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Saying farewell to organic seed imports and goodbye to Australian food sovereignty?

FROM: Jerry Coleby-Williams Director, Seed Savers’ Network Inc. Patron, National Toxics Network Inc. Patron, Householders’ Options to Prote…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Mar 17, 2018
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Heavy metal contamination of food: Where does it come from?

Arsenic levels in rice periodically hit the news. Arsenic is one of several toxic heavy metals found in foods – cadmium, lead, mercury and…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Feb 27, 2018
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Uses of Cactus (Prickly) pear...

To spread knowledge of how to manage the cactus pear effectively, FAO and ICARDA launched Crop Ecology, Cultivation and Uses of Cactus Pear…

Started by Dave Riley

8 Jan 24, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Who will feed a changing world — industrial agriculture or peasant food webs?

Industrial agriculture uses 75% of farm land but delivers only 30% of the world’s food.  Peasant farmers feed 70% of the world’s people usi…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Jan 11, 2018
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Surprising types of Ocean Farming

When I hear of farming in our oceans, I assume aquaculture is the subject at hand. The following article links give an insight into differ…

Started by Rob Collings

3 Sep 7, 2017
Reply by Rob Collings

The Green Revolution: Effects in Asia and implications for Africa

Alan Broughton reviews the history and impacts of the Green Revolution to destroy a few myths: "It is a myth propagated by corporations tha…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Sep 3, 2017
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Fipronil contamination and eggs

In Australia, it is marketed under numerous trade names, including Combat Ant-Rid, Radiate and Termidor, and as generic fipronil.  http://…

Started by Valerie

4 Aug 15, 2017
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

A people's food policy

Stepping away from market imperatives frees our minds and thinking about food and farm production. Agriculture and food systems, the reso…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Aug 13, 2017
Reply by Dave Riley

Interview: Author Judith Schwartz Examines Water Management

If you are interested in soil 'context' , Schwartz is good value. This extensive interview can change your mind about water. Along with foc…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Jul 21, 2017
Reply by Dianne Caswell

Super Efficient Irrigation With Buried Clay Pots

I've written much about all this before but this article is a useful summary of the simple technology of clay pot irrigation. COMMENT (Dav…

Started by Dave Riley

11 Jul 2, 2017
Reply by Christa


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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