Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Homesteading requires diverse skills to truly become self-sufficient. You need to produce your own food, create and mend your clothing, till the land yourself and protect yourself from invading animals or thieves.

For those looking to get into homesteading, here are some of the essential homesteading skills that you will need to learn. (h/t to HomesteadAdvisor.com) Continue reading

Study warns US farmland is now 48 TIMES more TOXIC to insects: Are neonicotinoids to blame for the impending “insect apocalypse?”

Researchers have determined that the nation’s farmland is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was just 25 years ago, and much of this rise in toxicity is being blamed on the widespread use of a dangerous category of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Continue reading

Tips for long term grain storage

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Researchers warn about the ecological disaster headed for humanity because of our overuse of pesticides

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Home gardening tips: For how long can you store vegetable seeds?

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Home gardening basics: 24 Plants to grow in a bucket garden

Bucket gardening is popular among urban preppers because it allows you to grow assorted herbs and vegetables even if you live in a small apartment. Also known as container gardening, this method is a great way to start your own garden if you’re a beginner who doesn’t want to feel overwhelmed with a full-sized backyard garden. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Continue reading

Pesticides Put Global Food Production at Grave Risk, International Task Force Warns

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Large-scale, chemical-based agriculture is posing a threat to the world’s food supply, an international task force warns, saying neonicotinoid insecticides must be phased out Continue reading

Surge in Babies Born without Brains in Washington State

There is something seriously wrong in the fertile Yakima Valley region of Washington. A surging number of babies are being born with major birth defects, and the reasons why are eluding state health officials. Continue reading

The Tipping Point in the Fight against GMOs: Moms

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are taking over our food supply. Nearly 80 percent of processed foods, including those labeled “natural,” contain GMOs and experts agree that organic foods are not likely entirely organic anymore due to cross-pollination (aka “genetic pollution”) between conventional and organic fields. Continue reading

Home Gardeners Beware: Tests Reveal Many Garden Plants Are Treated with Bee-Killing Pesticides

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A first-of-its-kind pilot study reveals that more than half of garden plants attractive to bees sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s have been pre-treated with pesticides that could in fact be lethal to the bees

50,000 bumblebees were Continue reading

Bee-Washing: It’s Pollination Week? Where Are the Bees?

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25,000 bumblebees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot just as National Pollinator Week recently kicked off

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Corporations Replace BPA with More DNA-Damaging Bisphenols

Just when you thought it was safe to buy “BPA-free” products, manufacturers flood the marketplace with an alphabet soup of toxic bisphenols.

Consumer beware. New research published in the journal Chemosphere confirms that the hormone-disrupting chemical Continue reading

Hungary Torches 500 Hectares of GM Corn to Eradicate GMOs from Food Supply

When it comes to protecting the public from GMOs, Hungary knows how to get the job done: set fire to the fields growing GM corn!

Although environmentalists might at first argue about the ramifications of burning so much organic matter right out in the open, the deeper truth is that genetic pollution poses a Continue reading

Carcinogenic Parabens Contaminating U.S. Food Supply

Researchers may have solved a vexing mystery as to why parabens contamination in humans has been so pervasive in recent studies: Parabens are increasingly contaminating our food supply.

Researchers from the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, along with the University of New York at Albany have determined in a study Continue reading

GE Crops and Unsustainable Agricultural Practices are Destroying our Planet’s Soil and Food Supply

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  • Genetically engineered crops and food products pose a threat to your health, resistance to disease, soil, and the global food supply
  • GE seed wars in India have resulted in a group of Indian scientists being found guilty of infecting and hiding the fact that indigenously created Bt cotton contained a Monsanto gene in a rush to get the seed to market Continue reading