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The Raging War on Self Sufficiency

The Raging War on Self Sufficiency

Several local councils in the United States has come under the light recently, due to restrictive regulations on the types of animals and plants that an individual could have in their own backyard. Let’s have a look at a few high-profile cases. Vegetable gardens Julie Bass is an Oak Park resident who has gotten in trouble with the local authorities for having a garden in her front yard. According to her, she wasn’t particularly environmentally conscious, but that the notion...
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The GMO Seed and Plant Controversy

The GMO Seed and Plant Controversy

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms whose DNA are altered, usually by the insertion of genes from another organism. Reasons for their modifying organisms include increasing their shelf life and resistance to pests. Unsurprisingly, public resistance to these so-called ‘frankenfoods’ have been immense. Other parties, meanwhile, contend that genetically modified plants and seeds are perfectly safe to consume. Let’s disregard all prejudices and look upon the matter objectively. Superweeds A gene coding for herbicide resistance has been inserted into major...
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Food Inc. – Full Length Film

Food Inc. – Full Length Film

For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who’s been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son. Further Onsite...
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5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

Original posted by Anthony Gucciardi on JUNE 5 2012 on Natural Society Launching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars). The reason? As with many other cases, such as the ones that led certain farming regions to be known as the ‘suicide belt’, Monsanto has been reportedly taxing the farmers to financial shambles with...
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