Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Google Alert - organic farming

Blogs1 new result for organic farming
Introducing Stowell Watters of Rippling Waters Organic Farm ...
By Farmer Profiles
Winter is now a waning moon; each one of us will be olive-skinned and river bound before we know it. The life in the soil will soon explode into the sunlight, our meals, and our bodies and at this point all we can do at Rippling Waters Organic ...
National Young Farmers' Coalition

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The Gomukh Organic Farmer's Market - UWC Mahindra College ...
Gomukh farm is part of the GORUS farming cooperative that promotes organic farming in the Kolvan valley of Maharashtra, India. A number of students from the ...
organic farming | The Asian Age
Organic Kerala, which was inaugurated at the Ernakulam Town Hall on Sunday, is attracting huge crowds. The seventh edition of the organic farming fest, jointly ...
Organic Farming: Ioc Faridabad To To Market Its Award-winning ...
Organic farming: IOC Faridabad to to market its award-winning servo agro spray oil. Monday, April 30, 2012. 21. New refinery likely to play a pivotal role in ...

Google Alert - agriculture technology

News9 new results for agriculture technology
Country Gets New Agricultural Centre
Strategically located near the National University at Butare, in the Southern Province of Rwanda and a three hour drive from the capital Kigali, the China-Rwanda Agriculture Technology Demonstration Center is expected to spearhead modern technology and ...
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New Chinese Tech to Boost Food Production
Last week, the US$ 6 million China-Rwanda Agriculture Technology Demonstration Center expected to spearhead modern agriculture technology and demonstration as a way of improving agricultural output was officially opened by Prime Minister Pierre ...
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Surinder Sud: Clueless on crops?
Business Standard
The so-termed "advance estimates" of crop production, the agriculture ministry's version of crop output forecasts, lack credence. The huge difference between the first advance estimates and final estimates is untenable. Besides, the present system for ...
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Nigerian farmers, others to benefit from $7m US project
Nigerian Tribune
IITA will lead the project and will work with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – Soil Health Program (AGRA), Farm Input Promotions (FIPS), the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Research ...
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Feeding The Asian: Agricultural R&D And Food Security – Analysis
Eurasia Review
In recent years, various measures have been proposed by scholars and implemented by the government to address the growing concern on regional food security, among which the role of technology is championed and prioritised. While enhancing agricultural ...
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Workshop on fruit, vegetable production technology held
Business Recorder (blog)
A two-day training workshop on "Fruit and Vegetable Production Technology" organised by Directorate of Outreach, Agriculture Research Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with Agriculture Research Institute, Mingora in scenic valley of Swat, ...
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Eggplant war: Scientists defend GMO
Philippine Star
Blando said the petitioners are not farmers themselves and that genuine farmers need agricultural technology that would greatly benefit them. "Bt eggplant would indeed be beneficial to farmers, especially with eggplant farming being quite a profitable ...
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UCBs to get assistance for CBS from Nabard
Business Standard (blog)
In a major boost to cooperative banks in India, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has been asked to provide financial assistance to about 400 small urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to create infrastructure for core banking ...
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UCR Chancellor Speaks at Morrill Act Celebration
UC Riverside
By Kris Lovekin on April 30, 2012 By Nicole Freeling SACRAMENTO — Leaders in higher education, agriculture and technology gathered in Sacramento today (April 30) to celebrate one of Abraham Lincoln's most lasting if lesser-known legacies: the act that ...
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Web2 new results for agriculture technology
When Bill Gates pushes high-tech agriculture, who benefits?
EXTRACT: Big Ag, including the Monsantos of the world, would have you believe that GM foods, and all the chemicals and fertilizers that go with them, are the ...
PM: Modern technology, farming, are inter-linked
The much-touted Green Revolution plans will not succeed if farmers do not adopt new and modern farming technologies, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has said ...

