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March 2018

How flies and maggots are being bred to eat your food waste and keep Singapore clean

Imagine a packet of char kway teow which has seen better days. It’s a gloomy colour and is literally crawling. There are maggots devouring what is a perennial Singapore dish. The messy result of this invasion resembles some kind of scientific… Continue Reading →

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Announces Final GRO1000 Community Garden Grant Recipients

To celebrate the first day of spring and the start of the community gardening season, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today announced it final list of GRO1000 Grassroots Grant recipients, including thirty-four nonprofit organizations nationwide. The organizations awarded will use the… Continue Reading →

Promoting Healthy Soil

CROSBY – Soil quality and water quality are important to him. He is at home in a farm field or a bass boat. Recently he participated in a seminar here on the Future of Farming. As usual, Dick Roland was… Continue Reading →

How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

Exclusive: Kemper power plant promised to be a world leader in ‘clean coal’ technology but Guardian reporting found evidence top executives knew of construction problems and design flaws years before the scheme collapsed High above the red dirt and evergreen… Continue Reading →

On World Water Day, Let's Commit to Protecting Oregon's Waters

Oregon has more rivers designated as wild and scenic than any other state. People travel from across the country and the world to raft our wild waters and fish for salmon or trout. Family farmers rely on rivers and groundwater… Continue Reading →

Governor Scott Visits Mote Marine Lab Discussing Investments for Florida's Environment

It's a hefty investment, but it's one Florida governor Rick Scott is happy that has been made. Four billion dollars is earmarked for the preservation of the state's environment and agriculture, which includes the protection of beaches, springs and the… Continue Reading →

State Lets Mega-Dairy Use Loophole to Tap Endangered Oregon Aquifer

Documents obtained by the Statesman Journal show Gov. Kate Brown, her staff and the directors of three state agencies knew the dairy would fall back on the loophole if a proposed water trade was challenged. A year after it opened,… Continue Reading →

Oregon Mega-Dairy, Accused of Polluting Groundwater, Won't Be Shut Down

Oregon has settled a lawsuit it brought against a new mega-dairy accused of endangering nearby municipal and private wells by mismanaging manure and wastewater. The settlement, filed in court Wednesday, will allow Lost Valley Farm in Boardman to operate in… Continue Reading →

Water Advisories in Effect on Some Coast Beaches as Spring Break Begins

Spring break is here, which usually means more people out at the beach enjoying the beautiful Gulf Coast. But some South Mississippi beaches have water advisories in place right now, which means swimming is not recommended. According to the Mississippi… Continue Reading →

Regulators OK Environmental Review for Disputed Northern Minnesota Oil Pipeline

Minnesota regulators approved the final environmental review Thursday for Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline in northern Minnesota, setting the stage for a final decision on the disputed project in June. The Public Utilities… Continue Reading →

Solar Jobs on the Rise in Florida

The Solar Foundation says solar jobs are on the rise in the Sunshine State. The organization’s 2017 census shows that solar employment declined 3.8 percent nationwide, from 260,077 jobs in 2016 to 250,271 in 2017. But solar jobs increased in… Continue Reading →

Report: Florida Has a Water Pollution Problem, and Some Tampa Bay Companies Are Among the Worst Offenders

In the last 21 months, according to Environment Florida, polluters have violated the Clean Air Act nearly 300 times. It's hard to imagine a better place to make a point about the real cost of water pollution in Florida than… Continue Reading →

Eating Out Increases Levels of Phthalates in the Body, Study Finds

US research discovers 35% increase in levels of chemical linked to disease in those who dined at restaurants the previous day Eating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase exposure to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals used to increase the… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Settlement With 3M May Fix Drinking Water but Not the Environment

The $850 million might address drinking water, but damage to the environment "is forever." The $850 million court settlement between Minnesota and 3M that ended a decadelong fight over contaminated groundwater in the east metro will go a long way… Continue Reading →

Explosive Facebook Memo Defended Company's Strategy, Even If It Got People Killed

