WWII Escape Tunnels Converted to World’s First Sustainable Underground Urban Farm

July 6, 2015, thefreethoughtproject.com | “In an amazing example of low-impact, high-yield farming, an underground urban farm has begun operation in London in old World War II tunnels beneath the city.  The Growing Underground is the world’s first underground urban garden. It is an eco-friendly, sustainable farming business, which uses LED and hydroponics to produce a wide assortment of vegetables and herbs.”

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100 Feet below one of the world’s largest cities lies vast expanses of eco-friendly LED lit gardens. The food never has to be trucked anywhere.
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FOLLOWING THROUGH ON LEGAL VICTORIES WITH ACTION

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FOLLOWING THROUGH ON LEGAL VICTORIES WITH ACTION!
Bringing in GMO free sugar beet seed. ‪#‎gmofreeroguevalley‬, in Josephine County, Oregon, which, along with Jackson County, banned the growing of GMO crops and defeated a lawsuit against this ban
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France Bans Sale of Monsanto Herbicide Roundup in Nurseries

June 14, 2015, www.ndtv.com | “French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced today a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic. The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was in March classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).”

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French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced today a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may…
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This ancient Egyptian practice can cheaply purify dirty water

June 13, 2015, www.sciencealert.com | “The seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree have been used to purify water and clean crockery since the days of ancient Egypt, but up until now scientists weren’t sure exactly how they worked. Thanks to a new paper published in the journal Langmuir by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, part of the mystery has now been solved.”

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The seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree have been used to purify water and clean crockery since the days of ancient Egypt, but up until now scientists weren’t sure…
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Organic farming is financially-sustainable worldwide, study finds

June 10, 2015, www.csmonitor.com | “A recently published meta-analysis of 44 scientific studies shows that organic farming is not only environmentally sustainable, but also financially competitive when compared to conventional farming. Organic sales grew 170 percent to US$63 billion from 2002 to 2011 worldwide, but the analysis’s authors note that organic agriculture currently occupies only 1 percent of global cropland. The good news is that there is room for organic agriculture to continue to spread, and the authors predict that profitability of organic farming will continue to outpace conventional models.”

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Organic agriculture occupies just 1 percent of cropland across the world. While organic sales continue to grow, a study has found that organic farming is…
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Oregon farms – Close Enough to Cities to Feed Everyone Locally

June 5, 2015, photos.oregonlive.com | “Oregon farmers are close enough to city centers to be able to feed the state’s population entirely locally, says a new study.”

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Oregon farmers are close enough to city centers to be able to feed the state’s population entirely locally, says a new study….
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Locally produced from all Organic, mostly local sources

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 Locally produced from all Organic, mostly local sources

Thanks to our beautiful friend Libby Goines, local Rose Goddess, we have a special treat for you this week at the market. Hand-harvested Damascus rose petals are combined with local (Eden’s Edge Farm) dehydrated strawberries and infused into our 68% Divine Rose chocolate bar. Plus, we have on offer our highly levitational (see below) raw Jasmine Green kombucha! We also have creamy stone ground coconut butter, happy nori rolls, Ginger Garden Thyme sauce, and more delights to tickle your palate! Come on down to the market and try everything! Always 100% Organic, Heirloom, non-GMO, Gluten-, Dairy-, Soy-, and Cane Sugar-free!

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Judge Upholds Genetically Engineered Crop Ban in Jackson County

June 3, 2015, wakeup-world.com | “In an era where big money is tossed around by biotech and pesticide behemoths like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont and others to defeat laws restricting GMOs, it’s heartening to see grassroots anti-GMO efforts making headway. The latest example involves an American federal court ruling upholding a Jackson County, Oregon ban on genetically engineered crops.”

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Dear Friends,
great news to share. WE WON our lawsuit against Monsanto in Jackson county!!!!!!
A great big THANK YOU for all you who gave their time, knowledge, $$$$ in the Kickstarter to pay for the lawyer costs, your wisdom and support.
Above All goes a heartfelt Thank you to the core team at
OUR FAMILY FARMS COALITION.
Chris Hardy, Elise Higley, we love YOU.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead”

From Big-Box Stores to Organic Boutiques, Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Vanishing From Shelves

June 2, 2015, www.takepart.com | “Plant nurseries across the nation aren’t waiting for federal regulators to move on neonicotinoid pesticides, substances linked to mass die-offs of bees and other important pollinators.  Instead, as the public chorus to “save the bees” has grown from a fluttering to a loud buzz, many have taken the initiative to stop selling products that contain these chemicals.”

From Big-Box Stores to Organic Boutiques, Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Vanishing From Shelves
Retailers and nurseries are phasing out neonicotinoid products implicated in mass bee die-offs, a new report shows.
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Organic Farmers Beat Monsanto, GMO Seeds Now Banned

June 1, 2015, yournewswire.com | “Organic farmers from Oregon have successfully beaten Monsanto in a landmark court victory that allow the state to ban the use of genetically modified seeds. The repercussions of the federal lawsuit is likely to be seen nationwide as other states may introduce a ban on the use of GMO seeds as well.”

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Organic farmers from Oregon have successfully beaten Monsanto in a landmark court victory that allow the state to ban the use of genetically modified seeds. The…
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