Tag: Agriculture

China can feed itself

(People’s Daily Online)    13:25, May 23, 2014   Lester Russell Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, and the author of “Who Will Feed China”, recently raised the question “Can the world feed China?” once more. According to Brown, China’s food imports are increasing rapidly and its structural food […]

Organic farms support more species

On average, organic farms support 34 percent more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, say Oxford University scientists On average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, say Oxford University scientists. Researchers looked at data going back thirty years and […]

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field : Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry

Genetically modified wheat found in Oregon field raises trade concerns Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry if growth of Monsanto crop turns out to be far-flung    Associated Press in Washington guardian.co.uk,    Wednesday 29 May 2013 17.35 EDT No genetically engineered wheat has been approved […]

Grocers Claim Potato Cartel Fixes Prices : “announced the group’s price-fixing plans to several hundred potato farmers, which prompted a standing ovation,”

  By KEVIN KOENINGER   KANSAS CITY, Kan. (CN) – A nationwide potato cartel – the “OPEC of potatoes” – fixes prices and production to line its own pockets, a grocers association claims in a federal antitrust complaint. Associated Wholesale Grocers sued the United Potato Growers of America […]

New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties of soybeans: inhibited cancer cell growth by 73% for colon cancer, 70% for liver cancer and 68% for lung cancer

Contact: Sacha Boucherie S.Boucherie@elsevier.com 31-204-853-564 Elsevier First study to report that proteins found in soybeans, could inhibit growth of colon, liver and lung cancers, published in Food Research International Soybean meal is a bi-product following oil extraction from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, which usually makes […]

90th Health Research Report 26 SEP 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 90th Issue 26 SEP 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  http://www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com   http://www.healthresearchreport.me  Editors Top Five: 1. Eating broccoli could guard against arthritis 2. Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, say LDI researchers 3. Chromium picolinate may lessen inflammation in […]

Commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact: ozone-depleting methyl bromide, which is slated to be replaced by the highly toxic methyl iodide over the protests of health advocates and more than 50 Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences.

2010 report posted for filing Contact: John Reganold reganold@wsu.edu 509-335-8856 Washington State University Study finds commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact Research team compared fields and fruits in heart of nation’s strawberry patch              IMAGE:   John Reganold is lead author of […]

Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed on Cotton: Because GMO Cotton is Failing as Weeds Adapt. Will allow Fluridone to be used above approved Safety limits

Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed on Cotton By RAMONA YOUNG-GRINDLE Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed on Cotton WASHINGTON (CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing Arkansas cotton growers to use fluridone on cotton through 2014, to avoid an expected 25 percent crop loss from aggressive weeds resistant to glyphosate, […]

Biofuels Benefit Billionaires

ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2012) — Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. Simone Vieri of the University “La […]

Plants uptake antibiotics

Contact: Sara Uttech suttech@soils.org 608-268-4948 Soil Science Society of America Routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock may be contaminating the environment MADISON, WI, JULY 09, 2007- Scientists at the University of Minnesota have been evaluating the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment.  This particular […]