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Synthetic Run Off Creating a Dead Zone

Synthetic Run Off Creating a Dead Zone

In the Gulf of Mexico, an aquatic dead zone has been growing in size for decades and this summer, when the zone spreads to its peak area of the year, will cover 8,198 square miles, an area around the size of the state of New Jersey. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this will be ...

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Keeping Soil Healthy in California

Keeping Soil Healthy in California

The California Healthy Soils Initiative is set to start this summer. With a main objective to protect and restore soil organic matter in California’s soils, this initiative will see state agencies and departments, along with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, band together to replenish this vital ...

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The Neem Project: Creating Sustainability

The Neem Project: Creating Sustainability

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) has been awarded the Porter Prize in the category of “Creating Shared Value”, a prestigious award from the Institute of Competitiveness in affiliation with Harvard Business School, for their Neem Project. So far, this project has directly worked with over 225,000 ...

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Cotton: The Dirtiest Crop in the World

Cotton: The Dirtiest Crop in the World

The world’s dirtiest crop is one that you put on your body every single day: cotton. Though cotton is only grown on 2.4% of the world’s farmland, over 16% of all pesticides produced are applied to this globally utilized crop, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Even though the use of cotton in clothes has ...

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Sustainably Feed the World with Organic Farming

Sustainably Feed the World with Organic Farming

Since 1981, the Rodale Institute has conducted a Farming Systems Trial, where they have studied three different farming systems, side-by-side: A manure-based organic system, a legume-based organic system, and a conventional, synthetic input-based system. This has allowed them to easily compare and determine, over the ...

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Declining Bee Populations

Declining Bee Populations

Global food security is one of the most critical and necessary solutions of our generation. How is the global population going to secure food sources for the added 3 billion people in 2050? It won’t be possible without bees. Native and wild bees are vital for the future of agriculture. Each year, $3 billion of the ...

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The Organic vs. Conventional Narrative

The Organic vs. Conventional Narrative

What if the narrative of organic and conventional food you are being told isn’t the truth? What if its been tampered with, played with, false hypotheses thrust into our everyday media? That’s exactly what has happened. In a recently released report, Spinning Food, by Friends of the Earth, an independent, grassroots ...

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Neem Empowers Women

Neem Empowers Women

The neem tree is one of the amazing feats of nature that has been and will be changing the world for generations to come. For thousands of years, neem leaves, the bark, neem oil, and the flowers have been used in hundreds of different applications from preventing infection in a wound to acting as a pesticide, ...

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Organic Food to Sustainability

Organic Food to Sustainability

Are you a part of the organic food trend? If you are like the majority of the population, you have at one time or another bought something with an organic label. However, do you know where that organic product is coming from? With a global trend of increasing consumer demand for organic products, companies are ...

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Neem Benefits in an Organic Garden

Neem Benefits in an Organic Garden

Neem is an extremely valuable resource for any home garden. One of the best solutions for pest management, this gift of nature naturally eliminates fungi, preventing nematodes in the soil, while protecting against literally hundreds of insects. Neem cake also works as an effective fertilizer. offering many nutrients ...

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Neem’s Strength as an Organic Fertilizer

Neem’s Strength as an Organic Fertilizer

Improves Soil Health Neem helps soil retain moisture and increases workability. Organic fertilizers such as neem increase airflow through the soil, which allow the plants’ roots to breathe. Environmentally Friendly Organic fertilizers such as neem are healthier for the ecosystem because they must first break down ...

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Neem Cake – An Organic Byproduct that Nourishes the Soil

Neem Cake – An Organic Byproduct that Nourishes the Soil

Neem cake is a product of the left over neem seed kernels that remain after extracting neem oil from the seeds. It is mainly used as a fertilizer, but has properties of a pesticide, as well, because of its azadirachtin content. It can help to control nematodes and other pests found in the soil, in addition to ...

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Synthetic vs Organic Crop Care

Synthetic vs Organic Crop Care

With mankind’s pervasive use of synthetic and toxic pesticides in agriculture, organic products are urgently needed for their positive environmental impact. Neem is becoming more relevant in the agricultural space because it contains over two hundred biologically active compounds that are effective in crop ...

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Fertilizers – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fertilizers – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The use of synthetic fertilizers can benefit plant growth and help to achieve optimal yields, but their excessive use is a danger to society. They can negatively affect public health, lead to lower yields in the long term, increase pollution, and kill a significant percentage of beneficial microorganisms. Being ...

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