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Trigger Happy With Toxins Environment Featured 

Trigger Happy With Toxins

United States (OW) – New varieties of GMOs come with instructions to douse the earth with toxic herbicides. For many years, genetically engineered crops were said to be environmentally responsible. Those crops have genes from different species implanted in them, giving them traits they normally wouldn’t have. Companies like Monsanto that produced such strains claimed they were good for the planet. One genetically engineered crop variety is specifically designed to withstand exposure to Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, which Monsanto claimed broke down quickly in the soil. With these “Roundup Ready” crops, farmers can spray their entire fields with Roundup, trusting that Read More

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Sustainable Farming Is The Future Environment Science and Nature 

Sustainable Farming Is The Future

United States (ANHUSA) – Industry says we need conventional/GMO farming to feed the world. Here’s why they’re wrong. David Montgomery, PhD, professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, recently pointed out that regenerative farming practices that restore fertility to soil will be the key to the future of agriculture. Consider these facts: Family farms produce three-quarters of the world’s food; Three-quarters of the world’s farms are smaller than one hectare (about the size of a city block); Small, diversified farms produce more than twice as much food per acre than industrialized farms. This is partly because Read More

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As Bee Populations Dwindle, Researchers Introduce Stingless Bees From India As Alternative Pollinators Environment Featured Science and Nature 

As Bee Populations Dwindle, Researchers Introduce Stingless Bees From India As Alternative Pollinators

World (Sputnik) – Seeking to work around the alarming global decline of the traditional honey bee, new breeds and strains of the important insect, including a native Indian stingless bee, are being introduced in attempts to maintain world crop pollination. As traditional honey bee populations around the world continue to drop, researchers with the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), and at a honeybee research center at the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), will collaborate with Australia’s Western Sydney University to introduce the Kerala stingless honey bee (Tetragonula iridipennis) as an alternative pollinator. Found around the world, the stingless honey bee’s Tetragonula variant, native to the southwest Indian state of Kerala, is smaller Read More

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