Agro∼News

information, news, fairs, conferences

Month

January 2018

How a Mushroom Farm Grows in a Manhattan Restaurant

Though intentionally futuristic in design, the installation is more than aesthetic—it’s a miniature mushroom farm. By Nina SparlingVogueJan. 24, 2018 Excerpt: The mini-farms, also called “fruiting chambers” are largely automated. Sensors and cameras monitor temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide levels, airflow,… Continue Reading →

Land on Vancouver church’s lot becomes garden for many to use

Wanda Wilson of Vancouver sits on a raised, wheelchair-accessible garden bed at the Minnie Stromgren Memorial Garden at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church. The garden features 34 beds varying in size from 4 by 8 feet to 10 by 20…. Continue Reading →

My Farm Life: Unlocking the Riches of Golden Pineapple in Panama

The Vergara family has been farming pineapples in Panama for more than 15 years but a new partnership with a fintech firm is giving them fresh hopes for an even brighter future, writes Edna Vergara, CEO of Panama Golden Pineapple…. Continue Reading →

How a More Humane Economy Could Help Revive Rural America

Factory farming is terrible for animals and it's a disaster for rural America. These days, it’s increasingly difficult to succeed in rural America and for more than one reason. The Great Recession hit America hard, but recovery mostly benefited cities…. Continue Reading →

Care What You Wear — Fixing Fast Fashion

In recent years, the true cost of cheap clothing and so-called “fast fashion” has become better understood, and with that knowledge, a call to change is being sounded. Investigations reveal the clothing industry is a significant source of environmental pollution… Continue Reading →

California Says Weed-Killer Used in LA River is Carcinogenic, Rep. Adam Schiff Calls for Ban

Federal workers are spraying a weed-killer in the Los Angeles River a state agency recently labeled as carcinogenic. At issue is the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, an herbicide used frequently in agriculture and as well as by… Continue Reading →

Drug Companies Sell Us Remedies for Problems Caused by Their Own Products–And the Federal Government Helps Them

This should be a clear violation of antitrust laws. Like most folks, you dutifully rub shampoo into your hair daily or a few times each week. After it strips out your hair’s natural moisture and liveliness, you apply a conditioner… Continue Reading →

Climate Activists File Initiative to Create Portland Sales Tax

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — A coalition led by environmental groups filed an initiative petition with the city of Portland on Jan. 18 to enact a sales tax on large retailers to fund projects that will decrease carbon emissions. They… Continue Reading →

Denmark: New Copenhagen School Focuses on ‘Food’ in its Design

Click image to see larger file. The area has individual planter boxes and raised beds which the pupils can use to cultivate and care for their own crops and vegetables. Greenhouses will extend the growing season. E-architectModern Danish Educational ArchitectureDesign… Continue Reading →

Community gardens across Houston work to end food deserts’ thirst

Icet is an urban farmer who has been managing numerous garden and agriculture projects over the course of 18 years in the Third and Fifth Wards. Eastern Houston has more than 30 neighborhoods that may classify as food deserts. By… Continue Reading →

Why Hippie Food Still Matters

Brown rice. Kale. Sprouts. Once an alternative strain of American cuisine associated with vegetarian communes and college co-ops, “hippie food” has come a long way over last half-century, now commonly found on mainstream grocery shelves, restaurants menus, and school lunch… Continue Reading →

'It Captures Their Imagination': Teaching Sustainability Through the Arts

At a time when arts are squeezed in some schools, teachers are embracing them as a tool to teach the environment At Fleet primary school in north London, children between the ages of three and 11 are learning songs about… Continue Reading →

20 Common Chemicals and Pollutants That Can Increase the Risk of Cancer–Particularly in Children

Many cancer-causing substances are lurking all around us. The following excerpt is from Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Philip J Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan (Oxford University Press, 2018). Reprinted with permission. Most childhood cancer… Continue Reading →

Increase Your Magnesium Intake

As the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and the second most common intracellular cation1 or positively charged ion (after potassium), magnesium is required for the healthy function of most cells in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and… Continue Reading →

Caveat Emptor: Science vs. CDC on Scary Flu Shot Promotions

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pharmaceutical companies mount an aggressive campaign in the mainstream media to persuade Americans to get their flu shots. Flu shots are big business: industry analysts estimate that within the… Continue Reading →

