 11:23:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | Jun 7, 2018 | By Jay Bennett
    The robot, which has been exploring Mars for almost six years, discovered new organic compounds and cycles of methane that could point to life on Mars. _____________________________________________________________________________ Since 2012, the Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars near a place called Mount Sharp. The robot has found chemical traces that could indicate this place was watery billions of years ago—and could have supported life. NASA can't say whether there ever was life on Mars, but new evidence reinforces the idea that Mars was habitable. NASA's flagship Mars rover, Curiosity, has been combing the surface of Mars for signs of life for...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 67 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Controversial Ruling Says Organic Crops Don’t Have to Grow in Soil

    11/16/2017 10:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sierra Magazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Katie O'Reilly
    Is soil an essential element of organic farming? Or can a crop grown in a soil-free container still be considered organic? Since the launch of the National Organic Program in 2000, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic crop systems have been eligible to use the coveted USDA Organic seal on their products, so long as their operations comply with all other USDA organic regulations. But some organic farmers say healthy soil is the non-negotiable foundation of organic methods, and for years they have objected to the inclusion of hydroponics in organic certification. In recent months, the discussion over organic hydroponics has become...
  • Organic Farmers Lose Battle Over Soilless Hydroponic Growing

    11/14/2017 2:31:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Organic Authority ^ | Emily Monaco | NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    The National Organic Standards Board voted last Wednesday to reject proposals prohibiting hydroponic and aquaponic production methods from being certified USDA organic. This decision followed intense lobbying efforts by groups in the organic community to urge the Board to vote to restrict certification to soil-based systems. “It was sad, because the rally speeches and all the testimonies of the farmers were so moving,” says Dr. Linley Dixon, lead scientist at the Cornucopia Institute, an industry watchdog organization that was quite vocal in its support of the ban. “Everyone did such a good job explaining the situation, and it didn’t matter....
  • An Organic Farm Under Threat

    05/13/2017 10:18:55 AM PDT · by TimeofReason · 69 replies
    Azure Farm, a Certified Organic farm in Central Oregon, is under threat from the local county government who wants to spray Azure's Certified Organic farm with herbicides like Roundup (Glyphosate). Here's what you can do to help. Contact Sherman County court via email at or call Lauren at 541-565-3416 and express your concern. See for more details. Video explaining legal action being taken against the 18 year certified organic farm in Oregon...
  • Eat Fruits and Vegetables—Don't Believe The Scaremongers

    05/11/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Jack Dini
    Media stories about topics such as GMOs and pesticides may convince some consumers that it's not safe to eat certain fruits and vegetables Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower calorie intake, reduce risks for heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes, and protect against certain cancers. With all these benefits, why do some consumers choose to avoid produce? Approximately three-quarters of people in the US don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
  • Today’s Marketing Tip

    03/30/2016 7:21:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-30-2016 | MOTUS
    Due to technical difficulties I missed last night’s townhall. Due to continuing technical difficulties I’m doing an open thread today.Butt I will pass along this helpful tip I found on American Digest - it’s called “How to Market Blueberries.” I don’t think this approach is limited to blueberries, in fact I believe it could be used effectively with nearly any organic product. Think of the possibilities!I’m beginning to think that perhaps this election cycle is getting to me. Butt carry on; I’ll join you in progress.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • Why I Don't Buy Organic, And Why You Might Not Want To Either

    03/21/2016 6:33:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 90 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10 Mar, 2016 | Steven Savage
    I don’t buy organic foods. In fact I specifically avoid doing so. It’s not my place to tell anyone else what to do, but I’d like to lay out three, seriously considered factors that have shaped my personal stance on organic: 1. Informed confidence that we are safe buying “conventional” foods 2. Recognizing that some of the best farming practices from an environmental perspective are not always allowed or practical under the organic rules 2.An ethical problem with the tactics that some organic advocates and marketers employ which seriously misrepresents their “conventional” competition...... As for the safety issue. When most...
  • Chipotle to close all restaurants on Feb. 8 for food safety meeting

    01/15/2016 9:00:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Chipotle is shutting down all its stores nationwide for a few hours next month to hold staff meetings about food safety. The meeting will occur on February 8.
  • Agromafia [Phony olive oil, chemicals, "75% to 80%" of exports to USA from Italy.]

    01/07/2016 11:26:28 AM PST · by familyop · 30 replies
    CBS News, 60 Minutes ^ | Jan 03, 2016 | Guy Campanile, Bill Whitaker, CBS Interactive
    But last month, police in Italy nabbed 7,000 tons of phony olive oil. Much of it was bound for American stores. The oil was from North Africa, deodorized with chemicals...The scam was cooked-up by organized crime. Mafia copies of fine olive oil, wine and cheese have fueled an explosion of food crime in Italy. It's estimated to be a $16 billion-a-year enterprise. The Italians call it "Agromafia"...what would it be in the U.S.? Tom Mueller: Up around 75% to 80%, easily.
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • 'Clean food' is a dangerous fad

    08/24/2015 10:43:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | 22 August 2015 | Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast
    The trendy nutritional advice that's more likely to make you ill than healthy The supermarket aisle has become a confusing place. It used to be full of recognisable items like cheese and butter; now you find yourself bamboozled by all manner of odd alternatives such as ‘raw’ hummus, wheat-free bread and murky juices. You have to stay pretty alert to make sure you pick up a pint of proper milk, rather than a soy-based alternative or one free from lactose. Supermarkets have become shrines to ‘clean eating’, a faith that promises happiness, healthiness and energy. Food is to be worshipped...