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Organic Agriculture

Contamination Concerns Grow With Organic Farmers

By Kristen McConnaughey, The rising popularity of organic farming means concerns over chemicals. Farmers say pesticide-drifting can cause millions of dollars in lost revenue or even destroy their farming operations all together. People who work with farmers say they are seeing a rise in drifting issues as more people take up organic farming. They are trying …Read More

Organic farming takes root in Nepal

Farmers learning to rely less on pesticides discover a booming market. By Surath Giri, Prem Bahadur Lama discovered the benefits of eating organically grown fruits and vegetables 12 years ago, when he was dealing with arthritis and other ailments. That discovery put him on the organic farming track. “I heard a news bulletin on the …Read More

Making wine a greener enterprise

By Kelowna Capital News From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between marketing, consumer motivation, and social and environmental sustainability in agriculture. His ambitions led him to Quail’s Gate winery in West …Read More

Organic farming has grown rapidly, says EU

via EurActiv.com The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to EU statistics. Both the number of organic farm holdings and area grew by more than half between 2003 and 2010. In 2011, the European Union had 9.6 million hectares of organic farming …Read More

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