Category: FOOD SUPPLY

Hyperalarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Hyperalarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Agricultural chemicals play a major role in this process, which ultimately threatens the world’s web.

Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Quoting the authors below,” …the most frequent consumers of organic food had 76 percent fewer lymphomas, with 86 percent fewer non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, and a 34 percent reduction in breast cancers that develop after menopause.” And,

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Quoting the article below,” …researchers believe two major factors could be responsible. Milkweed is the favorite food of young monarchs, and its availability has been sharply reduced by development and by glyphosate (Roundup®), an herbicide

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Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

“Of course glyphosate is in Cheerios: It’s in everything. Because grape growers use Roundup® (glyphosate) to suppress weeds between vines, most wine has glyphosate residue – as does beer. Cotton growers use it to defoliate

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Guadalupe County Begins Feral Hog Bounty Program

Feral pigs would be valuable assets for  landowners if we went back to the rules that applied until 30 years ago, which allowed feral pigs to be sold into the commercial food chain. Imagine getting

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Like Your Steak Aged 36 Months? Try 17 Years

As anyone who has had a grass fed steak in Argentina will tell you, mature beef raised on pasture is unsurpassed in flavor and texture.

Cottonseed Hummus, Anyone? Texas A&M Researchers Win USDA Approval, Hope to Help Feed the World with Cotton

Cottonseed Hummus, Anyone? Texas A&M Researchers Win USDA Approval, Hope to Help Feed the World with Cotton

Improving crops to make them more edible is a great idea. Unfortunately GMO technology to this point has focused on increasing herbicide sales. Let us hope that this new approach will focus on sustainability.

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Monarch Butterfly, Bee Decline Discussed at Capitol Hearing

According to the testimony reported below, honeybees and Monarch Butterflies are being harmed by genetically modified crops (GMOs) for two reasons. First, cotton no longer has pollen on which bees can feed. Second,  the poisons

An Ancient Ant-Bacteria Partnership to Protect Fungus

An Ancient Ant-Bacteria Partnership to Protect Fungus

All life is based on interaction with microorganisms. Here is one more example, from the rain forests of South America. We routinely poison microorganisms and insects with fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics and many other chemicals.

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The Silence of the Bugs

The hybridization of plants and animals is as old as agriculture and it is a good thing unless it attacks nature. Instead of modifying plants to withstand weeds and parasites the international agro-giants like Monsanto/Bayer