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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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Urban Aquaculture in Chicago

A group of young pioneers has taken up residence in an old meat-packing plant in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. They're part of a small band of urban "aquaponics" farmers, growing fish and …

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Inexpensive and Sustainable Food from Hydroponics

A low-cost, easy to use hydroponics system developed in the Philippines is giving small communities with little land an inexpensive way to produce their own vegetables. The system is designed to maxim…

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Falkland Islanders Grow Their Own Food

Falkland Islanders are taking measures to protect themselves from food shortages, as new shipping controls disrupt supplies to the remote South Atlantic archipelago. Photo Credit: ItzaFineDay via Flic…

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Airport Dog Sniffs Out Contraband Food

At New York's Kennedy Airport, a little beagle named Izzy circles the international baggage carousels, searching for illegal food. She's the first line of defense for federal officials who are trying …

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