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Bees and butterflies vital to economy, says new pollinator champion - Press and Journal

Bees and butterflies vital to economy, says new pollinator champion - Press and Journal | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
An Aberdeenshire councillor, who has been named as the region’s pollinator champion, has said the local authority has a “duty” to support bees and butterflies. Aberdeenshire Council is currently considering a new national strategy to protect the future of pollinators such as bumblebees and butterflies. And now, Liberal Democrat councillor, Peter Argyle, who has been... Read Full Story
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Eric Larson's curator insight, March 14, 6:17 PM
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Plates, pyramids and planet – Developments in national healthy and sustainable dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment | Food Climate Research Network (FCRN)

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Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats Products Imported From U.S. After Detecting Glyphosate

Taiwan Recalls Quaker Oats Products Imported From U.S. After Detecting Glyphosate | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A random inspection from Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected glyphosate in 10 out of 36 oatmeal products it tested, exceeding the country's
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UN expert calls for tax on meat production

UN expert calls for tax on meat production | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
People could be deterred from eating meat by increasing its price further up the supply chain, stemming rise in consumption and environmental damage
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UK: Businesses agree on joint approach to increase organic produce sales

UK: Businesses agree on joint approach to increase organic produce sales | OrganicNews | Scoop.it

Over 50 representatives from across the fruit and vegetable industry in the UK, including retail, processing/packing and growing, converged at G’s Fresh main site in Cambridgeshire on Tuesday 17th May 2016 to discuss improving prospects for the organic produce sector.

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Study finds organic crops boost local economies

Study finds organic crops boost local economies | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The study by agricultural economist Ted Jaenicke found that organic hot spots — counties with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity — increased media household incomes.
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Brexit Talk Casts Uncertainty on Ethical Labels

Brexit Talk Casts Uncertainty on Ethical Labels | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
As the 23 June referendum is approaching, stakeholders in the ethical labels market are wondering what the potential impact would be if Brexit happens.
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Copenhagen touts ‘organic food revolution’

Copenhagen touts ‘organic food revolution’ | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
An impressive 88 percent of all food served in the City of Copenhagen’s public institutions is organic, according to new figures released by the city.
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Organic production falls but resurgence forecast

Organic production falls but resurgence forecast | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The area of UK agricultural land devoted to organic production fell again last year according to new figures released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) – and now stands 30 per cent lower than the 2008 figure.
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Natural approach to increasing yields and profits

Can beneficial insects help in the war against crop pests? Chloe Palmer speaks to the experts to find out more.
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Thousands protest against seed giant Monsanto

Thousands protest against seed giant Monsanto | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Furious environmentalists have taken to streets around the world to protest against seed giant Monsanto at the same time as the company is facing a $62 billion takeover by Bayer, the German drugs giant.

More than 400 simultaneous demonstrations against genetically modified crops and pesticides were organised around the world this weekend.

The protests took place in over 40 countries from the Americas, to Korea, Africa and Europe against Monsanto.
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There could be one trillion different species on Earth

There could be one trillion different species on Earth | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A new study has claimed that Earth could be home to almost 1 trillion different species - and only one-thousandth of a percent of them have been identified.
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Land farmed organically reaches seven-year low - Farmers Weekly

Land farmed organically reaches seven-year low - Farmers Weekly | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The area of land farmed organically reached a seven-year low in 2015, according to official Defra statistics. The United Kingdom had a total organic area o
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Quantification of food surplus, waste and related materials in the supply chain | WRAP UK

Quantification of food surplus, waste and related materials in the supply chain | WRAP UK | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
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Bayer bids $62bn for GM seed giant Monsanto

Bayer bids $62bn for GM seed giant Monsanto | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Takeover would create world’s largest agricultural supplier in the biggest deal ever by a German firm
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Mumpreneur signs £2 million deal with Tesco, Waitrose and Morrison's

Mumpreneur signs £2 million deal with Tesco, Waitrose and Morrison's | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Mumpreneur Shauna McCarney Blair, 36, from Co Tyrone has signed a £2 million deal with major supermarkets to stock the healthy baby food range she developed as a single mother.
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Forestry Commission : Exciting Times For Woodland Carbon Projects - 20/05/2016

Forestry Commission : Exciting Times For Woodland Carbon Projects - 20/05/2016 | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A young woodland in West Lothian, Scotland, has become the first woodland carbon project in the UK to be 'verified' as continuing to meet the standards of the Woodland Carbo
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HOW TO MAKE LOVELY CRUMBLY COMPOST – go on you know you want to

HOW TO MAKE LOVELY CRUMBLY COMPOST – go on you know you want to | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
What’s not to love about the ability to turn much of your kitchen waste into fantastic black gold for your fruit and vegetables? Okay, I’ll admit; the idea of a big pile of slowly rotting…
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City Bees Stick to a Flower Diet Rather Than Slurp Up Soda

City Bees Stick to a Flower Diet Rather Than Slurp Up Soda | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
An entomologist investigated whether bees prefer flower nectar or sugary soda.
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Organic farmers are not anti-science - we leave that to the genetic engineers

Organic farmers are not anti-science - we leave that to the genetic engineers | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Those opposed to the mass release of GM crops and foods inadequately tested for health and ecological safety are routinely accused of being anti-science, writes Elizabeth Henderson. But it's the GM corporations and their academic allies that are suppressing scientific research, and organic farmers that are building alliances with independent scientists for a future of safe, healthy food.
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Glyphosate 'Revolution' Growing -- Consumers Want Answers

Glyphosate 'Revolution' Growing -- Consumers Want Answers | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
They're calling it a glyphosate "revolution." Consumers around the world are waking up to the fact that they're living in a world awash in th
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EU glyphosate tantrum could leave people exposed to cancer risk

EU glyphosate tantrum could leave people exposed to cancer risk | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
It is time for the European Commission to stop mucking about and act responsibly on glyphosate. If it grants a temporary extension it must include restrictions that minimise human exposure, writes Franziska Achterberg.
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Vandana Shiva: Small Farmers Are Foundation to Food Security, Not Corporations Like Monsanto

Vandana Shiva: Small Farmers Are Foundation to Food Security, Not Corporations Like Monsanto | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
The government has a duty to regulate seed prices and Monsanto does not have a right to seed monopoly, which is pushing farmers to suicide and destroying
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Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.

BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good, using the technology to seed up to one billion trees a year, all without having to set foot on the ground.

26 billion trees are currently being burned down every year while only 15 billion are replanted. If successful, the initiative could help address this shortfall in a big way.
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