A Sign of the Times

...and of things to come. Or, "the more things change....": http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist úlse&id8051447&m 0285717
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Derald wrote:

short on time today. more context please...
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    In short, root-eating maggots have developed reistance to the designer corn intended to "control" them. Some farmers are turning to new varieties of designer corn to which the bugs are not (yet) resistant; others are turning to insecticides. Ironically, simple crop rotation is a highly effective control measure. Life sure is full of surprises, ain't it?
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Derald wrote:

thanks! :)

there are plenty of corn varieties out there to work with.

surprise!

you mean that farmers would actually have to think?

haha, yes, but i shouldn't be laughing, i guess that would be out of sadness. even more poisons getting into the soil, air and groundwater.
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Billy wrote: ...

alfalfa is GMO now, i'm sure it won't be long before it gets some sort of subsidy...

tax poisons, tax groundwater depletion, tax pollution, use that money to put land into organic production, support inner city agriculture and restoration of clean groundwater, soil and air.
take a portion of that money and put it into a trust fund that generates income, that income is spent on offsetting property taxes for small operations in the inner cities.
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Brace yourself, a hoard of corporate entitlement lobbyists, masquerading as loon, will be along soon to tell you taxes kill jobs, and that you must be a socialist for wanting to redistribute wealth. If I would rather have polluted air, water, soil, and money, that's my American right. If other people want clean air, water, soil let them go buy it with their money, and without me.
"When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist." - Archbishop Helder Camara
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Billy wrote:

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their children's/grand children's/great grandchildren's taxes will be huge in comparison when they have to pay for more health-care and all the destroyed infrastructure and defenses along the coasts, but i guess that is good honest clean work and they don't mind the lost property and the forced relocations of peoples...
however, this is wandering far afield from edible gardening...
perhaps the study of floating gardens would be more apropo?
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~ Native American Proverb
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