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Knowledge Exchange

"The future depends on what we do with the present." Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

While the discovery of rDNA may hold one of the greatest promises in the history of biology, studies continue to expose the potential dangers associated to consuming foods which contain them.

The agrochemical industry is valued at over $42 billion and operates with impunity while over 355,000 people die from pesticide poisoning every year, and hundreds of thousands more are made ill. In addition, pesticide corporations have put livelihoods and jobs in jeopardy, including, farmers, beekeepers and lobstermen.

These postings explore the research, surveys and analyses that link industrial agriculture to adverse effects not only to our well being but that of the our planet. To read the study referenced above please go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21338670

GMO Corn Plus No-till Methods Equals Polluted Water

A multi-University study reveals genetically modified corn leaching insecticidal proteins into streams across the Midwest. Chemical no-till methods implicated.

http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20101004_gmo-corn-notill-pollution

Growing Vegetables with Cover Crop Mulch

Tired of Black Plastic? Consider replacing it with mowed or rolled cover crop mulch.

http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20111023_growing-vegetables-with-cover-cr...

Compound from wild tomatoes is natural, effective herbicide

(Phys.org) -- A naturally occurring compound derived from wild tomato plants is also a fast-acting, nontoxic herbicide, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

http://phys.org/news/2012-04-compound-wild-tomatoes-natural-effective.html