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More than half the world's agricultural land is at risk of pesticide pollution, experts warn

https://naturalnews.com/2021-04-20-over-half-global-arable-land-pesticide-pollution.html

Results revealed that 64 percent or 24.5 million square kilometers of the world’s agricultural land was at risk of pollution from more than one active pesticide ingredient. ... On the other hand, agricultural land across Oceania showed the lowest risk of pesticide pollution. "...

Nearly one-third of global agricultural land at high risk of pesticide pollution, study reveals

https://naturalnews.com/2021-04-01-pesticide-pollution-threatens-global-farmland.html

Nearly one-third of global agricultural land at high risk of pesticide pollution, study reveals Thursday, April 01, 2021 by: Divina Ramirez agriculture , badpollution , badscience , environment , food production , food safety , pesticide pollution , pesticides , soil pollution , toxic chemicals Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.afinalwarning.com/507642.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) Pesticides are heavily used in conventional farms to protect food crops. ... ...

India's Agricultural Research Institute sells out country's farmers to Monsanto by distributing failed GMOs to farmers

https://naturalnews.com/052971_failed_GMOs_Bt_brinjal_Big_Biotech.html

India's Agricultural Research Institute sells out country's farmers to Monsanto by distributing failed GMOs to farmers Monday, February 15, 2016 by: J. ... Rafiqul Islam Mondol, director general of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), told the news site. "...

Why beavers could be the key to negating the effects of environmental pollution

https://naturalnews.com/2018-06-24-beavers-negating-the-effects-of-environmental-pollution.html

Professor Brazier shared, “It is of serious concern that we observe such high rates of soil loss from agricultural land, which are well in excess of soil formation rates. ... For example, a 2009 study predicted that the total cost of soil loss from the U.K.’s agricultural land was about £45 million ($60 million). "...

Pesticide "ghosts" can haunt organic farms for decades

https://naturalnews.com/2021-04-20-past-pesticide-use-haunts-organic-farms.html

(Related: Scientists: Long history of fertilizer use on land is threatening our water quality today .) ... Sources include: ScienceDaily.com FAO.org Previous :More than half the world’s agricultural land is at risk of pesticide pollution, experts warn Next : Installing solar panels on farmland could change how we generate power and produce food - More news on agriculture Installing solar panels on farmland could change how we generate power and produce food Pesticide “ghosts” ...

Denmark puts 53 million Euros towards becoming the first organic nation

https://naturalnews.com/2017-01-24-denmark-puts-53-million-euros-towards-becoming-the-first-organic-nation.html

Denmark puts 53 million Euros towards becoming the first organic nation Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by: Ethan Huff Denmark , food , Organic - (Natural News ) Recognizing the immense environmental and economic benefits of producing clean food , the European nation of Denmark is on a mission to transform its entire agricultural landscape into a chemical-free, organic paradise. ... A 67-point document drafted by Økologiplan Danmark explains that the goal is to double the amount ...

Peruvian Nazca Civilization Was Destroyed by Deforestation

https://naturalnews.com/028358_deforestation_human_civilization.html

By examining plant and pollen remains 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) down into the soil, the researchers were able to uncover how huarango forests gave way first to agricultural land and then to desert. ... Once the trees were gone, the floods washed away topsoil and destroyed agricultural land. "...

Agricultural areas surrounded by natural habitat buffers show reduced negative impact on wildlife, new study finds

https://naturalnews.com/2018-10-27-areas-with-natural-habitat-buffers-less-impact-on-wildlife.html

Yet expansion of agricultural land by its primary sector is becoming more frequent with newly established properties, as with any other developing nation. ... While Belize still maintains a considerable amount of intact forests, there are several conservation concerns such as agricultural land clearings, constant struggles with xate poachers, or “Xateros”, as well as illegal logging activities and illegal off-season hunting. "...

Indigenous communities are tackling food security and protecting the environment by saving seeds

https://naturalnews.com/2021-04-23-indigenous-seed-banks-food-security-environment.html

Last February, the Cherokee Nation, an autonomous tribal government in the U.S., also became the first indigenous nation in the country to deposit traditional seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. ... Sources include: WakingTimes.com Resilience.org ModernFarmer.com Previous :Earth may have been a “water world” three billion years ago, new research suggests Next : Kidney stones: Symptoms, treatments and dietary precautions - More news on agriculture Indigenous ...

Thailand giving away one million cannabis plants to encourage citizens to grow natural medicine

https://naturalnews.com/2022-05-13-thailand-giving-away-one-million-cannabis-plants.html

Cannabis advocates said allowing households to grow the plant at home can help the predominantly agricultural nation to boost its recovery from the devastation caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ... In 2018, Thailand became the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize medical marijuana . "...