“We connect people. Period. That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified,” an executive wrote in 2016. A top Facebook executive wrote an internal memo in 2016 that defended the company’s growth as necessary and justified, even… Continue Reading →

At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle That Aren't Sick

Many industrial feedlots see routine use of antibiotics as essential. Some cattlemen disagree, calling them “performance enhancing drugs.” Ben Holland holds a Mason jar, tilting it slightly to show the powdery 90 milligrams of the antibiotic tylosin inside. “It’s about… Continue Reading →

Groups Turn up Pressure on McDonald's Chicken Policies: 'It's Just Not Right'

ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, a west suburban mother of two young girls, takes her family to McDonald’s semiregularly because it’s an indulgence they all enjoy. But she’s put those trips on hold for now. Knott-Dawson plans to launch an online petition this… Continue Reading →

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood. At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors… Continue Reading →

Planting the Seeds of a Food Forest in Philadelphia

With its myriad public gardens and 40,000-plus vacant lots, many of which have been transformed into community farms, Philadelphia is already a hub for community gardening. Philly also has a shortage of supermarkets in low income neighborhoods, which has made… Continue Reading →

1870 – Rhubarb Gatherers in England

The word rhubarb, too, was once thought dreadfully vulgar, and people spoke euphemistically of ‘spring gooseberries’. It comes at a fortunate time of the year for its own reputation, when we have grown tired of jam, if we have not… Continue Reading →

'Free the Soil': Activists Blockade Synthetic Fertilizer Company

Early morning March 26th, a group of activists from KlimaKollektivet (the Climate Collective) blockaded a storage facility for synthetic fertilizers on Masnedø island, Denmark. The facility, that is run by the largest producer of synthetic fertilizer, the Norwegian multinational company… Continue Reading →

'Glyphosate Linked to Kidney Disease' -Prof. Channa Jayasumana

Prof. Channa Jayasumana, a leading academic who has done extensive research into the kidney disease in Rajarata, speaks about Glyphosate and its impact on the spread of the disease. Also, he compares the disease pattern in Sri Lanka and India…. Continue Reading →

15 Amazing Food Storage Containers That Aren’t Plastic Wrap

After you spent the last hour whipping up a healthy dinner, just looking at the leftovers piled in pots and pans leaves you exhausted. Clean up is the worst. Why can’t those leftovers magically put themselves away? You want to… Continue Reading →

New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing Does cell phone radiation cause cancer? New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality… Continue Reading →

How a Groundswell of Citizen Activism Helped Save the EPA

Something amazing happened in Washington last week: Congress rejected Trump’s draconian cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and a host of other critical federal programs. In the end, the president had no choice but to sign the 2018… Continue Reading →

Boycott Factory Farm Foods: But Don't Forget the Fish

Photo Credit: Kevin Schafer/ WWF-US Factory farming and fish production are now a multi-trillion-dollar monster with a growing and devastating impact on public health, animal welfare, small farmers and farmworkers, rural and fishing communities, ocean marine life, water quality, air… Continue Reading →

Canada: New docu-series focuses on therapeutic horticulture for the visually impaired

Growing Sense, an inspiring, 10-part documentary which premieres this week on AMI-tv, follows therapeutic horticulturalist Rosmarie Lohnes and blind gardening enthusiast Milena Khazanavicius as they build an accessible garden plot at the Common Roots Urban Farm in central Halifax. Growing… Continue Reading →

Rooftop farming takes off on Hong Kong’s skyscrapers

High above downtown Hong Kong’s bustling, traffic-clogged streets, a group of office workers was toiling away not on a corporate acquisition or a public share offering but on harvesting a bumper crop of lettuce atop one of the skyscrapers studding… Continue Reading →

How an Indigenous Woman Left Her Mark on a Tumultuous Presidential Campaign in Mexico

"Mexico has been kidnapped by those in power, and with your help we're going to get her back!" said María de Jesús Patricio at a political rally on 11 February. Her supporters filled the plaza outside the Palacio de Bellas… Continue Reading →

