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Filipino Agriculturists Turns Mokusaku 1° (1 reply)

Over dozens of green houses are developed in the farm villages in the valley town of La Trinidad Benguet. Farmers are using the technology of Mokusaku as natural nutrients for the soil. The Mokasaku technology is introduced by Mr. Masaki Yomomori, who uses mokasaku in his own eight-hectare organic vegetable ...

Started by Julia D. in May 2012, about Agriculture & Food

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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 4° (4 replies)

"Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently, but they cannot determine the sustainable scale; that can be achieved only by government policy." - Herman Daly Human beings are the strangest of creatures. We make observations about our surroundings or about our behaviors, these observations become cast into theory, and then these ...

Started by John V. in August 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Consumerism, Economics, Energy Saving

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America farmers still burning crops. What will it take to get "old timers" on board with newer practices that will save $ and preserve the earth? 10° (5 replies)

This morning I received an email from Arkansas farmer Norwood Creech, whom YERT corresponded with while seeking out rural farmers in the South. She wrote with great concern about "old time" farmers burning off crop stubble (rather than turning it under as compost). There no evidence that charring fields improves ...

Started by Julie E. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Environmental Projections for the Anthropocene Epoch [Infographic] 3° (3 replies)

This infographic shows the effect of population and consumption on the environment. http://earthandeconomy.com/infographics/anthropocene-epoch.html Amidst a sea of statistical probabilities, one thing is for certain, there certainly will be no shortage of environmental projections for what our post-industrial revolution world should expect by 2100—increasing C02; increasing population; food and water shortages; ...

Started by Greg K. in July 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Population, Water, Weather

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Growing Nature in Barren Environments?? 2° (2 replies)

Everyday on the news or radio we all hear something related to the rising CO2 emission and global warming. Just this past week, I heard on NPR about the rainforest only absorbing half of CO2 emissions as 10 years ago. So sad. So i have an idea that i would ...

Started by Andrew C. in April 2015, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Smart Growth, Water

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Supporting NIKIMU Project 2° (2 replies)

Hello, I'm writing to let you know about 'Support NIKIMU project'. Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can ...

Started by Iecdaa M. in April 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Finance & Money, Food, Water

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The future of organic Soy 1° (1 reply)

Just been hearing that the biggest dairy milk producer of North America, after buying most/all soya milk brands there, has just bought Europe's largest producer too. Gameplan seems to be, to next aquire the soy growing areas of SE Asia and then it'll all be tied up. No possibility then, ...

Started by Phil L. in July 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Politics & Government

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 2° (2 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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