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Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus

...ain of bird flu which can be fatal to humans, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. 'First analyses have established a suspicion of bird flu. More tests are under way to see ... if this is an infection with the H5N1 strain,' the ministry said. Results will be known Thursday, and in the meantime measures ha...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

... reducing pollution from industry, sewage systems, agriculture and urban runoff; and enhancing the Canada-U.S. response to threats to fish in the Great Lakes. To reduce threats to human and ecological health, we must insist on aggressive measures to prevent the movement of toxic chemicals into fish and equally...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

...d the presence of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the agriculture ministry said in a statement. Agriculture Minister Michel Barnier said the threat level from bird flu would be raised from "moderate" to "high" following the results of the tests. "The national laboratory of the French agency for animal health ha...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...eat is illegal." But officials in the health and agriculture ministries gave no clear-cut answer to the question of whether dogmeat sales are illegal. "To be honest with you, the country has no rule directly regulating dogmeat," one health ministry official said while asking for anonymity. Food safety regu...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...Organic farming represents a sustainable method of agriculture that avoids the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides and makes use of crop rotation and good animal husbandry to control pests and diseases," wrote Williamson. "From a nutritional perspective, there is currently not enough evidence to recomme...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

... and financial capital, which is vital for keeping agriculture going during a lean spell. And the crisis amplifie...aser, lies in the Soviet-style collectivisation of agriculture of the late 1970s. This destroyed Ethiopia's farming communities along with their rich store of know...

Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

...ellent documentation for the sophistication of the agriculture and the cuisine at this point in time. You don't grow seven different kinds of chillies unless you're cooking some pretty interesting food," Perry said....

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

... For instance, fertilizer runoff from conventional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zoneslow oxy... organic is "ridiculous." "Corporate interest in agriculture and the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influe...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

... For instance, fertilizer runoff from conventional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zones---low ...organic is "ridiculous." "Corporate interest in agriculture and the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influe...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...n areas useful for this Caribbean country, such as agriculture and biomedicine,' Prof. Peniche said. The resear...s not limited to biomedicine and proved useful for agriculture as well. In cooperation with the Cuban National Centre for Agricultural and Livestock Health (CENSA)...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...ime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last week ordered the agriculture ministry to map out immediate and long-term action plans to fight bird flu, concentrating on vaccinating Vietnam's 70 million ducks and culling all sick animals. Experts warn that H5N1 survives both in the respiratory system and the gastro-intestin...

Bird Flu Found in Togo

...lometres (30 miles) east of the capital Lome. The agriculture ministry said on Thursday that measures had been taken to try and contain the possible spread of the virus, notably the slaughtering and disposal of infected poultry. Before Friday, no cases of H5N1 bird flu had been officially discovered in Togo, w...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...global corn price has doubled. The constant aim of agriculture is to produce enough food to carry us over to the next harvest. In six of the past seven years, we have used more grain worldwide than we have produced. As a result world grain reserves - or carryover stocks - have dwindled to 57 days. This is the lo...

Chinese City Turns Off the Air-con

... this summer. An unnamed official with the city's agriculture and forestry department said his colleagues had initially felt uncomfortable without the cool air, but had since gotten used to it. "As government officials, we shall do our part in saving energy," the official said, according to the report. The lo...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

... crops and not though cereals,' said Surinder Sud, agriculture editor for the Business Standard daily. 'High-va...sed abroad. But for now, the impetus for organic agriculture is coming not from small farmers in remote areas far from markets, but from city-based businesses an...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

...read across India," said Ngodup Dorje, head of the agriculture and cooperative division of the Tibetan government...d making eco-friendly compost. "If all the major agriculture settlements have a model village, it would raise both the pace and scale of organic farming," Dorje ...

Europe Mulls Turning Its Excess Wine into Bioethanol

...h a move. Michael Mann, commission spokesman for agriculture and rural development, has said the best thing to ...adline for the tendering process, Commissioner for agriculture and rural development, Mariann Fischer Boel, will propose to the 27 member states that crisis distil...

ISRO Chief Concerned About River Pollution

...ng people in various fields ranging from health to agriculture to disaster management and weather forecasting....

India is Uncorking Its Wine Market: Expert

...re both connoisseurs of fine wine. The minister of agriculture is a big grape farmer and has gone on record to say that wine should be treated as a food item, like in Italy and Spain. But he had to backtrack due to the anti-alcohol lobby and the wine continues to be subject to VAT at 20 percent," Arora said. H...

New Electro-chemical Biosensor to Check Food Contamination

...razine, one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture and which also has very long lasting effects on the environment as well as antibiotics in food. The biosensor is faster, more portable and economic than the expensive laboratory methods, which are used to detect contaminants, while having a very si...

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