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Innovations needed for sustainable farming, say experts

June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian agriculture sector is currently facing a number of challenges and needs to adopt innovative technologies to achieve sustainability, said experts at a conference ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns

March 3rd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major challenge, and added that a solution was possible only through proper ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mayans converted wetlands to farmland: Study

November 8th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): A new research has found that the ancient Maya civilization coped with tough environmental conditions by developing ingenious methods to grow crops in wetland areas."The work shows that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

City bees get richer diet than bees from farmlands: Study

August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that a richer and healthier diet is available for bees in urban and suburban settings as compared to the ones in farmland settings.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Advances in agriculture help environment

June 15th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Advances in high-yield agriculture have prevented the equivalent of 590 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from escaping into the air, say two Stanford University Earth scientists. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UN explores organic agriculture options in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

April 14th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced Tuesday that it is exploring options of organic agriculture in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia region.UNEP said it ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Green activists held before staging rally on food crisis

July 27th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Activists of Greenpeace India, the environmental NGO, were all geared up to stage a rally in front of parliament Monday morning and demand an alternative subsidy system ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Site of Jesus Christ’s baptism has become a ’sewage pipe’, says UN report

May 11th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): A United Nations report has described the biblical River Jordan, the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ, as a "sewage pipe" made filthy by pollution from farming ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

New greenhouse gas 4,800 times worse than carbon dioxide

March 12th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) A gas used in fumigation can potentially contribute to future global warming, but because its production has not yet reached high levels there is still time to nip ... Read more...

Posted in Business |