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Is Peecycling the Wave of the Future? Instead of Waste, Free Fertilizer for Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, technology, unusual, urine, farming, fertilizer )

- 655 days ago -
We all sort of cringe at the thought of using our own urine or manure for fertilizer, but the reality is that much of the cost of human waste disposal comes from trying to separate out the nitrogen & phosphorus & that's a waste, since farms need it.
Slum Farmers Rise Above the Sewers
Offbeat  (tags: green, family, food, Kenya, Kibera, farming, woman, sack farming )

- 843 days ago -
Alice Atieno attends to her vegetables, right on the doorsteps of her shanty in Kibera slum. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS
Organic Bytes #363: Factory Farms Gag Consumers
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- 1036 days ago -
Ag-Gag Bills: Another Assault by Corporations on Consumers' Right to Know
PLEASE SIGN GE Mosquitoes and Salmon Show the Need for Better Regulation ACTION NEEDED
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, bizarre, business, food, safety, society, technology, government, business, money, economy, farming )

- 1240 days ago -
There's been a lot of news lately about risky genetically engineered animals in the queue for federal review. British biotechnology firm Oxitec continues to pursue permission to release its genetically engineered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys
Two Japanese Sites To Get World Farming Heritage Status
Offbeat  (tags: United Nations, World Agriculture Heritage, Niigata Prefecture, Sado Island, Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, farming, FAO, conservation, rice paddy, adaptive management systems, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage, environment )

- 1635 days ago -
The Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture and Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture will be included in a United Nations agriculture heritage list to be announced on June 11.
Texas College Converts Football Field to Organic Farm
Offbeat  (tags: organic, farm, football, college, great, nutrition, food, farming, news, humans, interesting, environment, design )

- 1692 days ago -
In this case not only did the college take risks, it committed a grievous sin, at least by Texas standards-they terminated their football program and turned their field into an organic farm. Yes, in the shadow of the Super Bowl, with the specter of ...
Texas College Converts Football Field Into Organic Farm
Offbeat  (tags: americans, food, farming, health, humans, society, unusual )

- 1701 days ago -
In this case not only did the college take risks, it committed a grievous sin, at least by Texas standards-they terminated their football program and turned their field into an organic farm. Yes, in the shadow of the Super Bowl, with the specter of...
Ask the Coffee Lab: What Makes a Good Coffee Bean?
Offbeat  (tags: coffee, farming, business, culture, environment, ethics, food, health, humans, interesting, news, off-beat, society, women, world )

- 2082 days ago -
Coffee beans have lots of parents. Some people say that a coffee gets handled by up 150 different people before it goes down the gullet. (Don't worry - not always literally handled.)
Chinese Farm Threatened African Rhino for Horns: Report
Offbeat  (tags: china, farming, african rhinos, horns, cruelty, disappearing, breeding, wildife trafficking, black market )

- 2094 days ago -
China is farming African wild Rhinos in order to harvest their horns for alleged medicinal properties, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting a report by international conservation monitors. China has imported 141 live white rhino from South Africa since
Where They Grow Our Junk Food
Offbeat  (tags: odd, off-beat, food, health, junk food, Farming )

- 2237 days ago -
Follow the flow of food. That's what any farmer will tell you. Because apples don't grow in supermarkets. So to get to the root of the exploding obesity epidemic, I went in search of a junk food farm.
Giant Vegetables [PICS]
Offbeat  (tags: agriculture, photos, organic, farming, giant vegetables )

- 2812 days ago -
Food - Giant Vegetables and Fruits. Is it Natural or Genetics Hybrid modifications?

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