Friday, 26 June 2009

Help Save the Earth, Time to Subsitute Hemp for Oil

By Dara Colwell, AlterNet. Jn. 18, 2009.

Every man-made fiber we wear, sit on, cook with, drive in, is a by-product of the petroleum industry -- all of which could be replaced by hemp.

Hemp photo by L.P.

Machinery Accident Kills Farm Advocate Paul Beingessner

June 26, 2009 - CBC
A farm accident in southern Saskatchewan has claimed the life of Paul Beingessner, known as a passionate advocate for farmers...

Slowdown in Once-Booming Organics Troubles Farmers

Jun 26,'09
By RICK CALLAHAN
Associated Press Writer

The organic dairy industry was thriving when Allen and Jean Moody bought a 200-acre Wisconsin dairy farm in 2006 and joined the ranks of farmers churning out milk raised without growth hormones, pesticides or other chemicals.
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Green Pitch Ironic After Railways Shut Lines

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
By: Laura Rance - 20/06/2009

Given the last 40 years of Prairie history, it was a bit ironic for the Railway of Association of Canada to come up with a rail freight greenhouse-gas calculator a while back to help promote the efficiencies of moving stuff by rail.
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An abandon railway bridge in Ontario - photo courtesy of The Paisley Advocate

Consumer Demand Spurs a Corporate Sea Change

June 26, 2009 -

Dr David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor

Protecting our planet is no longer seen as a fringe activity. Most people now consider themselves to be environmentally aware and are taking steps to help. Caring for the environment has become mainstream – it’s the “new normal”. And that’s refreshing!
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Many Farmers Don't Want GM Wheat

By Rod Nickel - Reuters news service

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Reuters) - Canadian farmers oppose the introduction of genetically modified wheat until market conditions change, a Canadian Wheat Board survey has found.
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