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Bad to worse: Texas seeks to unleash dangerous banned pesticides to kill GMO super weeds infesting cotton

8/9/2014 - Is the state of Texas about ready to make a bad situation worse regarding GMO-created super weeds? It would seem so, based on recent reports. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently requesting comments regarding a petition filed by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which...

Five weeds that make better medicines than any pharmaceutical drug

4/24/2014 - Most people will agree that weeds can cause a large amount of damage in the garden. For example, invasive weeds like Johnson grass and cogongrass expand rapidly and choke other low-growing flora. Parasitical weeds that depend upon a host for sustenance, such as dodders and witchweed, are even more destructive....

Feed your backyard chickens for free with garden produce, common weeds

10/23/2013 - One of the biggest complaints people who raise backyard chickens have is that commercial feed costs are often prohibitively expensive, especially when trying to raise chickens naturally without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides. But did you know that many common garden weeds make...

Agriculture experts sounding the alarm over massive spread of superweeds due to GMOs, glyphosate

9/24/2013 - New monster varieties of weeds are taking over fields across the globe, as the use of ever greater amounts of pesticides to cultivate herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops has unleashed a monster. Experts in weed management are sounding the alarm and looking for new ways to handle the problem...

Even pro-glyphosate scientists admit chemical-resistant 'superweeds' may destroy future of herbicides, GMOs

8/25/2013 - There has been quite a bit of media coverage recently about the environmental threats of continued overuse of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, a glyphosate-based chemical solution that continues to be liberally sprayed on tens of millions of acres of genetically-modified (GM) soybeans, corn, cotton, and...

How GMOs are to blame for the rampant overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture

7/20/2013 - It's no secret here, Natural News has long reported what the mainstream media generally has not regarding the risks of GM foods and how they are creating a host of dangers to our food supply. Now, it seems, science is making it much more difficult to ignore these facts. A new study has found that...

Common backyard weeds for dinner? Delicious and nutrient rich fare at your fingertips that won't break the bank

5/3/2013 - Instead of signing over your entire paycheck for organic produce, have you considered the bounty of nourishing fare growing wild right in your own backyard? Not surprisingly, edible weeds have come back into vogue as food prices continue to rise and budgets tighten. Tasty and nutritious, these humble...

Long-predicted GM crop' superweeds' have arrived

5/24/2012 - It has been nearly two decades since widespread plantings of genetically-modified (GM) crops in the U.S. first began, and the prevalence of chemical-resistant "superweeds" has skyrocketed as a result. And according to a recent writeup by Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public...

Use vinegar to kill weeds naturally and give Monsanto's Roundup the heave ho

5/3/2012 - There's been lots written recently about the toxicity of Monsanto's poster child product Roundup, exposing how harmful it is for the earth and how poisonous it is on exposure for both animals and humans. However, what is not common knowledge to most organic gardeners and back yard enthusiasts is how...

Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment

8/1/2011 - The proliferation of superweeds -- weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup formula -- continues to rise. But the individual plants' overall size and strength is also increasing. According to a series of new studies published in the journal Weed Science,...

Blend edible wild weeds into green smoothies

7/13/2011 - Over the past few years, many people have started drinking daily green smoothies and want to continue. But those same people are noticing that the greens can be the most expensive ingredient in the green smoothie. Plus, the prices of fresh produce are rising at tremendous speeds. Here are some ways...

Biotech quick fix for superweeds could lead to 'super superweeds'

6/22/2011 - Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. And that is exactly how the biotechnology industry and government agencies are trying to handle the escalating "superweed" epidemic. According to a recent report out of Washington University...

Natural molasses treatment works just as well as toxic methyl bromide at mitigating weeds and pests, says USDA

3/19/2011 - For many decades, farmers have used methyl bromide, a highly-toxic fumigant, as an agricultural treatment to eliminate weeds, pests, and harmful pathogens. But now, scientists from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have found an alternative solution that works...

USDA deregulates GE alfalfa; opens door to new era of widespread genetic pollution of crops

1/28/2011 - After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto,...

Urban Weeds Treat Urban Ailments

8/2/2009 - There is a belief in herbal medicine that plants tend to grow where people need them. Whether this is true or mere coincidence, a strong case can be made when one looks at what medicinal herbs grow wild in cities, and what types of ailments are most prevalent there. It may be that there are similar...

Native plant medicine guide lists some of the most powerful medicines in the world, found in common plants and weeds (press release)

11/16/2006 - Did you know that some of the most powerful, safe and effective medicines in the world are found in common plants and weeds that may be growing near your home right now? For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drug companies have tried to control where you get your medicine (from...

Fight weeds with plant pathogens (press release)

10/23/2006 - Although plant pathogens are typically viewed as detrimental, plant pathologists with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) say plant pathogens may be a successful, eco-friendly tool for managing weeds. "The use of plant pathogens to suppress weeds is considered as one of the alternative...

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