Agricultural Hose News

  • Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

    A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Mr. Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate. “I worried about where gardening was going,” said Mr. Zvieli, 56, who has tended ...

    By IDE Technologies

  • U.S. EPA fines agricultural products companies $74,880 for pesticide violations in Calif. and Ariz.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced settlements with two companies selling agricultural chemicals in Arizona and California over improper storage and containment of federally regulated pesticides. San Francisco, Calif-based agricultural products company Wilbur-Ellis must pay $62,080 in civil penalties and, separately, Collierville, Tenn.-based agricultural products company ...

  • OPINION: Corporate land grabs threaten food security

    Proponents of the local food movement like to talk about keeping "food miles" to a minimum. Buying a New Zealand apple in New England is a big no-no. Imagine if instead of stores buying fruit from the South Pacific, the government was buying land in South America to produce "our own" food. Yet that is what's happening all over the world, ...

    By Worldwatch Institute

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