Macedon Ranges Permaculture program eliminates food waste 

… trees. Mr Bush, a qualified permaculturist and broadcaster of Triple R’s Greening the Apocalypse program, said in a matter of weeks a system has been bedded down eliminating food waste from Macedon and Mt Macedon eateries. “I was originally collecting food scraps from a restaurant to feed to my chooks when I thought, ‘Let’s get all the food places in my community on board’,” he said. “Collectively, I think the project is not just about reducing waste, but trying to change the …

Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

… show, said. Punarjani is led by Dr. K.V. Gangadharan and the members are mostly his former patients. The society does not accept donations, as earning their living through hard work is a matter of pride for the survivors. The exhibition will conclude on December 12. Source: Creating a market for their products – The Hindu …

TTIP could open EU to ‘new biotech’ GMO seeds and foods – The Ecologist

… generation’ biotech crops to escape the EU’s legislation on GMOs and therefore to go unregulated. Is there a link between this new push, and TTIP? Emails obtained via a Freedom of Information request show this might indeed be the case. Responding to public concerns, the European Commission has fervently denied any claims that EU food safety standards, or other standards for that matter, would be lowered as a result of TTIP. In early 2013, for example, the New York Times reported …

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly

… research, education and extension project, which is showing several environmental and economic benefits for an integrated cropping and livestock system, according to Perry Miller, MSU professor of land resources and environmental sciences who is part of the research team. Miller said that in a typical organic farming system, tillage is used to terminate cover crops and to get rid of unwanted weeds. However, frequent mechanical tilling can disrupt soil structure and reduce organic matter, …

Goodall on GMO’s: “I Truly Believe We’re Poisoning Ourselves” | KUER

… says without genetically modified crops, we would not have the levels of food productivity that we have today. “I’ve never heard in all of the literature that I’ve reviewed of one single case of a GMO related plant or animal causing a health problem for a human being or for an animal for that matter,” he says. “I think this is an activist, radical viewpoint.” The 80-year-old Goodall apologized at the end of her talk for a few stumbles where she lost her train of thought, but she says …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

… not retain its freshness as long as a full head of lettuce. At some stores or farmer’s markets, you can save money by buying seconds or bruised produce, which can be either eaten soon after purchase or frozen for soups or smoothies. Shoppers with all types of budgets can appreciate a wholesome bargain. Exact prices, of course, depend on the store and the region, but no matter where you shop, the following foods tend to be a great deal when you consider their nutritional value. If you add these …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… a matter of corporate profits and the heck with human health. Apparently, it has come to light in recent days that in 1985 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified Roundup/glyphosate as a Class C carcinogen. A Class C carcinogen implies suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential. In 1991, after Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lawyer, started working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the EPA reversed the decision. The FDA classified GMO’s as “substantially …