BlackburnNews.com – Researchers Make Headway Against Bee Brood Disease

Ray Baynton on December 18, 2014 8:43am While some are focussing on the impact of neo-nics on bees, University of Guelph researchers are making progress against another pollinator disease.Professor Rob Merrill says American Foulbrood disease is the most widespread and destructive of bee brood diseases.His team has found a toxin released by the pathogen that … Continue reading BlackburnNews.com – Researchers Make Headway Against Bee Brood Disease

Australian organic regulator pushes for GM-tainted crops to retain certification – Farming UK World news- Farming UK World news

Australian organic regulator pushes for GM-tainted crops to retain certification One of the bodies that regulates Australian organic standards is pushing to allow crops that are accidentally contaminated with genetically modified material to retain their organic certification, in a move that would bring Australia in line with European regulators. Under current Australian organic standards, products … Continue reading Australian organic regulator pushes for GM-tainted crops to retain certification – Farming UK World news- Farming UK World news

Urban gardening lessons for kids, aided by Times Union Hope Fund

Young people get excited about Hope Fund-supported programs like 15-LOVE By Paul Grondahl Albany The kids at 15-LOVE like to play ping-pong in the basement game room at the program's offices on Washington Avenue. But they'll gladly yield the table come harvest time in late-summer... Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Urban-gardening-lessons-for-kids-aided-by-Times-5955525.php

Mind your food: Do you know where your dinner comes from?

Food justice activist Mwanajuma Extavour speaks with Fatimah Jackson-Best about why it’s important to know the source of your food. (Image: Photl)“To know your food is to know yourself. After the Almighty, what is more important to life than food?” Mwanajuma Extavour expresses these sentiments to me as we sit down to... Read more: http://www.aquila-style.com/lifestyle/food-health/mind-your-food/90042/

Kvale leads successful harvest at U of M Morris

Submitted by Jenna Ray University of Minnesota Morris editor/writer University of Minnesota, Morris students gathered more than 654 pounds of produce from the campus vegetable garden this harvest season at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center. Led by Garden to Dining Services liaison Peter Kvale of Duluth, the harvest represents another … Continue reading Kvale leads successful harvest at U of M Morris

Digester project near Tulare would turn organic waste into renewable transportation fuel

From The Bakersfield Californian: BY JOHN COX The Bakersfield Californian jcox@bakersfield.com Food processors, dairies and others in Kern County may soon have a new place to send their organic waste -- and with it, a new source of renewable, compressed natural gas. This month, two state agencies awarded grants totaling $8 million to help fund … Continue reading Digester project near Tulare would turn organic waste into renewable transportation fuel