Monsanto Invests $125M in Gene-Editing Startup Pairwise Plants

This new collaboration will use a gene-editing tool called CRISPR, which allows researchers to quickly and accurately pinpoint areas inside the genome of crops such as corn, soybeans, strawberries or apples. The tool can then manipulate DNA to make the… Continue Reading →

Big Gaps in Toxicity Testing for Vaccine Safety

The phrase “vaccines are safe and effective” suggests that the use of small amounts of toxic ingredients in vaccines such as aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, and other substances have been tested for safety and proven to be safe when… Continue Reading →

Internal Documents Show Coke Had Profits in Mind When It Funded Nutrition 'Science'

Two new academic articles published this month lend fresh insights into how Coca-Cola fueled its corporate interests through a front group and abused accepted transparency practices through dodgy disclosures of clinical trial conflicts of interest. In a report published in… Continue Reading →

Tell Your Senators: Don't Put a DowDupont Lawyer in Charge of Cleaning up Dow's Toxic Waste Dumps!

Belong to campaign: Millions Against MonsantoAppetite for a ChangeCategory: Environment & Climate, Genetic Engineering, Health IssuesArea: USA Peter C. Wright is a lawyer who has spent his entire career helping Monsanto and Dow avoid cleaning up their toxic pollution.Now, Trump… Continue Reading →

Bayer-Monsanto Merger One Step Closer to 'A Marriage Made in Hell'

The European Commission gave formal approval of German-based Bayer’s $62.5 billion acquisition of U.S.-based agrochemical giant Monsanto last week despite widespread opposition by farmers and consumers. The approval was conditional based on Bayer’s commitment to divest some of its “overlaps… Continue Reading →

How Industrial Farming Is Harming Our Gut Microbiome

A greater number of us are becoming concerned about our health and the food we eat than ever before. While the driving factors that influence how and why we choose between different food options are complex, there are two questions… Continue Reading →

'Catastrophe' as France's Bird Population Collapses Due to Pesticides

Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappeared Bird populations across the French countryside have fallen by a third over the last decade and a half, researchers have… Continue Reading →

The Cambridge Analytica Files 'I Made Steve Bannon's Psychological Warfare Tool': Meet the Data War Whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his… Continue Reading →

The Corporate Takeover of Cannabis: How Monsanto & Bayer Are Getting in on Marijauna

Responsible for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the pesticides that are sprayed on them, Monsanto is on the tips of everyone’s tongues lately. Health conscious individuals are doing everything they can to boycott this company and support others instead, even… Continue Reading →

As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover 'Horrifying' Reach of Facebook's Data Mining

Facebook "had the phone number of my late grandmother who never had a Facebook account, or even an email address," one long-time user wrote after downloading an archive of her data from the platform. As the fallout from Facebook's Cambridge… Continue Reading →

U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of performance, which has been ranked as the worst among industrialized nations for the fifth… Continue Reading →

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Calls for Investigation of Robert Mercer

This scandal goes ways beyond the Trump administration. Whistleblower Christopher Wylie said on Tuesday that the billionaire behind President Trump’s digital operations should be investigated for using his company, Cambridge Analytica, to illegally funnel millions into preferred campaigns. In testimony… Continue Reading →

The New GMO Mandate — Government Modified Babies

As gene-editing technology becomes more advanced, the idea of “designer babies” being created in a lab for those who can afford them is no longer a plot relegated to Hollywood films. It’s becoming a backdrop to the 21st century, bringing… Continue Reading →

Dentists Dying From Mercury Poisoning?

Exposure to hazardous substances while on the job is a reality for many occupations, from farmers and construction workers to firefighters — and dentists. In the latter case, the use of toxic substances like mercury for amalgam fillings is not… Continue Reading →

Regenerative Agriculture — The Next Big Thing

Judging by the buzz at the annual Expo West organic trade show, regenerative agriculture is where it's at,1 and it's heartening to finally see a tidal change for the better. According to data presented at the show, conventional food brands… Continue Reading →

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

Some brewers and vintners are taking steps to avoid contamination from glyphosate. The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines… Continue Reading →

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Unveils Hydroponic Farming Start-Up named ‘Sensei’

