farm-raised sole News

  • Much-in-demand common sole can now be reproduced all year round

    Common sole in the North Sea only spawns in April and May. Because the next generation of this much-in-demand fish cannot be reproduced well in captivity, it cannot be raised profitably in fish farms. However, researchers at IMARES Wageningen UR managed to select the conditions for farm-raised sole in such a way that the fish started reproducing even outside the season. By selecting the right ...

  • Farming practices have large-scale hydrological impacts

    A recent study using 100 years of archive data on the Mississippi river from water treatment plants found startling results: both the hydrology and chemistry of the river have changed and the most likely cause is changes in farming practices. Most worryingly, the data show an increase in the volume of water discharged into the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi river basin, one of the largest in ...

  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • Cleantech investments hit a record high

    Cash continues to flow into cleantech, with venture investments hitting $2 billion for the second quarter of this year, an all-time record quarter according to a report released last month by the Cleantech Group. The report covers North America, Europe, China and India and spans 96 companies, with solar thermal and second-generation biofuels in the lead. There’s a growing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Agroecology a `spectacular` success, says UN expert

    Agroecology, a science-based, ecological approach to agriculture, has been underestimated by policymakers even though it could play a vital role in boosting crop yields and advancing economic development, says a UN report. The approach relies on the natural environment to boost soil productivity and protect crops against ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest

    Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters and their livelihoods at risk, FAO announced today. After Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on 8 November, 2013, the situation was dire. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of ...

  • USDA program promotes products such as plant-based bottles

    A program designed to promote ethanol and biodiesel fuels will be expanded to companies using plant-based plastic, rubber and fiber in manufacturing products such as bottles and packaging, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. The USDA is proposing in a new agency rule to add manufacturers of these plant-based products to a loan guarantee program that has provided more than $844 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Technology, Data Privacy Concern Farmers and Ranchers

    One of the most important issues related to “big data” goes directly to property rights and who owns and controls farm-level data that may be collected, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. Risks to privacy that farmers face are of great concern, according to Farm Bureau. “For years, farmers have used technology advances to better match varieties of seeds, ...

  • Aurora Algae Introduces the Industry’s First Photosynthetic Algae-Based Platform for Pharmaceutical, Food, Fuel and Aquaculture Products

    Formerly Aurora Biofuels, the Company Enters the Commercialization Phase with an Expanded Product Portfolio ALAMEDA, Calif. -Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, today introduced the industry’s first photosynthetic algae-based platform for the production of sustainable, premium products in the pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, aquaculture and fuels ...


    By Aurora Algae, Inc.

  • EPA Clarifies Requirements for Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for Export

    On January 18, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final rule revising the regulations on the labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. EPA states that the final rule restructures the current regulations to clarify which provisions apply under various circumstances. The final rule also provides increased specificity in the regulations ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Clarifies Requirements for Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for Export

    On January 18, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final rule revising the regulations on the labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. EPA states that the final rule restructures the current regulations to clarify which provisions apply under various circumstances. The final rule also provides increased specificity in the regulations ...


    By Acta Group

  • Herbicide reduction can preserve crop yields as well as biodiversity benefits of weeds

    Pesticide-sparing approaches to farming do not have to compromise on crop yields, new research suggests. A study that explored the impact of reduced herbicide use across a variety of different farming contexts found that herbicideefficient systems could be just as productive as conventional systems — and more so than organic systems — whilst having other important environmental ...

  • How to go green without buying a Toyota Prius

    The evidence is clear-as a society, we need to be more environmentally conscious.  Whether one believes in all the claims of global warming or not, it is an indisputable fact that we need to take better care of our environment. In the last 10 years, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investments in women farmers still too low

    Women farmers produce more than half of all food worldwide and currently account for 43 percent of the global agricultural labor force, yet few extension or research services are directed at women farmers,according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Women produce as much as 50 percent of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • NRDC Petitions EPA to Save the Monarch Butterfly

    Skyrocketing use of the weed-killer glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is devastating monarch butterfly populations, and new safeguards should be put in place immediately to save the iconic species from further decline, the Natural Resources Defense Council said today. In a petition filed with the Environmental Protection ...

  • Insights: The Earth Is Shrinking

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2006 (ENS) - Our early 21st century civilization is being squeezed between advancing deserts and rising seas. Measured by the land area that can support human habitation, the earth is shrinking. Mounting population densities, once generated solely by the addition of over 70 million people per year, are now also fueled by the relentless advance of deserts and the rise ...

  • Silage harvesting partly responsible for decline in skylarks

    Farmland birds like skylarks are attracted to nest in agricultural grassland, but repeated harvesting for silage causes most nests to fail. This study showed that skylark breeding success in silage was too low to sustain local populations. The researchers say that grass silage is a hostile environment for breeding skylarks and conservation efforts should focus on making other parts of the ...

  • EPA updates SPCC regulation to exclude milk and milk products / updated rule in keeping with president’s executive order on regulatory reform

    As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to make regulations more effective and eliminate unnecessary burdens, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today exempted milk and milk product containers from the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, potentially saving the milk and dairy industries more than $140 million per year. This regulation has been in ...

  • Death Toll Rises to 13 in Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak

    13 people are dead and 72 sickened from cantaloupes contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Monday morning. The outbreak is one of the most deadly in recent years. The contaminated melons came from the family-owned Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado and were shipped between July 29 and September 10. The Food and Drug ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • China's Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Research Report

    With the development of China’s economy and the government’s high attention to agriculture in preferential policies, price support, grain subsidy and other aspects, the agriculture rapidly develops in general.  As for farming industry, the grain output of China increased for consecutive seven years from 2005 to 2011. In 2011, the grain sowing area and output of China all ...


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