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China Unveils Green Plan to Revert Farmland to Forest

Peeved by growing accusations of rampant industrial pollution, China has unveiled a conservation strategy for its flora. The green plan aims at reverting farmland to forests. China is home to 10 per cent of all known plant species, and half of those unique to China, about 5000 species of p...

American Medical Association Passes Resolution Supporting Sustainable Food System

...), which notes that locally produced and organic foods "reduce the use of fuel, decrease the need for packaging and resultant waste disposal, preserve farmland ... [and] the related reduced fuel emissions contribute to cleaner air and in turn, lower the incidence of asthma attacks and other respiratory proble...

'The Hidden Story': Poetry Inspired by Author's Struggle with Depression, Addiction

...erate slip into darkness and combated by his persisting faith in God and family. Jeff Bresee was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in the farmland of rural Idaho potato country. Bresee attended Utah State University , where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He now owns a civil engineering...

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

...ulturalists, processors, academics and other professionals, as well as students, consumers, and the general public, in order to increase the amount of farmland under organic production and the number of people choosing organic products. www.theorganicinstitute.org . The Organic Trade Association Fou...

Seattle University in Partnership With the Opus Prize Foundation Award $1 Million Opus Prize

...y initiatives, Jagannathan has elevated the social status and acceptance of the Dalits -- some of the India's poorest residents -- through housing and farmland provisions and negotiated land subsidies with the Indian government. "We are thrilled to be recognizing and supporting three amazing entrepren...

As Kids Head Back to School, National Advocacy Group Issues Report on Progress of School Wellness

..., vanilla, and orange and are seeing increases in milk consumption up to 30 percent in schools that offer the new milk." In the New York Metro area, farmland Dairies of Wallington, NJ produces the new milk, which is currently distributed to over 200 schools including Wall, Union City, Toms River, East Bruns...

Desert plant may hold key to surviving food shortage

...t the world. The research comes at a time when farmland across the globe normally used for growing food su...desert and semi-arid lands, rather than on fertile farmland needed for producing food. Biological scientist...oncern over food shortage at the moment, with more farmland being commandeered for bio-fuels. As a result of ...

UNC to study link between sustainable farming and health

... is not only damaging to our health and the environment but also devastating to the economic base of rural communities," Ammerman said. The loss of farmland and livelihood is particularly alarming among small to mid-scale and minority farmers who are transitioning away from growing tobacco, she said. The r...

Horizon Organic(R) Family Farmer Network Grows by Nearly 35 Percent

...the land and provide a healthier environment for both people and animals. Since 1991, Horizon Organic has helped to convert more than 250,000 acres of farmland to organic production. For more information about the Horizon Organic farmer network and how organic farming benefits farmers, animals, the environm...

China Kangtai Participates in 2007 China National Sugar and Wine Products Trade Fair

...diabetes, adiposity, constipation, cholesterol, high blood pressure, low immunity, and various skin disorders. China Kangtai owns nearly 400 acres of farmland and grows three species of Mexican cacti and some of the Company's own cloned species. The Company owns an R & D institute that has successfully produ...
Farmland in Biological News

Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef

... CSIRO science is being used to improve land management practices on farmland to help reduce run-off of sediments, nutrients and pesticides on to the Great Barrier Reef. A decision support process facilitated and designed by ...

U-M researcher and colleagues predict large 2009 Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone'

...predicted 2009 dead-zone decline does not result from cutbacks in the use of nitrogen, which remains one of the key drivers of hypoxia in the Bay." farmland runoff containing fertilizers and livestock waste---some of it from as far away as the Corn Belt---is the main source of the nitrogen and phosphorus t...

Professor to measure environmental impact of war

...eologist by training, explains the long history of environmental warfare. In the year 146 BC, the Romans destroyed the city of Carthage and salted the farmland to ensure that no crops would grow one of the first ecological disasters deliberately provoked to weaken an enemy. In modern times, there are many...

Army can boost mission success by better managing

...ountries where environmental conditions and infrastructure are severely degraded, clean drinking water, effective sewage and trash systems, and viable farmland are crucial to local inhabitants. Providing these things can influence whether inhabitants support the local government and U.S. goals and objectives....

Scattered nature of Wisconsin's woodlands could complicate forests' response to climate change

...ch produce their own seeds to start the process all over again. Already a slow process, dispersal becomes even slower when forests are broken up by farmland and urban areas - or fragmented - like they are in Wisconsin. Not only is less suitable habitat available overall, but patches of it can also be widel...

New round of Environmental Venture Projects from Stanford's Woods Institute

...691 over the next two years for projects designed to solve some of the world's most serious sustainability challenges, from salmon farming in Chile to farmland irrigation in California. The five teams include 22 faculty members representing a broad cross-section of disciplines at Stanford-including history, b...

Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application

...olids are a rich source of plant nutrients and organic matter. However, the presence of detectable levels of dioxins in biosolids led to concerns that farmland application may result in accumulation of dioxins in soil and their subsequent translocation through the human food chain because several congeners of...

New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities

...st entirely of land devoted to sugar cane or vegetable farms. The amount of farmland declined in three other sites, with the last being entirely suburban. Researchers calculated the amount of farmland in each site using Google Earth images. Each site was 2.1 square miles, ...

World-class environment vision to 'bring back the species'

...urrently used as a small-scale commercial and research farm. As part of the Woodland Recovery Initiative, the University aims to: reclaim the farmland at Glenthorne and reconstruct a suitable habitat that encourages the return of native species; renovate buildings at Glenthorne to be used as the ...

Ponds found to take up carbon like world's oceans

...g finds that ponds around the globe could absorb as much carbon as the world's oceans. Professor Downing found that constructed ponds and lakes on farmland in the United States bury carbon at a much higher rate than expected; as much as 20-50 times the rate at which trees trap carbon. In addition, ponds w...
Farmland in Biological Technology

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Disclose Discovery of Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

...n Union and Colombia. Submissions in other import markets will follow in the months to come. In any given year, 10 million to 13 million acres of farmland planted to corn in the United States may be affected by at least moderate drought. In field trials conducted last year in the Western Great Plains, dr...

Jatropha World 2009 Advance Access: Surprisingly Candid Interview Series Examines Biofuel Predictions Compared to Fossil Fuels

...p;    Over the past two years, D1-Williamson Magor Biofuel Limited has planted Jatropha curcas in over 130,000 hectares of waste farmland by means of an out growers' scheme. Local farmers plant and harvest Jatropha in their waste farmland, for which D1-Williamson Magor group provides a b...

Jatropha World 2009 Advance Access: Surprisingly Candid Interview Series Examines Biofuel Predictions Compared to Fossil Fuels

...p;    Over the past two years, D1-Williamson Magor Biofuel Limited has planted Jatropha curcas in over 130,000 hectares of waste farmland by means of an out growers' scheme. Local farmers plant and harvest Jatropha in their waste farmland, for which D1-Williamson Magor group provides a b...

New Initiative Focuses on Water Quality Improvement in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico

...in agricultural ecosystems. Additionally, on-farm tools available to farmers today, such as, herbicide-tolerant crops are supporting the conversion of farmland to no-till practices which greatly reduce erosion and the emission of greenhouse gas into our environment. In the future, crop producers are e...

GM crops protect neighbors from pests

... and colleagues analyzed data from 1997 to 2007 about the agriculture of Bt cotton in six provinces in northern China, covering 38 million hectares of farmland cultivated by 10 million resource-poor farmers. They compared that information with data on pest populations in the region, focusing on the cotton bol...

Letter to Shareholders from the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Yongye Biotechnology, Inc.

...tivity of China's Agricultural Sector While China's population is increasing, the amount of arable land available for farming is decreasing. China's farmland is currently being used at close to capacity levels to meet domestic demand. Increasing affluence and a rising concern about food quality and safety h...

Yongye Biotechnology International Retains CCG Investor Relations

...hectares of arable farmland. China's large population means that its arable farmland must feed an average of 10 people per hectare compared to a worldwide average of 4.4 people per hectare. China's farmland is currently being used at close to capacity levels just to meet domestic d...

Mark C. Mirken Named New CEO and Chairman of the Board of Millennium Biotechnologies, Inc.

...drug conglomerate, is the beginning of significant international opportunities. Our three year manufacturing contract with General Electric subsidiary farmland Dairies will anchor the domestic growth of our Ready-to-Drink product in the immuno-compromised and Long Term Care and Sports Channels. At this point ...

China Kangtai Cactus Biotech, Inc. Announces Plans for New Product Launch

...diabetes, adiposity, constipation, cholesterol, high blood pressure, low immunity, and various skin disorders. China Kangtai owns nearly 400 acres of farmland and grows three species of Mexican cacti and some of the Company's own cloned species. The Company owns an R & D institute that has successfully produ...

Farm Aid celebrates 20-year journey, heads back to Illinois roots

...ms. Lets contrast this with the overall U.S. farm situation. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are: 938.2 million acres of farmland in the U.S. (according to the 2002 census). This is 7.3 million acres less than in 1992. Of the above amount, 432.2 million acres is dedicated to cr...
Farmland in Biological Dictionary

Secondary growth

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Conservation

...hind the mission of the Indianapolis Zoo. We participate in environmental and conservation programming on multiple levels. ... Works to safeguard farmland and open space resources; regulate oil, gas and geothermal wells; study and map earthquakes, landslides, and mineral resources; ... ... turkey rest...
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