How 'Death Anxiety' Is Sparking the Shift in Consciousness We Need to Deal With the Global Climate Threat

Confronting the possible end of our species may be necessary to provoke climate action. The following excerpt is from The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival, by Robert Jay Lifton (The New Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission. Climate… Continue Reading →

Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens and Care Farming UK agree merger

Discussions about the new name and branding of the merged organisation are ongoing By Matthew ApplebyHorticulture Week23 January 2018 Excerpt: The new organisation will build on the work of the two current organisations, representing and supporting the delivery of care… Continue Reading →

Canada: Chilliwack retiree to share unused farmland with urban farmer in need

Young Agrarians program is interested in fostering the next generation of farmers By Jennifer FeinbergThe Chilliwack ProgressJan. 23, 2018 Excerpt: A Yarrow retiree with property in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is hoping to link up with a young urban… Continue Reading →

Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies

Photo Credit: Brett Whaley Flickr via Compfight cc From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty. Jacob Butler eyed a lemon tree—its… Continue Reading →

As Millennials Leave Cities For Farms, The Local Food Movement Surges

As more and more young people drift toward cities, it begs an important question: Who are our farmers? What does the next generation of farmers in America look like? At worst, farming seemed to be a dying industry. Perhaps surprisingly,… Continue Reading →

DuPont vs. the World: Chemical Giant Covered Up Health Risks of Teflon Contamination Across Globe

C8 is found in countless household products, from stain- and water-resistant apparel to microwave popcorn bags to dental floss. Broadcasting from the Sundance Film Festival, we are joined by three guests who personally battled with DuPont and are featured in… Continue Reading →

Move More

Compelling research shows that the more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be, thanks to the negative impacts on your cardiovascular and metabolic function. Even the World Health Organization lists inactivity as… Continue Reading →

Trump to Offer Citizenship for Dreamers as Part of Immigration Deal

The White House will present a full proposal on Monday. WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump is open to granting a path to citizenship to roughly 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children as part of… Continue Reading →

France Is Officially Shutting All Coal-Fired Power Plants in Three Years

SANS COAL France’s president has pushed forward the country’s plan to shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by two years. President Emmanuel Macron now plans for France to be coal-free by 2021. “We’ve also decided to make France… Continue Reading →

8 Things We Now Know That Happen (and That Don't Happen) When We Legalize Marijuana

We can now measure what happens when pot is legalized, and the picture is pretty bright. The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where… Continue Reading →

Germany is Fed Up with Big Ag

Cornucopia’s Take: Recent research in Germany suggests that three-quarters of all flying insects in Germany are gone. The German Ministry of the Environment opposed the recent vote in the European Union to continue using glyphosate, a likely accomplice in the… Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Fooled by the Cute Photos of the Cloned Monkeys – They Will Live a Life of Pain

The scientists tried 79 times before they got it right. Monkey after monkey was made to live in distressing conditions and then die after a few days. The PR people don’t tell us the names of those babies The provoking… Continue Reading →

The Dead Enders

In the wake of the 2016 election, a group of despairing Democrats in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, formed a new political group to ensure that they would never be out-organized locally again. Faith leaders, small-business owners, social workers, nonprofit leaders, teachers, and… Continue Reading →

How Statins, Pesticides and Wireless Radiation Affect Your Heart Health

One in 4 Americans over the age of 45 is on a statin drug to lower their cholesterol. Are these drugs really as bad as some of the evidence suggests — or might they be even worse than suspected? Stephanie… Continue Reading →

Cattle Rancher to Cliven Bundy: You Steal From All of Us and Shouldn’t Be Welcomed in Montana

The fringe element that wants to steal our shared national heritage—the lands and waters and fish and wildlife owned by us, the American people—is coming to Montana. On Saturday, January 20, public lands abuser Cliven Bundy spoke at an anti-public… Continue Reading →

Houston Is Being Rebuilt on a Foundation of Wage Theft

To gird themselves against Houston’s freakish sub-40-degree weather, the jornaleros, or day laborers, draw the hoods of their sweatshirts so tight that just their noses peek out. Huddled in groups of four or five across a Home Depot parking lot,… Continue Reading →

