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Inspírate en estos looks para tus próximos eventos (bautizos y/o comuniones)

¿Qué es lo peor que te pueda pasar a parte de tener <b>5 bodas seguidas</b>? Que entre evento y evento te inviten a <b>bautizos y comuniones</b>. Y no es que seas …

Small farmers can be major actors in reducing agriculture's carbon footprint - UN agency

Helping farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change can also significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new study released today by …

Rural youngsters eye sustainable agriculture careers, for the love and the money - ABC Rural - ABC News

They're young, ambitious and want agriculture to be their future - not only because they love it but because they want to make money.<p>A 'Youth in …

Farming

Chicken Farmers Make the Leap From Factory to Pasture

It’s never too late to change something that’s not working for you. That’s what farmer Teresa Herman has learned.<p>Herman’s grandparents raised chickens. So did her husband’s. So did their parents, and just about everyone else they knew in their tiny town of Taylorsville, North Carolina and in rural …

Scientists have engineered the food that will help save a starving, warming planet

VALLE DE CAUCA, COLOMBIA—Hidden in a corner of the Colombian countryside lies one of Latin America’s best-kept secrets. At the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Valle de Cauca, over three hundred scientists from around the world are working to keep the world fed. The relaxed, …

Agriculture

Revisiting Ethics in Sustainable Agriculture - The Permaculture Research Institute

April 24, 2015 by Leigh Vincola & filed under Community, General, Population, Society<p>Sustainable agriculture is by nature, an ethical industry. By …

Farming

'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply

Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security. Still, one suspects the film will likely preach to the converted instead of enlightening …

The last thing Africa needs to be debating is GMOs

Joe DeVries is American, but he has spent three decades in Africa, helping farmers improve yields, fight pests and control disease. I met him in his office in Nairobi and asked how he’d ended up so far from home. He told me his career dated to one moment, when he was an undergraduate studying …

Agriculture

Organic Food is Not the Answer

By Marc Gunther<p>Sunday mornings, after my weekly long run, I enjoy visiting the Bethesda Central Farm Market. I'll buy some organic greens, tomatoes, …

Is Feedlot Beef Better for the Environment?

This past February, the nation's top nutrition panel released new dietary guidelines, urging Americans to start thinking about the environmental …

Agriculture
Agriculture

Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods

Across the US, Native Americans are reclaiming their cultural cuisines to produce healthy and sustainable nutrition options within their communities<p>For many residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, getting to a supermarket requires a two-hour drive to Rapid City. It’s an expensive …

Agriculture

Whole Foods Looks At Whole Picture And Makes Organic Growers Angry

Whole Foods is famous mainly for two things: having lots of organic food products for sale and being very expensive. Recently, they have been introducing a comprehensive system of conveying to their shoppers the environmental and social attributes of their food. In this system, dubbed “Responsibly …

Agriculture

Feeding 11 Billion People

Given that humans have been toiling away at agriculture for more than 5,000 years, it’s kind of surprising that we aren’t better at it. The reality …

Looking For Ethically Produced Groceries? The 'Organic' Food Label Is Kinda Meaningless

Whole Foods has just rolled out a brand new ratings system for its produce, based on lengthy questionnaires distributed to farmers. The "Responsibly Grown" label expands on the grocery giant's existing labeling, which already does things like tell consumers where their produce was grown.<p>Organic …

Agriculture

Bees are worth billions to farmers across the globe, study suggests

Pollination by wild bees contributes an average $3,251 per hectare per year to crop production, researchers find<p>Wild bees provide crop pollination services worth more than $3,250 per hectare per year, a study reported on Tuesday.<p>Their value to the food system is “in the billions, globally,” its …

Ecology

The ground exhales: reducing agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that gases produced by human activity are affecting the global climate. But even if you don’t believe the …

CropX Rakes In $9 Million To Help Farmers Grow More With Less Water

As water levels in California drop to an all-time low, agriculture analytics startup CropX has developed a solution to help farmers optimize irrigation while keeping water usage to a minimum.<p>CropX uses a combination of three wireless sensors and a mobile app, which founder Isaac Bentwich calls the …

Farming

Agroecology: The science that can help scale sustainable food

<i>Editor's note: This story originally was published by Ensia and Food Tank, a nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe,</i> …

Agriculture

Sustainability Reporting and Life Cycle Assessment for Agriculture

With increasing attention to sustainability issues in the food sector has come a rising interest in metrics for measuring and reporting the …

Agriculture

We need to grow 50% more food yet agriculture causes climate change. How do we get out of this bind?

The World Bank’s head of agriculture and food security speaks of a “frustrating lack of attention paid to agriculture” at the climate talks and calls for advances in climate-smart farming<p>We are trapped in a vicious cycle: we will need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people but …

Agriculture

No-till agriculture offers vast sustainability benefits. So why do many organic farmers reject it?

Farming

Canadian farmland values see major increase in 2014

Agriculture land values rose by 13 per cent in 2014, as strong prices for livestock and global demand for crops drove up farmers' incomes.<p>Statistics Canada said on Thursday the balance sheets of Canada's farms improved as asset values rose by 10 per cent to $531-billion while liabilities rose by …

Some Canadian towns giving away land to attract new residents

Despite experts suggesting this may not help in the long run, small towns look to grow base with land giveaways<p>MONTREAL – Large parts of Canada were …

Canada

Aquaponic Sorrel Trout

I transplanted Sorrel indoors into my Aquaponics system last November in Aquaponics Saves Lives.<p>It's been thriving, consistently producing salad …

Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country?

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> An ancient farming technique that uses far less water than traditional agriculture is getting new …

Aquaponics