(NaturalNews) The future of agriculture in Russia won't involve genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), says the country's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. In order to preserve the quality and integrity of its food supply, Russia plans to stick with growing methods that protect... [...]
(NaturalNews) The hidden details of a treasonous new "trade" agreement currently being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other countries in secret continue to be leaked, with new evidence pointing to the further erosion of national food sovereignty under the sinister plan. The so... [...]
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Seeds are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly put limitations on what farmers can do with their seeds and with the seeds they buy. Seed saving, a thousand-year-old practice which forms the basis of farming, is fast becoming criminalised. What can we do about this?
by La Via Campesina
DEFEND FARMERS’ OWN SEED SYSTEMS
Farmers’ fields are the first line of defense against bad seed laws. This means organ [...]
Recently I discussed starting seeds and what you could use for awesome containers. Now I want to go a little further into the seeds themselves, when to start them, and how to care for them. How Do You Know When To Start Your Seeds? All plants have different triggers to start their germination and different […] [...]
The Extinction of Fruits and Vegetables in 80 Years
By Dr. Mercola
Seeds represent the foundation of life. We depend on them for food, for medicine and for our very survival. In many ways, you can trace the underpinnings of any given culture through the heritage of their crops and seeds.
It wasn’t long ago when seeds were mostly the concern of farmers who, as the Worldwatch Institute put it, “were the seed producers and the guardians of societies’ crop heritage.” But this is no longe [...]
Why start your own seeds, and diy seed containers Starting your plants from seed is an important skill, and the best part is that it is extremely simple. Let me give you a few reasons why you would want to start from seed even though nurseries will be booming with vegetation and plant life. Starting […] [...]
(NaturalNews) The highly popular "Mini-Farm Grow Boxes" launched by FoodRising.org are already being built by thousands of people thanks to DIY videos and freely downloadable 3D-printing parts released by the Health Ranger.Now, pre-built grow boxes that are available for the first... [...]
(NaturalNews) Increasingly, the elitist masterminds who work tirelessly to remake the world in their own image are using their own globalist agreements to persecute the masses and force them into conformity, whether or not such conformity is in their best interests.This is especially... [...]
Biotech would like us to believe that genetically modified organisms have been around for ages – that they are the equivalent of crossbred and cross-pollinated seed techniques used by master gardeners and farmers for centuries – but there is a big difference. If you ever plan on buying seeds, knowing the difference between organic seeds, heirloom seeds, and GMO seeds is important.
Seeds are alive, and they adapt – just like we do – to the environment in which they are grown. Just as [...]
(NaturalNews) Sunflower seeds are the fruits of the beautiful sunflower plant, which is native to North America and is characterized by its impressive height and light yellow petals. These seeds possess a firm texture and a mildly nutty taste, and were a significant source of food... [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks tuberculosis (TB) as the second leading cause of death worldwide from an infectious disease. There were 8.6 million new TB cases in 2012 and 1.3 million TB deaths. Also, in 2012, the WHO estimated that 450 000 people (globally) developed MDR-TB (multidrug-resistant tuberculosis). About 9.6% of these cases were XDR-TB (Extensively drug-resistant TB).
It’s important to note that TB has always been prevalent in populations who are chronically stressed a [...]
In recent years, the chia seed movement has picked up, and for good reason. It’s one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They have tons of nutrients that your body requires in order to function. Let’s get into the benefits of the chia seed.
1. Chia seeds provide tons of nutrients without many calories.
“Chia” is the Mayan word for “strength” and for good reason. This seed provides a ton of energy to the consumer. A single ounce of chia seeds has 11 grams of [...]
Unless you’re allergic of course.
Hemp seeds are one of my favorite natural supplements. They’re easy to incorporate into almost any dish. I personally like throwing them into my daily smoothies. But what’s so great about hemp seeds? It turns out, the seed has a lot to offer. Here are some of the benefits:
High in fiber
High in omega 3 fatty acids
Good source of Vitamin E
High in antioxidants
Good source of phosphorous, magnesium [...]
The humble pea. Peas really don’t get that much attention when compared to other star vegetables like kale, broccoli, garlic, and even tomatoes. Maybe it’s their size, their sweet taste, or the fact that they are inexpensive, easy to grow, and have been around forever that makes them less remarkable (though these factors should make them even more precious). But peas are indeed nutritious; loaded with health benefits and easy to incorporate into your diet, peas deserve your attention.
The U.S. recently tried to blackmail El Salvador by telling the country they would limit an aid package if they did not accept the stipulations provided within it - stipulations which would have indirectly required them to purchase Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds. But El Salvador is fighting back.
