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  • Which seeds to sow for bees?

    Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed pollinators visiting study plots in Berkshire, UK, and explored how sowing different seed mixes and using different management techniques affected the flowers produced and the pollinators visiting them. Overall, 84% of the crop ...

  • Sowing the seeds of stable agriculture

    In a country with a precarious history of food insecurity, one award-winning research institution is driving change in Senegal by focusing on training farmers and helping them to diversify their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Katherine Richardson`s Presentation

    Katherine Richardson talks about planetary boundaries and how new knowledge is helping us to better define the necessary economic, environmental, and social steps which will lead us towards true sustainability. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Variable crop sowing dates `produce higher yields`

    Cropping systems with variable sowing dates adapted to changing climatic conditions — as opposed to those with fixed sowing dates — will result in increased mean future crop yields, a modelling study has found. Multiple cropping systems, including growing two or more crops at the same time on the same plot ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Ed Groark`s Presentation

    Chairman of Worldwatch Institute's board of directors Ed Groark gives an overview on how businesses can evolve to become sustainable. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Bob Engelman`s Presentation

    Bob Engelman, President of Worldwatch Institute, gave the opening presentation at the 2013 State of the World Symposium and Launch. Read more about the event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • National Horticulture Convention sowing the Seeds For Industry’s Future

    The diverse and dynamic range of careers in horticulture will be on display when a group of year 11 and 12 students descend on the National Horticulture Convention at the Gold Coast on Friday 26 June. During their attendance at the Convention, incorporating both AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL), students from Loganlea, ...


    By AUSVEG

  • SOW 2013 Launch: First Discussion Panel

    Watch as Bob Engelman, Christian Friis Bach, and Dagfinn Høybråten field questions from the audience on challenging issues which fall under the umbrella of sustainability. Read more about the event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Levucell SB improves sow’s feed intake in lactation: Results of a meta-analysis

    Results of a meta-analysis show that probiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 (LEVUCELL SB), helps increase sow feed intake during lactation.1 The study was presented by Lallemand Animal Nutrition at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Optimal feed intake in ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • State of the world 2008: environmental woes sow seeds of sustainability

    Concern about environmental degradation is beginning to impact the global economy, according to a new report by an international environmental research group. The Worldwatch Institute details a lengthy and distressing list of environmental problems caused by the global economic system, but finds some evidence that the world is taking small steps toward a sustainable ...

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Christian Friis Bach`s Presentation

    Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach talks about incorporating social aspects into the environmental movement as a strategy towards better sustainability results. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Bees under bombardment

    More than a dozen factors, ranging from declines in flowering plants and the use of memory-damaging insecticides to the world-wide spread of pests and air pollution, may be behind the emerging decline of bee colonies across many parts of the globe. Scientists are warning that without profound changes to the way human-beings manage the planet, declines in pollinators needed to feed a growing ...

  • Erin Brockovich down under

    International environmental crusader and human rights activist Erin Brockovich has launched a new initiative to further the cause of environmental protection in Australia - the Environmental Justice Society (EJS). An organisation of environmentally conscious experts from WWF Australia, The University of Queensland, DEA - Doctors for the Environment, EDO - Environmental Defenders Office and Shine ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Frankincense trees under threat in Ethiopia

    The production of frankincense may be halved in the next 15 years because of a massive reduction in the number of trees that produce it, according to Dutch and Ethiopian researchers.   The aromatic resin — which is used in incense and perfume, and is one of the gifts that features in the Christmas story of the Nativity — is produced by tapping Boswellia trees, which grow in the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Labeling Alcohols that are Gluten-Free under Review by the TTB

    In July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule to define the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use in the labeling of foods. The next month, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which sets standards for manufacturers of alcohol, released an announcement that the agency is currently reviewing their own policy on gluten statements in the labeling ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Impact of climate on mountain ecosystems under scrutiny

    A four-year project aimed at addressing the lack of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity in mountain ecosystems has been launched in East Africa.  The project, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EarthSoft Takes EnviroInsite Under its Wing

    The working relationship between EnviroInsite and EarthSoft goes back a number of years.  Now with the acquisition of EI LLC's intellectual property (namely EnviroInsite) by EarthSoft, the powerful EQuIS database and the astounding graphics capabilities of EnviroInsite are under one roof.  This is an exciting move for EnviroInsite users, as the expanded user base will allow ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Seafood ecolabels under the spotlight in new WWF report

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) comes out on top in a new report commissioned by WWF that reveals poor performance among other assessed seafood ecolabelling schemes and calls for improvements across the board to strengthen their effectiveness. Accenture’s non-profit practice, Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) compared and ranked seven fishery certification schemes that use ecolabels ...


    By WWF International

  • Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

    A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators. However, the assessment, a two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental ...

  • NRDC: House farm bill should be plowed under

    The U.S. House today approved a Farm Bill that cuts conservation, undermines longstanding environmental protections and denies states the right to set farm-related standards. Franz Matzner, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s associate director of government affairs, made these comments on the bill: “Once again, House Republicans are pushing an extreme agenda, this time to gut ...

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