Agriculture and the Natural World
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Agriculture and the Natural World
This is an exploration of agriculture and how it relates to the environment.  Whether you call it agroecology or eco-agriculture or permaculture these all offer alternative approaches to industrial agriculture that are far more sustainable. This page will highlight good, bad and neutral news related to environmental, economical and socially sustainable agriculture.  
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Mycorrhizae on the History Channel


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Nice explainer video about the importance of Mycorrhizae and plant health.  Increasing agricultural food supply means maintaining good soil health and mycorrhizae are a big part of making soil nutrients to available plants.  Replenishing depleted soil especially after anti-fungal applications and reducing the myorrhizae application cost to farmers are key.  

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Jean-Michel Ané's curator insight, May 16, 2014 11:03 PM

Awesome!

Agriculture Nouvelle's curator insight, May 19, 2014 9:00 AM

vidéo de 19 minutes en anglais

Didier Vazel's curator insight, May 24, 2014 3:03 AM

Un début d'explication de leur fonctionnement.

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36th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival Award Winners

36th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival Award Winners | Agriculture and the Natural World | Scoop.it
The 36th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s award winners! Awards were presented at a First Friday ceremony on May 3rd at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, ...
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I grew up with nature documentaries and I still love them. Perhaps these winners with inspire you too.

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farm_X - YouTube video highlights sustainable urban food systems, social and economic justice

If an industrial, sustainable urban food system were created, we could lessen the environmental impact of food production and distribution, stimulate economi...
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I like what the non-profit organization Farm-X is doing. Integrated agricultural, environmental, social and economic solutions are compelling since the related problems we face are interconnected as well.

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