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What to do with rubber tires? The environmental conundrum has bogged ecologists and waste management analysts for decades. In Esfahan, Iran, researchers from the country's Isfahan University of Technology propose an especially novel solution: turn tires into fertilizer.


A modular-designed home aquaponics system called "The Aqualibrium Garden" is only 20% away from reaching the marketplace thanks to supportive funders on Kickstarter. The modern looking indoor garden reaches four feet high, supports 13 gallons of tank water and features two square feet of growing space complete with nine-watt LED lights.


Attention urban farmers: If you'd like to connect with other growers across the United States to learn more about sustainable farming, consider attending SeedStock's 2nd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference in Los Angeles this November 5th and 6th.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 17:25

GE Labeling Laws Across The Globe

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An interactive map created by and featured on the website of the Center For Food Safety, has defined 64 countries around the world that require labeling of products that contain genetically engineered ingredients - and the US isn't one of them.

 

Haley O'Brien has a vision of tomatoes on Capitol Hill. The architecture graduate, who wants to use her degree to give back to the community, plans on making that dream come true by turning 500,000 square feet of empty factory space from a former Magic Chef site into a hydroponic food producing haven.

 

New York's Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, announced a new funding initiative this week courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 11 research teams will receive nearly $900,000 in funding to explore potential improvements to New York's agricultural output and the reach of their agricultural sector.

 

The United Nations Environmental Program has singled out agriculture from among mankind's exploits as the largest human use of water. On a food fact bulletin posted to the UNEP's website, the program warns thats not only is this use of water incredibly mismanaged but that most water used around the globe ends up in the garbage bin.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 04:36

Bhutan A Haven For Organics

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If you are passionate about organics and are looking for a little vacation, why not consider a holiday in Bhutan? The small Himalayan nation will soon become the world's first 100% organic country on earth. Pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers are not widely accepted by Bhutan farmers, making the push for organics even easier. To date, only 1.5% of the country’s arable land is farmed using artificial chemicals.

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