Livestock and agroecology


A summary key opportunities for livestock to contribute to the agroecological transition Livestock is found in all agroecosystems and includes a diverse range of species and breeds raised in a variety of production systems. Livestock play an important role in enhancing food security and nutrition of the public at large and the rural and urban poor in…

Small Scaled Family Farming


In my view, farming is only profitable and sustainable in true form when it is practice as people's agriculture, not the machine's agriculture. With the people's agriculture, the orchard/garden is considered as part of the home and the animal cares as a family member.  I have the background of the subsistence rural agriculture and know the…

German toxicologist accuses EU authorities of scientific fraud over glyphosate link with cancer


Dr Peter Clausing says the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have twisted scientific facts to give glyphosate a clean bill of health. Report by Claire RobinsonGerman toxicologist accuses EU authorities of scientific fraud over glyphosate link with cancer copied from GMWATCH. The German toxicologist Dr Peter…

Small Scaled Livestock Farming! Glimpses from Indian Gujrat


Small  Scaled Livestock Farming and pastoralism are synonymous in many parts of the world. This beautiful system produces unique quality of food items in a very ecofriendly way. The system is sustainable, having no negative effects on the mother earth's health. This system is community centered, rich with traditional knowledge, a full family business and…

The great milk robbery and Small Scaled Farmers


Small-scale farmers, pastoralists and vendors are doing an amazing job of supplying the growing markets for dairy in the South. The problem is that corporate interests are after these same markets and they are using heavy tactics to steal them from the poor, while governments are lending a helping hand. Financial investors and big dairy…

Contrast to Small-Scaled Farming Factory Farming is Producing Poisonous Food


GR: With increasing levels of pesticides and natural toxins, the Earth factory farm won’t be producing healthy food. Shortened life spans in the human future? “As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who…