Corn culture anytime in the past 60 years? When my husband and i were looking for a home some years ago, we were shown several lovely locations next to cropland. Sad that we live in such a toxic world. Those properties are difficult to sell....we had to get our sales agent to promise to stop taking us to these properties. > I'm sure none of this has anything to do with the cancer epidemic. Though it’s one of New Zealand’s sunniest regions, the weather is known to shift without warning – but you need to be prepared for unpredictable weather changes. And, you can contact them with questions or if you want a custom item. They are responsible for providing, or funding the provision of, health and disability services for the people of Northland. The trend in this area is toward organic farming and new organic farms are popping up in this area all the time. And this in region that gets well over 50 inches precip per year. I challenge anyone to find any study showing that glyphosate is toxic or carcinogenic in the kind of concentrations that you'd be exposed to near a cornfield. Some of the chamomile under them also got it and recovered, while rhubarb, ostrich fern and strawberries did not show damage. I'd avoid living there at all costs. I have a good relationship with the sprayer man. :) Cheers! If any of this new mining + fracking touches too much Colorado River water the SouthWest could have "interesting times" with water availability rather than water quality after a chunk of years. Sure the farmer sounds very nice but you don't control and you can count of him to do anything. Perhaps plant it in a double row, triple where the existing row has gaps. this is in the middle of wheat country. There is a about a 10-15 foot line of trees and brush between the corn field and this property - pretty thick in some spots, kind of open in others. Until 1989 Northland was governed by several councils and an earlier Northland Regional Council known as the Northland United Council. Advantages of living in Kansas: Low Cost of Living. Biggest concern, IMO, is groundwater quality. Same thing at a store, and so on. Those who don't like it usually came and went only to the Eaton's centre in the core, which isn't very charming. Why Do You Live Where You Live? Over the next decade, the International Energy Agency expects renewable energy to account for 80% of the world's power consumption. And to us for taking our time. Sounds like a nice property with a helpful neighbor and honestly, nowhere is perfect. If they aren't linking you to the research, then ignore them. Certainly pay for a well test. Cancer rates lower as tobacco use and primitive wood fire use decrease. Toronto and Montreal have almost nothing in common. There are disadvantages to any place you live. My family was poisoned by arsenic from the retaining pond that overflowed into a stream--came from an Elf Atochem chemical plant that had been "cleaned up" years before, but not nearly enough. Most of the time it's corn, sometimes soy beans. The wood of the fireplace is just beautiful! :-) Actually your statement seems a little "splitting hairs" to me. Any decision made on the property was made long ago. Find out about pesticides, manure, animals, things like that. You're not alone. My dad grew up on a farm and went to college in the early 70's right at the boom of all of the farm chemicals being developed and used. There's tons of info out on the web to read up on it. I hope I have been of help to you. Surely any spray can be blocked with high efficiency given a thick enough vegetation belt. You have to water, but only the first year. Parents of children aged under five are well served for Kindergartens, Play centres, Playgroups and other forms of early childhood education in Northland. There are many historic colonial-era towns. When has there ever been a place in the world completely safe? It's nice that you're interested in our little city, so happy to share my feelings on it :). Several farmers' families I know at ground zero in Iowa are plagued by bladder issues. I hear now, many years later they are still using it on corn.After we moved to town, 45 years ago, I didn't see an earthworm in the soil here for 9 years. For a relatively small country it has great educational facilities. You guys should see if you can get teaching jobs in the sciences. "I don't think there is a place in the world that is 100 percent safe any more". Northland offers a multitude of exciting outdoor adventures. I'll agree that Banff might be the prettiest place on earth, I was only 13 when I went and it has never left me. It has nothing to do with modern pesticides and herbicides--which are literally a hundred times safer than older formulations, including many home remedies, which can be terrifyingly toxic. Bird-watching is an easy, entertaining and educational activity for the whole family, Start your day energized and cheerful with bedroom hues that sing of sunshine or golden fields, Mega farmer next to long garden, to the right, jacoblockcuff (z6 NW Arkansas - Hz7 - Sunset z35), Must-Have Book: ‘A Field Guide to American Houses’, Field Trip: Gather Ideas on a DIY Garden Tour, Houzz Tour: A Happy-Trails Home on a California Field, Retirement Reinvention: Boomers Plot Their Next Big Move, The Best Winter Garden Project? Although New Zealand is one of the most scenic countries in the world, Northland’s location is quite far from any other major city in the world, except of course those in Australia. Nobody likes spraying, but I think your daily, significant environmental contaminations are probably less subtle. Not just next door but no doubt the property you are looking at was dosed multi-annually with poisons for decades. Also I consistently fail to kill weedy aronia seedlings with Roundup in my yard, whereas poison ivy is zapped with 100% efficiency. Healthy Living. Where boomers are going and what it might look like, Consider these 9 ideas now for a highly personal, truly enjoyable garden come spring, Scent the autumn air with the perfume of caramel corn, honey and spices by adding these intoxicating plants to your landscape, Have a field day with your landscape, even if you've got just a few modern containers on a paved path, Set out some seed and grab your field guide. A corn field borders one entire side of the property, which is basically a big square.