Late August Heat | kuba’ s currant affairs

By KUBA AND FRIENDS Sweet, Sweet Heat It’s been over 30 celsius for the first two weeks of August, and now it’s around 25 for these last two. Not great for gardening during the day, but fabulous weather all round for summer! Drought? The lack of rain has not done any favours to the farmers, but

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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

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Farmers rewarded for not burning crop stalks

From China News: Cui Min, a 62-year-old farmer in the village of Lianhua, Yonghe, in Bin county, Heilongjiang province, recently finished harvesting his corn in much the same way he has for the past 40 years. This year, however, after the harvest, he left the cut stalks standing in the fields instead of burning them.

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First Oregon organic Christmas trees sold commercially find success at New Seasons

New Seasons jumped into the sustainable Christmas tree market this year, selling some of Oregon’s only organic trees. The Oregonian wrote Wednesday about how a new… More here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/12/first_oregon_organic_christmas.html  

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