The history of the lawn is distinctly of the 1%. It is also a terribly destructive practice in regards to biodiversity, pollution, rainwater absorption, pesticide and herbicide application, and more. The concept upon which the modern day lawn is based on a practice that began among the English elite as a way to flaunt their wealth by demonstrating their ability to “waste” their property by having inedible ornamental gardens (much of which was highly maintained grass, as you may have guessed) instead of using it for growing fruits and vegetables as the common people had to out of need. Make this day a day to be remembered by tearing up a section of your lawn and planting some of your own favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs. If possible, use a spot that is visible to the public to help encourage others to do the same. Invite your friends, make it an event going from house to house as a group transforming the neighborhood.
Agent Orange corn is a new type of genetically engineered corn from Dow, and it’s engineered to be resistant to 2,4-D — a component of Agent Orange. It has not been tested enough to prove it is safe for our health or the environment.
Companies like Dow keep developing new, stronger chemicals to beat new herbicide-resistant weeds. The stronger the chemical, the more damage it does to the environment, not to mention people who consume traces of it with their food. We can’t let Agent Orange end up on our food. Urge the USDA not to approve Agent Orange corn!
by Anthony Gucciardi
In a major victory for public health and what will hopefully lead to other nations taking action, a French court decided today that GMO crops monster Monsanto is guilty of chemically poisoning a French farmer. The grain grower, Paul Francois, says he developed neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches after being exposed to Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller back in 2004. The monumental case paves the way for legal action against Monsanto’s Roundup and other harmful herbicides and pesticides made by other manufacturers. Continue »»»»