So instead of being transported 10,000 miles, the popular fruit will have travelled just a short distance from the South of England. This means it will have both lower food miles and a smaller carbon
Did you know that the automobile industry was meant to run on a cannabis based fuel source called ethanol?
We know bats occasionally eat mosquitoes. They live in the same habitat, are voracious predators of flying insects. We’ve found mosquito parts in bat droppings. There have been caged studies where bats have been observed preying on mosquitoes and obs
The issue concerning the use of antibiotics in farm feed has been brought to light once again. On Wednesday July 14th, at a hearing for the Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Dr. John Clifford (a representative of the United States Department of Agric
Pamela Anderson's risqué advertisement promoting vegetarianism is a tad too sexy — even for the famously sultry City of Montreal.
This webinar highlights the basics of biodiesel production with step by step instructions.
For decades wine production has been globalizing, industrializing, and consolidating. Larger and larger operations buy and process more and more of the globe's wine grapes. To keep up, wine-grape growers have had to get really big
Rosa Delauro's insistence on a mandatory system for the National Animal Identification System, one clearly rejected by the majority of the independent and family agricultural and livestock community across the nation, is not lawful.
research team from Michigan State University conducted a study to determine how the chemical and physical properties of soil, along with the light waves the plant absorbs and reflects, affect potato yield and variability.
By contrast, annual grains can lose five times as much water as perennial crops and 35 times as much nitrate, a valuable plant nutrient that can migrate from fields to pollute drinking water and create “dead zones” in surface waters
Mr. Dubé and his wife Josée Bourgoin raise bison on their ranch an hour from Batoche near Prince Albert. Inspired by farmers in France and the Charlevoix region northeast of Quebec City, they have applied for funding to establish an agricultural “ter
It is envisaged that the belt would go through 11 countries from east to west. The trees should be "drought-adapted species", preferably native to the areas planted, the Great Green Wall website says, listing 37 suitable species.
Between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, a lagoon inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, and about 10 miles east, Chef Menteur Highway runs for almost 40 miles across the Rigolets (rig-o-lees), a wild and undeveloped tract of pine forests and swamp. Strip m
Probably at least until the next ice age, according to technical manager Sampo Tukiainen. Unearthed cooking pits formerly used by roving bands of hunters in the region still contain the char generated by their cooking fires.
They carry home-grown radishes and red-cooked pork. They transport dozens of empanadas, juggling sheet pans on the G train. They pack boxes of butterscotch cupcakes, Sichuan-spiced beef jerky and grapefruit marmalade. They haul boiled peanuts, ice-gr
The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in 7 Southern states generate cries from critics worried such a large introduction of a bioengineered nonnative plant could throw natural ecosystems out of
Why depend on your grocer when for as little as a couple of hours a week it can be as easy as walking into your own back yard!
The key point is that the necessary resource is available today and farmers with equipment are also available. No one else is at all. The only other possible option is to build berms which do not trap the oil but prevent further penetration only.
The researchers found that when the spit of the tuber moth caterpillar gets into a tuber, all the other tubers of the plant grow bigger, said co-author Andre Kessler, Cornell assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
The worst grasshopper outbreak in decades may envelop the western states this summer, scientists warn. A dramatic rise in the number of grasshoppers was found during a survey of the western states conducted last year, by the U.S. Department of Agricu
Pitbulls have awesome utility as dogs, but they are weaponsized dogs, built to kill on the outside but meant for love and devotion in the inside. Knowing the difference is the difference between a life-saving friend and a lap-toy.
Oyate knows exactly dick-squat about gardening. Oyate is a forester and an animal husband. But I got 11 different plants in various stages of living and dying. The lettuce just sprouted today. It looks so lovely.
The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto's seeds, and has called for a march to protest the corporation's presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day.
The two input systems consisted of a three-year rotation of corn-soybean/small grain/red clover and a four-year rotation of corn-soybean-small grain/alfalfa-alfalfa. Between 2003 and 2008, nitrogen fertilizer inputs in the 3-year rotation decreased 6
the rats consuming the chokeberry-spiked water weighed less than the controls; both levels of chokeberry had the same effect in this regard. Similar beneficial effects of chokeberry consumption were found for body fat (specifically, that of the lower
"We expected to find nitrogen stored in organic matter in these soils, but didn't realize how much," said Tom Nolan, USGS hydrologist, who led the study. "If mobilized, the large reservoirs of nitrogen could significantly impact water quality."
Water does not percolate into the ground water which is 100 feet below. The effluent is absorbed into the land and the plants take up the nitrogen as natural fertilizer.
such practices not only kill soil, they also deaden wine. Over time, the Benzigers began to rethink modern viticulture. One motivation was improving the product, making it stand out from the gusher of wine coming out of Sonoma. Another was the sinkin
the success of urban agriculture in Cuba has been grounded in the distribution of public land for food production. For example, a law passed in 2008 allowed any citizen or entity to request idle lands up to 33 acres to be passed out in usufruct for 2
The last ship of Japan's Antarctic whaling fleet sailed home Monday with the lowest catch in years, a shortfall whalers blamed on high-seas clashes with the militant environmental group Sea Shepherd.