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

...ities of organic fertilizers, without putting more farmland into production. The idea to undertake an exhaustive review of existing data about yields and nitrogen availability was fueled in a roundabout way, when Perfecto and Badgley were teaching a class about the global food system and visiting farms in So...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...s of organic fertilizers, and without putting more farmland into production. The idea to undertake an exhaustive review of existing data about yields and nitrogen availability was fueled in a roundabout way, when Perfecto and Badgley were teaching a class about the global food system and visiting farms in ...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

... effluent has already damaged over 80,000 acres of farmland along the Noyyal River. It has also brought a decline in the yield of crops like turmeric and bananas. Moreover, the discharge of effluents has contaminated groundwater along the river. The Tamil Nadu farmers have incurred huge looses due to cont...

Human Trafficking Booming in Eastern Europe, but Governments Dont Seem to Care

...progress.. It enjoys a favorable climate and good farmland but has no major mineral deposits. As a result, the economy depends heavily on agriculture. Although it returned to positive growth in 2000, (6.8% in 2004), the economy remains vulnerable to higher fuel prices, poor agricultural weather, and the sk...

China Unveils Green Plan to Revert Farmland to Forest

...gy for its flora. The green plan aims at reverting farmland to forests. China is home to 10 per cent of all...plant diversity by allowing 15 million hectares of farmland to revert to forest over the next three years, extending nature reserves, protecting biodiversity ho...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

...ichigan found that those who had cells overlooking farmland and trees had 24 per cent fewer sick visits than those in cells facing the prison yard. Similarly, a 10-year comparative study of post-operative patients in Pennsylvania showed that hospital stays for patients with tree views was significantly shor...

Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says

...itchgrass, which will require millions of acres of farmland to mass-produce,' he said. This finding should come as a serious blow to the ethanol lobby. There are any number of non-profit groups in the US promoting ethanol as the most acceptable alternative fuel. · It provides high octane at low cost as an...

Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative

...d itself. On the other hand the increasing use of farmland in the United States to produce biofuels is pushin... Beijing has also chosen to use more of its arable farmland to grow fruits and vegetables, crops that make better use of China’s cheap labor and scarcer water s...

Nandigram Killings Lead to Depression Among Many

...14 to quell the angry villagers protesting against farmland takeover for industry were also victims of stress and trauma. "It's the police who carried out the orders of the government. Perhaps they had fired on the villagers going against their own conscience," she said. West Bengal Inspector Genera...

GM Rice to Tackle Diarrhea

...be grown over some 3,000 acres (1,215 hectares) of farmland in the mid-western state of Kansas. Though a preliminary approval has been granted, many hurdles will have to be crossed before the Ventria Bioscience's genetically modified food products reach supermarket shelves. Already critics have expressed ...

Act Now To Cleanse Highly Polluted River Hindon, Says Study

...h. It drains a catchment area of about 5,000 km of farmland while also flowing through a number of substantial sized towns and villages. About 60 industrial manufacturing units are located along the Hindon and its two main tributaries, the Kali (West) and Krishni rivers. "These industries both abstract large...

Fasting Mamata's Health Condition Deteriorates

...ursday morning// even as her hunger strike against farmland acquisition for a Tata Motors project entered its 25th day. The medical team, led by physician Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, examined Mamata who had to be again put on oxygen. The doctors attending on her said her blood pressure has dropped coupled with...

Exiled Tibetans In India To Adopt Organic Farming

...and some of them have taken around 20,000 acres of farmland on lease in several parts of India, including Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Tibetans are not allowed to own land in India. 'Even though there is a sharp rise in the production of crops due to the use of chemical fertilisers, we all know the d...

Farming Plays A Crucial Role In Reducing Global Warming

... many people enjoy seeing the green, open space of farmland in their communities." Swinton will deliver a speech on "Harvesting Ecosystem Services from Agriculture" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Frank Lupi, associate professor of agricultural economics and fisheri...

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