Farming Archive

Snipers Surround Rancher’s Property Over Refusal To Pay Grazing Fees

Cliven Bundy, a rancher in Clark County, Nev., has been engaged in a long and strenuous court battle with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over his stance in refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch property that has

Chick-Fil-A Making The Transition To Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Prominent food blogger and activist, Vani Hari, has been in contact with Chick-fil-A representatives, and along with her army of supporters has persuaded them to switch to antibiotic-free meat. The move toward healthier meat is one individuals are making all over the world, and not

FDA Sets New Regulations For Antibiotic Use On Farms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F. D. A.) has recently adopted a new policy which would stipulate that farmers abandon the use of excessive antibiotics in farm-raised cows, chickens, and pigs. The new legislation is in an effort to combat irresponsible drug abuse

Brazil May Approve GMO Terminator Seeds

“The seed, the source of life, the embodiment of our biological and cultural diversity, the link between the past and the future of evolution, the common property of past, present and future generations of farming communities who have been seed breeders, is today being

Afghan Opium Production Reaches All Time High

It has been over a decade since the United States first initiated its Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name referring to the war in Afghanistan that started back in 2001. Since the attacks first began, and up until this day, the official US position

Monsanto Pesticides To Blame For Birth Defects In Argentina

Argentina has become one of the worlds largest soybean producers, with the majority of its crops being majorly composed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Agrochemical spraying in the country has mushroomed over the last several years, in 1990 roughly 9 million gallons of argochemical spraying

Organic Doesn’t Mean Pesticide-Free

Pesticides, fungicides, larvicides, and a myriad of other poisons are used generously on crops, sprayed onto our food, and leach into our soil, within today’s current factory farming methods. With the risks accompanied with consuming current genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and chemically saturated garbage,

Underground Greenhouses And All-Year Growing

There is a growing need for safe, healthy, and natural food items, and what seems like a decreasing amount of space to grow healthy organic food in nutrient-rich soil. Growers are always looking for methods which will save energy, reduce pollution, grow more and

Hawaii Gets Tough Against Biotech Giants

The anti-GMO crowd in Kaua’i, Hawaii has reason to celebrate now that they have successfully passed Bill 2491, which will clamp down on the field tests from biotechnology companies. Hawaii has often been used as a testing ground for biotech firms, due to its geographic isolation

Bear Bile Farming Continues in Asia

Bear bile has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for decades. Asiatic black bears are farmed for their bile in Vietnam, China, South Korea and Laos. The bears are kept in small cages, and stuck with long hollow needles to pump out and extract