Category Archives: Plants – Seeds – Gardening

Roundup Ready? Perhaps for Population Reduction

An interesting paper finds that Round Up / glyphosate in conjunction with the “inert” ingredients is toxic to fetal cells and placental / umbilical cells at concentrations likely to be found in foods. Then on a more “activist” site, it is linked to all manner of bad things involving gut bacteria issues and problems. Continue reading

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Vitamin A

A modest suggestion on an alternative to Golden Rice for helping prevent blindness from Vitamin A deficient diets. The Sweet Potato is your friend. Continue reading

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Species formation via inter-species hybrids

A new example of species crosses leading to a new species, and some retrospection on other cases with wheat and cabbages. Continue reading

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Knowing Beans (and lentils and peas and…)

A review of beans, legumes, pulses. Varieties and where they grow. Continue reading

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Leucaena leucocephala collection of links

A story about reversing desertification, description of a legume tree that helps, and of an Agronomy System that can change poor rural lives. Continue reading

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