hey have tested resistant plants against a range of different strains of the virus taken from all over the world and so far, no strain has been able to overcome the resistance. The research on the so-called Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV), led by Dr Jo
Because we are force feeding our crops, all the secondary nutrients are been also depleted several times faster than is normal. At present no replacement strategy exists that I am aware of.
Due to my strong stance as a constitutionalists and libertarian the uninformed often call me a “right winger” which if you listen to the show is simply nuts. Unfortunately I don’t get to give many politicians a pat on the back be they Democrats or
A unique acacia known as a "fertilizer tree" has typically led to a doubling or tripling of maize yields in smallholder agriculture in Zambia and Malawi, according to evidence presented at a conference in the Hague this
The plant takes up other soil resources and its deep root system soaks up limited moisture. It creates fuel for wildfires, is virtually inedible and prevents many other plants from germinating, researchers say.
The following is a list of U.S Senators and the Bribes (I mean campaign contributions) that these Senators received from Special Interest Groups to either support or opposed S.510 – The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act. I have listed the names o
he refuges ensure a substantial population of non-resistant insects will be around, fluttering about in search for mates. Given the abundance of non-resistant insects relative to the scarce resistant ones, chances are slim
The plant’s ability to grow in infertile soils also reduces the need to grow it on primary croplands, which can then be reserved for growing food according to Richard Parnas, a professor of chemical, materials, and biomolecular engineering at UConn.
You are either totally ignorant about the contents of S. 510, the food “safety” bill, or you are a shill. Effective April 1, 2011, the selling of vitamins and nutritional supplements without a prescription will officially become illegal in Europe
black truffles are found naturally in the wild in Europe between the latitudes 40N to the 47N. Which corresponds basically from Valencia, Spain to Paris, France. They are mainly found in Spain, France and Italy. They are also found to a lesser degree
This is an extremely important report on the interference and support of governments around the world, on behalf of mega corporations to end anything but industrialized food production. This article deals with the meat trade, and it does not take mu
Willie Nelson sings of the farmers' plight. This song was written by Willie for anyone to use. Watch this video regarding hemp legalization, with Willie singing in the background.
The definition of “local” or “regional” has for a long time been flexible and defined differently depending on the person in question. In 2008 Congress passed H.R.2419 which amended the “Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act”. In the amendment
MAYBE… Mr. J Dudley Butler noticed that Senate Ag Chairman Collin Peterson and his 114 colleges were the recipients of over $48.6 million of Agri Pac campaign contributions! However during the 2008 Farm Bill debate our Congressional leaders also
But Dr Francesco Paolocci, who led the latest research at the Plant Genetics Institute in Perugia, Italy, said his team's findings could help increase the annual crop of truffles and even bring down the price. He said: "It was long assumed that
Today, the graceful migratory bird soars again over restored wetlands around the small town of Toyooka in western Japan, now a showcase for an ambitious conservation effort called the Satoyama Initiative. As Japan hosts a UN conference on biodiver
Butterflies and bees need variety in their diets and rely on different plants to provide this diversity. Also, wild flowers provide nectar when agricultural plants have been harvested. Lindsay Maskell, a vegetation scientist at CEH, blamed ‘bad
FAO said the aid would benefit a total of five million people, adding: "The food security of tens of millions of Pakistanis is at stake with the current planting season. The next harvest for wheat will not be until spring 2011."
See how that works people – throw enough chaff into the air and particulates are bound to be found. Will you use something the EPA designates as to be labeled “Caution”? I did try to find the specific referral to AP-360 (TM) at the EPA website, but a
A new book by an urban agriculture visionary aims to change the way people think about farming, offering a look into a future where city skyscrapers _ not rural fields _ produce the world's food. "The Vertical Farm," challenges the notion that plants
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce their Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 30, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If the Chinese acquire large tracts of land here in the United States, food grown will be for import. This will threaten not only our own independence, but will cause distortions in our food supply and put an end to the local food movement as well.
When farmers douse the same field year after year with the same herbicide, certain weeds will develop resistance. When they do, it will take ever-larger doses of that herbicide to kill them -- making the survivors even hardier. Eventually, it will be
One specific inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA, was more deadly to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells than the herbicide itself – a finding the researchers call “astonishing.” “This clearly confirms that the [in
What would happen if a USDA scientist discovered that one of the most commonly used pesticides on the planet with a reputation for having saved millions of tons of US soil from erosion was -- rather than a soil savior -- a soil killer?
s like Jabbah's in Freetown, as well as others around the cities of Bo and Kenema. The project has provided hybrid rice and fertiliser, as well as access to power tillers, combined harvesters and a rice mill.
In response to the refusal of so many agricultural land owners to enter into the contract with state agencies that had taken bribe money euphemistically referred to as “co-operative funding” from the USDA, the state agencies began a campaign of extor
A March 2, 2010 Agriculture Committee hearing televised live on CSPAN gives a clear picture of what’s ahead for domestic farmers, ranchers and herders in the US.. Deputy Secretary Kathleen A. Merrigan cheerfully announced the “new age of enforcement
The ban on the insecticide-soaked seed coating enforced by the Italian government last year seems to have worked wonders, judging from the freshest data collected on the ground by researchers, beekeepers and regional authorities alike.
he machines clamour and whir from dusk to midnight, transforming heaps of rice husks into electricity and offering respite from darkness in Tamkuha, a humble village in the eastern state of Bihar.