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How to Build a Keyhole Garden

April 16th, 2014 | by Guest Author

Want to maximize your gardening space with a raised bed? Consider a keyhole garden. This African-style kitchen garden puts everything you need for successful vegetable gardening right in front of you


Expanding Dust Bowls Worsening Food Prospects in China and Africa

December 21st, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

When most people hear the term “dust bowl,” they think of the American heartland in the 1930s, when a homesteading wheat bonanza led to the plowing up of the Great Plains’ native grassland, culminating in the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Unfortunately, this phenomenon isn't just relics of the past


Aflatoxin: A Toxic Potential of Climate Change

January 24th, 2012 | by Steve Savage

One of the most toxic and carcinogenic threats in the human food supply is a natural chemical called "aflatoxin"; the chance that it will contaminate a crop is enhanced by drought and/or insect damage - both conditions expected to be more common with the onset of climate change.


We Are Losing the Most Vital Commodity of All: Farmland

November 21st, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

With each passing year, we learn more and more about our impact on the environment and the depletion of many of our vital resources. As we learn more, individuals are looking to do what they can to reduce their impact and lessen their burden on our planet



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