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

Growing insects: Farmers can help bring back pollinators

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With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore pollinators essential for world food production. by Richard Conniff For the … Continue reading

How to get happiness?

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How to get happiness? Once a group of 30 friends were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then … Continue reading

Bee Colony Collapse: What’s going on?

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All elements of an ecosystem are crucial, and play their own distinct part in the holistic functioning of that ecosystem. If you remove one element it could cause a certain level of devastation, and the system will naturally need to … Continue reading

Organic Farms Support A Third More Species

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Organic farms support more biodiversity, supporting 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, according to a new paper. For pollinators such as bees, the number of different species was 50% higher on organic farms, although the authors … Continue reading