Bernie Sanders Just Sidestepped Corporate Media to Promote Medicare for All to 1 Million Viewers

The democratic socialist senator’s town hall on universal healthcare marks a new phase in the political revolution. The revolution will not be televised, but it might be live-streamed. “It ain’t gonna be on CBS, it ain’t gonna be on NBC,”… Continue Reading →

Properly Filter Your Water

Each year, red flags over toxic drinking water are raised across the U.S., with reasons varying from location to location. One major problem is aging water pipes, which have become an increasingly common source of toxic exposure.1 In fact, in… Continue Reading →

Bypassing Major Networks, 1.6 Million Tune in for Sanders 'Medicare for All' Town Hall

Photo: Gage Skidmore, cc by-sa 2.0 Senator held online event to counter corporate media's coverage of healthcare, frequently "interrupted by commercials by the drug companies" Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) town hall on Medicare for All drew more than one million… Continue Reading →

Nine Humanitarian Activists Face Federal Charges After Leaving Water for Migrants in the Arizona Desert

A faith-based humanitarian group that provides aid and shelter to undocumented migrants on the southwestern border fears it has become the latest target in the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration advocates. Nine members of the group, No More Deaths, were… Continue Reading →

FDA Imminent Health Hazard Petition to Revoke and Rescind Aspartame's Approval, Filed 1/27/18

Dr. Joseph Thomas of the FDA recently wrote to me to the effect that if there has been something new since 2002, we can file again our request for ban on aspartame. They completely disregarded the Imminent Health Hazard petition… Continue Reading →

Jordan: Rooftop farming initiative offers fresh start for the needy

“By pursuing an environmentally friendly activity, we have been able to create employment opportunities for women to work from their own homes while breaking the shame barrier that the culture imposes in female workers,” Rahaife continued By Ana V. Ibáñez… Continue Reading →

The latest millennial trend: Ditching the city to go live on a farm

John and Halee Wepking CBS NEWS The Department of Agriculture has found that for only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35 years of age is increasing. By Dean ReynoldsCBS NewsJanuary 23, 2018Excerpt: RIDGEWAY,… Continue Reading →

UML to Study Diet's Link to Dementia with $3.9M Grant

LOWELL — Highly processed foods are known to contribute to obesity, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Now there's something else to worry about – brain function. Katherine Tucker, director of UMass Lowell's Center for Population Health, recently received… Continue Reading →

The EU Targets Plastic Waste as it Aims to Make All Packaging Recyclable by 2030

One word: plastics. European Union regulators declared a new policy agenda Tuesday starting with the goal that all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable or reusable by 2030. The European Commission appears to be scrambling to curb… Continue Reading →

Use a Mercury-Free Dentist

About half of all dentists in the U.S. still use dental amalgam, which consists of 50 percent mercury combined with silver, tin, copper and other trace minerals. Mercury is the most volatile and toxic of the heavy metals, and the… Continue Reading →

How to Properly Compost and Recycle

Composting your food and yard waste, and recycling your recyclable "stuff," are among the simplest yet most powerful ways to reduce your environmental footprint and help the Earth. As a bonus, the compost you can easily create from kitchen scraps… Continue Reading →

Global Capitalism and Livelihoods Denied: Whipping India's Farmers into Submission

In India, there is a push to drive people from the countryside into cities. The mainstream narrative implies that urbanisation is natural in the evolution of societies and constitutes progress. The World Bank wants India to relocate 400 million people… Continue Reading →

When Picking Apples on a Farm With 5,000 Rules, Watch Out for the Ladders

Editor's note: In response to this article, Michael Tabor, a Takoma Park, Maryland farmer, wrote this letter to the New York Times: Thank you for Steve Eder’s December 27, 2017 article, “When Picking Apples on a Farm with 5,000 Rules,… Continue Reading →

Biodynamics: Where Regenerative Agriculture Meets Regenerative Capital

Biodynamic farming, a “beyond organic” approach to agriculture long respected in Europe, may finally be poised for a breakthrough in the U.S. It has growing cachet in the wine industry, where biodynamic wines earn both high scores and high price… Continue Reading →

Climate Bellwether? With Cape Town Almost Out of Water, 'Day Zero' Looms

In less than three months, residents in South African city could be lining up for rationed water under armed guards. "Is this the new normal?" For residents of Cape Town, "Day Zero" is getting closer. That's the day when taps… Continue Reading →

Pollan: Consumer Boycotts Are ‘Achilles Heel of American Capitalism.’

