Slow-motion video reveals the hidden beauty of pollination

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Louie Schwartzberg uses high-speed cameras and time-lapse photography to reveal the amazing world of flowers and the process of pollination. By Jaymi Heimbuch Louie Schwartzberg is a renowned cinematographer who captures the beauty of nature in unexpected ways. His works … Continue reading

Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future

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Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism? Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future? Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may … Continue reading

Slow Food for Africa

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10,000 Food Gardens to Cultivate the Future We made our dream of creating a thousand food gardens in Africa a reality. But the Slow Food network isn’t stopping there. Now we want to create ten thousand, to promote local food … Continue reading

Policies and pollinators: How the feds deepen the precipitous decline of monarchs

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Krista Langlois The numbers are in from Mexico, and they ain’t pretty. Every fall, monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles from the Great Plains to their winter grounds in central Mexico, where they’re scrupulously counted by the World Wildlife Fund. … Continue reading

International Year of Family Farming 2014

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The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (2014 IYFF) is a worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, that aims to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based on farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, … Continue reading

Millet breakfast reduces blood sugar: study
Low glycemic index helps bring down glucose levels better than rice dishes.

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By R. Sujatha Though millets have found their way in to dishes served at health expositions, diabetics, who need it more, are yet to start including it in their diet. A pilot study undertaken by M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, … Continue reading

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