Larry Ellison is the founder of Oracle and the 10th-richest man on the planet, according to Forbes. Dr. David Agus is a best-selling author and physician whose clients included Steve Jobs and Sumner Redstone. Of all the companies the two… Continue Reading →

Uganda: “Our biggest challenge was the cow dung”

Urban farming is used in many parts of the world to improve food security for families – people in cities using the small space they have in their back yard or garden or even roof to grow food for the… Continue Reading →

Belgium: Brussels Development Briefing on “Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities”

This Briefing will discuss the development of urban agriculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, looking at successful urban agribusinesses and the innovations, partnerships and policy developments that are creating new opportunities in this field. In particular, the Briefing… Continue Reading →

UK: Walney pupils delighted to get to work in transformed allotment space

Children at Vickerstown Primary School can now enjoy gardening and growing vegetables for healthy eating projects in the exciting learning area. In gardening club, the children have planted seeds in pots which are growing into cress and various vegetables. The… Continue Reading →

Dirt: The Only Solution to the Climate Crisis?

What’s one of the biggest problems with the discussion on the climate crisis? “It focuses excessively on emissions,” Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us says in the trailer for the film “Dirt Rich.” Ohson explains: “Unless we… Continue Reading →

Dr. Hyman: 'Your Fork is the Most Powerful Tool to Transform Your Health and Change the World'

Are you confused on what’s healthy to eat? If so, Dr. Mark Hyman, who has been studying nutrition for 35 years, brings clarity to what you should be putting in your mouth and what you shouldn’t in his book “Food…. Continue Reading →

Libreia: Partners Launch First Harvest of Urban Rice Project

The Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), in collaboration with Fabrar Liberia and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), over the weekend launched the first harvest of an urban rice project in Duport Road, Paynesville. The urban rice project, owned by… Continue Reading →

7 Surprising Superfoods to Look for This Spring

Eating locally grown foods comes with a bounty of benefits, from fresher foods to saving both money and the environment. One 2007 study from the University of Alberta, Canada, determined that the transportation alone of organic produce actually causes an… Continue Reading →

Britain Has Lost Half Its Wildlife. Now's the Time to Shout About It

Modern farming has wiped out billions of insects and birds. Plans to restore them will only work with public pressure Ever been on a protest march for the environment? If you’re young and you care about things – if you’re… Continue Reading →

Study: Organic Farming Reduces Nitrogen Pollution

Consumers already associate organic products with environmental benefits, and view a lack of fertilizers and pesticides as one of their defining features. Because mainstream shoppers already assume that organically grown foods are better for the environment than conventional counterparts, it's… Continue Reading →

The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas

Natural gas that has been derived from hydraulic fracking is now the most commonly used fuel in gas fireplaces and kitchen ranges. It rose to that level over the past 15 years, with little examination of the health risks of… Continue Reading →

In One of the Nation's Unhealthiest Places, This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm

In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food. Five years ago, when Lankenau Medical Center was confronted with evidence that it was serving the… Continue Reading →

Amid #DeleteFacebook Fervor, Experts Say Time to Tackle Big Data Profiteers

A social media platform like this "is the ultimate surveillance tool: an addictive product that's optimized to collect and analyze the intimate details of our lives." While the pro-Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica has received a flood of media attention… Continue Reading →

Colombia: When the State Collaborates to Terrorize a Nation

What happens when a merciless leftist army squares off against equally brutal paramilitary groups and both are involved in drug trafficking? As Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno describes in There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia,… Continue Reading →

The Pentagon’s Scary Plan to Militarize Ocean Life

The US military has plans to create genetically modified marine organisms that can be used as underwater spies for the military. Fantastic as this idea may seem, the Pentagon’s research arm, DARPA (or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), has actually… Continue Reading →

Mexico: The Dangers of Industrial Corn and Its Processed Edible Products

In August 2017, a Mexican research team composed of members from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) published a study showing the presence of transgenes and the herbicide glyphosate in processed foods and… Continue Reading →

Unconventional Medicine — The Revolution to Reinvent Health Care and Reverse Chronic Disease