Trump has dumped family farmers. That’s right, President Trump, who once claimed he’s “fighting for our farmers,” is passing policies that mostly benefit the big agribusiness corporations—not small farmers, and certainly not rural communities. Robert Reich, professor of Public Policy… Continue Reading →

Monsanto's Fingerprints All Over Newsweek's Hit on Organic Food

“The campaign for organic food is a deceitful, expensive scam,” according to a Jan. 19 Newsweek article authored by Dr. Henry I. Miller of the Hoover Institution. If that name sounds familiar – Henry I. Miller – it may be… Continue Reading →

High Stakes for CRISPR and GMO Regulation in Europe

The European Court of Justice has been considering whether organisms obtained by mutagenesis are exempt from the EU’s Genetically Modified Organisms Directive. That might sound esoteric or gobbledygook but both pro- and anti-GMO camps are keenly awaiting the outcome as… Continue Reading →

More Evidence Connects Gum Disease With Cancer

Taking better care of your teeth could help reduce the risk of getting – and dying from – certain cancers, according to two large scale studies from the US and Finland. The first study, published in the Journal of the… Continue Reading →

Moving Towards Regenerative Organic Certification

What’s Next for Sustainable Agriculture? Beginning in 2003, Dr. Bronner’s committed to sourcing all major raw materials for its products from organic farms. It was apparent to the company’s leadership that industrial agriculture, with its unchecked use of synthetic pesticides… Continue Reading →

EPA Knows It Should Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides–But Will It?

As Leonard Cohen famously sang, everybody knows. Everybody, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), knows that neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees. But here’s a part of the story you may have missed: Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta coat their GMO corn… Continue Reading →

Vermont Legalizes Marijuana Today, and Makes History Along the Way

Let's hear it for the Green Mountain State. Vermont made history today as Gov. Phil Scott (R) signed a marijuana legalization bill into law. With his signature, Vermont becomes the first state to have freed the weed via the legislative… Continue Reading →

How NAFTA Is Making Our Food and Water Much Less Healthy

As the sixth round of the negotiations on North American Free Trade Agreement begin next week in Montreal, Canada, the controversy over exactly what a new agreement might involve—if there is one at all—continues to generate debate. As the NAFTA… Continue Reading →

House Science Committee Wants to Investigate a Government Scientist for Doing Science

REPUBLICANS ON THE House Science Committee are accusing Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, of lobbying. In letters sent to the Inspector General and acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Reps…. Continue Reading →

India: IT professionals working in Hi-Tech city learn about farming

IT professionals at the land they purchased at Naskal village, 13 km. from Vikarabad. The concept was given the name ‘urban farming’ as educated urban youth were involved in an activity that had to do with rural areas. By N…. Continue Reading →

Maryland, USA: County zoning rewrite expands land access to urban agriculture endeavors

ECO City Farms lobbied for zoning access to residential areas in 2013. Photo courtesy of ECO City Farms. Click image to see larger file. I think the whole movement toward urban farms has become so much more appealing over time… Continue Reading →

Decolonizing Foods: This Is How Latinas are Reclaiming Their Ancestral Diets

There’s this misconception people tend to have around Latin cuisine, that it’s fried, loaded with starchy carbs, filled with beef, along with other processed meats, and smothered in grease and fat. It’s delicious, but by no means healthy. But the… Continue Reading →

Will ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ Serve the Public Interest – Or the Drive for Growing Profits for Private Corporations?

