Category Archives: Farming

Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

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Employment And Automation

It seems to me…. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt[1]. Major traditional … Continue reading

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Road To Recession

It seems to me…. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” ~ Harry S Truman[1]. It should be very obvious to even the most conservative Republican that their basic core platform … Continue reading

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A Hungry World

It seems to me… “Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.” ~ Norman Borlaug. It has been quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, algae, Arid Areas, Biota, Coastal, Crops, Deforestation, Desertification, Deserts, Development, Development, Drought, Drought, Ecology, Economic, Erosion, Extinctions, Farm Land, Farming, Fertility, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Food Source, Global Warming, Herbicide, Herbicides, Impact, Insecticide, Insecticides, Invasive Species, Krill, Malthusian Crisis, Marshes, Natural Habitat, Natural Resources, Pesticides, Political, Pollution, Population, Productivity, Rain Forests, Recreational Areas, River Area, Rural, Salt Marshes, Societal, Species Diversification, Sustainable, Toxic Chemicals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Burning Fences

It seems to me… “Land degradation did not start with chemical agriculture. But chemical agriculture offered new tools for annihilation.” ~ Joel Salatin. Repeated studies have shown it to be more efficient, less costly, and better for the environment if … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Annuals, Benefit, Burn, Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, CO2, Conservation, Crops, Disease, DNA, Drought, Environment, Erosion, Farming, Fertilizer, Fields, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Herbicide, Insecticide, Organic, Perennials, Pesticides, Phytoremediation, Plow, Pollution, Soil, Tillage, Water | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment