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Jon Moore
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Mission Statement: To change the world, one cabbage at a time!

WORLD ORGANIC NEWS is here to bring you the latest in Organic News from around the world!

Once a week WORLD ORGANIC NEWS produces a short podcast covering the most interesting posts from the past seven days. To subscribe click the iTunes button in the side bar!

WORLD ORGANIC NEWS is brought to you by Jon Moore.Β Jon is anΒ organic advocate, author, gardener and the editor/producer of the WORLD ORGANIC NEWS blog & podcast.

Gardening, farming, food and energy are all within our scope. I also dredge through the net for old ideas ripe for a come back. Too much research has been channelled to the chemical farming, gardening and industrial food sectors.

We must overgrow the system. Every time we make a purchase we are sending a message to the makers of that product to keep doing it. Consider your choices for we can change the world, one cabbage at a time!

Just spend some moments thinking about the last sentence…

Jon

 

212 comments

  1. It gives me hope to think that we can change things and I like the idea that every time I buy something I am giving a “vote” to whoever made it, grew it, imported it etc. And thanks for reading and liking my post on the Royal Horse Show. I know that in the heavy horse community there are people using horses for sustainable farming. I doubt the world will return to that but it is nice to know that some people are doing it.

  2. Hello Mr. Jon, Thank you so very much for linking to me and putting my blog on your podcast. It was a really neat surprise. You have a wonderful voice and are truly a pleasure to listen to. I look forward to listening to you weekly. This is a really great thing that you have going. I’ll be spreading the news of your podcast as it was a great listen. Changing the world one cabbage at a time is a truly absolutely inspiring.

  3. Thank you for visiting my littlepatiogarden.com I am glad you did because it directed me to your podcast which I found really interesting. It is a great reminder of the importance of pesticide (and herbicide) free gardening and going back to the basics to find the best solutions, using natural resources like hay (never would have thought to use it). Nature organically provides us with the tools, we just have to be patient enough (and creative enough) to use them.

  4. Wow! Thank you for sharing my blog post about WORM FARMING !!
    So thrilled you liked it.
    Happy organic gardening!
    I love “No Dig Gardening” by Esther Deans.

  5. Hi, I just read your comment about my blog (Preparing the Soil for the Food Forest: It’s Just Dirt, or is it?) I didn’t get a chance to respond until now, because I was out of town. I would love to read yours below, but they don’t seem to be available now:

    Garden Planning part one: Dirty Talk | picky to plenty
    Kitchen Herb Garden – Growing Thyme
    In defense of weeds | FoodGrow

    Birgit

  6. Hi Jon,

    Thanks for sharing our post on aphid control. Love to speak to you about sharing your content on Our Green Nation. I like your podcast!

    Let me know if you wold be interested! Email me back directly.

    Thank you!

    Leya

  7. Thank you for linking to my post on Moonmooring, again. I need to post more and read more, and garden… more. Keep up the good work!

  8. Thanks for the pingback on the sustainable living series. Yesterday’s was all about growing methods including permaculture. I am loving what I am learning and eager to give some of this a try. And I feel validated for just about every choice I have made in the last 20 years from banning paper towels to adapting our toilets to be low flow. Nathan Crane created a great series and a kicked off bunch of great conversations.

  9. Thanks for your Like of my September 30th post on “Cowspiracy” on my notesfrommyundergrounds site, and for this site, which I’ve subscribed to. Having recently joined a vegan book club, I’m finding leads for possible books for us to read in your posts.

  10. Thank you for re-blogging and liking my post on Harvesting Sweet Potatoes.

    First of all I do not grow or eat organic foods. In the post I mentioned adding Miracle Gro to the new soil. This was the first time I had used it on any of my garden plants and only did so because my neighbor uses it on her garden.

    After seeing the result of what it did to the original potatoes, which were from the previous years crop without MG, it makes me wonder if it would be safe to eat anything grown with MG! I will no longer be using it on my sweet potatoes or any other garden vegetable I plan to grow next Spring.

    1. We are all growing and doing our best for our plants, soil and ourselves. I like to give an occasional space to non-organic methods as a comparison. There does seem to be a growing body of evidence against herbicides and pesticides. As for chemical fertilisers I suspect they are the reason behind falling nutrient levels in fruit, vegetables and grains. Having said that, I also think growing what we eat gives a better chance of keeping us all healthy. Thanks for the comment.

      1. Not only would chemical fertilizers take away nutrients, but I suspect they wouldn’t be as flavorful due to their rapid growth. Thank you for your input on this subject.