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Agricultural Credit: Why are the government funds to boost agriculture not ...
Economic Times
Between April 2009 and January 2010, for example, loans outstanding to the agriculture sector stood at Rs 3,00000 crore, according to research commissioned by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard). This surged to Rs 8,00000 ...
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Govt allows fresh cotton exports
Hindustan Times
Registration of cotton exports will be allowed by the government," commerce and textiles minister Anand Sharma told reporters in New Delhi after meeting agriculture minister Sharad Pawar. Last month, the government had lifted the ban on exports but ...
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Audit blisters former Ky. agriculture commissioner
By ROGER ALFORD A team of auditors discovered what they believed to be "a toxic culture of entitlement" within the Kentucky Department of Agriculture during the administration of former Commissioner Richie Farmer, a University of Kentucky basketball ...
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Ohio officials to return 5 exotic animals to widow
The Associated Press
The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced the decision Monday at an agency hearing in which the state was to defend its authority to quarantine the animals — two leopards, two primates and a bear — on suspicion of infectious diseases.
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Government allows fresh cotton export registration
Financial Express
"We have accepted the agriculture ministry's data on cotton production. Based on the revised estimates of the Cotton Advisory Board as well as the agriculture ministry, we have decided to remove suspension on registration of cotton exports," Sharma ...
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All clear for fresh cotton exports
By Yogima Seth Sharma Apr 30 2012 , New Delhi The government cited higher cotton production as per the revised estimates of the agriculture ministry as well as the Cotton Advisory Board to allow fresh exports. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee chaired ...
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Govt lifts ban on export of cotton new registrations on
Business Standard
"After a comprehensive review it was decided that suspension of new registrations for exports be revoked and exports be permitted," an official statement said after a high-powered committee comprising Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Commerce and ...
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Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer used state workers on state time ...
Louisville Courier-Journal
Steve Beshear reacts to a new audit showing inappropriate use of tax dollars under former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. Beshear was in Louisville Monday morning for a job announcement at CafePress. By Chris Otts / CJ Agriculture Commissioner ...
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Lifting of cotton exports ban to hurt industry: SIMA
Economic Times
AHMEDABAD: The Southern India Mills' Association has said government's decision to lift the ban on cotton exports would suffocate the domestic industry. SIMA chairman S Dinakaran said this would create cotton shortage for domestic industry.
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Govt bows to pressure, allows fresh cotton exports
Times of India
The decision to allow fresh cotton exports comes after Congress leaders from Gujarat led by Ahmed Patel, political secretary to party president Sonia Gandhi, and agriculture minister and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar urged the government to rethink the ...
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Blogs5 new results for agriculture
ONE | True story: Inspired by Uganda's agriculture, a couple makes ...
By Guest Blogger
Ansley West Rivers, a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Uganda, shares how she met her husband, fell in love with agriculture and found the subject of a new film, "Mothers of a Nation," in this amazing personal story: I first ...
Mark Tercek: Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture
By Mark Tercek
How can we meet the world's increasing demands for food, water and energy without degrading the natural systems we depend on for survival?
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FY '13 Agriculture Appropriations Passes Committee | Resources ...
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its fiscal year 2013 agriculture appropriations bill. The bill provides $20.785 billion in discretionary spending.
National Hog Farmer
The relevance of content in ICT initiatives in Indian agriculture ...
By Indira Yerramareddy
In the past decade, many information and communication technology (ICT) projects in Indian agriculture have emerged, either substituting or supporting extension services by providing farmers with access to agricultural information. ICTs have ...
New at IFPRI
Department of Agriculture Removes Animals from Residence in ...
Animal Care Program inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture have worked in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office and the Humane Society of Missouri to remove animals ...
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Web2 new results for agriculture
The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Agriculture : Thiruchelvathin 'Vivasaayigalai ...
A movement to save Kangayam cattle gaining momentum [Tamil: Kangeyam kalnadai] Agricultural feature, April 13, 2012. Translated and presented by ...
Food processing could stimulate agriculture growth: CII
The exhibition was a platform to explore the ways of making India the food factory of the world.

Google Alert - agriculture technology

News9 new results for agriculture technology
Nawanshahr: Diversifying agriculture with zero calorie Stevia production
Punjab Newsline
Rajpal Singh Gandhi, poineer in stevia farming, who has succeeded getting the nod of the Union Ministry of Science & Technology after putting in relentless efforts for the past four years, while talking to The Tribune said that the project would prove ...
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Modern methods necessary to step up farm productivity: Experts
PTI | 10:04 PM,Apr 24,2012 Bhopal, Apr 24 (PTI) A panel of agricultural experts today underlined the need to make farming a profitable venture for farmers and urged them to make use of modern technology to tackle the problem of low productivity.
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Agri-food entrepreneurs aim to reduce waste
Vancouver Sun
Technology can't replace the essentially biological processes of agriculture, but it can go a long way toward making the process less wasteful, said Chris Bush, founder of agricultural technology incubator Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society.
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AGBANK-H SHARES : ABC Fully Supports National Agricultural High-tech Parks
The No.1 Document of the Chinese Central Government in 2012 makes an overall deployment of agricultural scientific and technological innovation and puts forward to further enhance the supportive role of science and technology in agricultural ...
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DuPont Leader Affirms Commitment to Collaborative Approach for Increasing ...
MarketWatch (press release)
He told attendees at the 5th International Biotechnology and Agriculture Summit in Beijing today that it will take everyone working collaboratively to ensure every person has enough nutritious and safe food to eat. With nearly 1.4 billion people in ...
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Mardi Develops Five New Technologies In Agriculture
MELAKA, April 24 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has succeeded in developing five new technologies to help improve the safety and production of animal feed. Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry ...
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Agriculture Ministry Takes Fight to the Thieves
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Both initiatives also seek to improve husbandry in areas showing signs of combating disease prevalence; and engage in the commercial production of disease-free planting material using tissue culture, protected environment and hydroponic technologies.
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Research to Control Food Contamination Launched
... in the country as the Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Food and Drug Administration, USDA-ARS, Doreo Partners and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).
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Big interest expected in tiny technology
ABC Online
By Sarina Locke Australia's chemical authority is preparing for a number of applications to use nanotechnology in agriculture. The Agricultural Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority says it's highly likely that agricultural and veterinary ...
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Google Alert - organic farming

