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AgriBusiness_7.2010

AgriBusiness_7.2010 - Climate Change vs New Technologies...

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Climate Change vs. New Technologies Host: Smart Living at UCSD Phone: 415-713-4906 When: Friday, April 22 from 07:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Food for Thought Are you willing to make that trade? Agribusiness is betting you will! Don’t support pHarming! Don’t eat G. R. A. S. !!! You DO have a choice! Exercise it! Vote with your $ and friends!
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BIGGEST What is the anthropogenic impact on earth??
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Dr Jack Paxton Postmodern metaagriculturalist pHarming Ag is like a bus. But when you ask where you are going and the reply is “Faster”, it is time to get off !!!!!!!!!!!
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obliterates ecosystems with cultivation, harvesting and/or grazing & invasive organisms. impacts many other ecosystems by withdrawing/adding water, toxins and nutrients! pollutes ecosystems worldwide with soil T 2000 & toxic compounds designed to kill biological organisms! [ we aren’t all that different from an insect biochemically!] depends on huge source of cheap labor, which is mostly powerless . César E. Chávez AGRIBUSINESS
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What is Agriculture? Production of animals for meat Storing sun energy: firewood, ethanol, biodiesel Production of plants for food vegetables,grains & fruits Management of insects such as bees Production of Agronomic plants seldom eaten directly such as cotton, hay or rags Production of milk, eggs Production of timber Production of coffee , Companion Animals e.g. Horses, dogs Fisheries Last but far from least in S.D.: Horticultural crops. Lawns ! ornamentals, cut flowers etc tobacco
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“The classic American lawn is an industrial, shocking-green carpet whose very survival depends on our polluting the environment and disturbing the peace. Other kinds of home landscapes can grow pollution-free. A natural-yard movement is showing that combinations of rugged plants, including grasses, can be far more interesting than a standard lawn while requiring little mowing, no spraying or fertilizing, and even no irrigation.
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