Soil ‘booster shots’

Here’s a remarkable finding about ways to turn not-so-fertile soil into rich, productive soil. On a mega-scale, this could truly help ease the food-related sustainability crisis.  On a personal scale, if you’ve had difficulty growing foods you want in your garden, this could be a simple, inexpensive solution.

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Soil ‘booster shots’ could

turn barren lands green

 

Elizabeth Pennisi

Jul. 11, 2016

 

Want to make your barren yard lush again?

Just add a bit of soil from your local meadow.… Keep reading

Quinoa

Here’s a potential solution to the biggest sustainability problem we face: food!  The media focus on energy.  If you Google “Net Zero Sustainability,” everything links to energy.  But starvation (and unrest) is spreading, globally.  Even in the western hemisphere, Caracas, Venezuela, has reports of a “Mad Max” environment;  they’re out of food.  And in North America, our southwest is drying up.  Here’s a report on a really hardy and nutrition-rich grain that does well with a fraction of the water.

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Scientists go against the grain to make Dubai an unlikely quinoa hotspot

With groundwater stores drying up in the Middle East

and staple crops under pressure, quinoa is the focus

of a bold experiment to improve food security.Keep reading

Food Fights!

For many years now, I’ve seen futurists (and remote viewers) forecast “depopulation” – primarily caused by starvation and, as has happened in history, epidemic. I’ve read many reports about how China cannot feed its population, and is buying farmland in southeast Asia and Africa on which to grow food they can ship back to China.  Many areas in Africa have had extensive drought, and now suffer from starvation.  In places such as Syria, a high percent of the population now suffers from starvation. … Keep reading

Bee Resurgence

Here’s some new data that each of us can follow, to help the resurgence of bees – and subsequently – our ability to pollenate all sorts of plants, for the food and the landscapes we need to live sustainably.

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European Scientists Discover Bee

Resurgence After Banning These

3 Pesticides Still Used in The US

PAUL FASSA

Healthy Holistic Living

 

Whether or not Einstein equated bee extinction to human extinction has been challenged and perhaps debunked.… Keep reading

Water Shortages

When discussing sustainability, most media focus on energy. Having built totally sustainable homes, achieving Net Zero energy is just not all that difficult.  But finding fresh water – in many regions of the world – is another story.  Here’s a revealing article about the actual concerns of global leaders.

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Global leaders are very worried about water shortages

 

Nathan Halverson

12 Apr 2016

 

Originally published by Reveal and reproduced

here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.… Keep reading