Tag Archives: herbicides

Keeping gardens healthy

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. Of all the questions I am asked on the subject of home food gardens the majority are … Continue reading

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Take care of the future (The principle of care)

This is my 34th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.     One of the great concerns of organic farming has been the proliferation of genetically modified crops. Companies such as Monsanto have been aggressively marketing these crops … Continue reading

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Chameleon

I thought I would show these two photos as a follow up to my Nature and nurture post. I picked rocket and herbs for a salad yesterday and while putting the salad together this little guy popped out of the … 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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Is organic healthier than conventional

This is my 23th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. A while back our local paper carried an article trumpeting a paper that had come out claiming that organic food was no better than conventional. I was approached … Continue reading

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More Glyphosphate (Roundup) concerns.

Monsanto’s Roundup is now found to be damaging to the soil and encouraging the increase of fungal pathogens. Tom Philpott discusses this issue in Mother Jones. USDA Scientist: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Damages Soil

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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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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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