Tag Archives: gardener

New Séralini study shows Roundup damages sperm

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a French scientist researching pesticides and GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered, GE) crops. He’s published a new study in which rats (Rattus norvegicus) were exposed to the world’s most popular weedkiller, Roundup (active ingredient glyphosate) for … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in agriculture, horticulture, human health, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Seed banks in soil

Chris at woodlands.co.uk tells us about ‘soil seed banks’. Growers and farmers know very well how seeds can live in soil, ready to germinate when conditions change. This can be wonderful, terrible or both. Chris’s article stirs an old seedbank … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, ecology, horticulture, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is organic farming out of date?

There’s evidence that organic methods can be very productive, as I’ll discuss in this blog when I get around to that. I grow food on an allotment here in Britain. There, like many modern allotmenteers, I use organic methods. I … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, horticulture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Gardens for wildlife

Here in Britain the gardening season looks good so far. Here’s an article about gardening for bees and other wildlife. Untidy gardeners like me are good gardeners for wildlife. It’s now a year since hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) bred in my … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, horticulture, miniculture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cultural traditions, environmental conservation and international development

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
Community mosaic, Edgbaston, Birmingham (Source: Jackie Nash Art) This mosaic is an example of living with difference in a multicultural society and forms a good analogy for the co-existence of cultural traditions, environmental conservation and…

Posted in food, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When your produce gets wasted, it’s really a cry for help

Posted in agriculture, food, horticulture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Open Source Seeds

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
A group of researchers and plant breeders based at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Thursday announced a new initiative intended to break the monopoly control over plant genetic materials promoted by the use…

Posted in agriculture, horticulture, knowledge transfer, money and trade | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Act locally

We’ve all heard the slogan, ‘Think globally, act locally.’ Here in Britain that can mean getting involved with Garden Organic’s Healthy Communities. Gardener or not, organic or not, you can be part of this. For example if you’re in Farnham, … Continue reading

Posted in food, horticulture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trade across the Pond and a possible Brexit

We in Britain are European citizens. Some say that the European Union (EU) is great for all. Others say we should leave – do a British Exit (‘Brexit’). If the Conservative Party (the Tories) wins the next General Election, we’re … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, knowledge transfer, money and trade | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smartphone Apps in Agriculture

Originally posted on Rakshit Agrawal:
Original post at e-Agriculture – http://www.e-agriculture.org/content/smartphone-apps-agriculture Technology has always been an important factor behind development. Even in areas where there is hardly any development, technology seems to have changed some part of it. Telecom has spread…

Posted in agriculture, horticulture, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment