Guest Blogger

Cory Whitney

Cory Whitney

Cory Whitney is a young hopeful in the world of alternative agriculture, with a unique community based education in Natural Resources Management and Human Ecology stressing community, peace, sustainability and responsibility.

After many years at sea on traditional sailing vessels Mr. Whitney was driven by the need for a more sustainable future to turn back to the land and help people live in a more equitable way with nature. His ideas and experiences span from Slow Food to the Organic Agriculture movements.

Mr. Whitney has recently implemented ‘Growing Organic’ web pages, which represent the collective knowledge and experiences of the organic movement worldwide for the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.

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Blog Posts by Cory Whitney

  • The Real Dangers of E. coli

    The Real Dangers of E. coli

    For most of history Escherichia coli (E. coli) wasn’t considered a problem. Then, in the 1980s undercooked hamburgers, unpasteurized apple cider, and raw ground meat started making people sick, some deathly sick.

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  • Growing Organic

    Growing Organic

    Thanks to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) comprehensive information about organic agriculture is now available to people around the world; for farmers, researchers and policy makers in all aspects of organic agriculture.

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  • No Work Farming

    No Work Farming

    “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” -Masanobu Fukuoka The merging of traditional sustainable practices from the east and west is gaining relevance in development strategies for a sustainable future.

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  • Beekeeping

    Beekeeping

    “It’s good for the beekeeper because it’s a fascinating undertaking. … Bees are so integrated as part of the environment that everything around them affects them in some way.” -Michael Bush of Bush Farms Keep Bees! The work is simple, enjoyable, healthful and could be the difference between a healthy ecological system and a system […]

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  • Give Organic a Chance

    Give Organic a Chance

    “I don’t want you just to sit down at the table. I don’t want you just to eat, and be content. I want you to walk out into the fields where the water is shining, and the rice has risen. I want you to stand there, far from the white tablecloth. I want you to […]

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  • Small is Beautiful

    Small is Beautiful

    “In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.” – Henry David Thoreau “Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.” – EF Schumacher When the economist E. […]

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