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If you were ever wondering how to maximize your yield of strawberries while sticking to eco-friendly principles, look no further. The National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative is teaming up with the University of Arkansas to create a series of videos designed to guide any curious strawberry grower on the path to better and greener cultivation. 


Mexico is getting ready to expand its agricultural sector and has its eye on hydroponics.  The country, which is closely rivalled by California as the top provider of fresh produce for North America, has nearly 25.5 million hectares of arable land at its disposal for farming.

Monday, 08 July 2013 22:08

Fiji Becomes First To Have An Organic Island

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Fiji has become the first country in the Pacific Ocean to be able to tout an all-organic island. The nation's island of Cicia has been declared organic by the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) through the help of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

 

Researchers from Friends of the Earth Europe have released a study tracking the percentage of residual glyphosate found in the urine of European citizens. The results of the study are not exactly cause to rejoice. 

 

A new book set to be released this month detailing the lives of Amish communities across the U.S. has highlighted the growing trend of hydroponics among religious homesteaders.

 

Organically produced goods are shooting for the stars as the industry rockets into retail and the homes of more and more consumers. 81% of US families are now buying organic products in one form or another, mostly spurred by concerns of serious health effects brought about by chemical laden growing methods and GMOs.

 

Freight Farms, a Boston company that produces hydroponically grown vegetables in freight containers, has been named one of America's 100 most brilliant companies in the June issue of Entrepreneur magazine. 

Saturday, 22 June 2013 00:20

GMOs Have Adverse Effects on Pigs

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A toxicology study exploring the effects of GMO corn and soy on commercially raised pigs at Verity Farms in Maurice, Iowa has revealed a potential for uterine enlargement and stomach lining inflammation after five months of consumption of the two products. The study was completed by researchers from Australia's Institute of Health and Environmental Research, Flinders University, and the University of Adelaide.

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