Stretching your grocery budget AND helping the environment: Tips for reducing food waste at home

https://naturalnews.com/2018-04-24-stretching-your-grocery-budget-tips-for-reducing-food-waste-at-home.html

Opportunity food loss comes from the use of agricultural land to produce animal-based food rather than nutritionally similar plant-based alternatives. ... This indicated that using agricultural land for producing beef rather than alternative crops leads to an opportunity food loss of 96 percent per land unit. "...

Green leafy vegetables irrigated with wastewater may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals

https://naturalnews.com/2018-02-11-green-leafy-vegetables-irrigated-with-wastewater-toxic-heavy-metals.html

“On the survey of study area, it was found that continuous irrigation of agricultural land with sewage and wastewater may be possible reasons of heavy metal accumulation in the soil and vegetables. The pesticides, agrochemical and chemical fertilizers used in the agricultural field are also known to be major sources of heavy metal pollution in study areas,” the researchers said . "...

Manure-based fertilizers are ideal alternatives to conventional varieties, according to a study

https://naturalnews.com/2018-11-02-manure-based-fertilizers-are-ideal-alternatives-to-conventional.html

The UDL experiment took place in an agricultural field that got its water from irrigation furrows that ran through the ground. ... In both cases, the yield of the maize crop exceeded the maximum rates required by the European Union with regards to the productivity of agricultural land. "...

Higher plant biodiversity may help discourage the use of pesticides, reveals study

https://naturalnews.com/2020-11-24-higher-plant-diversity-reduces-pesticide-use.html

But commercial farming, which puts a premium on profit, relies on pesticides to control insect populations on agricultural land. ... Their results showed that insects’ feeding rate in diverse plant communities was 44 percent lower than that on agricultural land where just one plant species was sown. "...

What is the right amount of nitrogen in agriculture? Not enough contributes to hunger, too much damages the environment

https://naturalnews.com/2018-04-03-what-is-the-right-amount-of-nitrogen-in-agriculture-too-much-damages-the-environment.html

Not enough contributes to hunger, too much damages the environment Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by: Ralph Flores agricultural land , agriculture , Azodyn model , badpollution , crop production , crop yield , denitrification , Emissions , environment , fertilizer , food production , food science , food security , food supply , global agriculture , harvest , insufficient food supplies , Microbes , mineral nitrogen fertilizer , N2O , N2O production , nitrification , Nitrogen , nitrogen ...

Europe to ban cadmium in art pigments

https://naturalnews.com/047391_cadmium_art_pigments_heavy_metals.html

In a restriction report submitted to the European Chemical Agency in 2013, the government of Sweden claims that cadmium is spreading through agricultural land through sewage sludge tainted with the heavy metal. ... Still, the new standard could keep cadmium pigments out of sewage sludge, out of agricultural land and out of the food that people eat. "...

Installing solar panels on farmland could change how we generate power and produce food

https://naturalnews.com/2021-04-21-combining-farms-and-solar-panels.html

Installing solar panels on farmland could change how we generate power and produce food Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by: Divina Ramirez agriculture , agrivoltaics , environment , food science , future science , goodscience , real science , renewable energy , science and technology , solar energy , solar power , sustainable living Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.afinalwarning.com/508016.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) Harnessing massive amounts of clean and renewable solar power ...

Massive locust swarms threaten parts of southern Africa

https://naturalnews.com/2020-10-14-massive-locust-swarms-threaten-parts-of-southern-africa.html

When in this swarming phase, locusts have been known to wreak havoc on large swathes of agricultural land. ... For instance, millions of locusts are now eating through agricultural land in Combarbala, Chile . "...

Republican congressman Chip Roy submits bill to ban CCP members from buying land in the USA

https://naturalnews.com/2021-06-18-chip-roy-bill-ban-ccp-land-usa.html

He said that data from the Department of Agriculture shows that foreign investors, including Chinese ones, control over 35.2 million acres of agricultural land in the country as of Dec. 31, 2019. ... This represents 2.7 percent of all privately held agricultural land and 1.5 percent of all land in the country. "...

Stop legalization of GMOs in Bolivia by sending this urgent letter

https://naturalnews.com/032725_Bolivia_GMOs.html

Sadly, much of that biodiversity is being squelched by the introduction of genetically-modified (GM) cash crops like corn and soy, which now dominate much of the agricultural land in countries like Brazil and Argentina. ... Follow real-time breaking news headlines on Bolivia at FETCH.news The world of independent media, all in one place. - More news on Bolivia McDonald's closing all restaurants in Bolivia as nation rejects fast food Bolivia ended their war on drugs by kicking ...