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Family Becomes Self Sustainable Through Organic Farming in Mysore

Family Becomes Self Sustainable Through Organic Farming in Mysore

By Express News Service nie,

mangos_indiaMYSORE: The Ghani family that once supplied mangoes to Mysore royal family and Tipu Sultan, at Kirugavalu village in Malavalli, has developed a seed bank with more than 800 varieties of paddy.

The family’s 20-acre farm spread on Bannur-Malvalli Road throws light on organic farming and multiple cropping that would make farmers self sustainable.

Syed Ghani Khan (38), a…

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Organic farming has grown rapidly, says EU

Organic farming has grown rapidly, says EU

via EurActiv.com

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The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to EU statistics.

Both the number of organic farm holdings and area grew by more than half between 2003 and 2010.

In 2011, the European Union had 9.6 million hectares of organic farming land. The year before, there were more than 186,000 of such farms…

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Your Great Grandmother’s Exposure to Pesticides Could Be Making You Obese

Your Great Grandmother’s Exposure to Pesticides Could Be Making You Obese

The effects of pesticides can span three generations, according to the latest research

by Abby Abrams @abby_abrams

photo via muncievoice.com

photo via muncievoice.com

Your health, or unhealthy state, may be traced back to the stuff your grandparents were exposed to, say researchers from Washington State University (WSU).

They found that exposure to the pesticide methoxychlor, for example, can contribute to diseases in…

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Renewable Energy Options for Your Homestead

Renewable Energy Options for Your Homestead

By Richard Freudenberger ,

via Mother Earth News

via Mother Earth News

Running a small farm or homestead takes a lot of effort, but a world of labor-saving devices out there can make life simpler without consuming fossil fuels.One of the reasons many homesteaders decide to go off-grid is to become independent of a vastly inefficient energy system, and to take greater control of their carbon footprints. Solar, wind,…

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Kentucky medically-minded farm grows ‘hemp for hope’

Kentucky medically-minded farm grows ‘hemp for hope’

by Melissa Swan / WHAS 11,

via cannabisnowmagazine.com

via cannabisnowmagazine.com

JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) – Down a windy road in Jackson County, Kentucky, 150 miles east of Louisville, grows what some parents call, “hope.”

It’s hope in the form of hemp and hope for a little girl named Jolie.

“She’s been hospitalized 6 or 7 times since November to now,” parent Jennifer Harrell said.

Jolie is an 8-month-old who suffers…

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Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis http://fw.to/cCwMigH #newsnug

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Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis http://fw.to/cCwMigH #newsnug

Leahy announces Farm Bill funds to help small farmers with organic certification costs

Leahy announces Farm Bill funds to help small farmers with organic certification costs

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy, Contact Jay Tilton, Jay_Tilton@leahy.senate.gov

photo by Photo by Dwight Sipler.

photo by Photo by Dwight Sipler.

WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, July 17, 2014) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday announced $13 million in funding to help farmers working to earn their organic certifications. Leahy – considered the “father” of the national organic standards and labeling program – fought to include the…

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Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement

Ways to Support the Local Foods Movement

By Crystal Stevens,

via Mother Earth News

via Mother Earth News

Eating locally is a vitally important way each of us can contribute to a more sustainable community and food shed. Based on the Permaculture Zone Principles, charted in a bull’s eye pattern, each circle represents sustainable ways to access food in our own communities. According to these principles, it is best to grow our own food in our own backyard…

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