Misuse Of Law Could Be Toxic To Farmers

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How would you like it if your home were suddenly declared a toxic waste site? Sound like something out of Ripley’s “Believe it or Not!”? Yet in today’s topsy-turvy world, that is exactly what some people are proposing. If you have any land with horses, cattle, chickens or other livestock on it, you have reason […]


Misuse Of Law Could Be Toxic To Farmers

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How would you like it if your home were suddenly declared a toxic waste site? Sound like something out of Ripley’s “Believe it or Not!”? Yet in today’s topsy-turvy world, that is exactly what some people are proposing. If you have any land with horses, cattle, chickens or other livestock on it, you have reason […]


Everything I Needed To Know About Internet Marketing I Learned From The Farmer S Market

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I went to a farmer’s market recently. Plates of wrapped pastries, pies, bread, cookies and other bakes goods were available for all who were unwilling to resist temptation. Produce was in abundance and people of all shapes and sizes met at this community market looking to find a bargain and left satisfied in knowing they […]


Home Business Opportunities For Farmers

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A home Internet business that is operated from a farm homestead can provide some real benefits for many farmers around the world. The world-over is suffering global warming and this is considered a main reason why droughts are increasing in severity. This is a worrying sign for farmers who depend on the land to provide […]


Home Business Opportunities For Farmers

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A home Internet business that is operated from a farm homestead can provide some real benefits for many farmers around the world. The world-over is suffering global warming and this is considered a main reason why droughts are increasing in severity. This is a worrying sign for farmers who depend on the land to provide […]


Tips On Becoming An Earth Friendly Consumer

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April is Earth Month, a time for people to stop and think about how they can do their part to help the environment. According to Environmental Defense, a leading nonprofit organization committed to protecting the environment, the United States is ranked the No. 1 global warming polluter. What can you do to help change that? […]


History Of Kenya Coffee

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The birth place of coffee is relatively close to Kenya but getting it there was not an easy task and full of bloodshed. The Arabs who controlled coffee enslaved thousands of Kenyan’s where they worked on the coffee plantations in Kenya and Arabia. This was followed by the British settlers around 1900 who quickly assumed […]


Organization Helps Change The World With Coffee

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You can make a difference in the world every day, simply by purchasing coffee. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of Vermont is introducing Heifer Hope Blend, a new organic coffee whose sales will help improve the lives of small-scale coffee farmers in Guatemala. Forty cents of every bag purchased will be given to Heifer International, a […]


Plough Or Not To Plough

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A couple of years ago, fresh from college and struggling to venture into science writing, I attended a seminar on crop biotechnology in Nairobi, Kenya. I vividly recall one guy from a multinational biotech company extol participants who included resource poor farmers, agricultural extension officers, the media, members of parliament and representatives of non-profit organizations, […]


Certified Organic Vs Fair Trade Certified

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The title of this article is disturbing. The concepts of Organic and Fair Trade are very important to building (rebuilding) a sustainable society. The good news is that the certifications are not mutually exclusive and actually complement each other nicely. First, a word about certification. In our current market, third party certification is essential to […]


Local Or Organic A False Choice

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A couple of years ago, I visited an organic vegetable farm in southeast Minnesota, not far from the Mississippi River. Nestled in a valley that sloped down from rolling pasture and cropland sat Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables, a 40-acre farm. Featherstone was part of a local food web in the upper Midwest, selling at a […]


What Is Fairtrade Food

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The Fairtrade Foundation exists to ensure that producers are guaranteed a minimum price for their goods irrespective of world prices. This means that Fairtrade goods are often more expensive in the UK than those without the Fairtrade logo. Although people are now arguing that supermarkets are fuelling their excessive profits by adding large mark-ups to […]


The Power Of Supermarkets And Changing Attitudes

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More and more concerns have been raised about the impact of the supermarket giants both on food production as well as on workers rights. A recent report by War on Want and the British GMB, investigating the case of Wal-Mart (ASDA), shows how the relentless pursuit of supermarkets of the lowest possible prices has a […]


Organic Wine Beer And Spirits

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In the UK and USA, producers are increasingly making wines labeled organic or produced from organically grown grapes. The meaning and legal force of these terms can vary significantly from one country to another. A key point to add at this stage is the difference between organically grown grapes – fruit from vineyards grown without […]


Buy Local Food Save The Environment

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Do you know how far the apple in your kitchen traveled before you picked it up at the grocery store? According to the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, apples in American grocery stores typically travel 1,726 miles before reaching your kitchen! Just think about the fuel needed to transport produce like this across the country […]


What Organic Really Means

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The word “organic” may appear on packages of meat, cartons of milk or eggs, cheese and other single-ingredient foods. Certified organic requires the rejection of synthetic agrochemicals, irradiation and genetically engineered foods or ingredients. Literally, of course, the term is a redundancy: all food is composed of organic chemicals (complex chemicals containing carbon). Any materials […]


Gardening S Most Valuable Advice

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Many people may not be aware that gardening can actually harm the environment. A large amount of carbon dioxide can be released through tilling the soil. This contributes to global warming. When you cultivating and compacting the soil, destroys good fungi. Fertilizers like nitrogen and manure often leach out of the soil and pollute the […]


Selling At Farmer S Markets

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Usually the main motivation for planting a fruit tree is just the joy of maintaining a tree and eating the delicious fruit that comes from it. However, in my personal experience it is possible to go on a quite lucrative venture with fruit trees by operating a fruit stand or participating in a farmer’s market. […]


Blizzard And World Of Warcraft Gold Sellers

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Many World of Warcraft players today likes to buy WoW gold, items, accounts and power leveling sessions, but blizzard along with other players consider this an act of cheating. Well, you have the ability to enhance your character to a much higher level or better quality items, weapons, armors and other equipment with real money. […]