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UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.

Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Organic

EcoQube: An aquarium that feeds you.

Two students from University of California San Diego (UCSD) have designed an exciting project that ticks all the boxes. It is educational, functional, aesthetic and easy to use. In their own words, they have created “a natural, self-sustainable ecosystem that is easy to care for”. ‘Aquarium enthusiasts’ Eric and Kevin ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Results of 30-Year Study Favors Organic Gardening

  “Organic gardening is the only way to go!” shout dedicated greenies.   “Megafarms can feed the world!” shout opponents – both those who favor million-acre unicropping and the Monsanto cheerleaders.   But the results are finally in from the Rodale Institute, a 60-year-old nonprofit dedicated to organic farming whose reputation, thanks to its ... keep reading

Written by Jeanne Roberts in October 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic (2 comments)

Living as a Strawberry Farmer in California- Not a Happy Summer

  The strawberry farmers of California are currently stuck in a very difficult spot. The scientists are in an uproar, the workers in the fields are irate, the families living near the fields are terrified and the farmers are stuck while the population demands strawberries as much as ever.  The culprit ... keep reading

Written by Tara Alley in May 2011, about Air Quality, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Organic

International Organics Weekly - Edition 75

  This week's dose of organic headlines, updates, resources and recipes courtesy of dsnodgrass...   If you're looking to get your sangria on, this recipe looks great. An added suggestion is to try to make the apples organic as well, because conventional apples skew high on the pesticide meter. A ... keep reading

Written by D. Snodgrass in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Organic, Politics & Government (5 comments)

International Organics Weekly - Edition 74

This week's dose of organic headlines, updates, resources and recipes courtesy of dsnodgrass...   Having been allowed to thrive over the last two decades, with numerous enablers whose actions would lay to rest the notion that bi-partisanship is dead, the genetically modified crop industry has become a genuine single-name monopoly ... keep reading

Written by D. Snodgrass in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic, Politics & Government

International Organics Weekly - Edition 73

This week's dose of organic headlines, updates, resources and recipes courtesy of dsnodgrass...   Last week, this column included the article 'Working with pesticides linked to dementia: study'. Here is a profile of some farmers in search of solutions. Farmers Find Organic Arsenal to Wage War on Pests While conventional ... keep reading

Written by D. Snodgrass in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

International Organics Weekly - Edition 72

This week's dose of organic headlines, updates, resources and recipes courtesy of dsnodgrass...   There is serious concern among many regarding recent approval of methyl iodide use in California. Sam Fromartz provides more details and background. California Recipe: Strawberries with a dose of Methyl Iodide The judge in that case ... keep reading

Written by D. Snodgrass in December 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Organic, Politics & Government

International Organics Weekly - Edition 71

This week's dose of organic headlines, updates, resources and recipes courtesy of dsnodgrass... Let's span the globe. Tapei, Taiwan: 'Organic' cosmetics need to be regulated: foundation The judge in that case has issued his decision, and it's a mixed bag. In essence, the judge appears to be ... keep reading

Written by D. Snodgrass in November 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Organic, Politics & Government

International Organics Weekly - Edition 70

This week's dose of organic headlines, updates, resources and recipes courtesy of dsnodgrass...   Yet another addition to the very long list of reasons to buy organic dairy products. Want to Radically Slash the Methane Emissions of Dairy? Simple, Go Organic The judge in that case has issued his decision ... keep reading

Written by D. Snodgrass in November 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Organic

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