Category Archives: Agriculture

Green revolution advocated by Indian Prime Minister

India’s population and farmers are afraid of GM crops? Indian Ag falling behind in new production techniques?

That’s a problem.

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Mischa Popoff, expert on GMO matters, sends up a flare

There is trouble afoot and someone is trying to sneak in an Anti GMO bill.

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Manure the new target–solid waste

Gary Baise discusses the RCRA and new EPA ambitions.

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Hank, briefly, explains why CA is stupid about water

You don’t allow run off to go to the ocean–simple.

You put it in reservoirs and hold it for use.

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Gary Baise, lawyer who protects farmer and ag interests from tyrannical gov talks nitrates

Methemoglobinemia causes blue babies. Scary thought, but I have never seen it in 44 years of practice.
Nitrates, found in fertilizer, are one of many causes of methemoglobinemia. Other causes are some drugs, and, for example, aniline dies.

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Consider Tobacco–and nicotine.

Some things to know about the tobacco plant. It has become a research plant, with genetic modifications as the factor to consider.

Recently it was credited with producing the antibodies thought to assist in the battle with Ebola.

I lived in North Carolina in the country, and next to me was a tobacco farm–very good income for the farmer.

http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2015/03/a_bright_future_for_a_hate_plant.html

Crony capitalism, farmers, junkscience.com, politics

I write to amend and correct my misstatement about when farmers became crony capitalists. Yesterday I was thinking about the biofuel scam and Archer Daniels Midland lobbying for ethanol, but it’s much worse than that.

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