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Green MashUP: the rise of biophilic cities - eco-business.com

Organic news feed - July 13, 2014 - 11:33pm

eco-business.com

Green MashUP: the rise of biophilic cities
eco-business.com
... the Grow Together Project, comprised of seven different gardens in Canberra, with four more to come, with each garden providing fresh, organic produce for community-based childcare centres that the children themselves help to grow; planting 17,796 ...

Polar Bears International, Denver Zoo release green house grocery list - Examiner.com

Organic news feed - July 13, 2014 - 12:16pm

Examiner.com

Polar Bears International, Denver Zoo release green house grocery list
Examiner.com
The Denver Zoo is one of 34 institutions in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. They act as Arctic Ambassador Centers – spreading information about the plight of ... Buy organic food and reduce emissions caused by fertilizers. Opt to buy ...

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Regional pulse crop lab to be established at MSU - kxlo-klcm

Organic news feed - July 11, 2014 - 3:42pm

Regional pulse crop lab to be established at MSU
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“We are very grateful and depend upon the research going on at MSU,” said David Oien, organic farming pioneer and co-founder of Timeless Seeds Inc. in Ulm. “The research being done is especially valuable to the new growers that grow for us, the next ...

Value-adding key to success in hazelnuts - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - July 11, 2014 - 2:30pm

Western Producer (subscription)

Value-adding key to success in hazelnuts
Western Producer (subscription)
Pentti Hanninen of Canadian Hazelnut in Agassiz, B.C., is trying new tree varieties to combat the eastern filbert blight currently ravaging orchards in Canada and the United States. The blight reduces the yield and will ... To abide by the rules, he ...

People Still Don't Know the Difference Between “Organic” and “Local” - TIME

Organic news feed - July 11, 2014 - 10:12am

TIME

People Still Don't Know the Difference Between “Organic” and “Local”
TIME
A team of researchers surveyed consumers across the U.S. and Canada and discovered that 17% of the people they spoke with incorrectly believed that foods labelled “organic” were also grown locally. Another 23% falsely believe that local produce is ...

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How Green Is the Green New Deal? - CounterPunch

Organic news feed - July 11, 2014 - 10:11am

How Green Is the Green New Deal?
CounterPunch
The GGND's agriculture section has a very brief mention of “organic farming inputs,” but it is totally silent on meat production. [14, p 8] Meat accounts for .... [29] In the US and Canada, the best known resource struggles are those against fracking ...

United States and Korea streamline organic trade - High Plains Journal

Organic news feed - July 11, 2014 - 2:26am

United States and Korea streamline organic trade
High Plains Journal
“This is another chapter in the success story of organic agriculture, which provides more economic opportunities for American producers, more choices for consumers, and more jobs in rural communities across the country.” “America's organic farmers and ...

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Your Bee-Friendly Garden Might Be Killing Pollinators - Care2.com

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 5:32pm

Your Bee-Friendly Garden Might Be Killing Pollinators
Care2.com
A lot of attention has been given to the use of pesticides, such as neonicotinoids (neonics), in agriculture and how they're contributing to bee declines, but another major source of these toxins has been found in our supposedly bee-friendly gardens ...

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Investors see bucks in bugs - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 2:58pm

Western Producer (subscription)

Investors see bucks in bugs
Western Producer (subscription)
The farm, being built by Gibraltar-based AgriProtein, will house 8.5 billion flies that will produce tons of protein-rich larvae as they feed on organic waste. The tallest barrier to such startups has been the availability of capital, with potential ...

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Nebraska native Darci Vetter confirmed as US ag trade negotiator - Lincoln Journal Star

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 2:11pm

Nebraska native Darci Vetter confirmed as US ag trade negotiator
Lincoln Journal Star
The Senate has confirmed Darci L. Vetter, who grew up on a Hamilton County organic farm, as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Obama nominated Vetter in January, ... At the trade representative's ...
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S. Korea organic pact reopens doors - Capital Press

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 11:01am

S. Korea organic pact reopens doors
Capital Press
Due to pressure from South Korean farmers and consumers, the government began requiring organic certification by an agency accredited in that country, which created a “double certification” problem for producers in the U.S., McEvoy said. The ...

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest - Foster's Daily Democrat

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 9:12am

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest
Foster's Daily Democrat
New Hampshire's agriculture industry is rapidly changing in the direction of high value/acreage crops, such as organically grown crops, stone fruits, grapes, woody ornamentals, and flowers grown outdoors for the retail market. Chandler says these have ...

Vetter confirmed as next chief ag negotiator - Feedstuffs

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 7:40am

Vetter confirmed as next chief ag negotiator
Feedstuffs
Oregon wheat growers, dairy farmers, and organics producers need someone at the negotiating table who understands that any trade deal must result in ambitious, comprehensive market opening for American agriculture,” said Senate Finance Committee ...

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End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban - Telegraph.co.uk

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 6:18am

Telegraph.co.uk

End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban
Telegraph.co.uk
In Canada the domestic use of pesticides is banned in many parts of the country. However in the ... They backed a measure which will restrict the use of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides to organic products approved by the US Department of ...

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest - Foster's Daily Democrat

Organic news feed - July 10, 2014 - 1:27am

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing NH pest
Foster's Daily Democrat
New Hampshire's agriculture industry is rapidly changing in the direction of high value/acreage crops, such as organically grown crops, stone fruits, grapes, woody ornamentals, and flowers grown outdoors for the retail market. Chandler says these have ...

Taking stalk - Lethbridge Herald

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 8:50pm

Lethbridge Herald

Taking stalk
Lethbridge Herald
Dorais said given the demands facing the organic food industry, tours such as this offer an opportunity for experts to learn from one another. She noted the demand for organic products has been increasing in Canada at a rate of 15 per cent each year.

Bill Mattos: 'California Grown' a seal of approval among consumers - Gustine Press-Standard

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 6:11pm

Bill Mattos: 'California Grown' a seal of approval among consumers
Gustine Press-Standard
Food and Wine Magazine, Sunset Magazine and some celebrity chefs have joined the new campaign, and with money from both organizations support of various agricultural regions, like wine, in venues like Disneyland and hotels up and down the state ...

Strict government regulations drive demand for biopesticides - agprofessional.com

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 3:10pm

Strict government regulations drive demand for biopesticides
agprofessional.com
Global Industry Analysts announced the release of a comprehensive global report on the biopesticides markets. Global market for Biopesticides is forecast to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020, buoyed by the enactment of stringent government regulations ...

European-style circus is settling into Ayr - Cambridge Times

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 2:14pm

European-style circus is settling into Ayr
Cambridge Times
A visit to Farm Ayr will provide children the opportunity to see farm animals, learn about such things as organic farming and “about just being a kid,” Wehrli explained. In this vein, Farm Ayr is offering children aged four to 12 years old a summer day ...

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European-style circus is settling into Ayr - Waterloo Record

Organic news feed - July 9, 2014 - 2:10pm

European-style circus is settling into Ayr
Waterloo Record
He later moved to Canada, eventually landing in Cambridge, where he lived for several years before purchasing the 89-acre farm at 3431 Cedar Creek Rd. in North Dumfries back in 2010. It has quick access to Hwy. 401, Cambridge, Kitchener, Brantford ...

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