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Agriculture

Organic Agriculture: What is Vermiculture?

Brian Berletic, March 22, 2016
Located 2 hours south of Bangkok in the Thai province of Phetchaburi, is the provincial capital, Phetchaburi City. While it is surrounded by what seems like endless farmland, it itself is an urban landscape complete with all the comforts you could find in any small city.

The future of farming will see robots replacing field workers ... New robot-run farm factory produces 30,000 heads of lettuce a day

J. D. Heyes, February 2, 2016
It's a development that is bad for employment but, in a strange way, it could serve to help solve another problem facing America – illegal immigration.

Nutrition Coalition loses board member over medical journal article

Chase Purdy, 10/12/15
The recently unveiled Nutrition Coalition has lost a member of its scientific advisory board over an article in the British Medical Journal that criticized the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.

Aquaponics: Is this promising, sustainable farming method the urbanized future of agriculture?


We talk a lot around here about food and its importance in sustaining life. But how do we as humans continue to sustain the viable production of food itself, particularly in a world where natural resources seem to be getting increasingly more scarce? One of the answers to this question may be aquaponics, a unique method of growing food that utilizes the normal functions of both plants and fish to grow high volumes of food in compact spaces.

Scientists: overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture endangers humans


The overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and medicine is putting human lives at unnecessary risk and driving up medical costs, according to a group of group of 150 scientists that includes a former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/poland-ban-monsanto

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary,

NYT distorts GMO labeling issue, tries to make it a debate about crop yields

he American people are tired of being lied to about the ingredients that are present in the foods they eat, which is why many of them have helped launch or support grassroots efforts to require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).