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UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

CHAPEL HILL Would people and their communities be healthier if they still got food from local farms? A team of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has received a grant to study the public health impact of moving toward a local, sustainable food system. The team will establ...

Organic Farming Research Foundation Applauds Farm Bill Victories for Organic Farmers and Ranchers

Congress Makes Substantial 'Down Payment' Toward a Fair Share for Organic Agriculture Research SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's ten thousand organic farmers have won a strong commitment to organic systems research, according to the Organic...

Statement From The Pew Charitable Trusts on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Reversal on Antibiotics Safeguards in Animal Farming

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laura Rogers, project director for the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to reverse its plan to ban off-label usage of certain antibioti...

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

According to new findings 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-intensive methods on the same land. ...

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 that organic farming methods cannot produce enough food to feed the global population. Researchers from the Univ...

Organic Farming May Increase The Output Of Apples In Himachal

Himachal Pradesh farmers were urged by the experts to concentrate on organic farming in order to increase the output of the apples, which has been alarmingly dropping due to the use of chemical fertilizer. // So says a team of Swiss and Indian experts who have just ended their field trip to th...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

Tibetan refugees plan to introduce organic farming in India with the help of an Italian NGO . "A pilot organic village will be set up in each of the 12 major agricultural settlements spread across India," said Ngodup Dorje, head of the agriculture and cooperative division of the Tibetan gov...

South African Farmers Turn to Organic Farming

A quiet revolution is taking place in the orchards of the Western Cape. After decades of trying to coax fruit onto the trees with the aid of chemicals, fruit farmers are// packing in the pesticides and deciding to grow green. Organic farming has come to South Africa, where it is being billed,...

Exiled Tibetans In India To Adopt Organic Farming

Tibetans in India is to take up organic farming according to the decision taken by the Tibetan government in exile, which is based in the hill town of Dharmasala.// 'Under an integrated development programme by 2007, $25 million will be spent on organic fertilisers,' said a spokesman of the Tib...

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Favours Herbal Farming

The Chief Minister of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar is all for a giving a boost to herbal plants.While his predecessor Rabri Devi used to cultivate potato, tomato and green vegetables// at their official residence, he wants to develop the place as a resource centre for herbal farming. Nitish Kumar c...

The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods

...cases doubling in the last decade, reducing pesticides in children's foods is a top public health priority. Environmental benefits of organic farming include promoting more bio-diverse, agricultural landscapes; helping reverse the effects of global warming through sequestering more carbon than conve...

US Farms, Inc. Updates on Recent Aloe Vera Findings Relating to Cleaner and Healthier Teeth

... What sets US Farms Aloe Vera Gel apart from others is our farm fresh aloe crop. Our Aloe Vera gel is hand harvested and cultivated using the best farming practices to ensure the highest quality gel. Aloe Vera has been known for centuries and used by people throughout the world. Aloe Barbadensi...

US Farms, Inc. Launches New Aloe Vera Skin Gel Product

... What sets US Farms Aloe Vera Gel apart from others is our farm fresh aloe crop. Our Aloe Vera gel is hand harvested and cultivated using the best farming practices to ensure the highest quality gel. Aloe Vera has been known for centuries and used by people throughout the world. Aloe Barbadensi...

US Farms, Inc. Showcasing Aloe Vera Product Line at Natural MarketPlace 2009

...ra Juice What sets US Farms Aloe Vera Juice apart from others is our farm fresh crop. Our Aloe Vera is hand harvested and cultivated using the best farming practices to ensure the highest quality. We blend our high-grade Aloe Vera with just the right amount of all-natural fruit juices to give it a great t...

US Farms, Inc. Launches Aloe Vera Juice Web Site for Hispanic Market

...m fresh crop. Our Aloe Vera is hand harvested and cultivated using the best farming practices to ensure the highest quality. We blend our high-grade Aloe Vera ... About US Farms, Inc. US Farms, Inc. is a diversified commercial farming and Nursery company. The company currently grows, markets and distributes h...

