Tag Archives: pests

Unlocking secrets of the soil… (The Principle of Ecology)

This is my 33rd article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. The second principle of Organic farming is that of ecology. This means that Organic farmers must base our method on living ecological systems and cycles. We must work … Continue reading

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever – NYTimes.com

By Mark Bittman How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see … Continue reading

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Riding Nature’s Waves

This is my 19th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. I am  writing this column on the first real winters morning. It is seven degrees outside and beautifully crisp. On my daily ritual to open up for the … Continue reading

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A Pest Inside.

This is my 18th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. While browsing the web the other day I came across a label with the following message. “100% Organic, complete with pest inside.” After the initial amusement I started … Continue reading

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Mercury Food and Wine articles. No.1

To kick off I will post the articles I wrote for the Food and Wine supplement of the Mercury. This appears on the last Wednesday of every month. The next one is due this week. I wish to thank Debbie … Continue reading

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