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La baisse des aides menace la production bio
Thursday August 10th, 2017

Les producteurs aveyronnais s’estiment floués depuis l’annonce de la baisse rétroactive des aides à la conversion en bio. Ils craignent que cela freine le développement de cette agriculture soucieuse de l’environnement. L’Association pour la promotion de l’agriculture biologique en Aveyron (Apaba) et les producteurs bios sont en alerte depuis le 27 juillet. Date du communiqué […]

Son ministère a discrètement mis en ligne les noms de 600 pesticides et de 1 000 biocides susceptibles de contenir les substances problématiques. Une action de « transparence ». Voilà la raison invoquée par le ministère de la transition écologique et solidaire pour publier deux listes de « produits pesticides contenant une substance identifiée comme perturbateur endocrinien ». Ces longs tableaux ont été mis en ligne […]

Le commerce alimentaire à la merci de graves perturbations
Thursday July 20th, 2017

L’acheminement des produits repose sur quelques points de passage de plus en plus exposés à des dysfonctionnements. Une menace pour la sécurité alimentaire mondiale. Qu’ont en commun le canal de Panama et le détroit de Malacca ? Nulle part ailleurs, les céréales acheminées à travers le monde ne passent à une telle cadence. Car ces […]

Why Worm Casting is Great for Your Garden
Sunday January 11th, 2015

Worm castings can very well be the best fertilizer in the world. They can be used in gardens, potted plants and lawns. Worm castings are extremely rich in beneficial microbes and do wonders in the garden. Plus, worms themselves do a lot to help maintain soil health simply by living in it! The leaves in […]

Health and Other Benefits You Can Get From Gardening
Sunday January 11th, 2015

More than providing you with clean, fresh and good tasting produce, growing your own vegetable garden can help you improve your health. An enjoyable backyard activity that is so easy to start and more likely to stick with. Gardening is never boring. It gives you a reason to go out for some fresh air and […]

Aromatic Herbs to Purify Indoor Air
Sunday January 11th, 2015

It was in the seventies when the energy crisis started off. It was also then that, designs and constructions of houses shifted from open windows to an ‘energy efficient’ close living environment. And these poorly ventilated houses, then resulted in a lot of serious cases of indoor air pollution. Modern and energy efficient homes as […]

Stress makes organic tomatoes more nutritious, sweeter
Sunday January 11th, 2015

Organic tomatoes are sweeter (more sugar) and more nutritious (more vitamin C and anti-oxidants) than tomatoes grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. The scientists theorize that stress may be why organic farming produces a more nutritious and tastier tomato. The researchers found that […]

Organic farming keeps carbon out of the atmosphere
Sunday January 11th, 2015

With the worst effects of climate change, we are seeing how pollution hurts both human health and the environment but there is good news: a new study shows that organic farming stores more greenhouse gases in the soil than non-organic farming. By switching to organic methods, many farmers across the globe may be helping to […]