UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only…

… Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world. The cover of the report looks like that of a blockbuster documentary or Hollywood movie, and the dramatic nature of the title cannot be understated: The time is now to switch back to our natural farming roots. The New UN Farming Report “Wake Up Before It’s Too Late.” The findings on the report seem to echo those of a December 2010 UN Report in many ways, one that …

Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

… Dilli Haat Exhibition, the second exhibition started from November 25th to November 30th at nature Bazaar, New Delhi. This exhibition was a part of 22nd Annual nature Bazaar which was organised by Dastakaar, a non-government organisation, in association with Delhi Tourism, Government of Delhi. In nature Bazaar over 100 craft groups, small producers & designers showcased a wide range of hand-crafted lifestyle accessories, striking metal crafts, intricately carved decorative home furnishings, …

Abbott facing lawsuit over “non-organic” Similac | Food Industry News | just-food

… consumers about the nature, quality, and/or ingredients of the ‘organic’ infant formula as detailed herein, Abbott was able to command a premium price for the#39;organic’ infant formula. Abbott was also motivated to mislead consumers to take away market share from competing products, thereby increasing its own sales and profits,” it added. A spokesperson for Abbott told just-food: “Abbott’s Similac Organic infant formula is certified as organic in accordance with …

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, …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… applies to a key gene in each area, the change is so enormous that it’s hard to even imagine right now how it will influence research in everything from health to cognitive development to farming,” Ehab Abouheif of McGill University said. Study of how environment interacts with genetics to produce growth in ants was published in the journal nature Communications. via What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times. …

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com

By Mary Landers For Dickson Despommier and other proponents of vertical agriculture, the future of farming is looking up. Literally. That’s because vertical farming, as the name implies, aims to raise crops in multi-story greenhouses, even warehouses or skyscrapers built or retrofitted for the purpose. “If you farm less on land and more indoors in controlled environments, it has a positive effect on the land by sparing it and returning it to nature, and it also helps to provide food for …

Agricultural Production Affects Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Cycle | Climatology, Geophysics | Sci-News.com

Nov 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com Crop production may generate up to a quarter of the increase in the seasonal cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide, with corn playing a leading role, according to a new study published in the journal nature. Intensification of agriculture is a driver of changes in the seasonal characteristics of the global carbon cycle. Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants inhale, and then climb again as they exhale and …

Film to highlight CSG dangers prior to election | Echonetdaily

A film highlighting the invasive nature of coal seam gas will screen throughout the northern rivers and other areas in the lead-up to next month’s state election. Called Frackman, the film tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against the expansion of international gas companies in Queensland’s Darling Downs. Dayne embarks on a journey that transforms him from conservative pig-shooter to sophisticated global activist. Producer Simon Nasht said it was vital …

Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News

… demanded that world powers take action to mitigate this harmful influence. Of course, in the case of Mars, there was no human influence to speak of, and thanks to its timeless dusty plains, we now have an excellent record of natural change on our hands via Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : nature World News. …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

… protocols around reducing biodiversity loss”, but the biggest challenge to the problem is that it competes with attention on environmental sustainability and climate change. “Companies get fatigued,” he says. In a recent report, published in the New nature of Business, Elliot and his team studied 10 pioneering companies – including Syngenta, Dow and Wipro – that are taking action on biodiversity. The report doesn’t address big companies like Unilever, but Elliot says they hold …