(NaturalHealth365) Destructive, inefficient, wasteful, cruel… there are as many adjective to describe modern industrial farming as there are “dead zones” where pollutants from farms create toxic algae blooms that kill off marine life. But beyond polluting water and air, degrading soils and forests, killing biodiversity and hastening climate change, degenerative “modern” food and farming systems pose a mortal threat, contributing to all forms of malnutrition. →
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(Collective-Evolution) We constantly hear the banter that organic agriculture is simply not sustainable. This is not true, and that’s been made clear by a plethora of literature that’s available on the topic. What is true is that big agrochemical giants, like Monsanto (Bayer) for example, would lose billions of dollars a year if herbicides were no longer considered sustainable, or healthy. This is why these corporate entities spend so much of their revenue marketing the idea that herbicides are necessary, that it’s impossible to grow our food because of pest infestation, and that organic agriculture simply isn’t possible on a large scale, nor economically sustainable. This isn’t true either. →
Read more via Use of Herbicides Costs UK Economy £400 Million A Year: Organic Agriculture Is The Only Solution — Collective Evolution
September 19, 2019 – Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →
Read more via ‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil — Waking Times
The mammoth project has planted saplings of more than 290 species of trees, and seen the return of many species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects.
The project serves as a beacon to awaken awareness of the need to restore and conserve forest land.
This project is the result of an ambitious initiative taken in the late 1990s by renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado…..Read more
via The Result of a Brazilian 20-Year Reforestation Project of Over 2.7 Million Trees — Humans Are Free
We’ve all heard about how rising levels of carbon dioxide will bring about the end of the Earth as we know it, but what if that wasn’t actually true? What if carbon dioxide was actually responsible for making the Earth greener and more lush, rather than turning it into the dessert-like, barren landscape we’ve seen in dystopian fiction movies?
Well, empirical data has already shown that the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) has made our planet greener over the last 35 years. In fact, Earth is so much greener, the increased leaf coverage could cover the continental United States twice over. If you’ve ever traveled across the US, you know that’s no small feat…..Read more
via Lowering CO2 Will Lead to Planet-Wide Food Scarcity and Mass Starvation — Humans Are Free
Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch Waking Times A first-of-its-kind map has unveiled widespread environmental damage and contamination of the Amazon rainforest caused by the rise illegal mining. The survey, released Monday by the Amazon Socio-Environmental Geo-Referenced Information Project (RAISG), identifies at least 2,312 sites and 245 areas of prospecting or extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan in six Amazonian countries—Bolivia, Brazil,……Read more
via Unprecedented New Map Unveils Illegal Mining Destroying Amazon — Waking Times
There are about 8,700 lawsuits pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is responsible for their cancer. Most of the people behind these lawsuits have stories not unlike the one told by Dewayne Johnson, during his landmark jury trial which resulted in a unanimous decision against Monsanto.Like Johnson, many of these……Read more
via Bayer CEO: Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Victims Are ‘Nuisances’ — Humans Are Free