Vegetables Whenever Possible — La Paz Group

It is the season in the northern hemisphere when this matters most: Want To Prevent The Flu? Skip The Supplements, Eat Your Veggies KATHERINE HOBSON Flu season is upon us, which means it’s time for the wave of advertisements promoting $8 juices or even more expensive supplements to “boost your immunity” or “support immune function.” […]

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A new vision for Nicaragua’s smallholder cocoa farms — DESERTIFICATION

Photo credit: CIAT-CGIAR Knowledge and information for development: A new vision for Nicaragua’s smallholder cocoa farms by Shadi Azadegan Amidst the green mantle that covers the steep hillsides of Nicaragua’s mountainous center-north region, Doreyda Dávila proudly surveys her cocoa trees. “I have two manzanas (1.4 ha) of cocoa. They’re still little, but they’re […]

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And what if they knew about the living tunnels ? — DESERTIFICATION

Photo credit: Randburg Sun Momentum Corporate Social Investment manager, Emmanuel Mahlangu, resident Mbuyiswa Mbongonya, Alpheus Mashile and Impophomo director, John-Mark Kilian harvest vegetables Garden tunnels to protect organic vegetables in Zandspruit ZANDSPRUIT – The garden tunnels are affordable and easy to assemble. by Phathu Luvhengo Journalist Alpheus Mashile’s vision to help families in […]

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Camels’ Manure~From Waste to a Worthwhile Farming Agent

Still a waste?

Camel is, food security and the climate change

Camel dung is beautiful in its architecture, dry and odorless. Camels’ manure/dung is use as a fueling agent in many developing countries, especially among the pastoralists’ communities. It is ready to burn after very few minutes and does not need to dry in sunshine for many days like cows’ dung. In small scaled farming system it is used both for fuel and organic fertilizer. In northeastern Balochistan and Southern Afghanistan, it is used as a fertilizer for Pomegranate and wine trees(personal communication).

camel dung

In Americas, the dung of new world’s camelid (Llama) is used to neutralize the acidic, metal-laden water through a highly unusual filter: llama droppings in Bolivia 1. It is a very good agent for filtration because of its higher fiber contents.

On the other hand, camels’ manure is going waste in countries (its original habitat) with highest camel population per unit land mass area (Gulf countries) in the world. UAE, Bahrain, and…

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German toxicologist accuses EU authorities of scientific fraud over glyphosate link with cancer

Dr Peter Clausing says the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have twisted scientific facts to give glyphosate a clean bill of health. Report by Claire RobinsonGerman toxicologist accuses EU authorities of scientific fraud over glyphosate link with cancer

copied from GMWATCH.

The German toxicologist Dr Peter Clausing has accused the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of committing scientific fraud by twisting scientific facts and distorting the truth, with the aim of concluding that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. EFSA and BfR thereby accepted and reinforced the conclusion proposed by the Monsanto-led Glyphosate Task Force (GTF).The Poisonous Fields

Clausing made this accusation in front of five judges at the Monsanto Tribunal, held in The Hague from 14–16 October.

The background to this latest allegation of foul play by the EU authorities over glyphosate is the high-level dispute over whether or not the pesticide causes cancer.

In March 2015 the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC concluded that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen.[1]

For further details, please go to the link below.

  1. http://gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/17307-german-toxicologist-accuses-eu-authorities-of-scientific-fraud-over-glyphosate-link-with-cancer
  2. https://raziqkakar.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/the-poisonous-fields/

 

Pakistan can be a water-starved country — DESERTIFICATION

Drought and water shortages by KHAN FARAZ – Peshawar Sir: According to a media report, the expected increase in population in the country will put tremendous pressure on water supply for households, industry and agriculture. The Federal Minister for Water and Power has said that a combination of global climate change, and waste […]

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