UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only…

By Nick Meyer | December 14, 2015 Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system. That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment …

Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

From e-Pao.net | December 13, 2015  Manipur Women Survivors Exquisite Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi Control Arms Foundation of India along with Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network organised successfully two exhibitions in Delhi. The first exhibition was held as a part of Women of India Exhibition organised by the Ministry of Women and Child development, Government of India from 12th November to 23rd November at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. After the successful completion of …

The Food Project in Lincoln grows more than crops – News – Lincoln Journal – Lincoln, MA

By Betsy Levinson | June 19, 2015 With a new director and a renewed focus on “bridging the gap,” The Food Project is gearing up for another season of farming, youth development and providing food security from its fields in Lincoln, Boston, Lynn and Beverly. James Harrison, who goes by J., has moved from acting director to executive director of the organic farming program that started more than 20 years ago. Harrison is a Lincoln native who knew early on that he wanted to study and work in …

Monarch Power Granted Patent for Solar Powered Turbine | 2015-06-11 | ACHRNEWS

… changer” in the power industry. The turbine uses solar energy stored in molten salt for power generation day or night. He said homes can also go off the grid with the Lotus Butterfly™, a solar-powered cogenerating system with natural gas backup, now in the final phases of development. “Think Superstorm Sandy,” said Hui. “The electric grid went down. People scrambled to buy gasoline-powered backup generators. With the Lotus Butterfly cogenerating system, your home remains powered and …

Organic Food Finds Footing in Growing Chinese Market : News : Yibada

… I’m willing to make for my family’s health,” Liu Rui, a frequent shopper in Beijing’s Ole supermarket, told China Daily. Consumers like Liu are propping up China as the world’s fourth-biggest consumer of organic products. “China is a market that attracts great attention from the world’s organic traders,” Wang Yunhao, director of China Green Food development Center (CGFDC), said at an organic food fair on May 28. To continue reading this article, …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

… thousands of traditional agricultural families in Peru that have decided to dedicate themselves to organic and ecological farming. For Ortiz joining an association of families to produce and sell such crops is a way of life. He explains that they follow such paths to “have an economic income that favors us but also we have improved our life conditions in terms of what we eat. In that manner, we have a relationship between humans and nature with sustainable development” Ultimately, …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

By Elena Day | April 3, 2015 I was gratified to read the article in the New York Times March 27 about the findings of the World Health Organization regarding Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Roundup was “invented” in 1974 and within the last 15 years its use has skyrocketed with the development of crops that are genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup. In 2012, 280 million pounds of Roundup was used on our foodstuffs, including corn, soybeans, …

Vietnam approves commercial crops of GMO corn to cut imports | Business | Thanh Nien Daily

From Thanhnien News, Posted March 19 2015 Vietnamese farmers nationwide are now able to plant three varieties of genetically-modified (GM) corn from the Swiss firm Syngenta, according to a new government’s rule announced Wednesday. The three varieties are NK66 BT, NK66 GT and NK66 BT/GT and will be supplied to corn farms nationwide with each variety being distributed to specific regions, said the decision from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development. NK66 BT in particular will …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

… surrounds the development and use of new foods whose DNA has been manipulated to incorporate traits not found naturally. Backers claim that engineered strains offer a future of plentiful crops, resistant to drought and disease. Their opponents insist that the long-term health risks and environmental impacts are not known, and warn that global corporations behind GMO foods exercise undue influence over governments and farmers. With his banana crop under threat, Semakula is among those who want …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

By Wenonah Hauter, Posted March 18th 2015 You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods, citing concerns about what GMOs could do to ecosystems. But now his position on the controversial technology has flipped. This development is the latest in a trend spearheaded by agribusiness giants to discredit the GMO …