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Europe’s green farming projects as ‘too costly’

Recently pilot studies and initiatives aimed to develop ‘green farming’ have been undertaken in Europe. The aim is to create more sustainable agriculture. There are different measures of success. On cost effectiveness the studies appear to have failed

In rural India, youths steer a crusade against food insecurity Special

Hyderabad - Braving dry climate, poverty, poor access to market and calls of Maoist rebels to join them, hundreds of youths from marginalized communities in rural India are turning into food growers, transforming dry, barren land into green, productive fields

Cultivate Festivals heading to Denver and Chicago later this year

Not only will the upcoming Cultivate Festivals bring out the food and music,they will benefit a non-profit organization that works with family farmers and organizations.

White House refuses to reveal ties with Monsanto

Requests have been made under the Freedom of Information Act for President Obama to disclose discussions with Montanto-supporting lobbyists. Requests have been denied.

Organic farming proves viable for Africa

Nairobi - The 'green' revolution is underway in Africa, meeting widespread support from farmers and consumers. Unlike the biotech green revolution envisioned by many, this one is environmentally friendly.

Obama’s Budget Proposes Boost to Organics Program

Normally, business and industry howl in protest over any effort to increase enforcement of strict standards governing their activities, but not so the organic farm industry.

29th Annual Guelph Organic Conference: Views from the Expo Special

If it is the end of January, it means the annual Guelph Organic Conference is in town. This year marked the 29th conference.

Religiously Going Green

Combining science and religion is one thing. How about faith and food? Religious groups are doing that, declaring that eating right is part of helping themselves and filling God’s directive to be stewards of the earth.

New Study Says Organic Agriculture Can Feed the World

A new study from a research team located at the University of Michigan has just completed a study that shows that organic agriculture can match and or surpass the yields that are associated with conventional agriculture.

Organic Farming Intersects with Modern Technology

DEL REY, California - Agriculture has become increasingly industrialized as modern technology has found its way into the ancient art of farming. California was once dominated by small family-run operations, but now each year the number of family farms ...
 

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In Goa  locals are making a fast buck making and selling vermicompost
In Goa, locals are making a fast buck making and selling vermicompost
In what was a dry  barren piece of land until a year ago  Ramesh is now growing a total of twenty tw...
In what was a dry, barren piece of land until a year ago, Ramesh is now growing a total of twenty two crops, organically
Mallesh tending to a cluster beans plant.  In a tiny farm of two and half acres  the young farmer is...
Mallesh tending to a cluster beans plant. In a tiny farm of two and half acres, the young farmer is growing a whopping twenty two crops.
Ramesh preparing compost manure in his farm. The weeds of the farm are collected and used as raw mat...
Ramesh preparing compost manure in his farm. The weeds of the farm are collected and used as raw materials, along with stalks of beans and other vegetables, peels, dry leaves and cow dung, to make the manure.
Raju s farm on a river island: no chemical pesticide is used in the farm. Instead  oil lamps are use...
Raju's farm on a river island: no chemical pesticide is used in the farm. Instead, oil lamps are used to trap plant-eating pests. Also, used are drip irrigation, organic manure and an extra dose of youthful energy.

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