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Celebrating Marriage & Honeybees

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” -Theodore Hesburgh   Saturday marked the 28th year of my marriage; we celebrated by going to pick up si…

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Are Pesticides Making You Sick and Fat?

An apple a day might have kept the doctor away prior to the industrialization of food growing and preparation.  Unless it’s a pesticide-free apple, not only is today’s apple not sufficient to keep the…

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Is Corn Syrup Killing Bees?

  It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie -- for the past 5 or so years, honeybee populations across the globe have been dying out, and scientists don't really know why. That i…

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Scary Health Effects of GM Foods

Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. (Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or "GMO" for g…

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Farming Revolution in South Africa

A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company Relia…

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Monsanto: Guilty

  Agribusiness giant Monsanto has lost a legal battle over its dangerous pesticide products. Farmer Paul Francois won his claim against 2011's Worst Company in a Lyon, France court. Francois' …

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What’s Causing Colony Collapse Disorder?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Honeybees are perhaps one of the least recognized workers in the agricultural industry. They contribute $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the U…

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Fixing Food On Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world write about one important global topic. This year's topic is FOOD. How we farm and how we eat may prove to be one of the largest issues o…

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Pesticide Contamination Constitutes Illegal Trespass

According to this article, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of Oluf Johnson, an organic farmer who sued the Paynesville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Co. because pesticides spray…

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Potential Ban on Chemicals, Including BPA

Recently reported by CNN.com, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Virginia, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts are introducing a bill later this month that will give the National Institute of Environmental Health Sci…

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