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And Not a Drop to Waste - Inter Press Service
Offbeat  (tags: technology, environment, water supply, India, farmers, agriculture )

Naoko
- 108 days ago - ipsnews.net
Barely literate they might be, but the farmers of Mahbubnagar are now sought by many for their expertise in water budgeting.
EPA Advances Approval of Powerful Weed Killer for Dow's 'Agent Orange' GMO Crops
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Ecology, Food, GMO, Health, Monsanto, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 113 days ago - rt.com
The US Environmental Protection Agency has revealed a proposal for mass use of Dow Chemical's herbicide 2,4-D on the company's genetically-engineered corn and soybeans. The GE crops were developed to withstand several herbicides, including 2,4-D.
Most Apples in the US Drenched With Chemical Banned in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, Health, USA )

Ray
- 119 days ago - rt.com
A chemical used on most non-organic American apples that preserves the fruit's color after harvest was banned by the European Union in 2012 because its makers could not prove it did not put human health at risk, according to a new study.
Vermont Poised to Enact Toughest US GMO-Labeling Law Yet
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, GMO, Law, USA )

Ray
- 121 days ago - rt.com
Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has supported the bill.
Koch Ally to Introduce Monsanto-Backed Bill to Bar State GMO Labeling Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 139 days ago - rt.com
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.
What Are the Effects of Climate Change?
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, humans, world, science, risks, death, disasters, extinction, weather, agriculture )

Sabine
- 143 days ago - climate-change-guide.com
The latest reports predict that over 100 million people could die by 2030 if the world fails to take action.
French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

Ray
- 159 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
- 175 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
- 330 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
- 547 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
- 1138 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
- 1339 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
- 1367 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
- 1385 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
- 1523 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
 

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