~~March 26, 2014~~
Dolphins are amazing creatures!!!
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~~Published on Jan 22, 2013~~
~~March 26, 2014~~
Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses known to compete with commercial crops grown around the globe. It was discovered to be a herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970. Monsanto brought it to market in the 1970s under the trade name “Roundup”, and Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United States patent expired in 2000.
Glyphosate was quickly adopted by farmers, even more so when Monsanto introduced glyphosate-resistant crops, enabling farmers to kill weeds without killing their crops. In 2007 glyphosate was the most used herbicide in the United States agricultural sector.
With its heavy use in agriculture, weed resistance to glyphosate is a growing problem. While glyphosate and formulations such as Roundup have been approved by regulatory bodies worldwide and are widely used, concerns about their effects on humans and the environment persist.
Glyphosate’s mode of action is to inhibit an enzyme involved in the synthesis of the aromatic amino acids tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine. It is absorbed through foliage and translocated to growing points. Because of this mode of action, it is only effective on actively growing plants; it is not effective as a pre-emergence herbicide.
Some crops have been genetically engineered to be resistant to glyphosate (i.e., “Roundup Ready”, also created by Monsanto Company). Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against both broadleaf and cereal weeds, but the development of similar resistance in some weed species is emerging as a costly problem.
Soy was the first “Roundup Ready” crop.
Since GMO soy arrived in our food, the EPA has increased the maximum residue level (MRL) of Glyphosate, the so called active ingredient in Roundup, by 233%, from 6ppm to 20ppm.
Why is glyphosate residue increasing on GMO soy?
The explanation for the increase is the appearance of glyphosate-tolerant weeds to which farmers are responding with increased doses and more applications of Roundup.
Most disturbing is that the MRL has not been increased based on new scientific evidence, but rather, in response to actual observed increases. This leads us to ask: Is it fair to force people to pay extra for organics to avoid poison in their food?
~~Published on Jun 26, 2013~~
Awesome moments in life …. captured by the camera!!
Image by Know-All’s Box
Laura Cook, a photographer currently based in Sierra Leone, focuses on sport as education. Her job requires many visits to schools in the area; here’s a student portrait at a football academy in Tombo:
Image by Laura Cook Photography
Education is improving in Salone all the time but many schools still have overcrowded classrooms and a lack of qualified staff. It is also clear that for most, education is seen as the solution to many of the problems faced in this part of West Africa.
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~~March 26, 2014~~
National Agricultural Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
Official Website: http://www.agday.org/
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started in 1973.
The primary focus of ACA is to conduct the National Agriculture Day Program which occurs in March of every year.
ACA is a not-for-profit (501-c-6) organization and maintains the ACA Education Foundation which is an educational foundation (501-c-3) organization. These organizations are supported through a management contract with the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA).
To accomplish its purpose, the ACA receives funding from companies, associations, foundations and individuals. Contributions to the ACA are not tax deductible under the policies of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to the ACA Education Foundation may be tax-deductible. Contributors are encouraged to consult a tax advisor.
“It’s National Agriculture Day, March 25, 2014. We’d like to recognize farmer Jas Singh of God’s Little Acre Farm in Surrey BC. In 2011, God’s Little Acre was a 30 acre hay field. Leaving the corporate world behind, Jas Singh took on the challenge of turning a hay field into a potato field for those in need.
Following a vision, Jas undertook a farming venture for the needy. At the time he acquired the farm ($1) lease, he had $110 to his name and the only asset owned was a pick up truck which was broken down so he borrowed a vehicle from a friend.
With one working tractor and one clutchless one, he borrowed machinery from local farms, financed seed potato and acquired fertilizer that was picked up off the pavement at a loading facility. Gods Little Acre was born. Thank you Jas for all that you do!”
READ MORE HERE: http://godslittleacrefarm.com/our-story/
Visit and like his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GodsLittleAcreFarm
~~Published on Feb 10, 2014~~
Video Essay Contest winner is Brackston McKnight of Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, TX.
We ALL are connected through AGRICULTURE!!
We ALL are ONE!!
~~March 26, 2014~~
Another day has started. Another new beginning. Another opportunity to try again.
What would you do if you knew that you could not fail?
Great question. Thought provoking.
Think about it!!
Jana Stanfield/Jimmy Scott
What would I do if I knew that I could not fail
If I believed would the wind always fill up my sail
How far would I go, what could I achieve /Trusting the hero in me
(Chorus) If I were brave I’d walk the razor’s edge
Where fools and dreamers dare to tread
Never lose faith, even when losing my way
What step would I take today if I were brave
(Channel) What would I do today if I were brave (4 times)
What if we’re all meant to do what we secretly dream
What would you ask if you knew you could have anything
Like the mighty oak sleeps in the heart of a seed
Are there miracles in you and me
(Repeat Chorus and Channel)
(Bridge) If I refuse to listen to the voice of fear
Would the voice of courage whisper in my ear
(Repeat Chorus and Channel out)
~~Uploaded on Oct 12, 2006~~
~~STILL A TIMELESS, INSPIRING SONG~~
We ALL are united through DREAMS!!
We ALL are ONE!!
What a wonderful expression of what love is and all the feelings that arise bc of that four letter word!
I’m reblogging your post bc it’s a great one and others should benefit of its wisdom!!
Someone once told me(roughly), “You don’t fall in love once, you fall in love multiple times and everytime it is different”.
Would I let such a beautiful line go? No. I have incomprehensible amount of work left, but here I am typing a post because YES, WEIRDNESS LEVEL 99.
I found something that relates with the line.. and I feel like posting it here. Strangely, it is NOT poetry.
“L.O.V.E.- It is perhaps the strangest and the most complex of all four words.. You know WHY? Because it is the simplest complexity and the most complex simplicity together. There are a million LOVE stories that we never hear and some of them are so incredibly beautiful that it will put the TITANIC tale to shame, but these stories are NOT famous.. not like ROMEO and JULIET.. they die a death with the people who LOVED.. because some tales never get the medium……
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