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  • A worldwide network of seed information is taking root

    As an increasingly bloody civil war raged around them, a team of scientists in the Syrian capital Aleppo quietly packaged and shipped a series of nondescript cardboard boxes to an island not far from the North Pole. The boxes bore no sign of the conflict that had surrounded them or the precious material ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • South Sudan facing risk of famine

    South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference for the country in Oslo. “The food security crisis in South Sudan is now worsening and spreading westward to areas previously less affected,” Gustafson said, speaking at the conference co-hosted by Norway ...

  • Florida Termites Ravage Homes, as Spike in Infestations Are Reported Across the State

    It begins! Florida termites are swarming across the state, with reports of infestations spiking this month. Heavy swarming is expected to last through August, with the potential for home and property damage approaching millions. With the possibility for such catastrophe it is only prudent for homeowners to seek professional ...


    By Marketwire

  • Sunrise Consulting Group, Inc. Positions Itself to Become the New Leader in the Wired Mobile Phone Headset Industry

    Sunrise Consulting Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SNRS) announced today that the company has entered into an agreement to purchase RF3 by Mackarl Enterprises, the patent owner for the proprietary technology known as Aircom. RF3 is an established brand of wired headsets for the mobile phone industry. The RF3 headset featuring Aircom technology uniquely separates itself from any wired headset on the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Valtra celebrates production of 1000th T4 Series tractor

    Six months after the launch of the Valtra T4, the 1000th unit was produced at the Suolahti factory in Finland in May. The T144 Active was personally driven off the production line by Polish customer Adam Jarnutowski. The white metallic T Series tractor is the latest investment at Jarnutowski’s farm near Łomża in northeastern Poland where he runs a dairy business with 74 ha ...

  • Eat locally processed food to support health, communities

    Let's face it. We Americans love processed foods. With no major chain grocery stores within the city limits and even smaller markets closing their doors, most Detroiters either head to the closest suburban Kroger, Meijer or Aldi or get by on slim convenience store pickings. But in all these stores you can count how many aisles of shelves filled with bags, boxes, jars and cans of food with ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Nourishing a budding sustainable agriculture movement

    With a record number of people undernourished last year – and that number only down about 10 percent this year – this year's World Food Day, to take place Saturday, carries with it a new sense of urgency. But in the conferences and events being held to commemorate the day, there will also likely be a sense of hope and opportunity. That hope is coming from the discovery of both ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Growing Better Bee Habitats

    General Mills investing in pollinator habitats, research SOURCE: General Mills DESCRIPTION: General Mills’ ...


    By 3BL Media

  • RRI, STRASA and PAU hold workshop on major rice pests and diseases in Southeast Asia

    STRASA (Stress Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India held a two-day review and planning workshop on major rice pests and diseases in Southeast Asia at Punjab Agricultural University on 15-16 September. Twenty cooperators (13 from India , 3 from IRRI, 3 from Bangladesh. and 1 from Nepal) ...

  • Cleantech Open Announces North Central Competition Semifinalists

    Clean and Green Entrepreneurs Compete in a Regional Competition and Then Move on to Compete for More Than $1 Million in Prizes and the Prestigious National Cleantech TitleMINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- The North Central region of the Cleantech Open (www.cleantechopen.com) business competition announced ...


    By Marketwire

  • Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

    As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts. “The global community, and particularly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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