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Hail to the chef: US deploys 'chef corps' to Asia - The Star Online

Organic news feed - June 27, 2014 - 4:44am

Hail to the chef: US deploys 'chef corps' to Asia
The Star Online
The five chefs will take part in Independence Day celebrations on July 4 in a bid to promote both US agriculture produce and regional cuisine, a stretch from the diet of hamburgers and pizza that much of the world associates with the United States. The ...

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Even with 10 percent increase in production each year, Christopher Ranch still ... - The Produce News

Organic news feed - June 27, 2014 - 2:08am

Even with 10 percent increase in production each year, Christopher Ranch still ...
The Produce News
“We offer organic garlic in fresh bulk, fresh packaged, fresh peeled cloves, as well as other specialty items like organic shallots, pearl, cipolline and boiler onions and elephant garlic,” she said. “And we offer a ... The company distributes across ...

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Seeking food tourism, US deploys 'chef corps' to Asia - GlobalPost

Organic news feed - June 27, 2014 - 12:13am

Seeking food tourism, US deploys 'chef corps' to Asia
GlobalPost
The five chefs will take part in Independence Day celebrations on July 4 in a bid to promote both US agriculture produce and regional cuisine, a stretch from the diet of hamburgers and pizza that much of the world associates with the United States. The ...

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Seeking food tourism, US deploys 'chef corps' to Asia - ABS CBN News

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 7:44pm

Seeking food tourism, US deploys 'chef corps' to Asia
ABS CBN News
The five chefs will take part in Independence Day celebrations on July 4 in a bid to promote both US agriculture produce and regional cuisine, a stretch from the diet of hamburgers and pizza that much of the world associates with the United States. The ...

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Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op looking forward with confidence - All Point Bulletin

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 5:54pm

All Point Bulletin

Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op looking forward with confidence
All Point Bulletin
Before I moved to Point Roberts in June of 2013 to help a few college friends on their new farm, I was about as useful in a vegetable garden as a screen door on a submarine. I had tried growing tomatoes on my roof ... or was it in Canada? I wasn't ...

US deploys 'chef corps' to Australia, Asia - MSN NZ News

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 5:36pm

US deploys 'chef corps' to Australia, Asia
MSN NZ News
The five chefs will take part in Independence Day celebrations on July 4 in a bid to promote both US agriculture produce and regional cuisine, a stretch from the diet of hamburgers and pizza that much of the world associates with the US. The White ...

Soil activity able to offset antibiotic residue fears - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 3:22pm

Soil activity able to offset antibiotic residue fears
Western Producer (subscription)
LONDON, Ont. —Spreading municipal bio-solids on farmland comes with risks, but bio-solids also alleviate the risk by stimulating soil life, according to an Agriculture Canada scientist. ... “There is pressure to recycle various organic amendments. It ...

Ontario farmers annoyed by sludge storage odours - Western Producer (subscription)

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 3:22pm

Ontario farmers annoyed by sludge storage odours
Western Producer (subscription)
Agriculture Canada scientist Ed Topp from the Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre in London said 120,000 dry tonnes of bio-solids are spread on Ontario farmland annually. Topp agreed with Buurma's assertion that the nutrients contained in ...

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Green Angel Energy Corp CEO Mike Volker on Midas Letter Money - Midas Letter

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 2:30pm

Green Angel Energy Corp CEO Mike Volker on Midas Letter Money
Midas Letter
I interviewed Mike at the Canadian Investment Conference earlier this month. James West: My ... Right now, when you extract nutriceuticals or pharmaceuticals from plant material, it's a dangerous process – you need organic solvents, and what we've got ...

Our beautiful, fragile world - The Ecologist

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 9:21am

Our beautiful, fragile world
The Ecologist
Or here we see the ravaged tracts of Canada's Athabasca tar sands. This scene ... For more than 30 years he worked for Natural England, becoming involved in policies including traditional field boundaries, organic farming, and public rights of way ...

Senate Finance Committee Hearing - Insurance News Net

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 8:59am

Senate Finance Committee Hearing
Insurance News Net
We appreciate the opportunity to present our views today on the role of enforcement in addressing challenges to exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products derived from biotechnology. This issue is particularly important in the case ... In ...