Chris Kresser, L.Ac., an acupuncturist, licensed integrative medicine clinician and codirector of the California Center for Functional Medicine, is widely recognized for his contributions to the ancestral nutrition movement. As many leaders in and promoters of functional medicine, Kresser is… Continue Reading →

American Council on Science and Health Calls on Citizens to Stand up to Trial Lawyers

ACSH is calling on the public to put a halt to the manipulation of science. The American Council on Science and Health, since 1978 America's leading pro-science consumer advocacy group, has created a petition to let citizens show their disgust… Continue Reading →

When the Death of a Family Farm Leads to Suicide

Fred Morgan was already deep in debt from rebuilding his milking barn after a fire when milk prices plunged in 2015, setting off an economic drought that is now entering its fourth year — the worst in recent memory for… Continue Reading →

Why Farmed Salmon Are a Toxic 'Junk Food'

If you’re aware of the health benefits of animal-based omega-3 fats and the fact that salmon is a great source, you may be shocked to discover that farmed salmon has more in common with junk food than health food. This… Continue Reading →

What Is Stevia Good For?

Sugar is the core ingredient used to make food sweet. But while its flavor may appeal to the taste buds of countless people around the world, consuming sugar in excessive amounts is actually bad for your health. The average American… Continue Reading →

40,000-Acre Farm Goes Organic

WALDRON, Sask. — There are 25 grain bins in Travis Heide’s farmyard, including six massive ones with a capacity of 70,000 bushels each. In total, the bins can store around 550,000 bu. of grain. That’s enough for 10,000 acres of… Continue Reading →

Canada: Grow your own clothes – East Vancouver group is fanatical about fabric

Rebecca Graham (right) processes the flax plants to make linen, while Sharon Kallis holds a linen blanket. Jennifer Gauthier / Vancouver Freelance If you join this club and plant some flax seeds you could end up with a home-grown linen… Continue Reading →

Woman launches eastside Erie urban farm

Carrie Sachse hopes to plant herbs, peppers and tomatoes on four vacant lots at East 22nd and French Streets. [File Photo Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News] We know there is a lot of vacant land in Erie and there is going to… Continue Reading →

Future Of Farming: Bowery Takes Urban Agriculture To New Heights

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The future of local farming is here and it probably doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before. As CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported, this urban agriculture doesn’t involve soil, sunlight or rolling acres of land. Inside… Continue Reading →

Risks Associated With Glyphosate Weedkiller Resurface

As journalists, we have dug into the controversy over the suspected carcinogenicity of the herbicide glyphosate (see B. Url Nature 553, 381; 2018). We searched hundreds of internal documents from its manufacturer, Monsanto, released for pending lawsuits (see go.nature.com/2tfpbwy). We… Continue Reading →

How to Change Your Facebook Settings to Opt Out of Platform API Sharing

Tech companies can and should do more to protect users, including giving users far more control over what data is collected and how that data is used. You shouldn't have to do this. You shouldn't have to wade through complicated… Continue Reading →

'Beyond Organic' Food Labels Seek to Supplant the USDA Standard

What does Regenerative Organic Certification mean for producers and consumers? The word “sustainable” doesn’t pack much punch any longer. Whether through overuse or greenwashing, it seems to have joined the same ranks as “eco” and “natural,” terms that essentially mean… Continue Reading →

Which Iowa Leader Has Courage to Take on Big Pork?

We’ll keep asking the question: How much pork can Iowa reasonably produce? How much before more confinements drive people out of rural Iowa with noxious odors? How much before manure further damages lakes, streams and groundwater? Every single candidate for… Continue Reading →

Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging in Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The Washington Legislature has approved a measure that would ban certain toxic chemicals from paper food packaging if state regulators identify safer alternatives.The Senate passed House Bill 2658 late Wednesday on a 30-17 vote and it… Continue Reading →

From the Ground Up: The State of the States on Climate Adaptation for Agriculture

A relentless series of destructive extreme weather events last year has staggered farmers and taken a toll on state governments around the country. From Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting parts of the south to droughts and wildfires in the Midwest… Continue Reading →