Most farmers, including 45-year-old Juan Joaquin Luna Vides, prefer to source their seeds locally, and aren’t interested in Monsanto’s GM seed. Vides, who heads the Diversified Productio [...]
by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News
Black cumin seeds and black cumin seed oil have been widely used for reducing blood pressure, cleansing and tonifying the liver, reducing fluid retention, supporting healthy digestion, treating diarrhea, stimulating the appetite, reducing pain, and treating skin disorders. Studies have confirmed numerous pharmacological benefits. Black cumin seeds are also called Nigella sativa seeds. These seeds have anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties. They can be used [...]
(NaturalNews) The seeds of the mustard plant have enjoyed a close connection with human civilizations since time immemorial. The Ancient Greeks and Romans would regularly use them for cooking, and they have been a staple in Indian cuisine for centuries. These robust, spicy-smelling... [...]
Hereditary hair loss is a condition that affects some 50 million men and 30 million women, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While bald jokes are common, the frustration and embarrassment of losing your hair is very real.
A huge industry has been created around this relatively common problem, offering shampoos, sprays, supplements, and other solutions, up to and including surgery. Emerging research out of Korea suggests a solution may not be pricey or require you to undergo anest [...]
Whether you roast your own after scooping out a pumpkin for pie or Halloween decorating, or if you buy them at your local grocery store—pumpkin seeds offer a wealth of health benefits that are often overlooked. Other seeds may get more attention, but pumpkin seeds are rising in popularity as their health perks are uncovered.
Rich in antioxidants and minerals, these seeds are versatile. They can be added to salads and stir-frys, as well as eaten raw or thrown on oatmeal. Chopped finely, they ca [...]
Aaron Dykes and Melissa MeltonActivist PostThe U.S. government, a revolving door for Big Agra’s biotech, is indeed bullying El Salvador into using genetically modified seeds just as current headlines suggest.“‘I would like to tell the U.S. Ambassador to stop pressuring the Government (of El Salvador) to buy ‘improved’ GM seeds,’ said [President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA)] Navarro, which is only of benefit to U.S. multinationals and is to the [...]
The Latin American countries are waking up to the fact that most of the world's export market does not want GMO food. Brazil recently increased their export of corn to China, for example, when China rejected U.S. genetically modified corn that was not approved in China. With an apparent eye to the potential export market for non-GMO corn, a court in Brazil banned approval of further GMO corn in the country.
Likewise, judges in Mexico seem to also be waking up to the dangers of GMO corn and have [...]
Over 90% of the crop varieties grown a century ago are no longer used in this country; many aren’t even maintained in seed storage facilities. In addition to that, just 6 companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market. Our food diversity is crumbling and it’s largely because corporations, not people, are in charge of the supply. But saving seeds in your vegetable garden or on your small family farm could potentially sustain the current [...]
(NaturalNews) The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which every year destroys the lives of thousands of Americans who exercise their God-given right to use and/or grow a natural plant (cannabis), is the subject of a new lawsuit. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is... [...]
Banning cannabis/hemp for non-third party medical use has been a crime against humanity; banning industrial hemp has been a crime against farmers and the planet. There is nothing from nature that produces such an environmentally friendly plant that’s easy to grow, requires little or no fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, and offers so many solutions to planet Earth’s pollution.
Those solutions include:
Producing paper that doesn’t require cutting down trees and pulping them [...]
(NaturalNews) Few plants have been as revered throughout recorded history as hemp. This green herbaceous plant, which is a high-growing variety of Cannabis sativa, has been cultivated for centuries to make durable clothing fibers, nutritious oils, building material and even paper... [...]
#182: Mike talks Hydrating Vegetable Seeds with Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew
this week’s episode, Mike talks with Authentic Haven Brand owner, Annie
Haven, about the benefits of using manure tea on the fruits, veggies
and herbs you grow in your home vegetable garden.
explain how you properly use manure tea in your home vegetable garden,
touch on valuable points if you have well water or city water, and talk
The overwhelming majority of crops grown in the U.S. for commercial distribution are regulated and restricted by patents and other forms of intellectual property protection. These licenses and patents are great for large corporations, but bad for the average person. This trend, of patenting seeds and the plants they produce, is extending to vegetables and other crops more likely to be grown by small farmers and gardeners. But a new and novel movement is hoping to slow the spread.
On April 16, a [...]
(NaturalNews) A federal court in Louisville, Kentucky, heard oral arguments May 23 from lawyers and officials with the state Department of Agriculture in a case which seeks to force the U.S. Department of Justice to release imported hemp seeds.U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn... [...]