Renewable Farming

Month: March 2016

A pork producer documents how glyphosate residues enter our food ecosystem

Crop farmers and livestock producers across the European Union are growing intensively concerned about the near-universal realization that glyphosate residues are permeating most feed, manure — and the food chain. One Danish pork producer has studied the origins and consequences of glyphosate in his sow herd for two years. Higher glyphosate levels in feed have …

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A farm-raised high school senior’s view of farming’s future

Blake Carlson, a high school senior who intends to study biologically focused agriculture in college, wrote an overview of today’s mainstream farming which exposes its potential inability to satisfy a consumer marketplace that’s rapidly changing. Most farmers are unaware of new, insistent demands for more highly nutritious, pesticide-free and GMO-free food. Blake is the third generation here …

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Glyphosate measured in urine of 99.6% of 2,009 German citizens tested

If you prefer to read the original report in German, here’s the link.   On March 4, 2016, the results of “Urinals 2015« were presented to the media in a well-attended press conference at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin. As part of the “urinals” have a total of 2011 citizens from Germany in the …

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More European nations revolt against re-licensing glyphosate in the EU

Just as the European Union’s health commissioner is poised to re-license glyphosate herbicides for another 15 years, several EU nations have launched strong objections. By March 5, three nations threatened to vote against the re-approval. A March 5 report by Sustainable Pulse provides details at this link. By March 8, the rebellion had grown to several other nations, which recommended …

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