Scientists have recorded one of the largest “dead zones” in the Gulf’s history this year. This oxygen-sapped area — currently about the size of New Jersey — is caused in large part by fertilizer that funnels into the ocean from Midwestern farms, since more than 40 percent of the land in the United States drains into the Gulf.
THE ULTIMATE ROLLER COASTER RIDE: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a cliff, there’s still time […]
Organic food is not a fad; it’s a phenomenon that’s here to stay. The principle goal of organic agriculture is to minimize soil degradation and erosion, decrease pollution while optimizing biological productivity in harmony with the environment. There is no disputing that organically grown produce is better for the environment and tastes better than soil […]
So why do we treat them with contempt? This article comes from Monibot.com. By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 10th June 2008 I suggest you sit down before you read this. Robert Mugabe is right. At last week’s global food summit he was the only leader to speak of “the importance … of land […]
Farmer Champions ‘Moral Farming’ as a Better Way to Raise Food This one comes to us from the Farm to Consumer Blog (Check it out HERE.) By David Grant | ABC News Meet the best, loudest (and only) Christian-libertarian-capitalist-environmentalist-lunatic farmer on the face of planet Earth. Joel Salatin, self-professed owner of that lengthy honorific, has a […]
Turning Swords into Plowshares. Marin Independent Journal Like many young recruits, Jennifer Fusaro joined the Navy because she wanted to see the world. “It was a fluke,” said Fusaro, a former San Rafael resident now living in Humboldt County. “My younger brother had considered joining, and I happened to be in the kitchen when a […]