The Benefits of Organic Food

Surprisingly, currently where information is widely available, a lot of the population is still confused about organic food and its superiority. Organic food, be it plant or animal based, is anything that conforms to organic farming standards. These vary worldwide of course – in the United Kingdom, they are set by organization such as the Soil…

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It’s part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow. Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. “The theory behind companion planting is that certain plants may help each…

16 European Nations Vote Against GMO Crops

The majority of European Union governments voted against a proposal to authorize two new strains of genetically modified (GMO) maize. The two varieties of maize, DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11, kill insects by producing its own pesticide and is also resistant Bayer’s glufosinate herbicide. If approved, the varieties would be the first new GMO…

Farming Becoming Riskier Under Climate Change

Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it will become more difficult. Scientists infer the impact on agriculture based on predictions of…

Stop Eating Non-Organic Wheat

Wheat consumption has been a hot topic for a few years now, with most discussions being focused on the adverse health effects of gluten. Many people suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease, and the incidences of these ailments are on the rise. In 1975 just 0.21% of Americans had been diagnosed with celiac disease,…

Mini, Bio-Intensive Farms Providing Organic Food in the Middle of a Seven Year Drought

Big Ag models of farming thousands of acres of mono-crops, planted with copious herbicides and petroleum-based fertilizers have depleted our soil, and made arable, non-toxic land hard to come by, but low-cost and low-tech mini-farms sprinkled across America’s landscape are providing sustainable, organic food to millions as we continue into the future. Their model? Farms…