PIBH with NFL Star Doug Flutie Recognizes 23 PA Workers with Disabilities, 21 Organizations Supporting Those with Disabilities

...ob helped Ed regain his confidence with the public," said Joselyn Sexton, Brown's Photo ID Program Manager. "However, his heart and soul was always in farming and in being outdoors." In 1995, Brown became a single parent after he and his wife divorced and his three sons chose to live with him. Wanting t...

New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters 'Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?'

...visiting Capitol Hill. The series of ads, revealed in D.C. Metro stations and trains this week by the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial farming ( www.saveantibiotics.org ), is part of the project's national effort to end the misuse of antibiotics in food animal production. Up to 70 percent o...

US Farms, Inc. Announces Membership to Natural Products Association

... wellness marketplace; the continued production of plant products; the Company's ability to develop an online plant store; the expansion and growth of farming and nursery products; ability to raise additional capital; the impact of competitive products; product demand; fluctuations in operating results and o...

Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Premature Birth, Low-Birth Weight, Neurological Problems and Diabetes

...esity and diabetes in life. However, exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in life's earliest stages -- including pesticides used in conventional farming methods -- can upset the child's development and create health problems later on. "When I started my practice, it was unusual to see a child wit...

UTSA announces funding for new faculty research

...hemistry and Physiology (COS) Tenure-Track Research Award Recipients (All projects will receive $22,000 in funding.) The Evolution of Terrace farming in Mountainous Environments: Archaeology, Historical Ecology and Ethnography in the Eastern Andes PI: Sonia Alconini, Assistant Professor, Anthropol...

Report Finds Faith Organizations Building Community, Improving Health Through Healthy Foods

...its and vegetables. St. Paul Jewish Community Center in St. Paul, Minn., arranges for members to purchase shares in a local CSA farm that uses farming practices based on Jewish beliefs. Plymouth Congregational Church and Stevens Square Community Organization of Minneapolis, Minn., operate a ...

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Now Available in New Zealand

...le, the cells inside tissues and organs are able to carry out their many important functions more efficiently. Poor eating habits and changes in farming techniques have triggered magnesium deficiencies in millions of people in the U.S. and elsewhere. As the fourth most abundant mineral found in the hu...

US Farms, Inc. Launches Aloe Vera Juice Web Site

...m fresh crop. Our Aloe Vera is hand harvested and cultivated using the best farming practices to ensure the highest quality. We blend our high-grade Aloe Vera ...s. About US Farms, Inc. US Farms, Inc. is a diversified commercial farming and Nursery company. The company currently grows, markets and distributes h...

Growers Establish Foundation To Help Farmworkers With Child Care, Health Care and Education

...atient visits every year. About RCMA Based in Immokalee, the Redlands Christian Migrant Association was founded in 1965 in the Redlands farming area of southern Miami-Dade County to provide children of migrant workers with a safe place to go while their parents worked in the fields. Today, R...

Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

...ients never to take antibiotics if they are not actually sick," said Laura Rogers, Project Director of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial farming ( www.saveantibiotics.org ). "Yet this is what is happening on industrial farms today--healthy animals are fed low doses of antibiotics over long per...

Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes 8.6-Acre Land Purchase to House New Raw Materials Processing Plant

... million (16,000,000 RMB). The acquisition of land was first started in October 2008 in conjunction with the lease of approximately 80 acres of farming land in the hillsides of the Qinling Mountains -- located approximately 5 kilometers from the acquired property. Rented from local farmers, the prope...

The Organic Institute Launches 'Organic. It's Worth It.'

... campaign is to answer consumer questions about organic with the clear message that organic is worth it in every way from health care and economics to farming and the environment. It will increase consumer trust, knowledge and purchase of organic products," said Christine Bushway, president of the Organic In...

