Monthly Archives: July 2011

Interview with an Organic Farmer, Rob Symons of Broadleaze Farm, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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

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Mercury Food and Wine articles no. 11

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

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George Monbiot – Has-Beans (Aminopyralid)

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.

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Desdemona Despair: Phosphate: A critical resource misused and now running low

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

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New report on Glyphosphate (Roundup)

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

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The Big Lie!

Christine Dann has posted another excellent piece in her blog “The Dead End Diet” on the insidious disinformation campaign that originated with Dennis Avery of the Hudson Institute. According to the New York Times, “Dennis T. Avery wants organic food … Continue reading

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