German Green Party Seeks to Outlaw Industrial Farming

Jorg Luyken, Berlin 16 JUNE 2019 The Telegraph The Green party in Germany has said it intends to ban industrial farming as part of a wide-ranging and costly package to combat climate change should they come to power. Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, said her party would establish a fund worth…

Farming in Fear

In 2006, Martha Boneta bought a tattered, two hundred year-old farm in Paris, Virginia on 64 beautiful acres about an hour West of Washington DC. Liberty Farm was the realization of Martha’s childhood dream to become a working farmer and bring homegrown, organic produce to her community. After two years renovating the property, she planted…

Scotland to ban genetically modified foods

Scottish ministers are putting the finishing touches on a complete ban on the manufacture of genetically modified crops reinforcing a long standing moratorium on GMO’s and will also widen a policy gap between Great Britain and Scotland. According to the UK Guardian, under EU policy, devolved administrations can opt-out of Europe’s more relaxed rules. This…

Debunking the Paleo Diet

Environmentalists advocate a so-called Paleolithic (aka Paleo) diet based on alleged natural, organic foods as being the best way to contribute to sustainability and a healthy lifestyle. Greens even claim that, instead of GMO’s, a plant-based agricultural food system reduces people’s carbon footprint that, in turn, reduces greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change. That…

Study: Organic farming is worse for the environment

Despite organic food being pitched as more environmentally friendly, a new study published in the June issue of the scientific journal Agriculture and Human Values reveals large-scale organic farming emits more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional farming methods. According to Quartz, University of Oregon researcher Julius McGee used state-level data compiled by the US Department…