Sustainable

Virgil on October 11, 2013

This summer we finally moved back to the country. Hope to do some farming on a small scale on our own. One of our neighbors is an older man who is still farming vegetables of various types. Due to all the rain this year, coupled with some very high winds, he says it was not […]

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Just a pipe-dream since these so-called government shutdowns that happen every few years never amount to anything other than to allow politicians to play the blame game and purposely make life as unnecessarily difficult as possible for the average citizen. They have to try and prove how important they are and that we would all […]

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Virgil on September 30, 2013

This is going to be one of those “I told you so” posts, but at least scientists are slowly and finally waking up to farming practices that have worked for thousands of years and were destroyed (or in the process of destruction) by modern science and their government and agribusiness allies. So, some scientists are […]

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  Is transportation between here and China and back really that inexpensive? Hard to believe. Is labor really that cheap compared to here? I live in an area with at least one big chicken processing plant and most of the line employees are Mexican. I don’t know their pay rates, but I doubt it is […]

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Virgil on September 21, 2013

I have discussed the philosophy of known-knowns, known-unknowns, and unknown-unknowns. With artificially genetically engineered crops, those with genetic modifications that could NEVER happen naturally, those who make the seed and promote their use tell us that they know all the known-knowns and all is well. They do not even acknowledge known-unknowns or, horrors, unknown-unknowns. Yet, […]

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Virgil on July 3, 2013

From our friends at Food Democracy Now! They need all the help we can give to allow them to help us. For the past 20 years Americans have been denied the right to know what’s in their food, but that’s about to change! With your help, GMO labeling bills have passed in two separate states in the […]

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Message from the great organization, Food Democracy Now! From me: Please take action, we are up against the combined onslaught of huge corporations and federal agencies, like USDA and FDA, that care nothing for the wishes of the citizens or their health. Thanks to you, nearly 100,000 Food Democracy Now! members have expressed their outrage […]

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Virgil on December 31, 2012

I have seen some trends developing over the past few years and am throwing out my predictions for the state of food in 2013. This mainly applies to the United States because the rest of the developed world and much of the undeveloped world is far more advanced when it comes to food and food […]

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Virgil on December 21, 2012

I love yogurt, plain yogurt, not the sickly sweet kinds with fruit or flavored. I love a little tang and the purity of freshly made yogurt and the Greek yogurt in the grocery store can be very nice tasting, although you have to be careful to avoid milk from cows that have been given growth […]

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Virgil on December 18, 2012

With all the issues surrounding the economy and looming fiscal cliff, people aren’t paying attention to everything going on in Congress. Monsanto and the other GMO producing and pushing companies have suceeded is slipping disastrous riders into pending legislation. The goal is to make it impossible for GMO seeds and crops to be proven safe before they […]

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