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Farms of Tomorrow, Today ~ TEXT and CARTOONS
Offbeat  (tags: farming, future, humor, satire, animals, food, off-beat, interesting, pictures, society, odd, funny )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - modernfarmer.com
Tex Avery (creator of Bugs Bunny and all-around animation icon) was not immune from taking a tongue-in-cheek stab at what farming might look like 100 years into the future. Released in 1954, AveryâEUR(TM)s animated short, The Farms of Tomorrow, spoofed the ...
China Is Breeding Tigers Like Cattle, and ItâEUR(TM)s a Billion Dollar Industry
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, tigers, farming, China )

Cher
- 27 days ago - greenerideal.com
ItâEUR(TM)s estimated that between 5,000 to 6,000 tigers are being farmed in China. Their bones are steeped in alcohol to make tiger bone wine, their skins are turned into rugs for ChinaâEUR(TM)s richest citizens, and their meat is sold for food.
What Reputable Rescues Do and Don't Do
Offbeat  (tags: business, money, abuse, americans, dishonesty, cover-up, corruption, farming, lies, law, disease, illness, prevention, protection, treatment, safety, medicine, healthcare, health, environment, diet, nutrition, food, exercise, drugs, death, activists, sadn )

Kelly
- 37 days ago - ddbrescue.org
Reputable rescue groups all have similar goals, which is to not only save dogs, but to find them the perfect forever home for them. They also educate the public on their specific breed or breeds, what the positives and negatives are,
Fussy Eaters - What's Wrong With GM Food?
Offbeat  (tags: Farming, GMO's Food )

Ray
- 76 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
With the world's food security facing a looming "perfect storm", GM food crops need to be part of the solution, argues Professor Jonathan Jones. In this week's Green Room,
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 245 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
Is Peecycling the Wave of the Future? Instead of Waste, Free Fertilizer for Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, technology, unusual, urine, farming, fertilizer )

Kamia
- 379 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
We all sort of cringe at the thought of using our own urine or manure for fertilizer, but the reality is that much of the cost of human waste disposal comes from trying to separate out the nitrogen & phosphorus & that's a waste, since farms need it.
Slum Farmers Rise Above the Sewers
Offbeat  (tags: green, family, food, Kenya, Kibera, farming, woman, sack farming )

Naoko
- 567 days ago - ipsnews.net
Alice Atieno attends to her vegetables, right on the doorsteps of her shanty in Kibera slum. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS
Organic Bytes #363: Factory Farms Gag Consumers
Offbeat  (tags: protection, activists, conservation, habitat, media, news, disease, farming, geneticengineering, organic, environment )

Denise
- 760 days ago - organicconsumers.org
Ag-Gag Bills: Another Assault by Corporations on Consumers' Right to Know
PLEASE SIGN GE Mosquitoes and Salmon Show the Need for Better Regulation ACTION NEEDED
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, bizarre, business, food, safety, society, technology, government, business, money, economy, farming )

Kelly
- 964 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
There's been a lot of news lately about risky genetically engineered animals in the queue for federal review. British biotechnology firm Oxitec continues to pursue permission to release its genetically engineered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys
Two Japanese Sites To Get World Farming Heritage Status
Offbeat  (tags: United Nations, World Agriculture Heritage, Niigata Prefecture, Sado Island, Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, farming, FAO, conservation, rice paddy, adaptive management systems, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage, environment )

Naoko
- 1359 days ago - asahi.com
The Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture and Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture will be included in a United Nations agriculture heritage list to be announced on June 11.
Texas College Converts Football Field to Organic Farm
Offbeat  (tags: organic, farm, football, college, great, nutrition, food, farming, news, humans, interesting, environment, design )

Elena
- 1416 days ago - opposingviews.com
In this case not only did the college take risks, it committed a grievous sin, at least by Texas standards-they terminated their football program and turned their field into an organic farm. Yes, in the shadow of the Super Bowl, with the specter of ...
Texas College Converts Football Field Into Organic Farm
Offbeat  (tags: americans, food, farming, health, humans, society, unusual )

Kathy
- 1425 days ago - foodfreedom.wordpress.com
In this case not only did the college take risks, it committed a grievous sin, at least by Texas standards-they terminated their football program and turned their field into an organic farm. Yes, in the shadow of the Super Bowl, with the specter of...
Ask the Coffee Lab: What Makes a Good Coffee Bean?
Offbeat  (tags: coffee, farming, business, culture, environment, ethics, food, health, humans, interesting, news, off-beat, society, women, world )

Brian
- 1806 days ago - greenmountaincafe.com
Coffee beans have lots of parents. Some people say that a coffee gets handled by up 150 different people before it goes down the gullet. (Don't worry - not always literally handled.)
Chinese Farm Threatened African Rhino for Horns: Report
Offbeat  (tags: china, farming, african rhinos, horns, cruelty, disappearing, breeding, wildife trafficking, black market )

Simone
- 1818 days ago - news.webindia123.com
China is farming African wild Rhinos in order to harvest their horns for alleged medicinal properties, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting a report by international conservation monitors. China has imported 141 live white rhino from South Africa since
Where They Grow Our Junk Food
Offbeat  (tags: odd, off-beat, food, health, junk food, Farming )

Tierney
- 1961 days ago - organicconsumers.org
Follow the flow of food. That's what any farmer will tell you. Because apples don't grow in supermarkets. So to get to the root of the exploding obesity epidemic, I went in search of a junk food farm.
 

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