by on February 21, 2019
Full Cost Accounting to Transform Agriculture and Food Systems A guideline for the organic movement, developed in collaboration with the Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network ...
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by on June 6, 2019
Every day we are ingesting tiny, often microscopic pieces of plastic -- "microplastics" -- with our food, beverages and with the very air we breathe. Americans eat, drink and breathe between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles each year depending on their age and sex, new research suggests. ...
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by on November 14, 2017
If you’re craving something sweet, grab an apple instead of a bar of chocolate. A group of scientists has recently discovered a link between high glucose levels in the brain and symptoms of memory loss, which could lead to Alzheimer’s. The brain breaks down glucose, or sugar in its most basic form, and it is used to provide energy to make the brain function. However, individuals with brains that had a hard time breaking down glucose showed more signs of brain plaques and tangles, which are in...
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by on May 13, 2019
There are thousands of peer-reviewed studies that have come out, and continue to come out, raising some alarming facts about our favourite gadgets such as cell phones, tablets, our use of Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi radiation) and more. But the main focus lately seems to be on WiFi and cell phones, as a number of countries around the world have set severe limits with regards to the use of WiFi and cell phones around children in schools. Take France for example, they passed a law in 2015 banning WiFi from al...
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by on June 5, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently banned 12 products containing neonicotinoid, a pesticide that functions similarly to nicotine. Neonicotinoids have been linked to impaired memory, movement, and death in bees, which are critical to the world's crop production. Seven of the recently banned pesticides are used to protect crops like soybeans, cotton, and corn from diseases and pests. ...
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by on February 1, 2019
Let us invite you to the next BIOFACH trade fair, which takes place on 13 - 16 February 2019 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Grounds. This year's event introduces over 3,200 exhibitors, and you can get acquainted with the exhibitors in the online catalog.BIOFACH is synonymous with biotrades and innovations, links the industry from pioneers to new businesses, and reflects in a unique way - in 2019 - the global biotope in its inspirational diversity. The jubilee year hasn't got a partner country...
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by on February 6, 2019
(Natural News) Everyone should try to add some chili peppers into his or her diet. Not only does the spice turn an ordinary or even boring meal into a literally mouthwatering treat, but consuming a large amount of the spice could help you live a healthier and longer life. The fruit of the Capsicum genus is a very popular spice that originated in Mexico. It spread across the world after European traders brought back samples during the 16th century. Now it is added to all kinds of dishes. Tr...
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by on October 23, 2017
It turns out that sex – not love – has the power to literally move mountains. Washington State University’s School of the Environment associate professor and researcher Alex Fremier has discovered that the mating habits of the fish species salmon can bring changes to the profiles of stream beds, thus altering the entire composition of a particular watershed. The study is one of the first to show in a quantitative manner that the activities of salmon can have an effect on the geographical a...
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by on February 21, 2019
European organic market grew to more than 37 billion euros in 2017 The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2017, it increased by almost 11 percent and reached 37.3 billion euros. Many of the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. At BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) and partners are presenting the 2017 data of the European organic sector (Februa...
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by on April 9, 2019
Manuka honey is a type of honey native to New Zealand. It’s produced by bees who pollinate the flower Leptospermum scoparium, commonly known as the manuka bush. Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what set it apart from traditional honey. ...
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by on February 6, 2019
If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a pretty simple routine to get into and will have tremendous effects on your overall health. Since I started this simple and surprisingly healthy habit a few years ago, I definitely noticed the difference. Not only does the refreshing taste wake me up in the morning, it helps to kick start digestion and finalizes my body’s natural detoxificatio...
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by on May 28, 2019
This farmer is growing hemp to save his soil from toxic chemical waste. Europe’s largest steel mill in the city of Taranto, Italy, used to produce over 10 million tons of steel every year, 40% of all the steel made in Italy. It currently employs about 12,000 people. The local economy of Taranto, population 200,000, is almost entirely reliant on the steel mill, which is one of the biggest and most deadly polluters of anywhere in the Mediterranean. ...
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