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Growing Food, Building Community, & Speaking Truth With Curtis Stone

On this episode of the Activation podcast Derrick Broze speaks with farmer and activist Curtis Stone. Curtis is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick-growing, high-value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer,demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labor and production. He offers a new way to think about farming – one where the quality of life and profitability coexist.​

 

Allan Savory: How Cows Can Save The World

Scientific American warns that the world’s remaining topsoil will be gone within 60 years. So, unless we find a way to save our soils, we have just 60 harvests left. Industrial chemical agriculture is destroying our soils and our health. Since it ramped up in the 1970s, we’ve lost one third of the Earth’s topsoil.

 

Fact check: Hazardous substance designation for ‘forever chemicals’ is not a ban

Some lawmakers are spinning wild tales about the dire consequences that could result if legislation passes that would jumpstart the cleanup of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. The facts are far less cataclysmic.

 

Insecticide Chlorpyrifos Interacts with Genes to Increase Autism Risk, Research Finds

Chlorpyrifos exposure results in the expression of genetic mutations associated with autism spectrum disorder in a laboratory model, finds research published in Environmental Health Perspectives by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

80 Wildfires Rage Across West, Bootleg Fire Burns Over 300,000 Acres

The Bootleg Fire has now burned more than 300,000 acres in southern Oregon and continues to grow as more than 80 large wildfires in the West forced evacuations across the region.

 

Red Tide Leaves Hundreds of Tons of Fish Dead in Florida’s Tampa Bay

A deadly red tide has returned to Florida's Tampa Bay, prompting protests over government inaction. The solid waste division of Pinellas County, where Tampa Bay is located, said they had picked up 600 tons of dead marine life since late June, as NPR reported.

 

How can we prepare for extreme flooding?

As the floodwaters recede following the devastating deluge in western Europe, survivors have begun the long, difficult process of cleaning up and rebuilding. But what can be done to reduce future risks?​

 

Are locally produced solar modules the future?

Up until now, most solar panels have come from China. But shipping costs are making domestic production increasingly lucrative, even in Germany. Is this the start of a global trend?

 

Series of Rare Arctic Thunderstorms Stuns Scientists

Three successive thunderstorms formed in the Arctic last week, a rare phenomenon in the frigid north, but one that is likely to become more common as the planet warms, Reuters reported.

 

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

 
 
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