Sheep Now Subject to CT Scans for Selective Breeding

June 15, 2018 at 11:17 pm




CT scanning livestock to determine which animals to breed could soon become commonplace

The Average American Throws Away a Pound of Food Per Day, New Study Finds

June 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm




More than 150,000 tons of food are sent to the dump every single day in the United States, enough to feed 2 billion people

Saving Our Soil: The Next Great American Revolution

June 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm




We’re Running Out of Wilderness

May 13, 2018 at 3:36 pm




Almost half of the land on Earth is now farmland, and mthe other half is basically desert or frozen tundra

Credit: Tree Hugger

Agriculture Ruined Our Relationship with the Earth, Forest Gardening Can Fix It

April 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm




Agriculture made us enemies of the Earth. Live Free or Die star Tony Troia explains how forest gardening can turn us back into best friends.

Tony and Amelia eating in their forest garden on their National Geographic reality TV show “Live Free or Die

France’s Bird Population Collapses Due to Pesticides

March 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm




Scientists say France is on the verge of “ecological catastrophe” as birds disappear at breathtaking rates

Here’s What Happens When You Add Earthworms to Your Garden

January 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm





Earthworms build topsoil from scratch and increase food production up to 75 percent, meta-analysis finds


In order to “meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population,” soil scientists from the Netherlands have published a report on what they believe is one the most important factors effecting crop production — earthworms.

The No-Till Gardening Revolution: Why Farmers are Putting Down Their Plows

January 27, 2018 at 2:35 am




After thousands of years of turning the soil upside-down, farmers are finally realizing they’re killing the microorganisms that keep soil alive… Faced with losing the farm, more and more are converting to the ancient “n0-till” methods of permaculture

In the no-till gardening method seedlings are planted into tiny holes drilled with as little disturbance to the soil as possible. Credit: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

How Human Urine Can Replace Chemical Fertilizer

January 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Farmers are using human urine as a natural, sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based fertilizers

Horse drawn urine applicator at Fairwinds hay farm in Vermont.

“Bring us your liquid gold,” the founders of Rich Earth Institute beckon their neighbors on their website.

Study Shows Roundup and Fungicide Attract Bees, Then Kill Them

January 14, 2018 at 1:27 am





Scientists Worry About Implications for Global Food Supply

 

With hundreds of North American bee species on the verge of extinction, a new study brings us closer to the culprits —  fungicide and herbicide that attract them and then kill them.