January 14, 2010
Increasing Nutrients in the Food We Grow
*Growing Highly Nutritious Food* Workshop Series
The United States Department of Agriculture has been measuring the nutrient content in foods since the 1940's -- vitamins, minerals, and more recently phyto-nutrients. What their studies show is a gradual and persistent decrease in these nutrients by up to 60%.
Starting this Sunday at Enterprise Farm in Whately, MA (between Deerfield and Northampton on the Connecticut River), a workshop series organized by the Real Food Campaign will teach farmers and gardeners how to build their soil in such a way as to increase the yields and nutrient levels of the food they grow. Techniques to be taught will include soil remineralization, addition of trace elements, and soil inoculation with beneficial micro-organisms. Participants will learn how to monitor vegetables, fruit and the soil to determine what deficiencies are present during the growing season so that adjustments can be made.
SIDS Partnership Launches The Interactive Multimedia Green Disc: New Technologies For A New Future
December 16 2009, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP-15
Remineralize the Earth and soil remineralization have been included in a 40 chapter interactive multimedia disc of innovative, proven, cost-effective new technologies for integrated sustainable development, adaptation to rising temperature and sea level, and solutions for reversing global climate change. The Green Disc was circulated to all COP-15 delegations today. The technologies include a wide variety of new renewable energy technologies including ocean energy, biomass energy, waste recycling to make clean water, energy, carbon-negative fuels and fertilizer, carbon sequestration, soil fertility restoration, large scale restoration of land and ocean ecosystems, and sustainable agriculture and mariculture. These technologies can be used in small, isolated rural communities and large industrial cities in SIDS, developing, and developed countries. They can be rapidly ramped up to solve major global climate, development, and environmental problems, yet they are currently under-utilized because of inadequately effective policies and funding for sustainable development.
To read the chapter RTE has contributed, click here
Dan Kittredge Offers Hope and Prevention on the Late Tomato Blight Panel at NOFA
RTE at RETECH 2009 Conference
Remineralize the Earth Announces:
2009 RETECH Conference
Las Vegas, NV, February 25th-27th,
Las Vegas Convention Center
RPM Ecosystems Fast-Growing Trees
The International Biochar Initiative
and Remineralize the Earth
"There is one way we could save ourselves and that is through the massive
burial of charcoal. It would mean farmers turning all their agricultural
waste - which contains carbon that the plants have spent the summer
sequestering - into non-biodegradable charcoal, and burying it in the soil.
Then you can start shifting really hefty quantities of carbon out of the
system and pull the CO2 down quite fast."
ACORE Issues Call for Action in Response to Barack Obama's Commitment to Renewable Energy
President-elect Obama presents his America Recovery & Reinvestment Plan
ACORE issues Call for Action Plans to Meet the Three-Year Goal
WASHINGTON, January 9, 2009 – The renewable energy industry is voicing support for the economic stimulus plan that was put forward by President-elect Barack Obama today in his speech at George Mason University today, in which he called for a “doubling of our use of alternative energy in the next three years.”
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