Tagged: farms/farming

Tainted Eggs Farmer Is A Repeat Offender


Salmonella


…Companies recover only about 36 percent of targeted products in a typical recall. That means that literally millions of people stand just an undercooked egg or an unwashed hand away from a nasty case of salmonella.” ~ Tom Philpott, grist.org

380 million eggs are being recalled nationwide that were distributed under 10 different brands now in 17 different states were traced back to a single producer, the Iowa-based Wright County Farms and farm owner Austin “Jack” DeCoster. Continue reading

US Egg Recall Expanded In Salmonella Outbreak


The eggs are in cartons of six, 12 or 18 eggs and come from plants identified as P-1026, P-1413 or P-1946 and followed by a number from 136 to 225. The figures are stamped on the end of the carton. ~Reuters.com”

380 million eggs are being recalled nationwide now due to a salmonella outbreak. Hundreds have gotten sick already in California, Colorado and Minnesota over the last three months according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No deaths have been reported. Continue reading

So Fresh And So Green’s Birthday 1.0!!!

Today is the birthday of sofreshandsogreen.com. My bouncing baby blog is a 1 year old and that’s thanks to you guys. It’s also my birthday and for me it’s been quite a journey because at times I may teach, or even preach, but I learn as you learn. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with so many great folks out there and I’m glad I could be a part of educating, informing and entertaining. Continue reading

Can Genetically Modified Corn Stop The Spread Of HIV In Africa?

A recent article at reuters.com has me puzzled. Essentially we have a stack of data from a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and researchers with a lot of speculations that could have disastrous effects. Continue reading

Haitian Peasants March Against Monsanto and Haitian President

Photo Credit: Monsanto


Long live native seeds”



Down with Monsanto. Down with GMO and hybrid seeds.”

Those were the chants of the peasants who protested against genetically modified seed “donator” Monsanto. Their one harvest seeds would spell disaster for the still ailing nation, plunging the farmers into a kind of “green slavery” and destroying the nations ability to feed itself. On June 4th, World Environment Day, Haitian farmers, national and international peasant groups came together to burn the toxic donation and voice their opposition to the Haitian president, Rene Preval. Continue reading

Haitian Farmers Vow To Burn Monsanto Hybrid Seeds Pt 2


Photo Credit: Monsanto

On June 4th Haitian farmers will burn genetically modified seeds donated by Monsanto. Find out why in Part 1 of this piece HERE.

According to truthout.org [4] hybrid corn seeds have been donated by Monsanto to Haiti that were treated with the fungicide Maxim XO and the calypso tomato seeds were treated with Thiram, a chemical so highly toxic agricultural workers must wear protective clothing when handling plants treated with it. Continue reading

Haitian Farmers Vow To Burn Monsanto Hybrid Seeds Pt 1

On June 4th Haitian farmers will burn seeds as an act of protest in response to what one peasant farmer calls “a new earthquake”. Since the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in mid January the country has been in even more need than the poverty stricken nation usually is. A company named Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds. [1]

Their website states “Monsanto is an agricultural company” but that’s not exactly the whole truth. They produce what they call “in-the-seed trait technologies”. Haitian farmers call Monsanto’s products genetically modified seeds and on June 4th, World Environment Day, these “beggars” will show themselves to be choosers when they set fire to the donated seeds. Continue reading

Black Farmers Hold Press Conference For $1.5 Billion

UPDATE: “Congress failed to approve $1.15 billion by a March 31 deadline so now the Obama administration cannot allocate $1.25 billion to settle decades-old discrimination lawsuits with black farmers. The deal, one of the largest civil rights settlements in history, was to compensate black farmers left out of federal farm loan and assistance programs due to racism. Lawmakers left for a 2 week break on Friday without approving the deal, leaving it in limbo.” ~aaenvironment.blogspot.com

Surprise, surprise some farmers are actually Black! These farmers are upset about discrimination they have faced over the years in U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. The Black farmers say they have been systematically denied loans, crop subsidies and government aid while their white counterparts did not. I guess that’s why some call the USDA “the last plantation”. Continue reading

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