Panel hearing to fuel Wyden 'smart track' - Oceana: bycatch worth 1 billion ... - Politico

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 8:06am

Panel hearing to fuel Wyden 'smart track' - Oceana: bycatch worth 1 billion ...
Politico
The Oregon Democrat's panel heard from a pair of agriculture sectors who have suffered as a result of other countries thumbing their nose at trade agreement rules. Trade consultant Kevin Brosch told the committee ... The Australian government points ...

Dr Vandana Shiva - Physicist Who Has Put a Human Face On Agriculture - AllAfrica.com

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 4:21am

Dr Vandana Shiva - Physicist Who Has Put a Human Face On Agriculture
AllAfrica.com
At the workshop Dr Shiva covered a number of topics and shared her views and experiences on issues like industrial farming, family farming, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and how traditional farming practices could be of more help in protecting ...

Growing demand for natural food drives sales organically - Business in Vancouver

Organic news feed - June 26, 2014 - 1:06am

Growing demand for natural food drives sales organically
Business in Vancouver
Critics, such as Canadian Cattlemen's Association science director Reynold Bergen, called the description “misleading” because meat necessarily contains hormones and any “added hormones” would be minuscule by the time the meat is consumed.

Treated plants put bees at risk, study says - The Register-Guard

Organic news feed - June 25, 2014 - 11:24pm

Toronto Star

Treated plants put bees at risk, study says
The Register-Guard
Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics in Eugene, said she believes that viable alternatives to neonics exist and are being used by organic farmers. Retailers selling neonic-treated plants “is a restriction of people's right to have a healthy ...
Your bee-friendly garden may be killing pollinatorsStatesman Journal
Bee-killing pesticides found in 51 percent of “bee-friendly” plants in garden ...Bangor Daily News
Report warns that widely used plant pesticide can harm beesPress Herald
Canada News
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Weekend Getaways: Gulf Island Paradise - WE Vancouver

Organic news feed - June 25, 2014 - 5:54pm

Weekend Getaways: Gulf Island Paradise
WE Vancouver
The island is known for its organic farming and winemaking, and the Saturday market at Centennial Park is a must for anyone who loves their tastebuds and treats them well. Salt Spring has no shortage of natural beauty. Mount Maxwell Provincial Park ...

Weekend Getaways: Gulf Island Paradise - WE Vancouver

Organic news feed - June 25, 2014 - 5:54pm

Weekend Getaways: Gulf Island Paradise
WE Vancouver
The island is known for its organic farming and winemaking, and the Saturday market at Centennial Park is a must for anyone who loves their tastebuds and treats them well. Salt Spring has no shortage of natural beauty. Mount Maxwell Provincial Park ...

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Fertilizer toxicity can kill a seed - Grainews

Organic news feed - June 25, 2014 - 5:26pm

Grainews

Fertilizer toxicity can kill a seed
Grainews
Ammonia reacts with water in the soil to form ammonium ions (NH4+) that adhere to soil organic matter and soil particles. Both ammonia and ammonium ions at high concentrations .... According to Dowbenko's work with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and ...

Your bee-friendly garden may be killing pollinators - Statesman Journal

Organic news feed - June 25, 2014 - 4:04pm

Vancouver Sun

Your bee-friendly garden may be killing pollinators
Statesman Journal
Eugene was among 18 cities across the U.S. and Canada where plants were purchased at stores including Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart, then tested for pesticides. Overall ... "Until then, gardeners should buy organic plants to ensure the safety of bees.".
Treated plants put bees at risk, study saysChinook Observer
Bee-killing pesticides found in 51 percent of “bee-friendly” plants in garden ...Bangor Daily News
Pesticides 'pose serious risk' to wildlife, StudyCanada News

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"Bee Friendly" Plants Can Be Poisonous To Pollinators - Jefferson Public Radio

Organic news feed - June 25, 2014 - 3:59pm

"Bee Friendly" Plants Can Be Poisonous To Pollinators
Jefferson Public Radio
Arkin suggests purchasing organic plants and asking retailers if the plants are free of pesticides. The report sampled plants from Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart in the U.S. and Canada. ... The Oregon Agriculture Department penalized the company.

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