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Monthly Archives: July 2011
This is an interview that I did in May, for Amy Morris of Great Health Naturally. “Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Rob Symons, who is the owner and head farmer of Broadleaze Certified Organic Farm in Pietermaritzburg, South … Continue reading
This article appeared in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement on Wed 27 July 2011. The Pleasure of growing your own. A good friend of mine sent me some photos of the food garden he has been nurturing for the … Continue reading
This article by George Monbiot juxtaposes an excellent description of the joy and magic of growing your own vegetables, with a disturbing account of the effects of Aminopyralid herbicide contamination in compost. George Monbiot – Has-Beans.
The talk is always about global warming and peak oil but peak phosphorus hardly gets a mention. This article also gives an insight into the environmental damage that phosphate mining causes. Desdemona Despair: Phosphate: A critical resource misused and now … Continue reading
Greenpeace has released this report on the effects of Glyphosphate on humans and the environment. This herbicide is marketed by Monsanto as Roundup and is touted as the wonder cure for weeds. They have released genetically modified crop varieties known … Continue reading