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UK Supermarket Waitrose Stops RoundUp Herbicide Sales after Consumer Pressure - Sustainable Pulse

UK Supermarket Waitrose Stops RoundUp Herbicide Sales after Consumer Pressure - Sustainable Pulse | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
A Care2 petition, which was signed by over 90 000 people, has led to Monsanto's RoundUp herbicide being removed from Waitrose stores across the UK, the sup
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Eric Larson's curator insight, March 22, 5:51 PM
No Roundup herbicides in Waitrose UK supermarkets?
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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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‘Grow three herbs and build up’ – the millennial’s guide to gardening

‘Grow three herbs and build up’ – the millennial’s guide to gardening | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Horticultural skills are going to pot among people in their 20s and 30s, says the head of the RHS. Here’s a quick guide to getting started for this ‘lost generation’
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“Stop treating antibiotics like sweets”: the threat we face from antibioitic resistance

“Stop treating antibiotics like sweets”: the threat we face from antibioitic resistance | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Currently, 700,000 people die per year from the resistance of microbes to medicine, and it is predicted that 10 million people will die per year by 2050.
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UK farmers to cut antibiotic use to combat drug resistance

UK farmers to cut antibiotic use to combat drug resistance | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Taskforce will work with farming leaders and government to replace and reduce antibiotic use for livestock
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New York parks using goats as chemical-free weed control alternative

New York parks using goats as chemical-free weed control alternative | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Goats, which naturally like weeds such as poison ivy and can eat up to 25 pounds a day, are cleaning up Prospect Park with no negative environmental impact
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Chemical free weed control.
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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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Organic farm offers walking tours

Organic farm offers walking tours | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
DATES have been announced for a series of summer walks at a farm specialising in organic growing techniques.
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The surprising thing that can lower the chance of obesity

The surprising thing that can lower the chance of obesity | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Urging people to follow low fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having "disastrous health consequences", a health charity has warned.

In a damning report that accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration call for a "major overhaul" of current dietary guidelines.

They say the focus on low fat diets is failing to address Britain's obesity crisis, while snacking between meals is making people fat.
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Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it | Ian Colbeck

Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it | Ian Colbeck | OrganicNews | Scoop.it
Ian Colbeck: About 3,000 British schools are in areas where air quality is poor, with those in poorer communities suffering more
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