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  • A clean, healthy and safe human environment calls for strong policy today

    The Netherlands is still not fully prepared for the far-reaching chances in demography, climate, biodiversity and resource availability that may become reality over the coming decades. In order to achieve targets later, we need policy today. This cannot be done without a certain 'transition pain'. Director-General Maarten Hajer presented the Dutch version of the Assessment of the Human ...

  • Significant progress made in first year of The Good Growth Plan

    Syngenta has published the first update on progress towards meeting the six ambitious commitments in The Good Growth Plan, which was launched in 2013 to support the future sustainability of agriculture and rural communities. Syngenta established a global network of over 3,500 reference and benchmark farms in 2014. ...


    By Syngenta

  • New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

    New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population. That’s the conclusion of 12 leading plant biologists from around the ...

  • Omex Environmental Ltd – Stand E73 Omex TEA for improved biogas production

    With anaerobic digestion becoming increasingly popular, ensuring that biogas systems perform to maximum capacity is a crucial consideration. To meet this need, Omex Environmental has introduced the new Biogas Plus range of micronutrient supplements to ensure that anaerobic plants are supplied with all the necessary trace elements needed for successful bacterial growth and function. It is rare for ...


    By Omex Agriculture Ltd

  • Caterpillar Inc. and Sun Select Produce Inc. Announce Plans for Greenhouse Collaboration

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and SunSelect Produce, Inc., known for producing premium greenhouse-grown vegetables for more than 30 years, today announced a strategic collaboration that will take the waste products of Caterpillar’s combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Mossville, Illinois, and put them to productive use in SunSelect hydroponic greenhouses. The agreement is subject ...


    By Caterpillar

  • BioNitrogen Corporation Announces Agreement to Purchase Biomass in Florida

    BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today it has signed an agreement to purchase biomass from a 40-acre parcel of land in Hardee County, Florida. The biomass consists of tree trimmings, agricultural waste and woodchips suitable for use as ...


    By BioNitrogen Corp.

  • Conserving the Corn: Tips to keeping crows and others away from your corn

    Corn is great for summer barbecues, but it first has to be protected from crows and others pests before it can be enjoyed. Crows are intelligent birds with sharp beaks and talons, making it possible for them to rip into growing corn stalks, damaging your harvest. Learn how to keep crows away from you corn, whether it’s a seedling or a growing stalk. Protecting Corn ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • EU researchers discover new way to produce healthy rice in toxic areas

    With food riots breaking out across the globe and the price of food rising to new highs, researchers everywhere are engaging themselves in the search for the discovery that will jump-start the next Green Revolution. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have taken one giant step towards achieving this goal thanks to their discovery of a protein that has the potential to grow safe-to-eat ...

  • CJP introduces Biological Inputs to Enhance the Jatropha Energy Farms Profitability

    CJP scientists are continuously working on enhanced genetics, agronomics and horticulture sciences to drive new varieties, more knowledge around the Jatropha plant’s nutritional requirements and more science-based processes for the care and custody of the plant and have achieved reliable and scalable results in Jatropha energy farming. Reliance on inorganic ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Marrone Bio innovations celebrates fifth year of success

    Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading provider of effective, natural pest management products for agriculture and water resource management today announced it is celebrating its five year anniversary. Since incorporating in June 2006, MBI has experienced rapid growth as it delivers on its mission to fill unmet pest management needs in agriculture and water resource management. Over the past ...

  • FAO initiates debate on declaration for World Summit on Food Security

    FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf has invited governments around the world to participate in negotiations to agree on a declaration for adoption by the World Summit of Heads of State and Government on Food Security, to take place from 16 to 18 November 2009 in Rome. The decision to convene the summit was taken by the FAO Council in June 2009. To initiate the negotiation process, Dr Diouf has ...

  • What`s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK`d by FDA

    What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it "frankenfish," but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be available in a couple of years. "There are no biologically relevant ...


    By Associated Press

  • British Crop Production Council challenges Green Alliance`s opposition to glyphosate and GM crops

    Dr Colin Ruscoe, chairman of BCPC, has contacted Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England, to challenge the 'Green Alliance of 46 MEPs opposed to renewal of glyphosate licences. The EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed continues to be deadlocked over renewal of licences for ...


  • SDG&E Announces Next Step Toward Improving South Bay Waterfront

    Utility Files for CPUC Approval to Relocate South Bay SubstationSAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/16/10 -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today filed for approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to relocate the company's existing South Bay substation in Chula Vista to a site south of the South Bay Power ...


    By Marketwire

  • China Lifts Suspension on Washington State Apples

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State. The Chinese market for Washington apples was valued at $6.5 million in calendar year 2011. "USDA employees worked closely with the apple industry and China over a long period of time to achieve this market access," said Secretary Tom Vilsack. "We ...

  • Precision Fertiliser Project Underway

    Always a good source of farming related news and information, The Western Morning News reveals how a consortium of British businesses led by GrowHow UK has won funding to support the development of an automated system for the precision application of nitrogen fertiliser and plant growth regulators. The £1 million kitty required to develop the precision technology is funded through ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Knox Nursery Earns Veriflora® Certification for its Sustainable Growing Practices

    Knox Nursery, a top 100 young plant producer and finished annual grower, recently received Veriflora Certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals the company produces each ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Eaton’s South Bend Facility Named One of Indiana’s Best Places to Work

    Power management company Eaton today announced that its South Bend, Indiana, facility was named one of the state’s “Best Places to Work” in 2014 by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The sites were selected by the Best Companies Group, which oversees programs in 23 states, based on employer benefits and policies, as well as comprehensive employee engagement and satisfaction ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • New Fact Sheet Helps Chesapeake Bay States Design Nutrient Trading Programs

    2011 will be an important year for the Chesapeake Bay, not only because scientists are predicting an unusually bad “dead zone” this summer. Last December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued ...

  • Aqua Feed Market Worth $106 Billion By 2018

    The report "Aquafeeds Market By End Consumption (Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Others), By Additives, (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers, Others), By Geography: Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018",  defines and segments the Global Market with analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption in terms of volume and revenue. It ...


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