"Cloned food. GMOs and rBGH. Oh my! Interesting how swiftly these food technologies were rushed to market, when organic fought for 13 years to become federal law. Eleven years ago, genetically modified food was not part of our food supply; today an astounding 30 percent of our cropland is planted in GMOs. Organic is the only de facto seal of reassurance against these and other modern, lab-produced additions to our food supply, and the only food term with built in inspections and federal regulatory teeth." www.organic.org
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As much as 13 farmers association refused the government's plan to distribute transgenic seeds. The associations argued that transgenic seeds will cause trouble to food sustainability.
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, farmers, associations,transgenic,seeds,food,sustainability
Last modified: 2016-02-25 23:00:19
Indonesia is facing an environmental disaster. Fires from drained peatlands have caused massive air pollution, or 'haze', causing respiratory and other illnesses. The disruption in economic activities has cost the country $16 billion in losses.
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, forest, fire, crisis, wildlife, air pollution, health, environment
Last modified: 2015-12-29 01:37:29
Soils deliver ecosystem services that enable life on Earth.
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, FAO, soil, function, ecosystem, earth
Last modified: 2015-12-29 01:32:34
In Paris later this year, global leaders will meet at the Conference of Parties to thrash out a deal to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and to find a solution to the pressing financial needs of billions of people, smallholder women farmers among them, on the frontline in the fight to adapt to climate change. One of the solutions put forward to address these challenges is the concept of ‘climate smart agriculture’ – but what is it? And should we be worried?
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, Paris, climate change, smart agriculture, greenhouse, emissions, deforestation, farming
Last modified: 2015-12-29 00:38:44
Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important "silent ally".
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, Soil, healthy, food, production, FAO, Josť Graziano da Silva, UN, International Year of Soils
Hungry for Land: Small farmers Feed the World With Less Than a Quarter of All Farmland - Regeneration International
Last modified: 2015-12-29 00:02:36
Did you know? Small farms are vastly more productive than large industrial farms,which pollute waterways and contribute to global warming. If we want to #EndHunger, we need to support local small farmers, not industrial agriculture
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, small farmer, food systems, land reform, agrarian, agricultural
Last modified: 2015-12-28 23:52:58
Chronic exposure to pesticides can damage children's lung function by about as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, according to a study of farmworker children in the Salinas Valley. The long-term study of 279 children from farmworker families is the first to suggest that even being one step removed from pesticides can bring harm to children's lungs. Previous studies examined effects on adults who spray the chemicals or work in fields where the pesticides are applied.
Keywords: Indonesia, Organic, Pesticides, kid, lung, farmworker, Salinas Valley, chemical, research,, secondhand cigarette smoke
Last modified: 2015-12-06 22:55:59
Jakarta. President Joko Widodo will introduce Indonesia's plans to reform the way it manages its forest and peatland at the annual conference of parties on climate change in Paris this week, as it sets an ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 29 percent by 2030.
Keywords: Joko Widodo, Forestry Reforms, Moratorium at Climate Change Summit, Joko, to, Introduce, Forestry, Reforms,, Moratorium, at, Climate, Change, Summit, Paris climate talk
Last modified: 2015-06-01 02:49:26
Dr. Ramon Seidler, a retired senior scientist from the US Environmental Protection Agency, has become a leading spokesperson against genetically modified foods and the increasing use of pesticides with GM crops. He actively supported Oregon's GMO labeling initiative, Measure 92, which was narrowly defeated last fall.
Keywords: Dr. Ramon Seidler, EPA, GMO, pesticide treadmill, pesticide, Former EPA scientist, Biotech companies encouraging pesticide treadmill
Last modified: 2015-06-01 02:23:02
In late March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined that glyphosate-the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup-is a Class 2 A "probable carcinogen."
Keywords: glyphosate, herbicide, Roundup, carcinogen, astroturf, Dr. Oz, label, Prop 65, residues, contamination