Agriculture

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Farming

What food expiration dates really mean

In case you're still confused about those 'sell by' and 'best by' dates on food, this infographic spells it out.<p>Those "use by," "sell by," "best by," …

Lifestyle

Vertical Farms Are Green—and Growing

“Vertical farming means growing crops indoors in stacked beds. “This is a new way of farming, and it’s really redefining how we can bring local …

Farming

The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle

<b>How do you farm surrounded by concrete and millions of people? What does urban sprawl mean for food safety and supply? Students from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report from Bangalore in southern India.</b><p>In Ramagondanahalli village, Muniraju Hanumanthappa bends …

Farming

How Big Ag's Chemicals Ruined Indigenous Plants and Eradicated the World's Food Supply

For Related Articles and More Information, Please Visit OCA's Genetic Engineering Page, Millions Against Monsanto Page and our Environment and …

GM Mustard row: Experts weigh in on both sides of the genetically modified foods debate

The decades-old debate over Genetically Modified (GM) foods is back in the spotlight in India, after the centre's Genetic Engineering Approval …

Agriculture (India)

Will the new rules on animal markets result in an unofficial ban on cattle slaughter?

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan maintains the sale of cattle for slaughter outside markets is not affected by the rules. But they are ambiguously …

Agriculture (India)

Iowa farm teaches adults with autism life lessons

The Homestead farm is governed by a set of distinct ecosystems.<p>Like many other acreages across Iowa, the symbiotic relationships between soil, …

Farming

All You Need To Know About Government’s Ban On Sale And Purchase Of Cattle For Slaughter

The central government recently in an attempt to tighten the noose around its "controversial cow" protection policies called for a nation wide ban on …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Why Americans are eating more pork now than they have in decades

HUMESTON, Iowa — The Iowa Select pig farm gives its visitors headphones, because the squeal of hogs is deafening. This is either a chorus for the …

Pork

Wisconsin program rewards farmers who protect water quality

Minnesota officials say their water-quality certification program is growing.<p>Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2qkSHnT ) reported that the …

Water

Farmers in Maxime Bernier's riding vote against him for supply management 'lie'

Local MP promised to protect set prices and quotas before election, then changed his tune for leadership bid<p>Maxime Bernier's quest to become leader …

Canada

Proposal would make it easier for small farms to sell meat

Two lawmakers from Maine are behind legislation they say would make it easier for small farms and ranches to get meat to consumers.<p>Rep. Chellie …

Ban on cattle trade: Govt clarifies that rules modified to end animal cruelty

<b>New Delhi:</b> In wake of the outcry over amended rules on cattle sale, the government on Saturday clarified that the modifications were done to prevent …

India

28% GST On Tractor Parts To Hurt Companies, Farmers: Sonalika

Sonalika International Tractors today opposed the 28 per cent levy on tractor parts proposed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure, saying …

Goods and Services Tax

8 Startups Crafting the Future of Urban Agriculture

<i>With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every</i> …

Farming

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

It's planting time in America. Farmers are spending long days on their tractors, pulling massive planters across millions of acres of farmland, dropping corn and soybean seeds into the ground.<p>Most of those seeds have been coated with pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics for short. And …

Bees

These tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting instead of pooping them out, study says

The seeds are used to make argan oil, used in expensive beauty products<p>In Morocco, goats help disperse the seeds of local argan trees by spitting them out. This way of disseminating seeds might actually be more common than scientists have previously thought, according to a new study.<p>First off, …

Farm Animals

Consumer Reports deceives consumers by calling “Non-GMO” labels “meaningful”

Consumer Reports’ Greener Choices project is, in their words, an attempt to make “sweeping, systemic change in the food system”. Recently they rated …

Consumer Reports

Eating More Beans Will Lead to Fewer Farts, Says Study

Time to order extra beans in your breakfast burrito. It may seem counterintuitive, but a recent study has found that eating more beans could …

Aarhus

China subverts pollution with contained vertical farms - and boosts yield

Around one fifth of arable land in China is contaminated with levels of toxins greater than government standards, according to 2014 data. That’s …

Farming

You can thank antibiotics for all the cheap meat

<b>Farmers pump livestock full of drugs to keep them 'healthy' and fatten them up quickly. Unfortunately this could be a global death sentence.</b><p>In her …

Medicine

Drones In Agriculture: Putting Your Drone to Work in the Field This Season

Webinar Recap: Understanding Plant Health and Making Smarter Crop Management Decisions with DroneDeploy<p>The growing season is here. Which means that …

Drones

These High-Tech Sensors Track Exactly How Fresh Our Produce Is So We Stop Wasting Food

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.<p>How often have you gone to a grocery store, picked out what seems to be a fresh pint of blueberries, …

Farming

Britain’s farmers get £3bn a year from the inefficient CAP. That has to change

<i>The Common Agricultural Policy is inefficient, and much of British food production is uncompetitive in the absence of tariffs. And free trade deals</i> …

Brexit

The Right Investment Play on Agriculture Futures

Choose equities over individual commodities.<p>Investors with a macro view of the global economy will undoubtedly take into account population growth. Even though the pace of the expansion has peaked (1962-3), the overall number of people continues to grow, led by emerging markets. Estimates have put …

Corn Rises, Soybeans Fall on Crop Switching Bets

Corn futures rose while soybean futures slipped as wet weather in the corn belt led some market participants to place bets that farmers might switch acres from corn to soybeans ahead of upcoming insurance deadlines.<p>CBOT corn for July was up 1.4% to close at $3.74 a bushel and soybeans for July lost …

Markets

Speculators target B.C. farmland after foreign buyer tax introduced for residences

Sales of farmland in B.C. surged and prices jumped immediately after the provincial government announced a foreign buyer tax on residential land in …

Real Estate

Strawberries are being grown underground and vegetables watered by robots – but isn’t it all a bit too perfect?

This weekend’s warm weather will see sales of strawberries soar. Like asparagus, they are quintessential British seasonal delights. But to satisfy …

Farming

New Markets to Ease South Dallas Food Desert

<b>Two announcements this week could help dry up the food desert in South Dallas.</b><p>On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to give Bonton Farms a …

Farming