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Tumors Linked to Genetically-Modified Corn

In a study published in Food Chemical Toxicology, scientists at the University of Caen, Institute of Biology, in France found severe effects of Round-up tolerant genetically modified (GM) corn, even w…

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17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat or…

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How to Decode Your Seed Catalog

The seed catalogs that have probably filled your mailbox over the past few months are awfully tempting with their gorgeous pictures and fancy new varieties, but with so many terms (organic, hybrid, op…

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Create An Heirloom Garden

As I wrote about last week, if you are planning your edible garden, you might want to make it a “themed” garden. One theme you can try is to plant an heirloom garden. What is an heirloom garden? Ac…

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Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out!

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He's a National Geographic photographer. As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and …

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Sharing Seeds to Sow

If you are a gardener like me, your mailbox is overflowing with seed catalogs all enticing you with all kinds of choices and great deals on those choices.  But, before you rush to take advantage of th…

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Save Seeds And Money: Swap Them

Last week I wrote about an innovative way to save seeds via formally organized seed libraries.  But, there’s another way to save hard-to-find heirloom seeds that has been around forever; seed swapping…

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Sowing Future Seeds

It is estimated that farmers produced about 80,000 species of plants before the advent of industrialized agriculture, now they rely on about 150. This has resulted from a number of factors but, over t…

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Dr. Brent’s Garden Party: You’re Invited!

The Oldest, Largest Garden Party in America's History starts today, and you're invited! Join Dr. Brent, Beekman 1802 (Dr. Brent's farm in Schoharie County, NY), and gardeners across the globe in celeb…

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