Feed brokers are exempt from organic certification. Therefore, there is no guarantee that organic feed is not commingled with non-organic feed or contaminated.
Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses.Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive ......
What do worms like to eat? Worms are vegetarians. They like green stuff mostly and absolutely no meat and no dairy. That means no bones, no grease and no anything with grease.
It seems the honey bee is fighting a losing battle these days, and the future for this important ecological regulator is now looking grimmer. In addition to colony collapse disorder and disease, scientists have discovered a third element in what is
As scientists prepare to submit the genetically engineered rice for regulatory approval, some locals protest.
Mr. Perkins's Technology project at Legacy High School in N Las Vegas, NV
It has been confirmed that France will extend its moratorium on the cultivation of Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) MON810 corn within its borders, despite a recent ruling by the French Council ....
His major breakthrough came when he found a specific strain of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in sugar-cane which he discovered could intracellularly colonise all major crop plants. This ground-breaking development potentially provides ever
The genetically engineered rice has had a long journey to from lab to bowl.
A long-awaited—if faintly unsettling—food product is unveiled
Walking through the kitchen garden was like being in a Monet painting. The French intensive biodynamic method was being practised, with raised beds and an exuberant riot of herbs, flowers and vegetables. Patches of marigolds, tagetes and nasturtiums
Global biotechnology megalith Monsanto is no longer content with simply manipulating and patenting its own genetically-modified (GM) counterfeits of nature.
Her name is Rachel Parent, and she's suddenly an internet sensation for her cool-headed debate about GMOs on a popular Canadian TV show.
As Michael Moss reports in a recent New York Times piece, a group of plant breeders from land-grant universities—including Cornell, the University of Maine, and the University of Tennessee—are looking to extend broccoli's growing season. Using conve
There is a great deal of thought that goes into every corner of my yard. Developing strategies to shade the house and grow healthy food are two of my favorite budget-saving efforts.
There’s no doubt bees are critical to humans. By some estimates, bees and other pollinating insects, such as butterflies and moths, contribute $200-billion to global agriculture every year. Almost one-third of the food we eat has been pollinated by b
Monarch populations have been gradually declining over the last eight years, according to Donald Davis, chair of the Monarch Butterfly Fund, who has been tagging monarchs since 1967. The organization, dedicated to the conservation of monarch butterfl
A new, unidentified 33-pound fungus has been discovered in China. The mushroom was found in the Yunnan province of China, an area praised for the incredible diversity of mushrooms available.
Ultra filtering is a high-tech procedure where honey is heated, sometimes watered down and then forced at high pressure through extremely small filters to remove pollen, which is the only foolproof sign identifying the source of the honey. It is a sp
Recently declared by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to be "the world's most outdated law," a little known U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy that steals up to half of American raisin farmers' harvest while providing little or no compensa
The Blue Green Box uses the natural waste produced by a fishtank to fertilize plants in its specialized, hydroponic “grow box”.
As the fledgling aquaponics industry grows, the need for trained greenhouse-system managers has emerged. UW-Stevens Point has responded by becoming a leader in aquaponics education. In partnership with Nelson and Pade Aquaponics, a Montello-based pro
As the House debates incremental immigration reform, the White House issued a report on the agricultural economic benefits of a sweeping Senate-passed bill.
A hard-hitting investigative report recently published by a prominent German newspaper has uncovered some shocking details about the tactics being used by chemical giant Monsanto in assuming control of global agriculture.
If you think civics class and studying the Constitution wasn't important in junior high, you missed out on some really good life training.
Farmers who used weedkillers were more than twice as likely to be treated for depression than farmers who didn't use the chemicals in a new study from France.
The official term for this is “Vermicomposting” and the great thing about it is that it is clean and tidy and does not take up a lot of space. For folks that have small yards or live in apartments,
The most lethal pesticide found in the pollen samples was chlorothonatil.
As can be seen from the popularity of rip-off artists like Whole Foods markets, organic foods are popular.
Italy To Ban GMO Corn With 80% Public Support