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2004 thru 2012

INDIAN farmers shun GM for organic solutions
"My family was one of the first to stop using pesticides," says Sattemma, a lively Indian woman in her mid-40s, confidently talking to a group of visiting farmers. "Three years ago, we realised we were spending over half our income on chemicals.
by Sue Branford
Lawsuits claim stores sold organic' milk that wasn't really organic
Some of the nation's largest retailers and grocery chains sold milk labeled "organic" that was not truly organic, recently filed lawsuits allege.
by Gene Johnson
New Fuel Cell System 'Generates Electricity with Only Water, Air'
Genepax Co Ltd explained the technologies used in its new fuel cell system "Water Energy System (WES)," which uses water as a fuel and does not emit CO2.
by Kouji Kariatsumari, Nikkei Electronics
New Greenhouse Will Concentrate on More Environmentally Friendly Insect Controls
A new greenhouse largely funded by the Texas nursery plant industry will research ways to reduce chemical use and increase biological control of insect and other pests, said Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts.
by Robert Burns
Oregon Tilth's 33rd Annual Conference - Jan. 18-19, 2008
Organic integrity is a concern that many share. This year’s conference will offer a rich variety of topics relevant to anyone involved with food systems, organic agriculture and livestock, sustainability, advocacy, and many other issues.
Organic agriculture can contribute to fighting hunger
“It produces wholesome, nutritious food and represents a growing source of income for developed and developing countries. But you cannot feed six billion people today and nine billion in 2050 without judicious use of chemical fertilizers.”
by Christopher Matthews
Our Friends the Earthworms
Earthworm activity aerates and mixes the soil, and is constructive to mineralization and nutrient uptake by vegetation. Certain species of earthworm come to the surface and graze on the higher concentrations of organic matter present there ...
PBS TV's Woodwright's Shop at Tillers International - On Air December 29th
Tillers had the honor of hosting Roy Underhill and his Woodwright’s Shop for the taping of an episode to be aired on December 29th.
Plants can adapt to widespread climate change
ENGLAND: New study finds that some plants can adapt to widespread climate change ...
Producing High Quality Goat Milk
Good quality goat milk is delicious, some say better in flavor than cows milk.
by Hoegger Goat Supply
Raising a glass to (almost) organic wine
Organic wines are, according to this blog, one of the hottest trends in restaurants today, according to a report last week from the National Restaurant Association.
by Tara Parker-Pope
Rising CO2 levels could decrease the nutritional value of major food crops
As levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise in the 21st century, the nutritional value of many major food crops could decrease, according to a study conducted at Southwestern University.
by Southwestern University
Sand Creek Post & Beam Contributes to Arbor Day Foundation and Community
Sand Creek Post & Beam is pleased to be working with the National Arbor Day Foundation to help with reforestation.
by Sand Creek Post & Beam
Support The Dorgan-Grassley Payment Limit
by Sustainable Agriculture Coalition


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