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Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

Originally posted on AGRICULTURE BLOG…..:
Farming Matters | 30.2 | June 2014 We are told of the great advances that have been made in ‘modern’ agriculture in the last 60 years. Yet there are more hungry and malnourished people on…

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No seeds, no future

Biowatch South Africa shows us a film about agroecology and food sovereignty. ‘We accept maize seeds from the Department of Agriculture, but we don’t plant those GM seeds. We feed them to chickens.’

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Secret trade deals

The campaigning group GMO Inside isn’t only about genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) food. It’s also about the secret trade deals which, says Shireen at GMO Inside, threaten the food on our plates. From the United States Shireen looks West … Continue reading

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Act locally

We’ve all heard the slogan, ‘Think globally, act locally.’ Here in Britain that can mean getting involved with Garden Organic’s Healthy Communities. Gardener or not, organic or not, you can be part of this. For example if you’re in Farnham, … Continue reading

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Family farming

2014 is the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). It’s so named by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organisations including the World Rural Forum. The IYFF follows the … Continue reading

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Biocultural refugia

Originally posted on Shonil Bhagwat:
A modern-day sacred natural site: Sancheti organic farm near Pune, India, on mappingthesacred.org Pune, the small town where I grew up, is now a bustling metropolis of 6 million people. In my visit to the city…

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Where did the quinoa go?

As we reach the end of the International Year of Quinoa, it’s declared a success. I can’t say that I noticed much happening about the tasty, wholesome neglected crop called quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) this year but perhaps I didn’t look … Continue reading

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