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Healthy Local Community Farming Issues

 
 
RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2013 08:24 pm
Sugar beet industry converts to 100% GMO, disallows non-GMO option
http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/jun08/sugar_beet_industry_converts_to_gmo.php

What that means is Monsanto has taken all NON GMO seeds and wiped them from the market altogether. And if you don't like beets well table sugar is made from beets also so anything sweetened will now be of GMO origin...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 8 Jun, 2013 05:44 pm
50 Industry Groups Form a New Alliance to Manipulate Public Opinion About Junk Food, GMOs, and Harmful Additives
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27652.cfm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 8 Jun, 2013 06:08 pm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 8 Jun, 2013 08:25 pm
US Approves New Pesticides Linked to Mass Bee Deaths as EU Enacts Ban: http://goo.gl/5lxIM

Insanity - US Approves Bee Death Pesticide as EU Bans It: http://goo.gl/0z8k3

Either mankind will stop Monsanto, or Monsanto will stop mankind.

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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jun, 2013 09:55 pm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jun, 2013 10:07 pm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 09:47 pm
Ever wonder why we should protect the bees? Take a look at this image. To prove a point, Whole Foods in Providence, RI temporarily removed all produce dependent on pollinators.
http://rawforbeauty.com/blog/
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jun, 2013 10:27 pm
@RexRed,
actually, our food system is broken because we let giant corporations take it over.

and they don't care about the same things that small farmers do...
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jun, 2013 10:25 am
@Rockhead,
they market fruits by weight an by presence, not flavor or nutrition.
As far as the bees, I feel its already too late. I had my "nature class" do a bee count over an hour over a ten meter square plot of clover and all they counted was bumble bees. NOT A SINGLE HONEYBEE in a clover patch in the library park where bees used to abound and kids got stung on their bare feet all the time
RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jun, 2013 11:21 am
GMO Crops: Scientists Agree It’s Bio-Warfare On Our Food Supply
http://www.undergroundhealth.com/gmo-crops-scientists-agree-its-bio-warfare-on-our-food-supply/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jun, 2013 11:37 am
( GIC Recommends ) Plants aren’t just coated with pesticides, plants soak up pesticides; root vegetables in particular are vulnerable as well as fruits and veggies with thin “skins” as they lack the proper physical barriers needed for protection. No matter how much you wash them you can’t get rid of the pesticides that are now throughout your food. http://occupymonsanto360.org/blog/omg-that-really-happens-the-truth-about-trying-to-wash-pesticides-off-produce/

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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jun, 2013 11:47 am
@farmerman,
Bumble bees pollinate more effectively. I've been reading about breeding them. However, the other day I was out for a walk in the country along a busy highway.. don't ask. And I noticed many dead bumble bees on the tarmac. They hadn't been squashed, perfect specimens.. I think, maybe hit by the shock of passing traffic??
So many things are killing the bees.
I'm going to attempt to build some wild bee houses this summer. You can't have hives in the city. I always plant a bee garden too.
Now I think I may have a honey been nest in my house.. Yikes.
Maybe I'm too good to them.. Smile
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jun, 2013 11:59 am
@Ceili,
what does a bumble bee house look like?
Ceili
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jun, 2013 08:20 pm
@farmerman,
http://www.insectsofalberta.com/images/beehouse-location.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 11:15 pm
Five pest species now immune to GMO corn and cotton.

A growing number of pests have developed immunity to corn and cotton crops genetically engineered to contain the pesticide Bt, so they’re now munching away with impunity.

As of 2010, five of 13 major pest species had become largely immune to the Bt poisons in GMO corn and cotton, compared to just one species in 2005, scientists write in a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

Read more here: http://grist.org/news/five-pest-species-now-immune-to-gmo-corn-and-cotton/

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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 11:24 pm
Buzzkill: Huge bee die-off in Oregon parking lot blamed on insecticide spraying
http://grist.org/news/huge-bee-die-off-in-oregon-parking-lot-blamed-on-insecticide-spraying/

Comment:
The little patch of grass beside the hospital parking lot has a sign posted there, "beware insecticide sprays in use..." I thought, why spray them at all here the grass would grow just fine without them. It is these large corporations training landscapers and gardeners to use exceedingly more of them... Just like the drug companies train doctors to push more and more drugs on people.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jun, 2013 12:16 pm
Epsom salt works good in the bath water for some Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:44 pm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jul, 2013 10:19 pm
Whole Foods Knowingly Engages in Massive GMO Deception
http://worldtruth.tv/whole-foods-knowingly-engages-in-massive-gmo-deception/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 20 Jul, 2013 08:43 pm
Saving seeds is a thrifty way start your garden next spring and also a great way to become more self-reliant. You may enjoy trading some of your seeds with other gardeners to bring variety into your garden.

The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: http://is.gd/NRnngF
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