Exercise in Old Age Strengthens Your Immunity and Heart

New research once again underscores the value of and need your body has for regular exercise. In one study,1 older adults who exercised regularly were shown to have stronger immune systems, as evidenced by higher T-cell activity, than their nonexercising… Continue Reading →

'Dead Zone' in Gulf of Mexico Will Take Decades to Recover From Farm Pollution

A new study says that even in the ‘unrealistic’ event of a total halt to the flow of agricultural chemicals the damage will persist for 30 years The enormous “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will take decades to… Continue Reading →

Millions More Hungry in 2017 Amid Famine, Conflict, and Numbers Rising-Report

"We are clearly seeing a trend now, from 80 million to 108 million, from 108 to 124 million, people literally marching to the brink of starvation around the world" ROME, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Conflicts and climate disasters,… Continue Reading →

Isabella Rossellini Would Like to Introduce You to Her Chickens

Click image to see larger file. Courtesy of Patrice Casanova, My Chickens and I (Abrams Image; 2018) In My Chickens and I, the actress and artist combines her love of animal behavior and her experience as a model, making her… Continue Reading →

Aquaponics farmer Kenkel ’18 receives $1.6 million investment

Two Springworks employees examine lettuce on the farm. Courtesy of Trevor Kenkel About 97 percent of America’s lettuce production is in Southern California and Arizona. By Sarah DrummBowdoin OrientFebruary 9, 2018 Excerpt: In junior high, Kenkel started a small organic… Continue Reading →

What Would Make Urban Agriculture in New York City More Equitable?

Photo courtesy Bushwick City Farms. The city needs policies to support both well-funded, high-tech farm operations and community-run urban farms. By Lisa HeldCivil Eats03.05.18 Excerpt: Reverends Robert and DeVanie Jackson, founders of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center in… Continue Reading →

From 'Sea to Shining Sea,' Industrial Ag Fouls America's Waterways

A citizen-led group in Nebraska is fighting Costco’s plan to build a huge chicken factory farm operation that residents in nearby cities say would pollute their drinking water. Residents of Devils Lake, North Dakota, along with members of the Spirit… Continue Reading →

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Reconciling Global Rules to Promote Food-Secure Farming

The health and survival of humanity and the planet are directly linked to the agro-ecological practices of small-scale farmers and agricultural biodiversity. Farming practices that are agro-ecological involve growing a wide variety of crops, and delivering on productivity goals without… Continue Reading →

Romania: Kaufland Romania is investing EUR 300,000 in a network of community urban gardens

Solar Urban Bucuretii Noi Seven out of 10 Romanians are practitioners of so-called “urban agriculture” By Anda SebesiBusiness ReviewMar 19, 2018 Excerpt: Seven out of 10 Romanians are practitioners of so-called “urban agriculture”, which means they grow fruit, vegetables or… Continue Reading →

Indiana: Fishers to embrace agriculture in new city park

The farm is expected to be operational this summer, with programming available. Fast-growing Fishers is preserving a 32-acre plot for an urban farm, to educate residents about food production while also helping to ease hunger. By Scott OlsonNorth of 96thMar… Continue Reading →

Could It Be Your Gut Keeping You Awake at Night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the… Continue Reading →

Arsenic in Wine? Michelob Moves to Organic? Why the Alcohol Industry Is Making Changes

New Test Results Show What Popular Beer and Wine Brands Have in Common: Monsanto’s Roundup March 15, 2018 , Mission Viejo Ca- It has been a rough few years for the alcohol industry, but change is a-brewing. In 2015, Los… Continue Reading →

European Commission Clears Bayer's Acquisition of Monsanto, Subject to Conditions

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture. Commissioner… Continue Reading →

The War Against Weeds Evolves in 2018

According to the latest Stratus Ag Research survey, 73% of nearly 4,000 growers polled across the United States reported having glyphosate resistance on their farm in 2017. That figure represents 120 million acres, and it’s a 15% jump in just… Continue Reading →

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