The CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE: Organic Egg Business Being Hijacked by Corporate Agribusinesses—Help Reverse this Scandal! Meeting October 25-28, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin Attend or mail in your proxy letter ASAP! Imagine 80,000 laying hens in a
One of the world's oldest crops could combat hunger for millions, sustain livestock in developing countries an even feed astronauts in space, researchers say. Scientists from around the world gathered in Dakar, Senegal, last week to talk about th
It has been one of the great murder mysteries of the garden: what is killing off the honeybees? Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered “colony collapse.” Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to
ut the rains feeding the continent's fourth-longest river are not the undiluted good news you might expect. For the cloudbursts also create ideal conditions for an unwelcome pest – the Australian plague locust.
he described a site in northern Syria, near Aleppo, where ancient buildings were still standing in stark isolated relief, but they were on bare rock. During the seventh century, the thriving region had been invaded, initially by a Persian army and l
"Because potato constitutes an important part of the diet of many people in developed as well as developing countries, it is apparent that this can add value to potato-based products with enhanced benefits for better human health," they wrote.
Wisconsin: Its Agricultural department in full police state mode, ignores the laws, and continues its assault on family and independent Ag producers
The supplement also increased daily milk production by nearly 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) of milk for each cow during the trials. "Since methane production is an energy loss for the animal, this isn't really a surprise," Hristov said. "If you dec
Durbin makes a last ditch effort to sell out American family farms and ranches. Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved __________________________________________ The pressure is really on to ram S.510 Fake Food Safety through the S
Paul Griepentrog (c)copyright 2010 ___________________________________________ The following is a response to my concerns regarding S510 and the enforcement provisions in the regard to the violations of due process and failure to provide just c
he researchers found that mitigation strategies for livestock in the tropics could provide a maximum of 7% of the potential mitigation from livestock farming worldwide. Restoring degraded rangelands in sub-Saharan
They are going to pass the fake food safety bills and now have added criminal penalties for small producers including fines and imprisonment. Will gene slicing between plants and animals now be indicated on labels? Will we know, for example, if t
Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops Yes – the headline is correct – since 2008 Mr. Miller has been – well – too productive for the local Government. DeKalb County is suing a local far
Three times each year, Thomson compared the fruiting rate of unmanipulated flowers to that of flowers that are supplementally pollinated by hand. "Early in the year, when bumble bee queens are still hibernating, the fruiting rates are especially
This year's unexpected boom has led to even more intense speculation about the state of the sockeye population. The 2009 salmon run reportedly saw only around 1.5 million fish returning to the river. The Canadian government's Cohen Commission, esta
Farmers like Sathe are increasingly being seen as key customers in India's competitive mobile phone market, as the number of subscribers across the country grows at staggering rates. Between 16 and 20 million new subscribers are signing up every
A glimpse into the future of farming…
A farmer for over thirty years, Guy owns a small tract in west central Minnesota and had a dairy herd of about twenty cows. His one goal always has been to leave the land he worked better than he found it, and he knew what he wanted at a very early
Honeybees, bumblebees and many other insects are being slowly poisoned to death by persistent insecticides used to protect agricultural crops. Small doses of the toxic chemicals accumulate over time, meaning that there is no safe level of exposure. T
Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Testor Amendment. – It’ll free my direct sales to consumers. Or so the “opposition” to S. 510 seems to be saying now. Once I started reading this, “shock kept me up all night” would b
and charcoal's vast internal microscopic pores means it has hundreds, if not thousands, of times more internal than external surfaces to attract and hold other ions -- not only cations (+), but also anions (-) such as nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur,
Welcome to nationalized, government owned and operated farming and ranching! This is the new government run farming and ranching. Everything will have to be done to meet criteria yet to be determined. The new dictatorial agency headed by the “secret
but it is invading baboons which have developed a taste for its grapes that the wine makers are struggling with.
House and Senate bills to empower agribusiness, not improve food safety
a country which was then a large net food importer decided to change the way it farmed. Driven partly by fear that it would not be able to import enough food, it decided to expand domestic production through scientific research, not subsidies. Inste
“This study provides the most definitive evidence yet of the effectiveness of fuel treatments in dry forests of the Pacific Northwest,” said Susan Prichard, a UW research scientist and senior author of the study. “If dense forests are thinned and the
a set of 21 papers published by the Royal Society, the scientists from many disciplines and countries say that little more land is available for food production, but add that the challenge of increasing glo
But the question remains: how much does it take to feed a honey bee colony? It's not like I can go to the store and simply get a bag of Purina Honey Bee Chow... although beekeepers do feed their bees protein supplements on occasion. But even the bes
But scientists at an Israeli university say they have made a remarkable discovery in relation to the potato which may bring electricity to millions of the world's poor.
"In addition, we have found that 25 related species which have never been formally described are found in Asia, Australia and regions around the Indian Ocean."