"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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Last modified: 2013-12-18 20:00:07
According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended.
Keywords: UN Farming Report, "Wake Up Before It's Too Late
Last modified: 2010-11-21 22:50:02
Science is digging deeper into the roots of food quality. Thousands of scientists worldwide are probing the secrets of antioxidants in food. Why do plants produce them? What factors govern their levels? How do they promote human health? These natural plant chemicals help prevent or reduce tissue damage in cells caused by free radicals. Free radicals are oxygen and nitrogen-based molecules with unpaired electrons that are generated by several of the body's metabolic processes. Antioxidants inhibit damaging reactions within human cells by providing the positively charged atoms needed to neutralize free radicals. They bring stability to cells in the throes of inner chaos.
Keywords: Increasing Antioxidant Levels through Organic Farming and Food Processing, food, organic, organik, science, antioxidants, Organic Center, supplements, food quality
Last modified: 2010-11-17 04:14:22
Odyssey Institute launches its' inaugural youth expedition program in Bali, Indonesia, promising to deliver bright minds of the future a cultural experience of a lifetime.
Keywords: Ben Tamblyn, Odyssey Institute, youth expedition program, Bali, Indonesia, arts, cultural, study, community service, projects
Last modified: 2010-10-29 19:29:20
Global Warming/Climate Change, Rehabilitation, Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Conservation, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contaminaton
Carbon deficient soil at left, carbon rich soil at right.
Keywords: Indonesia, organic, Permaculture, environment, solution, climate change, carbon, offsetting emissions, Global Warming/Climate Change, Rehabilitation, Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Conservation, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contaminaton
Last modified: 2010-10-28 20:18:57
Indonesian Coffee is famous worldwide. Indonesia is currently the third largest producer of Coffee in the world following Brazil and Vietnam. The country also ranks fourth among green coffee exporters on the global market.
Keywords: Indonesia, coffee, organic, market report, certified
Last modified: 2010-08-12 22:52:30
When choosing soymilk, opt for a brand that is Organic - many soy crops are heavily treated with pesticides.
Keywords: Indonesia, organic, organik, soy, milk, Dr Weil
Last modified: 2014-05-09 21:36:16
Organic agriculture enhances soil structures, conserves water, mitigates climate change, and ensures sustained biodiversity. Through its holistic nature, organic farming integrates wild biodiversity, agro-biodiversity and soil conservation, and takes low-intensity farming one step further by eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which is not only an improvement for human health (food quality) and agrobiodiversity, but also for the associated off farm biotic communities.
Keywords: Why organic, mengapa organik, Environmental, Benefits, Organic, organik, Agriculture, manfaat, Positive Benefits for Society and for Nature - IFOAM
Last modified: 2014-05-09 21:35:48
Growing Organic - Information and Resources for Developing Successful Organic Sectors
Quality assurance is providing evidence needed to establish quality in work, and that activities are being performed effectively. Many systematic actions are necessary to provide enough confidence that a product or service will satisfy the given requirements for quality.
Keywords: IFOAM, organic, organik, Standards, Certification, sertifikasi, standar, systems, sistem,
Last modified: 2010-07-12 17:44:07
Arsenic carried to rice fields by contaminated irrigation water tends to accumulate in top soil layers where the rice takes it up, contaminating the grain, lowering its nutritional value and exposing large populations who depend on it for food. Rice is one of the largest sources of arsenic exposure for people in Bangladesh and India. It represents about half the total intake of arsenic, according to the authors, who note that rising arsenic contamination in water and food supplies threatens food security, food safety and quality, and long-term agricultural sustainability of rice crops.
Keywords: Arsenic collects in top soil, contaminating rice, reducing yield, Environmental News, rice, arsenic poisoning, accumulation, EPA, World Health Organization, WHO, Bangladesh, study, contanimated water, contamination, irrigation, water
Last modified: 2010-08-02 00:53:21
Many are convinced that we need industrial agriculture to feed the world, that there is no other way. But they believe that too easily. The truth is that family farmers can and do perform far better than the agro-industry.
"Continuing along the current path is not an option"
Keywords: A CONVENIENT TRUTH, Family farmers can feed the world, VECO, family, farmers, reports, industralized agriculture