Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Garden As If Your Life Depended On It, Because It Does

Alternet - Ellen LaConte Mar 30'11

There are at least five reasons why more of us should take up the spade, make some compost, and start gardening with a vengeance. Details here.



Canadian organic garden

Farmers and Seed Distributors Sue Monsanto

CBAN - Parkside, SK- March 30, 2011 
Over 60 family farmers, 
seed businesses and organic agricultural 
organizations in Canada and the US, have 
filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company 
over genetically modified (GM) seed. Details here.
A field of alfalfa in Idaho

BP Spill's Impact Could be Much Worse Than Expected

Margaret Munro,  Ottawa Citizen Mar 30


VANCOUVER — The death toll from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill goes far beyond the animal corpses washing ashore, says a report that warns that whale and dolphin deaths may be 50 times higher than believed. Read more: 


This explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform sparked the nightmare.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Some time back, I posted this article with some trepidation. Was it over the top? You decide! l.p.

Russian Boreal Forest Being Driven North, Diminishing

Joshua S Hill - PlanetSave Mar 29-11

Russia’s boreal forest, the largest continuous expanse in the world, is undergoing a large-scale shift in vegetation types as a direct result of the warming climate. Details here.