• Support Your State’s GMO Labeling Initiative
    After the failure of Proposition 37 in California, people are fired up all over the country to keep the momentum going for GMO labeling all over the country. Washington state is the furthest along with it’s I-522 initiative effort. This initiative effort, started after the Washington state ...
  • Monsanto Wins Dismissal of Patent Lawsuit, Farmers Plan Appeal
    Image courtesy OSGATA Monsanto and its shareholders can temporarily rejoice. The multinational seed conglomerate won a dismissal of a class-action lawsuit challenging the company’s patents on genetically modified seed. Monsanto is known for aggressively filing lawsuits against small farmer...
  • The Farmers vs. Monsanto
    Citizen’s Assembly. Courtesy of Simran Sethi The GMO debate continues to grow as the issue received national attention last week in a packed federal courtroom in Manhattan. Farmers filed a a class-action suit against the multinational seed and chemical corporation Monsanto, stating they are no lo...
  • EU Bans Airport X-Ray Machines, No Signs Show US Will Follow.
    You’re probably aware of the radiation risks associate with backscatter X-ray machines, the machines your friendly TSA agent uses to peep your naked body when you fly. Perhaps you’ve “opted out” from going through the machine and received weird looks from your TSA agent an...
  • Boulder Citizens Say No to GMOs, Will the Commissioners Listen?
    In Boulder, CO, the fight to keep GMOs off county lands is entering the final rounds. After months of deliberation, an agricultural policy group has recommended that GMOs be allowed on open space land and the people of Boulder county are making sure their leaders know they do not approve. Their m...
  • Drugging the Planet: Doggie Prozac and Female Viagra
    What? You’re not on drugs? Big Pharma is doing their best to change that. In its ever present bid to have every man, woman, child (and now dog) hooked on their wares, the US pharmaceutical industry continues to create new ‘syndromes’ while simultaneously claiming to possess the...
  • GMO Labeling Poised to Hit the Ballot in California

     Californians have the opportunity to make history and standup for our right to know what we are eating. Since the introduction of GMOs, Americans have allowed unelected officials in the USDA and FDA to decide that we don’t need to know what we are really eating. As a result, nearly 90% of the food in grocery stores today contains unlabeled food that has been genetically altered. The way polls are currently looking, Californians may lead the way in setting a precedent that changes all that.

  • Super-Weeds Clog the Cogs of the GMO Food Factory
    Artist: Paul Hoppe

    For the past 40 years, conventional farmers have been using chemical herbicides to kill weeds in their fields. It was touted as being easier on the farmer and the environment than the more traditional methods of tilling. Today, scientists are facing the grim reality that this chemical shortcut has now created a problem much larger than ever foreseen.

  • Growing Your Own Food with Evan Folds – Part 4 – E48
    Image credit: tattfoo.com

    In this series on growing your own food in harmony with nature, Evan Folds has been teaching us the immense importance of microbiological activity in our soils. In this segment, Evan walks us through the making and application of compost teas. These teas boost the viability of compost and can automatically take care of many pest or nutrient imbalance issues you are having in your garden. It’s very easy too! If you aren’t using compost tea, you are missing out on something great for your garden.

  • Growing Your Own Food with Evan Folds – Part 3: Indoor Gardening – E45

     It’s prime growing season and we couldn’t wait to have Evan Folds of Progress Earth return to share more wisdom about how you can take charge of your health and grow your own food. So we setup a special time slot to have him back this week. The topic for this week’s show: Indoor Gardening! Let’s get some hydro going!

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