Category Archives: Organic Farming

Remineralization – what Mars and a Volcano can tell us about improving our food

Soil remineralization has been in the popular science news recently.  Remineralization uses natural minerals to improve soil health and produce nutritious food.

Remineralization Lessons from The Martian

Martian Remineralization
In the film ‘The Martian’ (shown) Matt Damon’s character grows potatoes in a controlled environment – researchers in Denmark suggest that this is feasible.

In a nod to The Martian, researchers from the Netherlands have successfully grown food in soil analogous to Martian soil.  With organic matter, crops grow well on Mars and moon soil simulant, and there is no evidence of increased metal uptake from these soils.

Remineralization Lessons from a Volcano

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Restoring Sovereignty to Farmers

Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers

Acres USA has published a remarkable interview with Indian Agricultural Activist Vandana Shiva, a physicist trained in quantum theory until  the Union Carbide Bhopal disaster of 1984 led her on a path to expose the negative impacts of the Green Revolution.  Here are a couple of salient points from the interview: Continue reading Restoring Sovereignty to Farmers