User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
Last updated: Jun 29 2015 13:06 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado beekeepers hope to turn trend of die-offs locally, nationally 29.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's honeybee die-off reached a near-record 38 percent this year, mirroring the national 42 percent die-off — and spurring a widening push to plant flowers that nourish ...
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Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto 25.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.
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When is buying organic a must? 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
Buying organic fruits and vegetables costs more, and for many shoppers, the advantage hardly seems worth the expense. But there are certain produce items for which “buying organic is a must,” according to a new release from Consumer Reports, the non-profit long-known for its product reviews.The group’s 53-page...
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Into the wild 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The head of one of the world’s most innovative fish farms sports a scruffy beard and talks about saving the planet by moving “toward a culture of nurture.” His office is a trailer near the beach, where the views are of dolphins, the mission is progressive and the dress code is loose.All...
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Values vs. facts 5.2.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTONThe American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about.Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use and nuclear power than is the...
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Agriculture needs to back up 24.1.2015 Writers on the Range
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Incense trees flourish again in Hong Kong 24.12.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HONG KONG (AP) — On land deep in Hong Kong's lush green northern suburbs near the border with mainland China, farmer Koon-wing Chan is working to keep a legendary scent alive in the city known as the Fragrant Harbor.
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Fish out of (wild) water 22.12.2014 Current Issue
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Vote yes to label GMO foods 29.10.2014 Durango Herald
I guess people don’t want to know what is happening to our food supply, or why food giants spent $11 million in Colorado to keep us uninformed. Maybe we don’t understand that the pesticide Roundup is genetically imbedded into the seeds of most food crops. Are we being slowly poisoned to death? Food giants made a long list of promises...
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Vote yes to label GMO foods 29.10.2014 Durango Herald
I guess people don’t want to know what is happening to our food supply, or why food giants spent $11 million in Colorado to keep us uninformed. Maybe we don’t understand that the pesticide Roundup is genetically imbedded into the seeds of most food crops. Are we being slowly poisoned to death? Food giants made a long list of promises...
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Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers 7.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Minneapolis • The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor’s corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham’s central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they’re now working with the sprayer’s insurance company. “We’re a certified organic farm — except for our asparagus,” Melissa Dunham lamented. Pe...
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Greenback cutthroat trout recovery gets stronger with Colorado project 28.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Greenback cutthroat trout recovery gets stronger with Colorado project
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Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies 4.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Charles Town, W.Va. • With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates say can help revive struggling rural economies. Ag tourism refers to working farm enterprises geared to visitors, encompassing farm stands, pu...
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Glendale historic homes and buildings 10.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
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Fighting GMO's: a passionate bunch of people move mountains 1.7.2014 Writers on the Range
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Five myths about organic food 28.6.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Concern about the safety and value of the food we eat is motivating more and more shoppers to fill their grocery carts with food labeled "organic.
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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Fertilizing your garden plants 28.5.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Should we fertilize our garden plants, and if so, when and how? If your soil has been well-tended by the addition of compost and mulches, there may be no need for supplemental fertilizer. This is especially true with ornamentals since you also can recycle the spent plant materials back into the soil providing all the necessary nutrients for the next growing season. Even if you are growing and harvesting vegetables, you may not need to use fertilizers if you use compost, mulch and cover crops that add fertility back into the soil since harvesting takes away some of the soil nutrients. Growing cover crops such as buckwheat or winter oats, rye or clover and plowing them under helps put back nutrients into the soil. Your shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs and even fruit trees generally do not need any supplemental fertilizer unless the growth rate is slower than normal (generally about 6 inches per year depending on species). A soil test, conducted every three years, is the best way to determine the ...
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Utahns march against Monsanto, genetically modified food 25.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utahns marked the one-year anniversary of the March on Monsanto with another march Saturday. The rally at the Utah Capitol was part of a grassroots fight against GMO’s or genetically modified organisms used in food products. Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, the keynote speaker, introduced his new organization, Reclaim Our Republic, geared toward removing the undue influence of money in politics.
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Chinese national abducted from Borneo fish farm 6.5.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Chinese national working at a fish farm in eastern Malaysia was kidnapped by gunmen early Tuesday and believed taken to southern Philippines, police said, sparking fresh concerns of security threats on Borneo island.
Conservationists join animal rights groups to challenge Idaho ag gag law 28.3.2014 From the Blogs
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