Uganda earns big from organic agriculture

21/7/2014 Uganda has one of the fastest growing organic certified lands in Africa. The products grown organically and sourced from Uganda include cotton (lint, yarn and finished garments), coffee (Arabic and Robusta), sesame (simsim), dried fruit (pineapples, apple bananas, mangoes, jack-fruit), fresh fruits (pineapple, apple bananas, passion fruits, avocadoes, papaya (pawpaw), ginger), jack-fruit, vanilla, cocoa, […]

GM Food: It’s Time to Confront the BJP

July 20, 2014 By Resources Research, The ability of the biotechnology industry to pursue its aims, regardless of the orientation of the central government, became clear on 18 July 2014 when the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) stated to the press that it has permitted field trials of genetically modified (GM) rice, mustard, cotton, chickpea and […]

Sangh flays government genetically-modified crop call

Jul 20, 2014 – Sanjay Basak Cracks have appeared between the Modi government and the Sangh Parivar, with its powerful economic wing, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), openly flaying the government for “deceiving people” on the issue of GM crops. On Friday, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) under the environment ministry gave the green […]

Scientific Analysis Debunks GM Industry Myths

17 July 2014 The second edition of the book “GMO Myths and Truths” by Earth Open Source released earlier this year tackles the claims by the biotech industry on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and presents the truth with hard evidence. Written by genetic engineers, 34 ‘myths’ relating to GM techniques, science and regulation, health effects, […]

Bhoomi Network offers a workshop on…. Home Composting

What you can expect from the workshop? The workshop will discuss the art of composting and simplify the science behind it. You will discover the basics of backyard composting learn how to turn your kitchen waste and scraps into earthy rich compost to use as manure or mulch in your garden. The workshop will be […]

Date 9th August, 2014

Time 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Organic Mela in Thiruvananthapuram

The Organic Mela is a once in two-months event organised by the public interest group Thanal and the Organic Bazaar – an outlet run as a farmers-consumers group initiative. This time, on display and sale are very rare traditional rice varieties such as Navara, Mullankazhama, Wyanadan Thondi, Gandashala, Urunnikazhama, Kuruva, Thavalakannan, Kuttadan all from Kerala. […]

Date 17th to 19th July 2014,

Time 10 am and 7.30 pm.

Pesticides impair bumblebees’ ability to forage

London July 11, 2014 Long-term exposure to pesticides harms bees’ ability to forage for pollen and may be changing their choices of which flowers to visit, a new study has found. Scientists used Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, which are similar to those used by courier firms to track parcels, to monitor the day-to-day behaviour of […]

Millet Festival

Mahamudra is hosting a millet festival as a way of promoting good health among everyone. They are extremely healthy, gluten free and are excellent substitutes for other grains. Sample dishes like Neer Moru, Kaikari, Dhaniya Soup, Burnt Corn Salad, Cheesy Millet Balls, Coriander and Millet Rice, Millet Coconut Rice, Ragi Halwa, Samai Payasam and other […]

Date Until July 20

Time 12.00 PM – 10.00 PM

Meghalaya eyes Rs 100 cr allocation

Raju Das SHILLONG, July 12 Eyeing a fair chunk from the Rs 100 crore earmarked for organic farming in the Union Budget for the North East, Meghalaya has said that its programmes on organic farming is unlike any other government schemes being run in the NE. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that Meghalaya has been […]

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Lack of Patronage Hits Navara Rice

A. Satish, July 7, 2014 Is organic navara rice an answer to wheat protein gluton allergy? There have been enquiries from around the country by persons suffering from multiple sclerosis. Traditionally, the rice which has medicinal properties has been used in Kerala for treating rheumatic patients and was in good demand during the month of the Malayalam month […]

Fair on organic food, traditional arts opens

DC Correspondent Chennai July 5   A fair at Anna Nagar corporation Park has stalls selling organic food, and artisans and potters show-casing their eco friendly products. There are also activists from Greenpeace and Safe Food Alliance offering information on toxic food residues and how organic food is the wise way forward. Varieties of fresh […]

Wide variety on display at seed festival

R. Krishna Kumar MYSORE, July 6, 2014 A unique exhibition showcasing over 1,500 indigenous varieties of paddy and millets was inaugurated here on Saturday. The two-day seed festival is being organised by Sahaja Samruddha, an organisation promoting conservation of indigenous crops. Krishna Prasad of the organisation said that Mysore is renowned for agricultural crops that […]