Mardi Gras Gives Everyone a Big Fat Break Because Carnival Means 'So Long' to Meat

...many rewards. At the United Nations Summit on Global Warming in December, meat production was cited as a primary source of greenhouse gas. Meat farming also depletes and pollutes our water supplies. A single pound of beef can take up to 5,000 gallons of fresh water to produce, and waste from factory ...

Mardi Gras Gives Everyone a Big Fat Break Because Carnival Means "So Long" to Meat

... many rewards. At the United Nations Summit on Global Warming in December, meat production was cited as a primary source of greenhouse gas. Meat farming also depletes and pollutes our water supplies. A single pound of beef can take up to 5,000 gallons of fresh water to produce, and waste from factory ...

Hospitals and Healthcare Leaders Shift Dairy Market

...growth hormones and antibiotics; encouraging group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to support healthy food in healthcare; supporting local farmers and farming organizations; introducing farmers markets and on-site food box programs; reducing food waste; and establishing an overarching food policy at each hea...

Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes

... is a warning sign for increased risk of cardiovascular problems decades later on, a Japanese study suggests. The study of 614 residents of a rural farming community in southwestern Japan found that a heart rate greater than 80 beats a minute during a first examination in 1979 predicted the development of...

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. Acquires Remaining Ownership in Van Wert Assisted Living Property

...t assisted living facility located in Van Wert, Ohio. AdCare Health Systems developed the assisted living facility on three acres of land in a farming community located in northwest Ohio approximately ten years ago. The single-story property design created two separate "neighborhoods" of which each "...

OTC Financial Network Issues Corporate Profile on US Farms, Inc.

...TC Bulletin Board: USFM), a diversified commercial farming and Nursery company, announced today that OTC Fina...etween 40% and 60%. To complement its large-scale farming activities, US Farms, Inc. is taking the steps to ...ver the near and long term through its diversified farming and nursery products," concluded Eiten. Ab...

Report Shows Progress in Fight Against Cancer, but Congress, States Must Step Up Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Lung Cancer

...ages of female smokers, low tobacco excise tax rates, fewer tobacco control activities and local economies that are traditionally dependent on tobacco farming and production. Every single case of tobacco-caused cancer is ultimately preventable. There is no question that we know how to dramatically ...

Annual report to the nation finds declines in cancer incidence and death rates

...men are on the rise have higher percentages of adult female smokers, low excise taxes, and local economies that are traditionally dependent on tobacco farming and production. In contrast, California, which was the first state to implement a comprehensive, statewide tobacco control program, was the only stat...

U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time

... and Midwest," Jemal said. These states have more female smokers, low excise taxes, and local economies that are traditionally dependent on tobacco farming and production, he said. Besides lung cancer, smoking also causes cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, bladder, pancreas, liv...

Blue Cross Teams up With Eight Groups to Address Obesity, Lower Minnesotans' Health Risks by Promoting Healthy Eating

...Policy -- undertaking multiple urban and statewide projects such as working with school districts, urban corner stores, and creating small-scale urban farming -- Land Stewardship Project -- working in West Central Minnesota to ensure that residents can access healthy, locally grown food instead of dr...

Wisconsin Farmer Ronald Kusiak Honored With 2008 Jacobson Memorial Award

...things that I would like to change on my farm to make it more accessible to me -- like lowering light switches; purchasing a power lift to get into my farming equipment; buying power carts to help me spread cattle feed myself; add hand controls to a tractor so I can drive it; widen entry ways in my barn for ...

Mars First Confectionery Company to Launch Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labeling Globally

...ch has led to major innovations in the areas of health via cocoa flavanols; environmental, social and economic aspects via sustainable cocoa farming programs; and the historic and cultural importance of cocoa via the Historic Division of Mars, Incorporated and American Heritage Chocolate....

Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India

...ay in India's northern state of Bihar after a deadly combination of monsoon rains and a dam burst caused a deluge that spreads over countless miles of farming land. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare -- http://www.ifaw.org ) deployed an Emergency Relief team to the impacted area and has since treat...
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