This is the rising sentiment among farmers of the US as a confluence of factors urges them to become pro-organic. From falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits, higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.
The public doesn’t trust manufacturers like Kellogg’s and Kraft anymore. Earnings are falling, and dozens of Big Food companies’ stocks are down. One of the biggest food companies in the world, ConAgra, is even slashing its 2015 earnings projections. Is Big Food really over?
James Bryan had a bright idea that resulted in something brilliant. Gardeners and repurposing fanatics behold, keyhole garden, meets tomato cage, meets drip irrigation. The setup is obviously simple yet highly functional and effective. You can whip one of these up for next to nothing, especially if you salvage the fencing.
Tiny houses are growing in popularity as people not only learn more about them but also seek to experience a simpler life. After all, in the US, 68% of tiny home owners have no mortgage compared to only 23% of traditional home owners. Although the trade off in size is very noticeable, for many it comes down to what they are willing to trade off.
Living off the grid has its own challenges, but the rewards are far more exciting. We don’t have to force ourselves eating GMO or non-organic products, pay for energy and water bills. Don’t have to deal with urban noise and air pollutions, etc.
Best of all, we can easily do what we need to do and enjoy doing them.
With the right technology we can still access the internet or enjoy free satellite TV for news update and education.
An Earthship is a unique type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires), designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. The term is a registered trademark of Michael Reynolds.