|Joel Salatin: Synergy between Nature, Science and Technology|
Resilience - 8/21/2015. By Karen Rybold-Chin, Greg David - On The Earth Productions: Joel Salatin, a keynote speaker at the Mother Earth fair, talks about “cow days” and the value of using technology as a co-laborer with nature. Just as “a carpenter uses inches, a wheat farmer uses bushels, and a water manager uses gallons, a cow day is a constant measure of what a cow will eat in a day.”
|Healthy Soil, Organic Methods Transfer Carbon from Atmosphere to Soil|
Organic Farming Research Foundation - 8/20/2015. Agricultural soils could absorb enough atmospheric carbon to reduce the threat of catastrophic climate change, but only if farmers and ranchers worldwide abandon damaging practices and work to restore soil health, researchers say.
|GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health|
The New England Journal of Medicine - 8/20/2015. By Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D. - Two recent developments are dramatically changing the GMO landscape. First, there have been sharp increases in the amounts and numbers of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops, and still further increases – the largest in a generation – are scheduled to occur in the next few years. Second, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate, the herbicide most widely used on GM crops, as a “probable human carcinogen” and classified a second herbicide, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), as a “possible human carcinogen.”