  11. Thank you for the like on my Indoor Composting blog! It is so encouraging to meet others that share the passion for healthy, organic living. I can tell your blog will give me some inspiration and great information.

  12. Hi Jon,

    Thanks so much for re-posting my first ever post on my blog. You have a really interesting site, and I’ve read a bunch of the articles you’ve posted already…

    Cheers, Ben.

  13. Thank you so much for the reblog! It sounds like we share common eco thoughts. I love your quote on your about section: “Consider your choices, for we can change the world, one cabbage at a time.”

  14. Thanks for popping over to thriftyweaver.wordpress.com and leaving me a little trail of breadcrumbs leading me here to WON.
    So many great articles, lots of reading to catch up on… great excuse to sit down with a bucket of coffee.

  15. Hello and thank you so much for the re-blog! It is people like you who will help spread the word about our food industry and help make changes! I can’t wait to read more news on your blog πŸ™‚

  16. Thank you for the reblog. You do a good service bringing all the great writing from around the world together from and for people that are focused on natural healthy living.

  17. Hiya Jon! Thank you so very much for reblogging my article Chicks, Foxes and the Circle of Life! You are most kind… I am glad you enjoyed it. It was a sad loss, but I have upped my viigilence. Hopefully, we will never have a repeated tragedy… Mother Hen

  18. Thanks for re-blogging my little post! No one person has to change the whole world- we each just need to help our neighbor be a little better, and let them help us. It will all add up. <3

  19. Very nice website Jon.

    What I like the most is the “Good News” about how to gradually, healthily, and slowly _improve_ your quality of life, rather than distraction or noise about things to worry about. (You never see an article “Compost Pile converts leaves and organic matter to healthy soil.” or “Millions of cubic meters of oxygen produced by algae.” or “The sun rose again today and the earth went a bit further on its elliptical orbit.” or even “Yay, you get to use your arms and legs again today, and even eat food!”)

    One does wonder on the net effect of this mental pollution in the form of distress and distraction.

    πŸ™‚

  20. Thanking you kindly Jon for the re-blog on your site, as this means the world to me. Mother nature needs all the help we can provide, and the food we grow gives us life without chemicals.
    Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~

  21. Thank you so much for coming to my blog and taking the time to click the “like” button. I really appreciate it. I’m a newbie, trying to correct my past mistakes and feeling totally overwhelmed with all the information. It means a lot of to me that someone who has so much knowledge took the time to look at my blog. I appreciate it.

    Ana

  22. Thank you for the reblog , looking forward to reading your blog, if you have any comments on the questions asked in the challenge I would really appreciate your view as I am new at gardening and your advise would be welcome in fact it would be water in the desert; looking forward to hearing from you especially your ideas on ground cover that can be planted now in February in Ireland.
    Kind Regards Kathy , Happy happy days to you.

    1. Kathy, I’m in the process of writing a “how to” book for beginners and others. I’d probably use rye in Ireland in February and cut it back or turn it in two to three weeks before you plant out. Jon

  23. Thank you so much for reblogging me! I’ve never been reblogged before and actually I was starting to get a little discouraged about writing about gardening and sustainability. Wondering if anyone is really reading me? I might not be saying anything new but I’m trying to collect all my own research into one place for anyone who wants it. I’m so happy I found your blog. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to learn some more!

  24. Thank you, that was wonderful surprise to get reblogged by your site. I have you in my blog network now and this is motivating me to write about the farm in more detail πŸ™‚

    Merci beaucoup, Vedran <3

  25. So, Mr. Jon Moore, how do you gather your articles? Do you automatically reblog based on certain keywords? I’m amazed at the variety and relevance of topics and sources that I’ve seen here in the past few days. Useful stuff. Happy 2015!

    1. Keywords and areas of interest to me. If i think its’s of value then i hope others do to. I don’t automatically reblog somethings don’t seem relevant. I also check for news stories every day. Hope you find somethings of interest!

  26. At first glance it seems that you have a blog worth investigating further. Organic food is the salvation of human health in the world and the US has gone too far in its factory farming, monoculture agriculture, and chemical solutions. Thanks for the info and best wishes. Uldis

  27. I`m currently making my green contribution by republishing (on my Blog) some articles I wrote in University dealing with the subject of vermicomposting, which believe it or not, was still a relatively unused process for converting household waste into worm casts at that time, as was the whole concept of Blogging, since Java had just been invented (c.1982-3). Lol. Anyway, since I`m now following you, I shall have to recommend your page to all the gardeners who have been reading my weekly vermicomposting articles, of which I just published the latest tonight. (Maybe I could make an edit still, or maybe I`ll wait till next week.) We`ll definitely see you later.

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