organic farming

April 1, 2011

Living on a farm in the city

Many of the people who read this blog are interested in self-sufficiency, growing their own food, making food from scratch and raising animals for meat or […]
March 31, 2011

Gardening for your survival (Part 2)

Why’s Gardening So Important Now? (See Gardening for your Survival Part 1) There are at least five reasons why more of us should take up spade, […]
March 31, 2011

Gardening for your survival (Part 1)

Spring has sprung—at least south of the northern tier of states where snow still has a ban on it—and the grass has ‘riz. And so has […]
March 29, 2011

Seven Things to Know when Buying Eco-friendly Food

More and more people these days are choosing eco-friendly and organically grown foods — instead of or in addition to — the conventionally grown food they’re […]
March 28, 2011

Organic Farming: as productive as conventional and better at building soil

“Organic agriculture is a fine luxury for the rich, but it could never feed the world as global population moves to 9 billion.” That’s what a […]
March 10, 2011

Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.

Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. […]
March 6, 2011

How can farmers adapt to climate change? Get ‘climate smart.’

A new “climate smart” tool can help farmers reduce production and operating costs, improve profitability by reducing energy and water consumption, generate new products from agricultural […]
January 31, 2011

Organic Food May Become a Thing of the Past

Since the mid-1990s just five biotech giants – Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and DuPont – have bought up more than 200 other companies between them to […]
January 31, 2011

What do “free range,” “organic” and other chicken labels really mean?

Pastured, organic, natural … these buzzwords are a marketing bonanza. Here’s what to really expect from them When I started my messy breakup with cheap chicken, […]