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The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: Latest on BiotechFood, GMOs, Pesticides, Chemicals, CAFOs, Industrial Food

The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: Latest on BiotechFood, GMOs, Pesticides, Chemicals, CAFOs, Industrial Food | Rhizosphere: A dynamic community needing our attention. | Scoop.it
Six multinational companies dominate the agricultural input market, and they’re in cahoots. When a handful of corporations own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotech industries, they control the fate of food and farming.
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We need to really understand the real harm these chemicals do to the rhizosphere...and why this information are mostly half understood at the farmers level of undertanding,e.g., many farmers in my area of work still spray insecticide where 80% of the fluid fall to the ground. and they've been doing that for the last 20 years or so !

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Nature Reviews Microbiology: Microbial life in the phyllosphere (2012)

Nature Reviews Microbiology: Microbial life in the phyllosphere (2012) | Rhizosphere: A dynamic community needing our attention. | Scoop.it

Our knowledge of the microbiology of the phyllosphere, or the aerial parts of plants, has historically lagged behind our knowledge of the microbiology of the rhizosphere, or the below-ground habitat of plants, particularly with respect to fundamental questions such as which microorganisms are present and what they do there. In recent years, however, this has begun to change. Cultivation-independent studies have revealed that a few bacterial phyla predominate in the phyllosphere of different plants and that plant factors are involved in shaping these phyllosphere communities, which feature specific adaptations and exhibit multipartite relationships both with host plants and among community members. Insights into the underlying structural principles of indigenous microbial phyllosphere populations will help us to develop a deeper understanding of the phyllosphere microbiota and will have applications in the promotion of plant growth and plant protection.


Via Kamoun Lab @ TSL, Mary Williams
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In Defense of Organic Farming | Commonweal magazine

In Defense of Organic Farming | Commonweal magazine | Rhizosphere: A dynamic community needing our attention. | Scoop.it
In Defense of Organic Farming. LESS THAN A CURE-ALL, MORE THAN A FAD. Richard Schiffman. In September, Stanford University's Center for Health Policy released a controversial report called Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than ...
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O Farming is also a movement leading to less toxicity/acidity of the soil. and having good soil to plant our crops,...benefits everyone.

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