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Connect The Dots – Kiss the Ground – 11.22.17

Kiss the Ground: Listen to Josh Tickell, award-winning filmmaker and author of upcoming book, Kiss The Ground, as well as a film of the same name (Executive Produced by Leonardo di Caprio) on the climate costs of conventional agriculture and how that can be corrected by ecologically mindful agriculture — in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode (right …

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iEat Green – Guest Grace Gershuny- Gaia Services – 07.27.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Grace Gershuny is widely known as an author, educator and organic consultant. In the 1990's she served on the staff of USDA’s National Organic Program, where she helped write the regulations. She learned much of what she knows through her longtime involvement with the grassroots organic movement, where she organized conferences and educational …

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iEat Green – Patrick Holden – 10.27.16

Patrick Holden is the Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust, whose mission is to promote international cooperation between all those involved in sustainable food production. Previously, he was the founder and director of the British Organic Farmers, which merged into the Soil Association. He served as the Director of that organization from 1995-2010, before starting The Sustainable Food Trust. …

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Focus on the Facts – 08.01.16

Here is the description: The guest was Matt Landman, who discussed Geoengineering and the harm caused to people and the planet by the spraying of chem trails, and the injection of poisonous vaccines into infants and children, and the harm caused by GMOs and chemical laced foods sold in America.

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As Demand Skyrockets, Thousands of US Farms Are Going Organic

Organic food demand is so booming that multiple efforts are underway to support the acquisition of organic farmland. Even Cost-Co is getting in on the action by offering to help farmers buy land and farm equipment. People’s huge appetite for organics has been ignored by Big Ag for so long that land to grow food organically in the U.S. is rather scarce. Currently, organic …

Steve Volk – Suspended USDA scientist says agency tried to block his research into harmful effects of pesticides

A prominent Agriculture Department scientist is alleging that he was suspended after complaining that the agency was blocking his research into the harmful effects of pesticides on pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. In a whistleblower complaint filed Wednesday, Jonathan Lund­gren, an entomologist and 11-year veteran of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, says his supervisors retaliated against him by suspending …

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Brian Barth – The Bad News About the Organic Industry

By all appearances, Kathy Evans would seem the ideal organic farmer. The fourth-generation proprietor of Evans Knob Farm, in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, she has never used chemical pesticides or growth hormones. Her poultry—45 laying hens, 250 broiler chickens, 50 turkeys, and 22 ducks—is free-range; her Romney and Hampshire sheep, grass-fed. Evans also shears, cards, spins, and dyes fiber produced by those sheep, as well as that from her alpaca and llama. (She …

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James McWilliams – When Big Ag Gobbles Up Small Ag Is There Any Hope for Real Reform? Sadly No

Perdue, the fourth-largest chicken company in the United States, is a giant among giants in the agribusiness world. Recently, it purchased Natural Food Holdings, which owns Niman Ranch, a niche meat producer known for its comparatively impressive welfare and sustainability standards. News of Niman’s acquisition was generally greeted with the big media equivalent of a shrug, but I think it …

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Nadia Prupis – Meet the Nation’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

The Conscious Kitchen prepares a lunch at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy. (Photo: Turning Green) When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. …

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Organic industry in shock as Whole Foods pushes new rating system that promotes chemical agriculture as better than organic by J. D. Heyes

For some time, food chain Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have had a cooperative, mutual relationship. The retail grocer has enabled organic farmers to gain a sizable foothold in the food market at a time when Americans’ passion for healthier alternatives to the GMO-laden, processed foods market is rising. As The New York Times reported, Whole Foods’ stores were more like …