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MORNINGTON Peninsula orchardists are calling for tighter controls on apples imported from New Zealand, saying if fireblight were to take hold in Australia their orchards could be wiped out in a few years. Third-generation orchardist Mark Paganoni, who runs Atlanta Fruits in Moorooduc and is a board member of Fruit Growers Victoria, said the industry [...]

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Post image for Grower body flags imported fruit, vegetable threat

AUSTRALIAN farmers are well known for the high input, high return efficient farming techniques that are required to feed the world, and this is something that must continue to improve if we are to protect our food security, according to AusVeg National Marketing Manager, Simon Coburn.Mr Coburn says that the current influx of cheap imported [...]

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While China has the greatest combined plantation area for flowers in the world, few of the varieties grown are native to the country or have domestic intellectual property rights, according to industry experts. “China has held three world horticultural expositions over 12 years indicating that it has huge potential in the floral industry,” said Li [...]

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Post image for It’s fruitless to go bananas!

Dubai: Fruits are nature’s dessert. They are flowery and seedy plants that grow in abundance across the earth’s varying climates. They are a valuable trading commodity, decorating supermarket stands and stalls in markets over the world all year round, proudly standing as a true emblem of globalisation. In the UAE, a burst of zingy citrus fruit [...]

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MANGOES could hit supermarket shelves earlier than expected with trees experiencing an early spurt. Territory farmers say a record long wet season has triggered the biggest flowering the Top End has ever seen. But industry figures were cautious about making exact predictions. The bulk of mangoes is expected to reach the market in early August. [...]

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Post image for Jeffery Sachs blames Europe for drought, hunger in Africa

Special Adviser to the United Nations Prof Jeffery Sachs has blamed western nations for causing hunger that is ravaging thousands of people in many countries in Africa, Kenya included. The development expert said the drought that has gripped Kenya and the Horn of Africa region is because of human-induced climate change, driven by industrialised countries [...]

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Post image for Booming Cotton No Boon to African Farmers

Amado Kafando tilted his head back, smiled and pumped his fists into the west African sky. “We praised God, and said, ‘At last!’” said Kafando, 45, standing amid the mud huts where he lives with 11 children and no electricity. His elation followed news on March 7 that the price of cotton, a crop he [...]

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These days, due to various harmful factors, your skin, hair, lips, eyes, etc become affected. Numerous problems start arising on your way. These are not good for your beauty. You try to take the help of different cosmetic products. Various types of medicated products are available now a days. You can get rid of any [...]

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Post image for China : Land of Ancient Wonders and Natural Beauty

Author: Rustam Ali There are so many fascinating tourist attractions in China, that a short two-week vacation would just be too short. You would spend the rest of your life thinking about all the natural beauty and man-made wonders that you missed. A brief one-day visit to China would only whet your appetite for a [...]

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Post image for Europe paves way for GM crop bans

EurActiv: European commission vote on Tuesday opens door to countries individually banning GM crops The European Parliament on Tuesday backed plans to let member states choose whether to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops on their territory, giving a detailed list of grounds on which such bans could be imposed. The House voted to [...]

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Post image for East Africa drought ‘the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world”

Some watch their children die on the dusty footpath. Others give birth to underweight babies on the roadside, with little hope that they will live to reach safety. Young boys seeking jobs may end up in virtual slavery, while girls are sold in marriage in exchange for livestock to put food on the table a [...]

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Post image for Governor’s tour sees KS drought up close

Beaumont — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback toured three drought stricken counties in southwest Kansas on Wednesday. Gov. Brownback met with residents and community leaders in Morton, Stevens and Seward counties. “There’s been less rainfall this year than in the peak of the 1930s Dust Bowl with the same heat and wind.  Hats off to the [...]

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Post image for Texas Tribune: Trucking program raises border policy questions

Some Texas Republicans are embracing a cross-border trucking agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that labor unions worry could kill jobs and drastically reduce border security. The binational agreement would end a years-long standoff between the two countries by recognizing an original provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement that allows U.S. and Mexican [...]

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Post image for Biotech farm to milk mutant transgendered offspring of GM goats

(NaturalNews) The insatiable lust among genetic engineers to tamper with the natural order has reached new freak-show proportions. Genetic butchers from AgResearch, which NaturalNews recently reported had reluctantly abandoned a 13-year animal cloning operation due to an overwhelming number of animal deformities and deaths, are once again in the news, this time for their plans [...]

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Post image for Mother Facing Jail For Growing Veggies

Growing Vegetables is a Crime in Oak Park, Mich. OAK PARK, Mich. (WJBK) – “The price of organic food is kind of through the roof,” said Julie Bass. So, why not grow your own? However, Bass’ garden is a little unique because it’s in her front yard. “We thought it’d be really cool to do [...]

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Post image for More fruits and vegetables for neighborhood

Two Queens neighborhoods are getting access to more fruits and vegetables. The renovation and expansion of two supermarket sites in Jackson Heights and Corona will offer options for shoppers who want more variety and access to better produce in areas designated by the Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) initiative. Bogopa Service Corporation, which [...]

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