Posted on 10.30.16 under Uncategorized
Small farmers are turning to aquaponics and hydroponics in droves. These have a proven record of safe and guaranteed pesticide-free production. And far from being “sterile,” studies overwhelmingly show beneficial, disease-fighting root flora– a staple of organics– in aquaponics and hydro.
Water use is 1/10 to 1/100th of growing the same food in soil. Finally, aquaponics and hydro are especially beneficial for helping to create new farmers and support the new field of urban agriculture because you don’t have to own land to use them.
In spite of these advantages, the USDA, through its National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is considering banning aquaponics and organic hydro (hydroponics using organic nutrient sources) from organic farming certification.
Posted on 10.22.16 under Isaac Wong
From a Sesame Magazine shoot, circa 1995.
If you’re been to Harajuku, surely you’ve been inside Condomania. Gotta keep the population down!
There’s always something different going on in there.
The best department store in Japan, maybe the world.
Wondering what the appeal is?