Nature Happens - Humans Can't Control Everything, Particularly GE Alfalfa
By: Lisa J. Bunin, Liana Hoodes, Michael Sligh1
Last week, USDA announced its decision to allow the planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready (RR) GM alfalfa without any ongoing monitoring or regulation whatsoever. Despite widespread consumer, farmer, and food industry opposition and contrary scientific…
Added by Liana Hoodes on February 25, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments
I tend to think that the relationship between cars & bikes is akin to the relationship between local food production and industrialized ag...maybe?
I was prompted to revisit my thoughts on the relationship between automobile drivers and bicyclists as I joined my first group ride of 2011 last weekend. As a bicyclist and…Continue
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Have you heard about this new program?
From their web site:
The vision for FoodCorps is to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems. Once stationed, FoodCorps members will build Farm to School supply chains, expand food system and nutrition education programs, and build and tend school food gardens.
The ultimate goal of the organization is to increase the health and prosperity of vulnerable children,…Continue
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We will be chipping ice today to level the farmyard so the tractor can feed the cattle our good hay, remove manure (if not too frozen) and carry bedding. The herd looks good - they do not mind the cold if somewhat sheltered and fed well. In March, we will have 15 newborn calves and also great composted biodynamic manure.
The manure is for sale if you are gardening, but you must come to Ashfield. Bags are $5 (40 lbs) and $25 (yard, about a small pick-up truck load.
Added by Janet Clark on February 12, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments
Hello NESAWG friends,
If you have a a spare moment, please take a look at this new UMass Library guide for Small Farm Business.
Let me know where you see areas needing improvement. Or perhaps recommend a website.
I know you're super busy so just a quick glance will do.
Thanks so much in…
Added by Madeleine Charney on February 3, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments