South Australia alone on GM canola ban

January 28, 2010 Western Australia recently decided to allow genetically modified (GM) canola to be planted in their fields. A statewide ban on GM food and crops was adopted in 2003. This from GeneEthics.org: “State governments agreed with widespread warnings that GM canola would adversely impact markets and trade in Australian food products. They used […]

Dairy Farmers Are There For Their Cows….24/7!

January 27, 2010 Telling it like it is: it’s Sunday, coffee in hand, but a worker isn’t able to show up. Calves need feeding, cows need tending, so a dairy goddess has to do what a dairy goddess has to do, 24/7!… Get going and tend those cows! h/t @FarmerHaley Go to Original Post and […]

Farmers, conservation groups join to preserve farmland near Portland’s suburbs

January 27, 2010 As the time for public comments draw to a close, a look at a local hazelnut orchard and tree farm in Clackamas County – one of the counties in the Portland metro area deciding where to place urban and rural Reserves for future populations and possible development. Peter McDonald is concerned farms […]

For Cave Women, Farmers Had Extra Sex Appeal

January 27, 2010 It wasn’t just the big stone axes they were wielding, it was the ability to cultivate food themselves that was attractive to hunter-gathering women 10k+ years ago. Apparently the farming tools were not just practical and handy, but “revolutionary”. “It was the foundation of modern civilization and so there’s a big scientific […]

How Cows (Grass-Fed Only) Could Save the Planet

January 22, 2010 Raising grass-fed cattle to save the planet – Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch are building a barn and plan on adding livestock to their Four Season Farm…because they care. “Once he[Coleman] and Damrosch have brought in their livestock, they’ll “be able to use the manure to feed the plants, and the plant […]