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French Court to Monsanto: Guilty
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French Court to Monsanto: Guilty

Home /Urban Farming /French Court to Monsanto: GuiltyPhoto courtesy of iStockphoto/ThinkstockMonochlorobenzene is a poisonous chemical found in Monsanto’s Lasso pesticide.U.S. agricultural biotech company Monsanto was found guilty of the chemical poisoning of French grain farmer, Paul Francois, by a French court in Lyon.

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How to Identify and Deal With Basement Bugs

Naturalist and enthusiastic citizen-scientist. I spent decades studying, rearing, and collecting moths from many different countries. Do You Have Bugs in Your Basement?If you do, you& 39;re not alone. If you have a basement, there are bugs in it. It& 39;s as simple as that. Insects are the most abundant form of animal on dry land, and they live everywhere (including where you live).
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How to Change a 3-Prong Electrical Outlet

I& 39;ve replaced over 30 electrical outlets in my house; it& 39;s a useful skill to have. At various times, electrical outlets in homes wear out, become outdated, go bad, break, get smeared with paint, or otherwise succumb to a host of other problems that necessitate their replacement. Luckily, replacing an electrical outlet is generally a simple task that one can do without the help of an electrician.
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How to Plant and Grow Horseradish

Kari Spencer is a Master Gardener volunteer and a local gardening and homesteading speaker. Her family operates The Micro Farm Project. Horseradish is a cold-hardy perennial grown, eaten, and used medicinally all over the world. Though most often grown for its aromatic roots—which have been known to grow up to 2 feet long—the leaves are also edible.
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How to Plan a Raised Garden Bed

I& 39;m a gardener and nature lover. I enjoy writing articles and how-to guides that help people learn new things.Your New GardenIf you are about to enter the hobby of raised bed gardening but need to know how to plan a raised garden bed to achieve success, the tips on this page will serve you well. Raised bed gardening is very popular for good reason.
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How to Plant Colorful Herbs in Your Garden

Emilie Peck is a freelance writer. She is also a student of alternative medicine, including massage therapy, herbalism and aromatherapy. It’s never too early to start planning your garden. Even though the ground may be frozen and covered with snow, there’s no reason why you can’t start preparing for spring now.
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How to Start and Grow Clover: The Ecological Lawn Alternative

Author is a long time gardener and former professional. Loves to share her rescues & successes in the plant world in which she thrives. Is a Polyculture Lawn Right for You?Do you have a lawn of grass that requires frequent cutting, watering, and commercial fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to keep it & 34;healthy& 34; and attractive?
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DIY Mason Jar Pendant Lights

Gabby is a huge fan of DIY projects and loves sharing tips to help others spruce up their homes without breaking the bank. On a recent trip to our local big-box home improvement store, my husband and I spotted a really cool hanging light fixture designed to look like hanging mason jars. It. Was. Awesome.
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How to Build a Fire Bunker

Preparing for Fire SeasonWhen the government issued a catastrophic fire warning for our area, we packed the car and headed for the nearest town, but first I put water and first aid supplies in my fire bunker just in case our neighbours or the local volunteer fire brigade were caught in the area and needed to take refuge.
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The Apothecary's Rose, an Heirloom Rose

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. The apothecary’s rose is an ancient rose that has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries. Although it has its origins outside of Europe, the apothecary’s rose is deeply entwined with English history.
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How to Clean Dirty Leather Boots

Leather boots are one of the most durable pieces of footwear you can own. The only problem is that they can get really smelly really fast, especially if you have a pair of work boots. In this article, I will go over some ways to clean your leather boots and remove the smell while keeping your boots looking fresh which you should consider before throwing your trusty old leather boots away.
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Using a Solar Water Heater to Get Efficient Heat for Your Home

Home Solar System Free Solar EnergyFor years, people have been looking at ways to find more clean sources of energy. Here in the U.S., much has been discussed about reducing our dependence on oil, especially from foreign countries that we aren’t always on positive terms with.Some of the cleaner energy sources being discussed are wind and solar.
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How to Get Rid of Crickets Inside Your House

Barbara enjoys writing about the things I love. Her hobbies include gardening, crochet, reading the Bible, cooking, and home remedies. How to Get Rid of CricketsIf you have a large number of crickets in your house, they can become a real pest and you will want to get rid of them. For others, they are a sign of good luck.
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How to Grow Lots of Sweet and Hot Peppers

I have enjoyed gardening for at least 30 years and enjoy sharing my experience with others. Gardening is my time to meditate and unwind. Both sweet peppers and hot peppers are easy to grow with just a little care. With the right summer weather, you& 39;ll get more than you can use. Here you& 39;ll find how to grow these beauties without using chemicals.
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What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

Eugene is a qualified control/instrumentation engineer Bsc (Eng) and has worked as a developer of electronics & software for SCADA systems.What Is a Ground Wire?The hot and neutral cores in a power cable are used to supply current to the appliances in your home. So what about the green wire? Why is it needed?
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A Guide to Growing Spectacular Stargazer Lilies

Kathy is an avid gardener who loves to grow perennials and vegetables in her zone 5 Ontario gardens. My Love Affair With Stargazer LiliesI first discovered Stargazer lilies when I was picking out flowers for my wedding, and it was love at first sight. I just had to have one in my bridal bouquet, and every time I see one now, it brings back happy memories.
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Garden Tips From the Micro Farm Project: How to Grow Quinoa

Kari Spencer is a Master Gardener volunteer and a local gardening and homesteading speaker. Her family operates The Micro Farm Project. Grow High Protein Quinoa (& 34;Keen-Wa& 34;) in Your Own YardQuinoa is truly an amazing pseudo-grain whose seeds are considered a complete protein. Its high protein content is a very fortunate anomaly in the plant world.
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How to Protect Garden Bulbs From Squirrels

Kathy is an avid gardener who loves to grow perennials and vegetables in her zone 5 Ontario gardens.Are squirrels stealing your flower bulbs?Spring flowers are a treat for gardeners and non-gardeners alike, as their beauty helps us forget the cold and dreary winter days. Some of the earliest and prettiest flowers to arrive each spring are flowers that come from bulbs, including crocuses, tulips and daffodils.
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Putting in an Epoxy Garage Floor

Why Put in an Epoxy Garage FloorI& 39;ve been on a mission to organize my garage. I& 39;ve gotten rid of tons of junk, bought garage shelves from Costco, organized all the tools, installed a bike rack, and I was thinking I was done, but the garage floor looked terrible. It had oil stains and large cracks.
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Things to Avoid When Finishing Your Basement

I have built, remodeled, and repaired thousands of homes across the U.S. over the past seventeen years. How to Frame a Basement1. Use good lumber for the studs.The framing for your new finished space is one of the most important components. The new drywall will conform to the framing, so it must be plumb, level, and straight.
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