Tagged: farms/farming

What Is CRISPR And How Will It Effect The Future Of Human Evolution?

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I heard very little about CRISPR in 2016. That same year I went to China and saw a whole special about it from my hotel room on my first day there. As important as this is you’d there there would be more discussion about it.

CRISPR, much like Tumblr is pronounced “crisper”, stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Without getting to into it here, this is the basis for CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology. Continue reading

WATCH: ‘Making the Connection’- The Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

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Watch Making the Connection, a short film by The Vegan Society, so you won’t have to wonder about the benefits of a plant based diet. Vegetarians and vegans, you still might learn a thing or two and everyone please share this if you find it informative!

Making the Connection from ENVIRONMENT FILMS on Vimeo.

Description: “This 30 minute film explores an exciting lifestyle which combines delicious, healthy food with tackling many of the ethical and global challenges facing us today and into the future. It is divided into 8 chapters and features a dietician, an MP, chefs, farmers, an elite athlete, environmental groups and the wonderful Benjamin Zephaniah. It explains how becoming vegan is good for your health, good for the environment, good for the animals and can help to feed a growing world population. Will you make the connection and become part of the solution?”

Would you ever go vegan? Why or why not?

VIDEO: @CanarsieBK Speaks At Occupy LA

I was so proud to see that fellow blogger and urban organic gardener extraordinaire CanarsieBK, Mike Lieberman, speaking at Occupy L.A. earlier this month. His topic was growing your own food, the similarities between the food and financial industries and how we can be the change we want to see.

Src: Speech About Growing Your Own Food at OccupyLA

INFOGRAPHIC: If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops


It’s not really an infographic but this image is from Kitchen Gardeners International, and shows the layout of the Spring 2011 White House garden. The contrasting image shows what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill. Yes, that’s where your taxpayer dollars are going- not just to war but to subsidize corn, soy, cotton, wheat, rice and little more. Continue reading

VIDEO: Why Is There An Indian Farmer Committing Suicide On Average Once Every 30 Minutes?

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Photo Credit: “Potato farmer in India sitting beside the day’s harvest” by Vishalsh521 via WC

“A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes.”

That’s an alarming statistic. Democracy now recently did a story on the trend of farmer suicides in India, though it is happening in other places too. Continue reading