Tagged: Organic farmers
What happens when you spray weedkiller Roundup made by Monsanto? Not only do you weed out the individual plants that have invaded your garden or farm, but, over time, you also weed out whole strains of those weeds, strains that can't stand up to Roundup. What's left?
Weed-strains that can withstand Roundup. From the New York Times: U.S. Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds.Read more
UPDATE 2/21/2010: Bode Miller wins his first gold medal!
A two-time silver medalist in past Olympic games and a bronze medalist this year in Vancouver, Olympic skier Bode Miller of New Hampshire is also an organic farmer. After winning his second overall World Cup ski title, Bode purchased a plot of land and started an organic vegetable farm.Read more
Via Cornucopia Institute: Family farmers from around the country, who produce organic milk, are petitioning president Obama, and the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for the swift adoption of new strict rulemaking that will rein in the abuses of a handful of factory farms they claim are violating both the spirit and letter of the federal organic law.
Why do people buy organic food? I don't mean "what reasons do they have?" - there are plenty of articles covering the whys and wherefores of buying organic. I'm talking psychology. Sociology. Why do people make the decision to start buying food that is sometimes hard to track down and is usually more expensive than its conventional counterpart? How did it start as a trend?Read more
I was discussing GMOs and genetic engineering with contacts on Twitter a few days ago, and Joya, a very smart farmer out in Delaware, said she thought that all corn in the US was probably tainted with GMO traits now, thanks to widespread use of GMOs and its pollen drift
Organic farming, of course, requires farmers to source non-GMO seed, so the implications of what she said were sobering to me. I'd imagined this would eventually be true, but hadn't given it much thought recently.Read more
Organic Silk Soy Milk from WhiteWave is kind of like the Coca-Cola of the organic shopping world. It's one of the oldest, most trusted brands on the market, has wide appeal among vegans and omnivores alike, and sports a whopping 72% market share. It's a total beast, a veritable pillar of the organic market.Read more