Engineer Creates First Local Organic Bamboo Kiln 

… provided by former Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica, His Excellency Dong Xiaojun. The high efficiency bamboo charcoal kiln was assembled at the Institute of Nursing, Technology, and Household Management (INTHM), a vocational training institution situated on Swallowfield road, Kingston, of which Mr. Wallace is a Director. He tells JIS News that the facility, which was assembled over eight weeks during the past summer, is capable of producing approximately 400 pounds of …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

… car off the road for three months. 2. Go organic. Because fewer chemical pesticide and fertilizers are used, organically grown and raised products have less impact on the environment. When applied to animal products like dairy, organic means that no antibiotics or synthetic hormones are fed to the animals. Look for foods labeled USDA Certified Organic or ask at your farmers market. 3. Close to home. Eating locally means sourcing foods that are produced relatively close to where they are sold. …

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

By Christopher Doering | April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON –When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without genetically modified seeds. The corn, which will head to a processor 20 miles down the road this fall, will likely make its way into tortilla shells, corn chips and other consumable products made by companies taking advantage of growing consumer demand …

The ‘accidental’ quarry in the middle of a food bowl – ABC Southern Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

… road base. He says it feels good to make an income from a potential waste product from his mine. “I think you have to look and think about what you are mining to improve the planet,” he said. In keeping with his ‘use it all’ approach, Mr Lewington is excited by a by-product of the by-product, a rock mineral dust he calls palaganite. “It’s primarily organic growers who use it,” he said. “They are constrained in the fertilisers they can use, so …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

… director of government affairs for the Center for Food Safety. “I think we’re going to get to that rubber meets the road point where members realize they are being sold on a bill that doesn’t solve anything consumers are asking for, which is a mandatory labeling standard.” Still opponents fear the sway — and vast resources — of the bill’s industry backers. Groups representing major agriculture and biotechnology interests have poured millions of dollars into battles over state …