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French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

Ray
- 434 days ago - rt.com
France's agricultural ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified maize MON 810, after France highest court twice previously struck down similar measures.
Monsanto's Roundup May Be Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease, New Study Suggests
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Asia, Central America, Ecology, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 451 days ago - rt.com
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto's Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
Latest Robot Can Pick Strawberry Fields Forever
Offbeat  (tags: technology, agriculture, strawberry, robot, Japan )

Naoko
- 605 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The device, unveiled Wednesday, can pick a piece of fruit every eight seconds by using three cameras to determine which strawberries are ready to pick. A mechanized arm then darts out to snip each one free and place it into its basket.
Agriculture On The Air
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, business, food, organic, Asia, Bangladesh, radio station, imformation sharing, agriculture, farmers )

Naoko
- 823 days ago - ipsnews.net
The rural community station reaches a 17km radius and helps farmers share their own crop research with listners and even invite farmers to participate in stadio discussions on capacity development, cultivating improved varieties of seeds, etc.
Food: There's Lots Of   video
Offbeat  (tags: overpopulation, food, agriculture, environment, war, world, society )

Judith
- 1413 days ago - youtube.com
Visit www.overpopulation is myth.com and spread the word: The world is not overpopulated! Short video
9 Roses Named After Celebrities
Offbeat  (tags: agriculture, culture, art, garden )

Hathawa
- 1614 days ago - serenataflowers.com
While many stars view the Hollywood Walk of Fame or the sidewalk outside of Mann's Chinese Theatre as the mark of a true success, florists and rose-enthusiasts know better. Many people may think they have achieved superstardom, but they are nothing if the
The Many Moods of Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: Exhibition, rural people, Bangladesh, ecological, agriculture, climate )

Tarequl
- 1642 days ago - thedailystar.net
A four-day Japanese sculpture exhibition ended at Sherpur village under Sailkupa upazila in Jhenidah district last Sunday. A visiting Japanese professor Sepzu Suzuki arranged the exhibition on ecological agriculture and climate issues.
"Fertilizer Tree" Triples Malawi, Zambia Yields
Offbeat  (tags: africa, Malawi, Zambia, maize, yield, triple, techniques, farms, acacia trees, fertilizer, agroforestry, agriculture, WAC, income )

Naoko
- 1660 days ago - afrol.com
Scientists have managed to triple maize yield on smallholder farms in Zambia and Malawi by simple "evergreen agriculture" techniques. Planting acacia trees among the crops automatically fertilised the fields.
Lessons From Rooibos Tea
Offbeat  (tags: rooibos tea, South Africa, colonialist, indigenous people, market, industry, success, export, marginalise, NGO, cooperatives, fairtrade, agriculture, farmers, just rewards )

Naoko
- 1799 days ago - pambazuka.org
Rooibos tea is as uniquely South African as Champagne is French and Parmesan Italian, writes Glenn Ashton. It should be one of the country's roaring success stories while providing a platform for the upliftment of its traditional owners, the indigenous
Giant Vegetables [PICS]
Offbeat  (tags: agriculture, photos, organic, farming, giant vegetables )

Milos
- 2622 days ago - completeall.com
Food - Giant Vegetables and Fruits. Is it Natural or Genetics Hybrid modifications?
Opiates for the Masses
Offbeat  (tags: humans, opium, afganistan, agriculture, world trade, world development )

Caitlin
- 2803 days ago - nature.com
Afghanistan produces almost all of the world's illegal opiates. Should it eradicate the poppy trade or experiment with legalizing it to make painkillers for the developing world?
   

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