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The future of biofuels is not in corn

... on foreign oil imports and to revitalizing family farming in rural America. However, according to The Rush to Ethanol a new and comprehensive analysis by Food & Water Watch, the Network for New Energy Choices, and the Vermont Law School Environmental Law Center biofuels, and corn-ethanol especially, are...

Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Organic farming can yield up to three times as much food as conventional farming on the same amount of land---according to new findings which refute the long-standing assumption tha...

Plants uptake antibiotics

...plants may be of particular concern to the organic farming industry. Manure is often the main source of crop nutrients for organic food production, since regulations prohibit the use of synthetic fertilizers. According to the USDA, producers must manage animal materials in a manner that does not contribute...

Avian influenza on people's minds

...the United States. Hallman points out that U.S. farming methods for raising poultry drastically reduce the risk of an outbreak of avian influenza within our food supply. Our poultry is typically farmed in tightly controlled environments, he said. The poultry industry is well aware of the dangers of avian ...

Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe

...k factors for sensitisation in children related to farming and anthroposophic lifestyle....

Study concludes that pesticide use increases risk of Parkinson's in men

...c researchers have found that using pesticides for farming or other purposes increases the risk of developing...eople, to assess exposure to chemical products via farming occupation, non-farming occupation or hobbies. The investigators were unable to determine through th...

Europe wide study to examine causes of asthma

...which protect strongly against asthma in rural and farming communities and use genetics, genomics and proteomics to discover novel genetic and microbial factors that cause or protect against asthma. The project will test genetic factors in over 40,000 subjects with childhood or adult asthma, with data from e...

Scientists step closer to new treatments for River Blindness

...dults, eventually preventing them from working and farming and hence feeding themselves and rearing their families. Professor Sandy Trees, at the University's Faculty of Veterinary Science, said: "Onchocerciasis has been the target of major international efforts to control and ultimately eradicate it, but it...

Evidence for omega 3 fats less conclusive than we thought, say experts

...obal production trends suggest that, although fish farming is expanding rapidly, we probably do not have a sustainable supply of long chain omega 3 fats, he warns....

Understanding and nourishing the roots of food quality

...minerals, and antioxidants in food through organic farming practices. Significant taste and nutritional differences between conventional and organic apples and strawberries will be among the research findings presented. Steps required to provide Americans more healthful food choices will be discussed. Info...

Details of the first case of avian flu in mainland China

...ealth challenges in the unique setting of backyard farming where infection control measures remain to be improved, and where access to diagnosis and treatment is often limited. Hopefully, lessons from this and other cases will be translated into effective strategies to minimise the adverse impact of pathoge...

Time is right for vets and doctors to debate food policy

...diseases and other welfare concerns that intensive farming inadvertently promotes. Doctors, in turn, deal both with farmers' health, as they struggle to remain in business, and with the public's health, damaged by the modern diet. There is also considerable cultural pressure to rethink food policy. Many cust...

Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago

...rnational trade policies are also important. High farming subsidies in developed nations have meant much lower economic growth in less developed countries, particularly among poor farmers. The second challenge is rethinking how financial aid is allocated. Too much global aid is earmarked for certain progra...

Five questions that need to be addressed at international flu meeting

...lusters of disease among birds is crucial. Poultry farming can be targeted by mass culling but such farming is an economic necessity in many low-to-middle income countries. 2) How to improve surveillance and ...

UK foot and mouth epidemic was a human tragedy, not just an animal one

...ermined. Distress was experienced well beyond the farming community. In the aftermath of the disaster, health and social problems included flashbacks, nightmares, uncontrollable emotion, conflict within communities and increased social isolation. In the longer term, there was evidence of stress, anxieties a...

Is rural Canada a good place to grow old?

...the lives of rural seniors in three communities: a farming community in Alberta, a retirement community in Ontario, and a seasonal community in Nova Scotia....

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme

...d those involved in occupations such as irrigation farming and fishing....

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