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Farmers Turning Away From Pesticides And Toward Wildflowers

Farmers for flowers.
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Saturday Is Old Farmer's Day!

You don't have to be old to celebrate Old Farmer's Day . But it doesn't hurt. My grandfather was a farmer. He helped run a dairy farm in Litchfield County and he and my grandmother grew and harvested tobacco, too. That was before my time, but I certainly heard a lot of great stories about those...
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The Most Important Living Creature On The Planet

"If the bees disappear, humans would have 4 years to live." - Albert Einstein According to recent studies, bees around the world have disappeared up to 90%. Depending on the region, the reasons vary, but among the biggest contributing factors are massive deforestation, lack of safe places for nests...
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Fewer Avocados Available For Big Game Guacamole

The Mexican government has altered the distribution system of its state-run oil company, in an attempt to prevent theft. However, those changes have led to frustrating shortages during the adjustment period. Specifically for workers in Mexico ’s top avocado producing state. They may have a hard...
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Where Was Your Christmas Tree Grown?

Unless you went out and cut it down yourself, there's a good chance your Christmas tree wasn't grown here in Connecticut . More than half of the trees sold in the United States were grown in one of two states; Oregon or North Carolina . That's according to data from the U.S. Department of...
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Your Produce Is Drenched In Pesticides

Most of the fruits and vegetables you get at the store are covered in chemicals. As many as 10-15 different sprays can be used. Sprays such as pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides douse your produce. And that’s pretty standard. In fact, worldwide, about 7-billion pounds of pesticides are used...
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Benefits Of Eating Watermelon

Now that summer is just around the corner, if you're looking for a refreshing treat that will offer you a number of health benefits, too, look to the green gourd with the delicious red center, watermelon! Here's what the watermelon offers: Loaded with antioxidants. Detoxifies the body. Boosts the...
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