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LIVESTRONG.COM - Lose Weight and Get Fit with Diet, Nutrition & Fitness Tools

LIVESTRONG.COM - Lose Weight and Get Fit with Diet, Nutrition & Fitness Tools | nature | Scoop.it
LIVESTRONG.COM offers diet, nutrition and fitness tips for a healthier lifestyle. Achieve your health goals with LIVESTRONG.COM's practical food and fitness tools, expert resources and an engaged community.
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Editorial: Go green to save green - Amarillo.com

Editorial: Go green to save green
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Editorial: Go green to save green. Posted: August 15, 2013 - 7:20pm. Photos. Advertisement. AGN Editorial.

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Growing Up Free: Inspiring a Love of Nature - Mother Earth News

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Mother Earth News Growing Up Free: Inspiring a Love of Nature Mother Earth News “Our children no longer learn how to read the Great Book of Nature from their own direct experience or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of...
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Pesticide Use Regulations on Organic Fruit and Vegetable Farms | BioEmarket - Global Organic E-Marketplace B2B Platform - News

Pesticide Use Regulations on Organic Fruit and Vegetable Farms | BioEmarket - Global Organic E-Marketplace B2B Platform - News | nature | Scoop.it

BioEmarket represents an online marketplace for buyers and suppliers of certified organic products.


Our Platform facilitates a direct contact between all the actors involved on the Global Organic Market without any intermediaries.


The Registration is FREE for all the Organic companies


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BioEmarket The Global Organic E-Marketplace's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:06 PM

Organic is a production term – it does not address the quality, safety or nutritional value of a product.


Both conventional and organic farming emphasizes preventative practices that include crop rotation, mixed plantings and beneficial insects to manage pests and maintain and improve soil quality. Ideally, both conventional and organic farming typically rely on the use of pesticides as a last resort to control pests and diseases on crops.


Organic farmers can use pesticides derived from natural sources and pesticides that include synthetic substances within the regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) if other strategies and cultural management practices fail to control pests and diseases.


The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances managed by the NOP identifies synthetic substances that may be used on organic crops as well as nonsynthetic, or natural substances, that are prohibited in organic crop production. The NOP does not specifically list each allowable natural substance, but rather criteria for determining if a substance is natural.


Natural pesticides, including products with plant- and mineral-based ingredients and microorganisms, are widely accepted for use in organic crop production. Overall, organic farmers have very limited chemical tools available to them to control pests because there are far fewer insecticides, fungicides and herbicides allowed for application on organic crops.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) allows a claim on a pesticide label that the product can be used for organic production if its ingredients meet USDA standards. The NOP’s National Organic Standards Board, an appointed citizens advisory board, recommends adding substances in pesticide products to the National List.


Recommendations to remove a substance are made to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The board usually acts in response to a petition from the public. Every substance on the National List is reviewed every five years for continued use in organic production.

Data on pesticide use in organic farming are limited.


Due to their low toxicity, many of the natural pesticides are exempt from the U.S. EPA requirement for a tolerance level, or allowable limit, for residues on food.


Read more:  http://www.bioemarket.ro/news/pesticide-use-regulations-on-organic-fruit-and-vegetable-farms-180

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Great White Shark: Hunter And Hunted (HD Nature Documentary)

Great White Shark: Hunter And Hunted (HD Nature Documentary) Recife, one of the largest cities in Brazil and one of the country's top tourist destinations, h...
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What's Wild? The Battle for Nature in the 21st Century - Pacific Standard

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What's Wild? The Battle for Nature in the 21st Century
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The revolution is led by Peter Kareiva, the iconoclastic chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest non-profit conservation groups in the world.
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Walls: Put down electronics and enjoy nature - Your Houston News

Walls: Put down electronics and enjoy nature
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Are we leaving a generation behind when it pertains to learning the basics about the natural world that surrounds us?
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How to Go Green: Why to Go Green

How to Go Green: Why to Go Green | nature | Scoop.it
You've probably noticed that green is everywhere these days--in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology. You can hardly escape it on the Internet, and now with the Planet Green TV network, you can
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Portland, Maine: A Small City With Big Ambitions To Go Green

Portland, Maine: A Small City With Big Ambitions To Go Green | nature | Scoop.it
Portland, Maine: A Small City With Big Ambitions To Go Green...

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Columbia school board to discuss 'nature school' plans - Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia school board to discuss 'nature school' plans - Columbia Daily Tribune | nature | Scoop.it
Columbia school board to discuss 'nature school' plans Columbia Daily Tribune The Columbia Board of Education will review a plan to start a "nature school" in Columbia again at its meeting Monday after the finance committee discussed the cost of...
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Better RNA interference, inspired by nature - MIT News

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Better RNA interference, inspired by nature MIT News The design inspiration for the new particles came from the natural world — specifically, small particles known as lipoproteins, which transport cholesterol and other fatty molecules throughout...
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Let's return to Mother Earth and Nature... | BioEmarket - Global Organic E-Marketplace B2B Platform - News

Let's return to Mother Earth and Nature... | BioEmarket - Global Organic E-Marketplace B2B Platform - News | nature | Scoop.it

BioEmarket represents an online marketplace for buyers and suppliers of certified organic products. Our Platform facilitates a direct contact between all the actors involved on the Global Organic Market without any intermediaries.

 

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BioEmarket The Global Organic E-Marketplace's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:56 AM

In my previous article I dared to talk about change. I dared to urge my readers to dream about a different world, a world full of compassion and love. Everybody wishes for a better world, but we all expect others to start doing something.


We have the wrong impression that we would be alone against the storm if we start changing things on our own. Nothing more false than this!


The change starts with love. And the most important of love types is the love you have for yourself. That kind of love that makes you see the world with another eyes, that makes you kind and tolerant with yourself, but, at the same time, firm and unwavering. Love comes with inner strength. It’s a full package given to us as a treasure we ought to become aware of later...


Continue reading: http://www.bioemarket.ro/news/let--s-return-to-mother-earth-and-nature----182

 

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Somias - Nature - Atlantis Queen

Somias - Nature - Atlantis Queen | nature | Scoop.it

A new word referring to a connection between people and nature.


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What Is A Pattern In Nature ? | Patterns In Nature Blog

What Is A Pattern In Nature ? | Patterns In Nature Blog | nature | Scoop.it
The design and placement of patterns in Nature do not come from an artist’s hand but from the connected and dynamic interactions of natural objects in both space and time.

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“This highlights a fundamental difference between Western mental constructs of the universe, with an external Lawmaker appointing order to the natural world and enforcing it, and the Chinese construct, where order arises from the intrinsic relationship between things in the universe ….. This is the same dynamic being discovered by Western complexity theorists and systems biologists in recent decades, as they investigate the principles of self-organization in the natural world.”