Category Archives: Sustainable Farming

Organic Bytes and gardening

Not all  the news is bad…  The EU seems to be, mostly, in the forefront of reasonable thinking about GMO’s and Monsanto poisons. Hopefully this trend will continue through the grace period and Monsanto will be finally and permanently called … Continue reading

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We need you!

Community Rights Lane County is fighting to maintain the local right to regulate the growing of GMO crops relative to their proximity to traditional crops. They have been working for years to maintain our local initiative rights.  Please come to the … Continue reading

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Organic Bytes

ESSAY OF THE WEEK Save Our Soil Food Forward SOS: Save Our Soil For the first time in modern history, an entire year has been dedicated to dirt. The 68th United Nations General Assembly has declared 2015 the International Year … Continue reading

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Shooting Non-targets

Evaggelos Vallianatos Become a fan  Scholar; Author, “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA” Borrowed from the Huff Post I spent twenty-five years working for America’s Environmental Protection Agency. I found myself in an inferno of corruption — … Continue reading

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Organic Consumer’s Essay of the Week

ESSAY OF THE WEEK Lawmakers to Consumers: ‘You’re Dummies’ The “experts” have spoken, and here’s what they have to say: You’re just too stupid to handle a label on your food that says “this product contains genetically engineered ingredients.” Members … Continue reading

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Oregon Task Force Grills Federal GMO Regulators

Tracy Loew, Statesman Journal 8:04 a.m. PDT July 11, 2014 An Oregon task force studying genetically modified crops and food grilled federal regulators at its meeting Thursday, but didn’t get a lot of answers. Ivan Maluski, director of Friends of … Continue reading

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Deadly Duo

ACTION ALERT From Organic Consumers Association What’s more poisonous than Dow’s 2,4-D “Agent Orange” herbicide or Monsanto’s Roundup? Enlist Duo, an herbicide made of both 2,4-D and Roundup. The OCA has submitted more than 19,000 signatures to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking … Continue reading

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From Organic Consumer’s Association

Bee Killers Sponsor National Pollinator Week Concerned about the bees and the butterflies? Interested in celebrating National Pollinator Week? It’s happening next week, June 16-22, 2014. And it’s brought to you by the Pollinator Partnership, funded in part by none other than … Continue reading

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Monsanto Invades Jackson County

From our friend Rick North, who has been fighting this battle for many years: For the last 10 years, I’ve battled Monsanto, their buddies in the biotech industry and Big Ag. I knew they’d be dropping a ton of money … Continue reading

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Organic Farmers Win Big in Farm Bill

This press release from February 7th, outlines benefits to organic farmers in the Farm bill which was signed into law that day.~ed WASHINGTON, DC — Marking a significant shift in American agriculture practices, the Farm Bill signed into law today … Continue reading

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