‘Climate smart agriculture’ has become the buzz phrase at high level international policy discussions. But now there is a struggle over its definition. Is it the latest manifestation for corporate social responsibility or the title of a manifesto for real,… Continue Reading →

China: Green thumbs turn veggie patches into ‘edible gardens’

The vegetable garden at Meilong Sancun where plants were placed in dozens of “square foot gardens”. A one-time garbage disposal area at the Knowledge and Innovation Community in Yangpu District was the site of happy reapers last autumn after the… Continue Reading →

Detailed examination of the urban farming market is the niche segment gaining popularity

Market research report “Urban Farming Market : By Farm Types (Commercial, Social, Leisure, Educational, Therapeutic, Agri-Environmental, Cultural Heritage); By Crop Types (Food and Non-food Crops) and By Geography- Forecast (2016-2021)” See WhaTechJan 19, 2018 Excerpt: Urban farming market is practiced… Continue Reading →

Use Coconut Oil Daily

Despite the fact that more than 2,000 studies1 have been performed on coconut oil, demonstrating a wide range of benefits, it continues to be wrongfully vilified to this day, mainly because 90 percent of its fat content is saturated fat…. Continue Reading →

Curcumin Beats Malignancy

Besides giving Indian curries their rich golden color, turmeric contains a polyphenol called curcumin, which has been shown to possess many health benefits, including being a malignancy-fighting powerhouse. Curcumin’s health-boosting properties are well-documented and this single compound exhibits more than… Continue Reading →

'I Don’t Know How They Live With Themselves' – Artist Nan Goldin​ Takes on the Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

Nan Goldin lights a cigarette and takes a puff. “My dealer came here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I was one of his best customers.” She giggles sarcastically. “He texted me when I was in rehab saying… Continue Reading →

Losing Its Sparkle: The Dark Side of Glitter

These days, no Instagram post or fashion show is complete without a liberal sprinkling of glitter. But questions surround its environmental impact – and role in child slavery. Is it time to stop? Last year was the best of times… Continue Reading →

Hope From the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington

Democrats’ national level of support has seen better days. Much better. By the numbers, Democrats are at their lowest in nearly 100 years. While the party had a successful night in off-year elections on Nov. 7, 2017, and in the… Continue Reading →

‘Irish Times’ View on Environment: The War on Plastics

It has been predicted there will be more plastic waste than fish in our oceans by 2050 – another indication of the scale of contamination it is wreaking. Ireland has moved from laggard to European leader in recycling waste packaging… Continue Reading →

How To Be a Better, Smarter, Happier Meat Eater

Sure, you’ve heard that red meat is cruel and unsustainable, and that it’ll destroy the environment if it doesn’t give us all heart attacks first. But it’s so delicious! Which is why we begged Mark Bittman to reconcile our principles… Continue Reading →

Is Walmart Defrauding Consumers Into Spending More for “Organic” Eggs?

While the USDA wavers on organic egg laws, consumers are taking matters into their own hands with a new lawsuit against the retail giant. For a year, Pittsburg, California resident Donnie Lee Gibson regularly bought organic eggs at his East… Continue Reading →

History Space: 100 Years of Dairy Farming in Swanton

How do you build a business that lasts 100 years? For dairy farmer Robert Manning, owner of the Manning Farm in Swanton, it’s about family support and playing an active role in the community too. “Farmers have deep roots and… Continue Reading →

Dairy Farmer to Donald Trump: “Replace NAFTA, It’s Not Good for Farmers Anywhere”

There is a lot of angst in the U.S. corporate world. They are quite concerned that the renegotiation talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico (the three participants in the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA) may not… Continue Reading →

This Is Why Carrots Cost More Than Twinkies

In a recent article, Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel took author and journalist Michael Pollan to task for blaming the farm bill for the sizable price difference between junk food and fresh vegetables. She wrote: “…Pollan, whose work I’m… Continue Reading →

United Arab Emirates: Ramada Ajman team harvests organic crops at its urban farm

Click image to see larger file. Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman’s green committee, together with the pre-opening team of Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, harvested organic produce at its own urban farm located at the hotel premises. By Sarakshi RaiHotelier Middle… Continue Reading →

India: Urban agriculture is one of the major components of “Livable Cities India” project

Urban agriculture program, is now included in “Samrudhi, General Education Protection Mission Project of Government of Kerala”, and is being implemented in 49 schools of Ollur assembly constituency, in one of the districts of the state. World Urban CampaignEvangelical Social… Continue Reading →

Urban Farming Is the Future of Agriculture

Photo by Urban Organics. Urban farms have the potential to change the world’s agricultural landscape. Granted, we’re probably not going to see a planet of supercities in which all farming is done in high-rise buildings. By Patrick CaughillFuturismJanuary 16, 2018… Continue Reading →

