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Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 30 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
How Farmers Are Monitoring What Cows Eat Using 'Window' in Their Sides
Offbeat  (tags: Windows, cows, cruelty, food, holes, farming )

Marie
- 66 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Farmers have a wealth of technology and data at their fingertips to get the best from livestock, but one old-fashioned technique still remains.
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 )

Kamia
- 164 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
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 )

Naoko
- 352 days ago - ipsnews.net
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
Offbeat  (tags: protection, activists, conservation, habitat, media, news, disease, farming, geneticengineering, organic, environment )

Denise
- 545 days ago - organicconsumers.org
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 )

Kelly
- 749 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
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 )

Naoko
- 1144 days ago - asahi.com
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 )

Elena
- 1201 days ago - opposingviews.com
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 )

Kathy
- 1210 days ago - foodfreedom.wordpress.com
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 )

Brian
- 1591 days ago - greenmountaincafe.com
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 )

Simone
- 1603 days ago - news.webindia123.com
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 )

Tierney
- 1746 days ago - organicconsumers.org
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 )

Milos
- 2321 days ago - completeall.com
Food - Giant Vegetables and Fruits. Is it Natural or Genetics Hybrid modifications?
   

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