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They're messing with our food behind our backs, too.
Posted on Sep 17, 2014 2:26 PM

This is from the local news.
I'm sure there's a better link somewhere but this is what I had time to do:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com...

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Jessica Walliser
Posted on Sep 17, 2014 10:16 AM

She's a local, organic gardener with TV/radio appearances, a blog, and a few books.
I don't know here but I got here right before the GREEN scene exploded and she was already doing it, so Ive paid attention:

http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=...

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I may have just been pushed off the fence to get a bee hive for home.
Posted on Sep 17, 2014 8:16 AM

Yesterday at the farmers' market: As I was buying zucchini because my plants got eaten by groundhogs this year and I mentioned that LAST year I got no zucchinis from any of my 4 plants. He asked about the bees. I am more than well aware of the neonics problem and the pesticide problem in general. BUT I am more aware now than I was last summer. THIS summer I noticed the physical absence of honey bees, and the much reduced presence of bumblebees and butterflies. Thumbs down Last summer, I had not yet noticed AND I thought there had been enough pollinators of SOME kind to get the job done. Advice from other gardeners told me I had all male flowers and no female. WHAT BOTHERS ME ABOUT THAT is that the gardeners I asked weren't fully awake about the bee thing. NOBODY really discussed bees with me.

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SAVE SEEDS!!
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 9:50 AM

http://www.theguardian.com/lif...

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Asked to leave a thread
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 6:44 AM

I was asked to leave a thread for saying I wondered who the FDA is really working for.
The subject was that the spice labeled "cinnamon" in the USA does not normally come from a cinnamon tree but rather from a plant called "cassia". I was wondering if cassia works as a rooting hormone as well as cinnamon does.
I was forceful about my feelings about the FDA and was asked to leave.

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