News8 new results for organic farming
Organic farmers face special challenges
Western Farm Press
Participants in an organic farming conference at Fresno State University watched as bugs were vacuumed out of a research plot and heard about plans for the University of California to certify it first organic acreage at one of its field stations.
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Earth Day Invitation for All Organic Farmers & Natural Product, Vendors to ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
In honor of Earth Day, Collé Farmers Market Community, the first online directory of organic farmers and virtual farmers market, ( will begin accepting applications from organic farmers and natural product vendors ...
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Organic farmer gets you growing at Seaside Library
Coast Weekend
SEASIDE - The Seaside Public Library will host organic farmer Teresa Retzlaff at 1 pm Saturday, April 28, as she speaks about growing edibles on the North Coast. The event will take place in the Community Room and refreshments will be served.
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Do EU organic rules for wine leave glass half empty?
Reaction from Italy, Europe's second-biggest grower of organic grapes after Spain, was mixed: with cheers from the agriculture ministry and scepticism from farmers who put a lot of effort and funds into making chemicals-free wine.
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Organic Valley Farmer-Owners Receive Vermont's Highest Milk Quality Award
PerishableNews (press release)
by Organic Valley La Farge, Wis. - Organic Valley, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, announced today that Vermont farmer-owners Taylor and Nick Meyer of North Hardwick Dairy in Caledonia County received ...
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Farm-stays: There's more lying in than mucking out
The Independent
Two sources of information for volunteer placements are World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms ( and Help Exchange (, but there are plenty of independent projects that also take volunteers. The Magdalen Project (01460 30144; ...
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Support For Organic Teach...
Chuck and Louanna Eggert, WSU college alumni and founders of Pacific Natural Foods, have generously donated $5 million to Washington State University to expand the university's organic farm from four acres to nearly thirty.
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Jersey farmer wants support from government
BBC News
Steve Carter, who runs Farm Fresh Organics in St Lawrence, said there was less support from the States than in the past. He said there used to be schemes which encouraged farmers to grow organically. Environment Minister Deputy Rob Duhamel said more ...
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News10 new results for agriculture
PM to hold meetings on key agriculture issues
Zee News
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan will attend the meeting, sources said. The Prime Minister will hold another meeting to sort out objections raised by Pawar on issues related ...
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Parliamentary panel asks govt to adopt fresh outlook towards agriculture budget
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: A parliamentary standing committee has taken a grim view of constant pruning of budget of agriculture ministry. It has asked the Centre to adopt a fresh outlook towards allocation of finances to the sector as it sustains economically weak ...
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Audit slams Ky. hoops icon who ran state agency
Kansas City Star
26, 2010 file photo, former University of Kentucky basketball star, and then Kentucky agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer, talks with reporters during the annual ham breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, Ky.
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Kansas City Star
'This cannot continue' - Agriculture minister awaits audit findings on several ...
Jamaica Gleaner
HEADS ARE likely to roll when the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries completes a series of audits into the operations of a number of related agencies including the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), the Cocoa Industry Board and Coffee Industry ...
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Group sues USDA over predator killing program
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) -- The Great Depression-era program the Department of Agriculture uses to kill coyotes, mountain lions and other predators that threaten livestock is outdated, illegal and a waste of federal money, conservationists say in a new lawsuit.
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New license plates to benefit agriculture education
San Jose Mercury News
The plates will help pay for agriculture education programs statewide, a crucial funding source at a time when California is facing draconian cuts to vocational programs. Jim Aschwanden, executive director of the California Agricultural Teachers' ...
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Time to leave behind organic vs. conventional agriculture debate, McGill ...
Montreal Gazette (blog)
Photo: Mohamed al-Sayaghi Reuters) By Monique Beaudin, Gazette Environment Reporter Researchers at McGill University and the University of Minnesota say that to feed the world it's time to move beyond the organic vs. conventional agriculture debate.
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Ohio officials to return exotic animals to widow
CBS News
The Ohio Agriculture Department announced the decision Monday at an agency hearing in which the state was to defend its authority to quarantine the animals on suspicion of infectious diseases. A spokeswoman for the agency said the state had exhausted ...
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DNA investigation: Nabard's lies on restructuring process
Daily News & Analysis
By Sandeep Pai | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) set up to finance agriculture and rural development, has been giving evasive replies to specific questions raised by the Union finance ...
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Maharashtra farmers can soon hope to sell fruits, vegetables directly
Hindu Business Line
A draft notification issued by the Maharashtra Government gives them relief from mandatorily selling their horticulture produce through Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) yards. This also means companies in agri-business, food processing ...
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Hindu Business Line

