This all-natural native corn is bejeweled with brilliantly colored kernels

January 15, 2017 by  
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Through his quest to reconnect to his roots, Barnes isolated several traditional strains of seeds that fell to the wayside when his ancestors traveled to what’s now Oklahoma in the 1800s . Through years of selective growing , Barnes grew corn that looks bejeweled, creating a colorful celebration of native heirloom varieties of corn. Related: Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America Barnes didn’t hoard the wealth, however, sharing corn seeds with Native American tribe elders and other growers he encountered. According to SeedBroadcast , “…he was able to reintroduce specific corn types to the elders of those tribes, and this helped their people in reclaiming their cultural and spiritual identities. Their corn was, to them, literally the same as their blood line, their language, and their sense of who they were.” One such grower was Greg Schoen. The two became friends in the early ’90s , and Schoen took the rainbow corn to a new level, creating hybrids by planting the rainbow corn next to typical yellow corn. Schoen eventually passed the seeds to the non-profit organization Native Seeds/SEARCH , who now sell the seeds online . They also protect the seeds in a bank containing around 2,000 rare varieties . Native Seeds/SEARCH began during a project to design sustainable food sources with Native Americans. They continually heard that people wanted to plant the seeds their grandparents did , so the organization started to protect ” endangered traditional seeds ” and the diversity of plants present specifically in the American Southwest. The fabulous corn kernels possess an outer layer tougher than most , which means they aren’t the best for backyard corn-on-the-cob chomping, but they can be either ground for cornmeal or popped like popcorn. You can purchase a packet of the seeds for $4.95 here , and profits go right back to the organization to continue their conservation efforts. Via My Modern Met and Lost At E Minor Images via Glass Gem Corn Facebook

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Bayer’s proposed $66B Monsanto takeover renews call for monopoly investigation

September 15, 2016 by  
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With little warning, Germany chemical giant Bayer made a bid to take over U.S.-based Monsanto for $66 billion. Together, the fused companies would create the world’s largest seed and pesticide company, which many argue would equate to a monopoly. The U.S. Department of Justice has already investigated Monsanto’s monopoly over the nationwide market, and the merger will most certainly give the company more influence over agriculture than it has ever had before—a terrifying thought. Monsanto has been the subject of heated debates at all levels, from public meetings in community centers to the federal level. The company’s top-selling product, RoundUp, contains glyphosate as its active ingredient, which has been linked to cancer, respiratory ailments, and autism. Glyphosate is already banned or highly restricted in Europe and other parts of the world, but regulators in the U.S. have failed to act swiftly, in part due to the heavy influence of Monsanto. The pesticide maker has also lobbied widely and even filed lawsuits to block GMO labeling and bury the World Health Organization’s report on glyphosate as a carcinogen . For years, environmentalists and health advocates have been fighting against Monsanto, but the company’s deep pockets have made it an uphill battle. With the Bayer takeover threatening to increase those resources, public concern should be on the rise. Related: Mark Ruffalo confronts Monsanto chief: “You are poisoning people” “The attempted takeover of Monsanto by Bayer is a threat to all Americans,” said Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, decrying the Bayer bid. “These mergers boost the profits of huge corporations and leave Americans paying even higher prices. Not only should this merger be blocked, but the Department of Justice should reopen its investigation of Monsanto’s monopoly over the seed and chemical market.” Bayer’s proposed bid led Friends of the Earth Europe’s senior food and farming campaigner Adrian Bebb to issue sharp criticism . “Bayer’s buyout of Monsanto is a marriage made in hell, which threatens to further lock in industrialized agriculture at the expense of nature, farmers and the wider public,” said Bebb. “While public support for local and greener food continues to boom, this mega corporation will be doing its best to force damaging pesticides and GM seeds into our countryside.” Via The Guardian Images via Mike Mozart , Paul and Cathy/Flickr and Bayer  

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Earth911TV: What To Do With That Halloween Pumpkin

October 30, 2015 by  
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With Halloween approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do with your Jack O’Lantern and fun ways you can help your kids see that there are always opportunities to be a little more eco-friendly. Roast the Seeds This is an old…

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Sprouting Ideas: 5 DIY Upcycled Seed Starters

June 19, 2015 by  
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Have you started planning your summer garden yet? It’s never too early! For many people across the country, the weather is still cold and unpredictable, especially overnight. That doesn’t mean you can’t get your seeds started right now though….

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Help the Food is Free Project transform your community

January 14, 2015 by  
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Have you heard about the Food is Free Project yet? If not, it’s worth looking into! It began in 2012 as a way for people to build community while also growing their own food, and has been sweeping across the nation ever since. The founders of Food is Free help people to create food gardens in their yards , and teach them how to cultivate fresh, nourishing fruits and vegetables while also strengthening community ties with seed-swapping , group gardening activities, food sharing , and more. You can contact them directly if you’re interested in building a garden program of your own, or if you’re interested in volunteering with/supporting the team. + Food is Free Project + Food is Free Project on Facebook  Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: community , community garden , food is free , Food is Free Project , seed sharing , seed swapping , seeds , sharing food , urban farm , Urban Farming , urban vegetable garden , vegetable garden , vegetable seeds , vegetables

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6 Tasty Pumpkin Seed Recipes for Healthy Fall Snacks

October 12, 2014 by  
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You’ve been to the farm or market, picked out your jack-o’-lantern pumpkins and now you’re ready to carve – but what are you going to do with all the seeds from your cleaned out pumpkins? If you are running a little low on recipe inspiration for roasted pumpkin seeds, or have maybe never even tried to make these delicious, nutrient-packed, harvest season power snacks, here are six easy, crowd-pleasing recipes to try this fall. There’s even a sweet, cinnamon-dusted recipe. Handy hint: to make the seeds easier to separate from the fibrous pumpkin innards, try soaking the pulp and seeds in water for a few hours or overnight and they’ll detach more easily. Happy snacking! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fall , halloween , how-to , Inhabitots , jack o lantern , pumpkin , Pumpkin Seeds , recipes , snacks , vegan recipes

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Seed-Saving Part 2: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds

July 31, 2014 by  
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Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants For Natural Lighting

April 29, 2013 by  
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Why use a light bulb to illuminate your home when you could just fill it with glowing plants ? That’s the question asked by Antony Evans, the head of a team of bio-engineers in San Francisco, California. The team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project that will use the glowing genes from fireflies and bacteria to create plants that shine. By using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler software, the have already managed to modify Arabidopsis plants, and they’re working on glowing roses. Read the rest of Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants For Natural Lighting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antony eveans , arabidopsis , bioengineer , California , CO2 , gene , genome compiler , glowing plant , kickstarter , luciferase , rose , San Francisco , seeds        

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La Plat-forme Maison Passive Produces a Cheeky Video to Promote Energy Efficiency

April 29, 2013 by  
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Leave it to the Europeans to give  Passive Houses  sex appeal. La Plate-forme Maison Passive (PMP)  recently released this tongue-in-cheek video promoting passive housing that features a character who visits a Passive House enthusiast-escort. The PMP released the video as a lighthearted approach to spreading the word about energy efficiency as part of a campaign for the development of Passive Houses in Belgium. Keep reading to see the video. Read the rest of La Plat-forme Maison Passive Produces a Cheeky Video to Promote Energy Efficiency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , eco design , green design , La Plate-forme Maison Passive , passive heating and cooling , passive house , sustainable design , zero energy living        

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Foster and Partners Unveil Updated Bike-Friendly Plan for Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters

April 29, 2013 by  
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