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Agriculture: farming and gardens

Agriculture: farming and gardens. Organic, biodiversity v GMO, pesticides.


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bees, biodiversity and pollination v pesticides

 Research published now proves what awake people with functional eyesight have known for decades: Profit-making pesticides kill wildlife indiscriminately. A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops -- such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits -- to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly

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agriculture, bees, biodiversity, ecology, pesticides,
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organic grassland deficiency symptoms

Nitrogen   Light green colour with yellowing of leaf base, reduced growth and sparse ground cover due to lack of nitrogen. Made worse by Low or high pH soils. Sandy or light soils (leaching.) Low organic matter. Drought conditions. High rainfall (leaching) or heavy irrigation. Addition or high levels of non-decomposed organic matter/manure (eg straw). Fast growing crops.  

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agriculture, biodiversity, fertility, grass, organic, pasture,
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biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand

A joined-up-thinking (and feeling) approach to food production has produced signs of hope in Thailand. Rather than leaving food production and the survival of life on Earth to mutants with calculators and profit and loss obsessions, a small group that turned its back on industrial farming and monocultures has been able to weather the storm surprisingly well - by focusing on organic farming and

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agriculture, biodiversity, food, landscape, organic, photos, Thailand,
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organic food for childrens health

A new scientific study from UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health, shows that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas. But traces of pesticides are higher than in previous studies involving middle-income, suburban children, suggesting that kids from cities and farming communities

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agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,
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Major health diet threat to US citizens

And to most of the western world! Imagine a terrorist plot to trick the Brazilian government (through bribes, promises and corporate/political trickery) into cutting down and burning the Amazon rainforests in order to graze cattle and trick the poor American people into eating high fat, high protein, very high sugar junk several times a day. Imagine spending billions of dollars each year on

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agriculture, books, corporations, diabetes, lobbyists, obesity, popular, wellbeing,
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optimum food for free range hens - sprouting wheat for vitamins

It is clear to me, having kept 'free range' hens, that layers pellets are not the only food they need or like. They clearly like grass, especially young short shoots, but in the winter the grass either doesn't grow here (Cornwall) or it is drowned and the hens turn the whole plot to mud if they have access. I also feed mixed poultry corn: 90% wheat and 10 % maize, but several facts have led to

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agriculture, books, Cornwall, education, freedom, freefrom, poultry, self-sufficiency, vitamins,
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grass carp farming

I've always liked pasture, especially with real, native, mixed species hedgerows and the occasional mature native tree in the field. There's lots of beef and sheep farming hereabouts (North Cornwall), which is fine, but: a. In an overpopulated world, 500 lbs of of meat per acre every other year seems a small crop; b. Small farms are failing, because the profit per acre is miniscule with large

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agriculture, books, carp, Cornwall, fish, food, gardens, grass carp, photos, popular, self-sufficiency,
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Soil Association Organic September

In the UK, the Soil Association, our largest accreditor of truly organic standards of food production, is promoting http://www.soilassociation.org/organicseptember to introduce more people to organic food. Food grown in a manner that supports the health / wellbeing of both people and planet Organic sales are steadily growing by around 5% a year in the UK. While spending on food overall is

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