Blogs4 new results for agriculture
Occupy the Farm: Urban agriculture at work | eats shoots 'n leaves
By richardbrenneman
A movie showing the power of urban gardens and sustainable agriculture to enable a community to survive an energy collapse, as shown by the transformation of Cuban agriculture following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the loss of ...
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Fertile Soils Need Animal Agriculture: Joel Salatin on Integrated ...
By Sami Grover
One of America's best-known sustainable farmers makes the case for enlightened animal agriculture.
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Australia's Agriculture and Energy Sectors Clash Over Water | Circle ...
By Nadya Ivanova
"[Coal seam gas and agriculture] are two industries at play here, and not one industry and one romantic pursuit," Chris Moran, groundwater specialist at the University of Queensland, told Circle of Blue. "And sometimes we get that a bit ...
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Consumer Acceptance, Genetically Engineered Agriculture Products ...
By ahirsch
WASHINGTON, DC – (May 1, 2012) – For every dollar invested in agricultural research, we reap up to $20 in economic benefit. The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and acceptance issues ...

Web5 new results for agriculture
A list of android, iPhone, iPad and web applications ... - e-Agriculture
A list of android, iphone, ipad and web applications that may be useful to those involved in mobile agriculture and technology. In the coming years agriculture ...
PM to hold meetings tomorrow on key agriculture issues - PTI -
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss supply of about 15 million tonnes of extra foodgrains to ration card holders that ...
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Agriculture Conferences Worldwide Upcoming events in agriculture,farming and related fields Hosted by Conference Alerts - Find details about academic ...
Haryana: Admission starts at Hisar Agriculture University | www ...
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has started the admission process for under-graduate and post-graduate courses for the ...
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Google Alert - organic farming

News9 new results for organic farming
The Limits to Organic Farming in Feeding the World
Voice of America
01 May 2012 The Limits to Organic Farming in Feeding the World TO DOWNLOAD the MP3 of this story, click on the MP3 link in the upper right corner of the page. Double-click any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary.
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Organic Kerala focuses on healthier crops
KOCHI: With a view to highlight the importance of organic farming, 'Organic Kerala 2012', a exhibition-cum-sale of organic agricultural products organised by Organic Kerala Charitable Trust is on at the Ernakulam Town Hall.
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Organic Growth Puts America's Universities to the Test
MarketWatch (press release)
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) announced today the release of the first Organic Land Grant Assessment Report, measuring research, education and outreach in the federally funded Land Grant system. The system, initiated by President Abraham ...
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Organic yields outpaced by conventional agriculture
Western Farm Press
Crop yields from organic farming are generally lower than from conventional agriculture. That is particularly true for cereals, which are staples of the human diet. Although organic techniques may not be able to do the job alone, they do have an ...
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The effectiveness of integrated farm management, organic farming and agri ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
The objective of this study was to investigate and describe the nature and coverage of research pertaining to the effectiveness of integrated farm management, organic farming and agri-environment schemes as interventions for conserving biodiversity in ...
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'Either-or' debate hurts food resources
Montreal Gazette
Researchers at McGill University and the University of Minnesota say that to feed the world it's time to move beyond the organic vs. conventional agriculture debate. They've published a study in the journal Nature that found organic agriculture can, ...
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Foundation ranks land-grant universities' organic activities
Those are just some of the findings of an updated inventory of land-grant university organic activies conducted by the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Organic Farming Research Foundation, according to a news release. In addition, the inventory found that the ...
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Organic and non-organic under the spotlight
Farmers Guardian
THE organic versus non-organic farming argument is to be put under the spotlight at a special debate featuring high profile farmers and sector representatives at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire. The event is the brainchild of second year ...
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Strawberry Hill Farm providing produce, eggs and beef for the community
Coshocton Tribune
FRESNO -- When Ron and Mary Meyer moved back to Coshocton in 2003, they started farming in what they described a "chemical freeway." Today, Strawberry Hill Farm is operating in an organic manner. "We have been certified organic since 2006.
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Organic farming: IOC Faridabad to to market its award-winning servo ...
FARIDABAD: The Indian Oil Corporation is preparing to market its award-winning servo agro spray oil (Saso). Developed by the oil major's Faridabad-based ...