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Mimic Nature to Harvest Benefits of Healthy Soil, Expert Says - Minnesota Farm Guide

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Mimic Nature to Harvest Benefits of Healthy Soil, Expert Says
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In the minds of many, a freshly tilled field is picturesque – clean and ready for the next planting.
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Nature - What Plants Talk About - Trees & Fungi/Mushrooms

4:34- "The massive underground roots of Fir trees are colonized by below ground Fungi, because the Fungi can't produce their own food. Instead, their vast un...
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65 Costa Rican municipalities now have ordinances banning GMO crops - Tico Times

65 Costa Rican municipalities now have ordinances banning GMO crops - Tico Times | organic agriculture and the caribbean | Scoop.it
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65 Costa Rican municipalities now have ordinances banning GMO crops
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Permaculture Greening the Desert

DISCLAIMER - All credits go to Geoff Lawton and his Permaculture team for this video all I have done is got the four smaller nine minute videos from other us...

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Serious about climate change? Talk about agriculture

Serious about climate change? Talk about agriculture | organic agriculture and the caribbean | Scoop.it

One problem is that the process of growing food itself actually releases 7.3 billion to 12.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide – some 14 to 24 percent of total global emissions. Trying things like growing trees on farms and practicing low-till agriculture are therefore "climate-smart" because they can simultaneously increase production while minimizing environmental impact. These approaches are essential if we want to meet our food needs while preserving scarce natural resources and cutting our climate footprint.


The danger climate poses to agriculture – and, correspondingly, the threat our current approach to agriculture poses to the planet’s climate patterns – have been recognized at the Warsaw talks. A leaked draft report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that because of global warming, food production will flatten out, decreasing by as much as two percent every decade, failing to keep pace with rising demand, which is expected to increase by as much as 14 percent each decade.


And the risk for climate-driven hunger is greater in the tropical regions, where adaptive capacity has not kept pace with the impact of climate change. In vast parts of Africa, for example, the growing season will shrink by an estimated 20 per cent within two generations. Life is already extremely harsh in these areas; less food will be devastating.


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Long live the soil, the resource that sustains us - Grand Island Independent

Long live the soil, the resource that sustains us - Grand Island Independent | organic agriculture and the caribbean | Scoop.it
Long live the soil, the resource that sustains us Grand Island Independent But this week our living and life-giving soil is finally getting some of the respect it deserves as the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization celebrated World...
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More farmers are ditching GMO crops

More farmers are ditching GMO crops | organic agriculture and the caribbean | Scoop.it
Even farmers who don't use organic practices are leaving genetically engineered crops behind.
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World Soil Day and International Year of Soils 2015

World Soil Day and International Year of Soils 2015 | organic agriculture and the caribbean | Scoop.it
In our lifetime we drink 35,000+ litres of water, all of it filtered by soil. Be good to the ground http://t.co/4IaBToQl0j #WorldSoilDay ^SO
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