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Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...said. The deaths struck hard in this picturesque farming region dotted with red barns, gleaming silos and church steeples that peak above rolling fields. The Showalter clan is well known in the community where neighbors do each other's laundry. On Tuesday, friends tended to the family's animals. "The c...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

...d data from a long-term project using standardised farming techniques for the ten-year study. The study fou...ficiency, over-fertilising the soil in traditional farming leads to their lower levels. However, Gerry Hayman, the technical expert of the British Tomatoes G...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...itious than conventionally grown food. "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, th...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...lture of the late 1970s. This destroyed Ethiopia's farming communities along with their rich store of knowledge, traditions of self-help and flexible response to crisis. In Ireland and India, too, coping mechanisms were badly eroded by the time the emergency struck. The Industrial Revolution drove many o...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...bollworms, a practice still used in organic cotton farming in Uganda. Similar biocontrol programs for water hyacinth have been successfully used throughout the tropics and subtropics, as well as in the U.S., in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Dr. Ted Center, Research Leader at the ARS/USDA Invasive Pl...

Macca Calls for Veggie World to Prevent Global Warming

... 'Beatle' feels that the suggestion that livestock farming is done in mankind's favour borders on myth. "Livestock farming is one of the biggest destroyers of the planet. When you see the Amazon being cut down for hamburger...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...plants may be of particular concern to the organic farming industry. Manure is often the main source of crop nutrients for organic food production, since regulations prohibit the use of synthetic fertilizers. According to the USDA, producers must manage animal materials in a manner that does not contribute t...

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

... which refute the long-standing claim that organic farming methods cannot produce enough food to feed the global population ,Organic farming can yield up to three times as much food on individual farms in developing countries, as low-intensi...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

Organic farming can yield up to three times as much food as conventional farming on the same amount of land---according to new findings which refute the long-standing assumption th...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...CENSA), the group worked in 'seed coating to boost farming yields as well as in encapsulation of somatic embryos to design artificial seeds'. In trials, tomato seeds of variety 1-17[140] were coated with chitosan. Under laboratory conditions, treated seeds showed considerably higher growth speed and percent...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...s crucial agricultural sector, small-scale organic farming initiatives near the capital are providing clues o...farm technology and infrastructure. 'Till we make farming as a whole viable at this scale, it would be virtually impossible to reduce rural poverty and distre...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

Tibetan refugees plan to introduce organic farming in India with the help of an Italian NGO . "A pi...le of organic farming," Dorje said here. Organic farming is a form of agriculture that avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic fertilizer and pestici...

UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury's Rejects Charles' `rotten' Organic Carrots

...f Wales is investing more than ever in his organic farming and gardening enterprises. Annual accounts published by Clarence House show the Prince received a record income of more than 14 million pounds in 2005-06 and that he spent 37 per cent more on his organic gardens - 41,000 pounds in total. Sainsbur...

Desertification, a Major Threat, Says UN

... defined as land degraded by human activities like farming and grazing. If the problem is left unchecked, some 50 million people could be forced from their homes over the next decade, the report said. "It is imperative that effective policies and sustainable agricultural practices be put in place to reve...

Indian Researcher Finds Human Urine Grows Better Fish Food

...d cow dung, all of which are commonly used in fish farming in regions where chemical fertilizers are not available. All treatments used half a litre of urine, or half a kilo of dung, to every 4,500 litres of water. Findings revealed that young plankton reared in human urine began reproducing at least fo...

Capricious Climate in Indonesia Adds to Farmers Woe

...eather has also turned capricious. Indonesias rice farming had continued undisturbed for generations, even in the face of war or economic disturbances. But now, it appears that something odd has struck Indonesia. According to one farmer, "The harvests have become irregular. Normally we harvest two to thr...

Farm Milk Reduces Childhood Asthma and Allergies but Raw Consumption is Unsafe

...k factors for sensitisation in children related to farming and anthroposophic lifestyle....

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

... nearly halved during the last few decades, due to farming land encroachment. A study this year by the State's Comptroller and Auditor General reported that the lake has excessively-high levels of toxic metals due to sewage. It has affected the fish consumed by humans. Many feel that local officials are ...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

...hing for a target of 10%. Miliband wants British farming to diversify into bio-fuels. It is an important part of our vision for a diversified farming sector, he said in a recent speech. The UK Biomass Strategy published last month is, however, also c...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

...th, home to what remains of the territory's oyster farming industry. From across the border in China, factories belch smoke into the fetid air over Deep Bay, one of Hong Kong's most polluted stretches of water. Ten years after the territory was handed back to the Chinese, pollution is one of the biggest p...

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