18 Unique and Innovative Farm-to-School Programs

Farm-to-school programs encourage schools to buy farm-fresh foods from their local community to serve in the cafeteria and feature educational activities in the classroom. Students gain access to healthy, nutritious food as well as educational opportunities such as farm field trips, garden-based learning, cooking lessons, and recycling programs. The farm-to-school approach helps children and families understand where their food comes from and how their food choices can impact their health, the environment, and their community.

National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting Cutting-Edge Programs

 

Dandelion “Weeds” Kill Cancer Cells, Leave Healthy Cells Intact

Dandelion root’s ability to selectively kill only cancer cells — as opposed to radiation and chemotherapy which kill healthy cells and flood the body with toxins — ccould make it an invaluable tool in the future of cancer treatment, at least in countries whose medical institutions are actually invested in cures, not keeping people sick.

Dandelion “Weeds” Kill Cancer Cells, Leave Healthy Cells Intact

Poison in the Fields: Agriculture as Chemical Warfare

When people hear the words “chemical warfare” the first, and possibly sole thought, will be the threats to civilians from the use of chemical weapons – whether in war torn countries or from a terrorist attack.

They would therefore not usually associate the use of such chemicals in any supposedly democratic society as permitted by their own Government

Yet highly poisonous chemicals – that were originally designed as weapons of war – have been allowed for many decades, under successive Government policies, to be sprayed on crop fields all over the UK, and with literally no protection at all for the many millions of rural citizens living or attending schools in the locality of such chemically treated areas. (In fact, there is actually no protection for rural residents and communities in the majority of other countries around the world either!)

Poison in the Fields: Agriculture as Chemical Warfare