Think Green

At independence, Kenya’s forest cover stood at around 10% of her land mass, today, it’s a measly 1.2% according to the last official reports and this is alarming. Furthermore we lost our national hero and world renown treehugger, Prof Wangari Maathai, which is a cause for alarm since all most of our leaders don’t care about the environment and biodiversity. Continue reading

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The Problem With GMOs

According to the Laws of Kenya, GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) products are illegal but the recent famine in East Africa has made many politicians, especially the former minister of Agriculture William Ruto, very pro-GMO. Several studies have proved that GMOs not only spoil the environment, they also have devastating effects on the human body when consumed as food. These politicians just want a cheap way out of the hunger but none of them thinks about the long-term effect of the GMOs to our society. Continue reading

Organic Farming Versus Conventional farming

This is perhaps the hottest debate in agriculture circles…organic or inorganic? First of all what is organic farming? Organic farming is the practice of agriculture without harming the land, water and people involved. It is the type of farming whereby you don’t use chemical fertilizers, herbicides rather natural and more conserving methods are adopted. Continue reading