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October 2009

Bee There, Do That: Organic Apiculture in a Chemical World

Why keep bees? And why go to the trouble of raising them organically? Honey…candles…and the fact that bee pollination is the keystone of all life on planet Earth. No big deal. Colony Collapse Disorder is no joke. There’s little doubt that the chemical loads that have built up in the environment have contributed to an […]

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Gallup: Support for Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High

Public support for legalizing marijuana reached its highest point this year, according to a new poll released by Gallup. Fort-two percent support legalization, with 56% opposed. At the current rate of growth, 1–2% a year, support could go over 50% in as little as four years. PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s October Crime poll finds 44% […]

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Investing Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

When it comes to bailing out small family farms, restaurants that buy only local produce, or struggling cheesemakers, Uncle Sam isn’t in much of a hurry. Those guys aren’t too big to fail. They won’t wipe out your pension fund or bankrupt a school system. They won’t tank the global economy. But for socially responsible […]

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Social Change 2.0 a Winner in the 2009 National Best Books Awards

Great news! Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing the World is the winner of the 2009 National Best Books Award in the Environment – Political/Social category and a finalist in the Social Change Category. Author David Gershon, founder and president of Empowerment Institute, has spent three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation. […]

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How to Farm Sustainably and Make Money Doing It

Is it possible the have a sustainable business plan and still make money? Do you want to know how to put a plan into action? Are you worried about having to sacrifice your morals just to bang out a buck? Read on. The following is an excerpt from The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete […]

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In Marijuana Policy, a Shift Toward Understanding

The government has been repeating the same message about marijuana for over three quarters of a century—that it’s a dangerous gateway drug—while Hollywood continues to get a lot of mileage out of the familiar pothead stereotype, avoiding realistic portrayals of marijuana users. The result? Too many people believe the propaganda, and we end up with […]

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LISTEN: The High-Speed Rail Revolution: An Interview with James McCommons

Anyone who’s serious about changing our energy future for the better knows that a vibrant train infrastructure is an essential part of weaning ourselves away from our car culture. In this interview, author James McCommons talks about the troubles and travails of Amtrak, the history of rail travel in the US and internationally, and the […]

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WATCH: Farmers Arrested for Planting Hemp in DEA Front Lawn

Local farmer Will Allen got together with some of his friends last Tuesday to dig up a little earth and plant some seeds. As they expected, they were all promptly arrested. Why? Well, the seeds they were sowing were hemp, and the place they were planting them was the front lawn of the DEA in […]

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Joel Salatin: Leading the Charge Against Industrial Agriculture

Thanks to the success of the locavore movement and media attention from films like Food, Inc. and books like Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, more people than ever are paying attention to where their food comes from and how it was raised. They’re sick of government-subsidized industrial agriculture that has no respect for animals, workers, […]

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Federal Government to Issue Medical Marijuana Guidelines

An important, and long overdue, step in the scaling down of the War on Drugs is being taken today by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. As President Obama promised during his candidacy, federal agents will no longer be arresting people for using, prescribing, growing, or selling medical marijuana in compliance with the laws of their state. […]

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