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World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion

World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet team highlights sustainable ways to feed a growing population while also providing economic opportunities and enhancing the environment. Washington, D.C.- As the global population … Continue reading

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Farming the Cities, Feeding an Urban Future

Farming the Cities, Feeding an Urban Future Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet team emphasizes urban agriculture as a means of increasing food security, empowering women, and protecting the environment. Washington, D.C.-As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic … Continue reading

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National Academy of Science makes publications available for free, including research on North American Pollinators

Editors Note: This may be of interest, as it includes a book called “Status of Pollinators in North America,” which details broad research on many North American pollinators, including honey bees, and discusses possible causes for honey bee population decline. … Continue reading

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Buying Foreclosed Farmland- a checklist

Editors note: Many beekeepers in rural areas expand their operation by placing their hives in orchards or farms owned by friendly neighborhood owners. This beneficial arrangement provides pollination for the farmer, and space for the bees. However, many in cities … Continue reading

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Organic Agriculture’s Resilience Shows Untapped Potential

Washington, D.C. – Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period but also showed signs of growth. “In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 37.2 million … Continue reading

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