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Ecuador Farmers Organize ‘Illegal’ Community Food Fairs

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger While the connectivity achieved in the XXI Century through the Internet and mobile technology keeps knocking down intermediaries in production and marketing chains, …

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‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ (Video)

By Sarah Shultz for DietsInReview.com Greg Peterson, age 21 and one of the stars of the YouTube viral video "I"m Farming and I Grow It," doesn't have much time for small talk. I got a chance to cha…

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Senate Votes: Keep Consumers in the Dark About GMO Food

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger I have to say that I didn't expect the vote to go otherwise, but I'm surprised it was so lopsided: The Farm Bill amendment that would unambiguously give states the ri…

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GMO Canola Growing Wild in Switzerland

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger A small, further, example of how genetically modified crops aren't quite as easy to control as their manufacturers would like: Greenpeace reports that even though Switz…

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Chiropractors for Cows?

Dairy farmers use chiropractors to keep cows comfortable in an attempt to boost milk output. Photo Credit: I-Man--10N via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook   // …

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Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

By Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy This month marked the anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters ever to hit the United States. On May 9, 1934, massive clouds of dust and top soil…

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Filly Born in Chicago High School Barn

Farming and raising horses isn't something people often associate with Chicago. When two race horses named Vega and Calling Card took up residence at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences,…

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New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

A new, organic fertilizer created in France’s Averyon region utilizes a specially developed strain of fungus to speed up organic decomposition without any of the harmful side-effects of chemical ferti…

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Pesticides and Honeybee Deaths

Honeybees are key pollinators that are absolutely crucial to our food system. And, tragically, they’re not having an easy time these days. One factor responsible for a massive amount of honeybee deat…

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Scientists Tackle Cow Emissions

Scientists have long accepted that gas from farm animals is a major factor in climate change, but how do you stop cattle and sheep from doing what comes naturally? Science News by NewsLook v…

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