National nonprofit aims to put gardens in 100 Detroit schools

Kimbal Musk, co-founder and CEO, Big Green, stands in a learning garden in Indianapolis. Since 2011, it has created learning garden classrooms, with raised beds planted with fruits and vegetables and student seating areas, in Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles… Continue Reading →

Singapore: This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens

Photo: Urban Farm & Barn/Facebook The Travelling Farm (TTF) runs gardening workshops and programmes in a specially retrofitted container with the objective of inspiring and promoting interest in gardening to the masses. By Coconuts SingaporeJan. 17, 2018 Excerpt: As urban… Continue Reading →

This Caltech dining center’s freshest vegetables are grown on its roof

Executive chef Zach Chambers, of Caltech Dining, walks through Caltech’s Chandler Cafe’s roof garden. The aeroponic towers are growing greens, mixed lettuces, chills, eggplants, onions and herbs with the help of LA Urban Farms. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)… Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe: Monkey terror – the viability of urban agriculture has also come under threat

Residents of suburbs are having running battles with monkeys. Mutare’S low-density suburbs of Darlington and Morningside have been turned into landscapes of human-wildlife conflict, as monkeys are invading houses and wrecking property in the process. The HeraldJan 16, 2018 Excerpts:… Continue Reading →

Greening Iraq’s Refugee Camps: “This garden is my kingdom”

Globally, there are around 65 million people living in refugee situations at the moment. Approximately one third of these live in protracted situations—long-lasting periods of uncertainty. Gardens can provide food and income but also a sense of beauty, home, and… Continue Reading →

Singapore: Registration for communal gardening plots in 5 more parks to open on Feb 10

Existing public gardening plots at HortPark. (Photo: Dawn Ang) NParks said that to date, 400 plots have been fully subscribed by gardening enthusiasts from November to December 2017 at HortPark, Punggol Park, Clementi Woods Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park,… Continue Reading →

Flashback to 1987: City Farmer on CBC’s ‘Country Canada’

Three gardens in Vancouver in 1987. Vancouver’s Demonstration Food Garden, Lord Roberts School Garden and Strathcona Community Garden By Michael Levenston CBC’s ‘Country Canada’ May 1987 In 1987, City Farmer had staff working at three different sites, our Demonstration Food… Continue Reading →

California: ‘Agrihood’ proposal may be used to help win passage for latest city housing plan

Click image to see larger file. It’s one variation of an “agrihood” — a growing, national movement that combines new homes with farm crops and livestock production. More than 100 agrihoods exist nationally, with the nearest in Rancho Mission Viejo…. Continue Reading →

San Francisco Urban Farm To Rise As Symbol Of Social Justice

Alvina Wong (right) tries to untangle a lengthy garden hose with Marilyn Duran at the Hummingbird Farm in San Francisco The once-fallow field, owned but previously unused by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, is on its way to becoming… Continue Reading →

Brooklyn: Where Mushrooms Grow Just a Few Feet from the Table

Smallhold’s “minifarms” carefully control growing conditions including air, water and light A Brooklyn food-tech startup, Smallhold, puts its “minifarms” right in the restaurant where they’ll be served By Dan CallahanBrooklyn Business NewsJanuary 12, 2018 Excerpt: The availability of Wi-Fi connections… Continue Reading →

Glorious Greens in January in Vancouver BC

Planted in October, We Are Eating in January From City Farmer’s Compost Garden in Vancouver BCJanuary 18, 2018 Both our cold frame and our plastic, greenhouse shed are feeding us nutritious greens now in mid winter. Planted on October 11,… Continue Reading →

Will Brazilian Millennials Look to a Future in the Fields?

The rural workforce in Brazil is getting younger, according to recent research. Meet the Gen-Y agripreneurs changing the face of farming in Brazil. By Raphael Marques da Silva, on behalf of HarvestPlus. The economic crisis in Brazil has chosen millennials–the… Continue Reading →

My Farm Life: Transforming Brazilian Communities While Growing Grains

Carla Mayara Borges is a third-generation grain farmer from the Mid-West of Brazil who convinced her family to take on an abandoned, unproductive farm in Mato Grosso and triple the size of their farm. Find out how she transformed the… Continue Reading →

© 2018 Agro-News.org

information, news, fairs, conferences