(D) Drought- California’s drought gets me thinking about the need to diversity food production instead of focusing on location specific monocropping…With the lack of water and steep production loss, we need to start including more drought resistant crops in the rotation as well and ensure that perennial crops that plants for biodiversity and soil management.
(T) Are you eating tomatoes each week?? Check out why you should include them in your diet regularly!!
(D) Drought in the US and around the world will affect food and water supplies. Luckily, many smart people are working on innovative ways to conserve water and keep crop production going…read on for more details.
(W) Wild food doesn’t have to be so wild anymore with more and more urban centres rethinking the role of foraging and edible plants�.read on for more insights.
(G) Can the big tech food company Monsanto be giving up on GMOs? Maybe the evidence of the plants requiring more chemicals and pesticides, more water, being less hardy and resistant, having fewer nutrients and actually not leading to a sustained yield increase have finally convinced them to change the plan! Plus countless countries are rejecting GMOs based on health concerns and skyrocketing allergies so this may be good news indeed!
(B) Bee Let’s protect the bees by planting beneficial plants and flowers in our gardens this Spring and avoiding heavy pesticides and chemicals so the bees can enjoy our bounty
( C ) Cows have been given a bad rap for the methane they um produce particularly with the unnatural corn and soy diet they are fed in the CAFOs. Below is a great article about all the advantages of pasture raised cows and other animals for the soil and environment. It seems to be a win win- with better quality meat, healthier soil and happier animals. A good article.
(A) Allergies. This is a great article for anyone who has food allergies or knows someone who suffers from food allergies.
( E) Eggs. Below is a good article about the difference between regular eggs (cage raised hens with massive antibiotics and beaks removed) and pasture eggs from raised hens naturally with no antiobiotics or hormones. A good read and a reminder to buy organic FREE Range eggs always for your health and the health or the animals and our food system!!
(G) GMOs. This is a great article about why GMOs are rapidly losing their appeal and why. A great read for anyone looking for quality food and soil long term.
Michael Hansen, PhD: The GMO Tipping Point