Monsanto clause is coming to town?

Many of you have probably never heard of HR 933, but it has been the cause of a lot of consternation among farmers, environmentalists and people with a vested interest in food and where it comes from. HR 933: (Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013) is a bill that passed through the US house … Continue reading Monsanto clause is coming to town?

Mystery, Magic, and Manure: Organic vs Conventional gardening

The vast majority of fresh food sold in Australia is produced by "conventional" farms, orchards and market gardens. This terminology has no official meaning, but has been used by alternative farming methods to distinguish themselves from the mainstream of food production. The alternatives to conventional agriculture and horticulture may be loosely called "organic", but there … Continue reading Mystery, Magic, and Manure: Organic vs Conventional gardening