We talk with Jim Gale to discuss his organization Food Forest Abundance, dedicated to food ecosystems for the individual and family through establishing yards and urban fields for growing agricultural provisions, to improve self-reliance and connection with the land.
Cowspiracy: Animal Agriculture Despoils Land, Water and Climate
Soil and Nutrition: No-Till Organics and Carbon Sequestration
Everyone needs vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and others to stay strong and healthy. Courtney White describes in an excerpt from his book Grass, Soil, Hope how industrial farming has decreased these essential nutrients in our food and using regenerative agriculture practices we can get them back while offsetting a large amount of greenhouse gases.
BCNews Talks Farm Bill With Congressman Fincher
BCnews’ ongoing trek through the political tall grass of double-speak and self-aggrandizement, searching for that elusive nugget / needle-in-the-political haystack, called Truth. Today, Rep. Stephen Fincher, Republican of Tennessee, explains why the government needs to reduce spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program that provides food to poor families.
Vandana Shiva: Monsanto Impoverishes Ecosystems, Farmers and Consumers
Corporate seed monopolies reduce ecosystem health, impoverish farmers, and cheat consumers health and nutrition, writes biodiversity campaigner Vandana Shiva. Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser found out the extent that Monsanto would go to maintain their monopoly in the anti-GMO documentary “David Versus Monsanto.”
Vandana Shiva: Maintaining Biodiversity and the Seeds of Freedom
Historically, farmers have stored, traded and shared choice seed from one season to the next. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, this practice ended with the introduction of patented genetically engineered seeds. Saving seeds now exposes the farmer to costly fines and lawsuits for patent infringement and has resulted in many farmer suicides.
Uganda: Coffee Farmers Sing Delicious Peace
A community of coffee farmers in Uganda has formed the Peace Kawomera Fair Trade Cooperative, focused on people of different faiths putting aside their differences to overcome generations of conflict and poverty. Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording has been released to celebrate their achievements.