Wet Wednesday. A provocative blog by one of the new economists challenging my perceptions of a just world.
John-Paul Maxfield aims to put nutrients from food... →
HIMYM Recommendation Needed.
(NOTE: If those letters are meaningless you can ignore this message.) If you were to introduce the concept of Barney Stinson’s “Bro Code” by showing a single episode, which episode would you choose? Background: We board international students. In addition to comfortable lodgings and good food we also provide English conversation and information about American culture. Currently we have five young...
”I don’t think it’s fair that Monsanto should be able to sue my family for...– -Bryce Stephens, Stephen’s Land and Cattle Co.- Jennnings, KS Protect small farmers from corporate legislative bullying by companies like Monsanto by joining Occupy Big Food for a peaceful protest outside Manhattan District Court on Jan. 31st. (via series-of-contradictions)
Wet Wednesday: Easements for the Good of All
An easement is a piece of property that the owner has legally authorized another party to use, generally for a specific purpose. They most generally occur when the owner sells a portion of his property and the easement is granted to allow the new owner access. In most states the original owner continues to be responsible for the property taxes due on the easement. Conservation easements...
"The Inefficiency of Local Food"
As an ex-pat from the rural midwest whose economics education was funded by agriculture dollars, and as someone devoted to urban agriculture since before it was called edible landscaping, I’ve always been troubled by the economics of urban agriculture. Is it an eccentric’s hobby, or can it play a measurable role in the food economy? Or, if it can, should it? The locavore movement flies...
Songwriters Against Monsanto
I have no idea who Michael Hurley is but I love his project. He’s inviting songwriters to submit anti-Monsanto songs. If you are a musician, or know one, think about it. BTW, the graphic was borrowed from an article at Climate-connections.org, which, if you harbor Suspicions about Monsanto, will only feed your fears.
"SumaGrow" Good guy biotech →
“…a microbe-based soil enhancer …that promises higher crop yields while greatly reducing the need for fertilizer. ’SumaGrow’ almost sounds too good to be true. It’s environmentally friendly, costs about the same as fertilizer and also removes contaminants from the soil. (Reported by Steve Phillips of ABC affiliate WLOX in Biloxi, MS.) The company’s...
Raising Trashcan Tilapia is Latest Trend in Urban... →
I don’t know about the economics, but these people are really extraordinary!! (article by J. Schuppe in DNAinfo.com)
Q & A: What you need to know about potash →
From the UK’s Daily Telegraph is a great featurette on the potash market. fertilizermarkets: Q. What is potash? A. Potash is used primarily as an agricultural fertiliser because it is a source of soluble potassium, one of the three primary plant nutrients. The others are nitrogen and soluble phosphorus. The mineral was once little known outside agriculture, but the crop nutrient has...