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Another reason to oppose GM crops as farmer suicide rates soar in India

Sourced @ PRI Australia The record suicide rate among farmers in India continues to rise, with one farmer now committing suicide every 30 minutes. Many media reports blame failed GM Bt cotton crops for the crisis. More than a quarter of a million farmers have killed themselves in the last 16 years in what is […]

A GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal – New Life

It has been a while since I have had the time to write about our gardening journey. Much has changed. I am now the proud mother of a gorgeous baby boy, William Robert Hopkins, born on 14 October 2011. What a special present is my little spring lamb! David has gone away for four months […]

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Food Sovereignty and the International Farmer’s Movement ‘La Via Campesina’

The issue of food sovereignty is one that affects all of us from every corner of the globe. Watch this short video and be inspired by the international peasant’s movement ‘La Via Campesina‘ and join the global struggle for food sovereignty… Viva La Via Campesina!! La Via Campesina in Movement… Food Sovereignty now! from La […]

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A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

This is a another great TEDx talk about the subversive power of growing your own food and the revolution that is happening in backyards across the urban world… enjoy!

Seeds of Freedom: A documentary on the power and politics of seeds

Seeds of Freedom – Trailer from The ABN and The Gaia Foundation on Vimeo. Global agriculture has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000. Nowhere is this conflict more poignant than in the story of seed. This is the trailer for the film Seeds of Freedom, to be launched in […]

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The Problem with Self-Sufficiency

Nicola Chatham is a permaculture designer, organic gardener, sustainable gardening coach and contemporary artist. In her regular permaculture and organic gardening blog she raises an interesting point about the problem with becoming self-sufficient and the benefits of building communities through sharing. Read more on “The Truth About Self-Sufficiency” and “What is Permaculture: Part 3”

Greenfoodie - Genetic Modification

GMO Contamination in Australia

Green Peace has been actively campaigning against genetically modified crops for several years. It is currently lobbying the Western Australian Government to introduce Farmer Protection legislation in response to increasing reports of contamination from genetically modified crops across Australia. Greenpeace is also providing free test kits so farmers can test for GM contamination on their […]

Greenfoodie - Food Security

UN Report: A quarter of world’s farmlands highly degraded

Source @ SMH.com.au – AP – 28 Nov 2011 The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet’s land resources, finding in a report today that a quarter of all farmland is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world’s growing population is to be […]

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R&D-I-Y – A veggie garden for your apartment

Check out this great idea from R&D-I-Y’s Ted talk. R&D-I-Y is  a movement of people collaborating to produce and share hydroponic veggie gardens for apartments. Do you live in an apartment or or a cold, unfriendly growing environment? Check this out and learn how to build your own. You can find out more at the […]

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 Sustainable coffee, sustainable dollars, sustainable lives – Rebecca Scott @ TEDxCanberra

Check out this great video from TEDxCanberra. Rebecca Scott talks about where the dol­lars go when we buy our daily cup of cof­fee, and how think­ing and act­ing in a more sus­tain­able way can make a mea­sur­able dif­fer­ence all the way from the farmer to the barista — espe­cially when that barista used to be a home­less youth. […]

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