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Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger

What Farm-to-Table Got Wrong: In the last 5 years, we’ve lost 100,000 farms. Today, 1.1% of farms in the US account for 45% of farm revenues. Corn and soy account for more than 50% of our harvested acres for the first time ever. Between 2006 and 2011, over a million acres of native prairie were plowed up in the Corn Belt to make way for these 2 crops, the most rapid loss of grasslands since we started using tractors to bust sod on the Great Plains in the 1920's.

What Farm-to-Table Got Wrong

Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food - Michael Pollan ~ God is Heart

Soil science professor Steve Siciliano leads a team looking at biochar to remediate northern soils (Saskatchewan) contaminated with hydrocarbons such as fuel and oil.

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Yukon College are working with industry in Canada’s North to develop biochar to remediate soil contaminated by oil spills and gas leaks.

Jim Benham of Indiana is among a small but growing number of American farmers moving back to conventional non-GMO crops

Fields of Gold: GMO-Free Crops Prove Lucrative for Farmers

Jim Benham of Indiana is among a small but growing number of American farmers moving back to conventional non-GMO crops

Are bumblebees endangered?

(AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic range in just the past two decades.

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic - Chicken Factory

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic - Chicken Factory-Wait for it --- they add the arsenic to the chicken feed on purpose!

We are destroying our water, our land and our air.

Koch Brothers' Toxic Legacy Detailed In New Report

Now who had a hand in creating a law that exempts oil companies from paying for their destruction of our environment while continuing to reap obscene profits.

Support efforts to ban neonics, plant a bee-friendly garden, and protect honeybees for the summer and years to come so that on future Earth Days, along with celebrating the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act we can celebrate the revival of the honeybees.

It's Earth Day! Let's Join Together and Save the Honeybee!

Honeybees are an essential link in our food production. But right now we’re in the middle of a honeybee crisis. Bees are dying off at an astounding rate, and people aren’t really sure why.

Migrating monarchs! Learn more about their annual journey. It's amazing!

migrating monarchs… is your yard a butterfly sanctuary?

New report shows record decline in Monarch Butterflies: Monsanto a major culprit

"As we [Americans] take up the 5 year Farm Bill, some precious perspective from Wendell Berry on a better idea: a 50 year farm bill" -Pollan's article share "This bill addresses the most urgent problems of our dominant way of agriculture: soil erosion, toxic pollution of soil and water, loss of biodiversity, the destruction of farming communities and cultures."

The 50-Year Farm Bill

Community service essay ideas on responsibility Free community service papers, essays, personal development and helps develop civic responsibility through community involvement.

GMO Plenary at Missouri Organic Conference. Keynote speaker and food advocate, O’Brien called for mandatory GMO labeling. “Sixty percent of the world’s population is told (whether GMOs are in food), but in the US we have never been given that information,” she said. - See more at: http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/march-2015/expert-gmo-panel-held-in-Monsanto-%20home-state-gm-food-glyphosate-dangers.php#sthash.Eyy6hYvl.dpuf

Expert GMO panel—held in Monsanto’s home state— speaks out about GM food, glyphosate herbicide dangers

The Yellowstone River didn’t have enough oil in it, apparently | Grist

The Yellowstone River didn’t have enough oil in it, apparently

Yellowstone River at water level Photos Photo taken in the water of Yellowstone River during the summer by Tigerpix LLC

Lake Mead: Before and After the Epic Drought

Lake Mead: Before and After the Epic Drought

A new study jointly released Thursday by NASA and the University of California at Irvine paints a shocking picture for the future of Western water.

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