Archive for 'Herbicides & Pesticides'

NEWS FLASH: Tiny parasitic wasps may be used as pesticides to protect crops

Tell your local farming buddies… The group of scientists who sequenced the genomes of three different minute wasp species, say that their work has proven that the bees have qualities, useful for both pest control and [...]

800 Year Old Apple The Healthiest

It’s called the Pendragon apple, and it’s been grown in England since the 12th century. “Of all the organic varieties, Pendragon was the best apple variety and contained seven of the eight kinds of healthy components [...]

A Picture of an Organic Farm in North Dakota

They are Duane and Chantra Boehm, and they have a small organic farm. For people new to this blog, the term “organic” means farmers avoid pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Everything they put in, they grow. [...]

African Tree Automatically Fertilizes Crops

Plant crops under this tree, and watch your crop yields increase dramatically. The tree has the potential to aid farmers throughout Africa, South America, and much of south and Southeast Asia. The issue here is nitrogen. [...]

Spices as Pesticides? Seems Healthy, Tastes Good, Too

The demand for organically grown food is growing, and with it, the demand for natural pesticides. It’s been found that rosemary, thyme, clove, and mint aren’t only good in your spaghetti and tea. They also shoo [...]

Down Economy Raises Back to Nature Movement

The down economy seems to be pushing us to a simpler and back to basics state of mind, which may turn out to be a good (dare I say it – great) thing. As more people [...]

Water Crisis

The world is currently suffering a major water crisis. Millions of people in impoverished countries don’t have access to adequate drinking supplies. TIME magazine is showcasing a series of disturbing photos that deal with this stressing [...]

Hemp Tales – Part 2

Legalize hemp agriculture and save the planet. [...]

Malaria is a disease without borders

April 25, 2008 was designated as the first annual date to commemorate the fight being made against a disease that strikes and kills millions of people all over the warmer regions of the world. Often referred [...]

The Story of Stuff

From extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the “stuff” in our lives affects our world and our communities at home and abroad in ways that are sometimes hard to comprehend. Yet most of this is [...]