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Morse Institute Library programs - Wicked Local Natick

Organic news feed - April 18, 2014 - 8:47am

Morse Institute Library programs
Wicked Local Natick
This year's celebration is brought to you by the Natick Earth Day Group at www.natickearthday.org with Natick Community Organic Farm at www.natickFarm.org ... She has performed and read her work in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Her works have been ...

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Patriot Berry Farms: Fresh Growth Opportunity - Seeking Alpha

Organic news feed - April 18, 2014 - 6:58am

Patriot Berry Farms: Fresh Growth Opportunity
Seeking Alpha
According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, the U.S. is the largest producer of blueberries in the world. A total of 564.4 million pounds of cultivated and wild blueberries were harvested in 2012. Michigan is the nation's leading producer ...

Patriot Berry Farms: Fresh Growth Opportunity - Seeking Alpha

Organic news feed - April 18, 2014 - 6:58am

Patriot Berry Farms: Fresh Growth Opportunity
Seeking Alpha
According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, the U.S. is the largest producer of blueberries in the world. A total of 564.4 million pounds of cultivated and wild blueberries were harvested in 2012. Michigan is the nation's leading producer ...

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Herbicides play havoc with favorite veggies - The Durango Herald

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 11:48pm

Herbicides play havoc with favorite veggies
The Durango Herald
Eggers says the nursery, off U.S. Highway 160 west, quit using manure years ago in an effort to reduce contamination from herbicides used to eradicate Canada thistle. The herbicide doesn't break down easily and attacks all broadleaf plants such as ...

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Homegrown Co-op offering summer CSA - All Point Bulletin

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 4:42pm

All Point Bulletin

Homegrown Co-op offering summer CSA
All Point Bulletin
“CSAs have become very popular in the U.S. and Canada as one of the best ways to buy fresh, local produce directly from the farmer and support farmers and local agriculture,” said co-op team member Naomi Schucard. “You pay for a share of vegetables in ...

Organic farming excellent way to mitigate climate change - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 2:17pm

Western Producer (subscription)

Organic farming excellent way to mitigate climate change
Western Producer (subscription)
Neil Harker at Agriculture Canada in Lacombe, Alta., has done excellent work on stacking cultural techniques, such as increasing seeding rate and growing crops in diverse rotations, as well as mechanical weed management techniques. He has found that ...

Hong Kong restaurants turning toward sustainable, organic fare - South China Morning Post

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 11:10am

Hong Kong restaurants turning toward sustainable, organic fare
South China Morning Post
As with most catchphrases, the term has been abused by unscrupulous marketers - after all, you could argue that all of our food started off on a farm of some description. But there are some genuinely enthusiastic chefs and restaurateurs who are ... at ...

Home & Garden: The return of hemp to the Grand Valley - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 10:13am

Home & Garden: The return of hemp to the Grand Valley
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
As during the Hemp for Victory period when a Hemp Stamp Tax was issued to each grower, Colorado Department of Agriculture approves the production of hemp. CDA charges an ... Canada has an active industrial hemp industry and is a likely source of high ...

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Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and "Natural" Food Fight - Truth-Out

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 9:54am

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and "Natural" Food Fight
Truth-Out
After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory—mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on ...

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and "Natural" Food Fight - Truth-Out

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 9:54am

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and "Natural" Food Fight
Truth-Out
After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory—mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on ...

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Goats, not cows, the right fit for dairy farm - Brandon Sun

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 7:18am

Goats, not cows, the right fit for dairy farm
Brandon Sun
The Rourkes are the sole supplier of goat milk for Safeway and Sobeys stores across Western Canada, except in British Columbia, where another dairy shares the market. They sell to several organic food stores, as well. The milk is shipped to Notre Dame ...

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Local, organic or vegan: What's best for the environment? - rabble.ca (blog)

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 4:31am

rabble.ca (blog)

Local, organic or vegan: What's best for the environment?
rabble.ca (blog)
In Canada, if you're trying to do a local diet you're a bit more limited over the winter. There's ... Eating organic is important environmentally in many respects, the biggest of which is combatting the pesticides and herbicides they use in ...

Methane poses huge climate threat to Earth - Straight.com

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 1:54am

Straight.com

Methane poses huge climate threat to Earth
Straight.com
The volcanoes erupted for about 600,000 years, spewing basalt lava that blanketed an area about half the size of Canada. The acidified oceans warmed by as much as 18 ° F, ... Fed a steady dose of nickel from the volcanic eruptions, Methanosarcina ...

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Will work for travel - Chico News & Review

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 1:14am

Will work for travel
Chico News & Review
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or WWOOF, as it's commonly known, is an organization founded in London in 1971, with the intention of allowing urban residents to participate in the organic farm movement. Now available in more than 50 ...

Will work for travel - Chico News & Review

Organic news feed - April 17, 2014 - 1:06am

Will work for travel
Chico News & Review
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or WWOOF, as it's commonly known, is an organization founded in London in 1971, with the intention of allowing urban residents to participate in the organic farm movement. Now available in more than 50 ...

Hemp high - NOW Magazine

Organic news feed - April 16, 2014 - 8:46pm

NOW Magazine

Hemp high
NOW Magazine
... most versatile plant is shaking up farming. By Adria Vasil. HEMP BOUND: DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE NEXT AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION by Doug Fine (Chelsea Green), 192 pages, $17.95 paper. ... That is a fantastic question, and the answer is ...

Permaculture: Australia's most significant intellectual export? - ABC Local

Organic news feed - April 16, 2014 - 5:31pm

ABC Local

Permaculture: Australia's most significant intellectual export?
ABC Local
Bill Mollison and David Holmgren first alerted to world to their ideas for permaculture with a 1976 newsletter article published by the Tasmanian Organic Gardening and Farming Society. Their book, Permaculture One, came out two years later and ...

Air NZ Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Award finalists announced - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Organic news feed - April 16, 2014 - 4:50pm

Air NZ Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Award finalists announced
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
•Omaha Blueberries supplies retailers in Australia, Singapore and the UAE with their organic blueberries and strawberries, and fruit ice-creams. •RAILBLAZA designs and markets lockable mounting systems to secure fishing rods, ropes, iPads and more on ...

WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Paralyzed Polk County deputy dies - Pierce County Herald

Organic news feed - April 16, 2014 - 4:06pm

WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Paralyzed Polk County deputy dies
Pierce County Herald
For years, the Oneida tribe has run a food production outfit that includes an organic farm, bison herd, cannery, and retail store. The cannery is ... Johnson will acquire the firm from Canada's pension plan for a total cost of one-point-six billion ...

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Agritourism embracing Valley's natural abundance - Comox Vallety Record

Organic news feed - April 16, 2014 - 4:02pm

Agritourism embracing Valley's natural abundance
Comox Vallety Record
More and more people are turning to organic foods, and consumers are also seeking where their food comes from. Here in the Valley, you can know your producers; in most of the world people don't have the luxury to go to farmers and see how their food is ...