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KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

By Patagonia   |   Apr 13, 2009 April 13, 2009

The industry in question is the agroindustrial genetically manipulated monocrop chemicalification conglomerate. It’s a mouthful, which is why folks in this business like to refer to themselves as representatives of “conventional agriculture,” companies like Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection. Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that… Read More

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

By localcrew   |   Jul 24, 2008 July 24, 2008

Wholesome. It’s one of the first words that comes to mind when someone says “milk.” What about milk isn’t wholesome? It is a basic product of mammalian life that–when delivered from mother to offspring–is unassailably pure. It is so fundamental and unadulterated that its nature and constitution are seldom… Read More

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 26, 2007 July 26, 2007

by Lynn Hill I've been reading and hearing a lot of talk recently about the ominous phenomenon of bees dying all over the world. Most of what I've read on the subject points to pesticides as a possible reason why the bees are dying. Apparently, many farmers are spraying… Read More

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

By Mark Shimahara   |   May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011

One of the unique perks of working for Patagonia is the chance to leave, to participate in an environmental internship on work time. I chose to go to Guatemala to see how coffee is grown before it is exported for roasting.  I divided my time with two organizations… Read More

Is 2009 the Year for Industrial Hemp?

Is 2009 the Year for Industrial Hemp?

Apr 20, 2009 April 20, 2009

Back when we were just budding bloggers I wrote a post about the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007. Unfortunately, the bill never made it to vote, but that was two years ago when things were a lot different. Now it's time to try again. Earlier… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Oct 28, 2009 October 28, 2009

After attending the Tools for Grassroots Activists conference earlier this month, I'm particularly fired up to hear today's Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces "The New Conservationists." Our sports, our passions provide a special opportunity to visit thenatural world's wildest places. This tradition began with… Read More

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