Archive for the ‘AGRICULTURE’ Category

Study shows egg may help alleviate depression

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers have found that an ingredient in eggs appears to alleviate depression.

A group led by Professor Mitsuhiro Furuse of Kyushu University’s graduate school of agriculture released the results of their study at a conference of the Japanese Society of Animal Science on Wednesday. Read more…

Japan:Fukushima farmers ask minister to check all cattle

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 20,2011
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UN agency presses for investment in agriculture to prevent food crisis in East Africa – UN News

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 5,2011
4 July 2011 –Collective, concerted action is urgently needed to prevent a major food crisis emerging across East Africa, where an estimated 10 million people now face food shortages because of a prolonged drought, a senior United Nations official has warned. Read more…

Japan:Tsunami-hit rice farmer uses salt-removal device

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 22,2011
A rice farmer in a tsunami-devastated city is using a specially developed tool to lower the density of salt in his paddy without damaging the seedlings.

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Humans must change behaviour to save bees, vital for food production – UN report

Friday, March 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News March 11,2011

Bees under bombardment: new report shows multiple factors behind pollinator losses

10 March 2011 –The potentially disastrous decline in bees, a vital pollinating element in food production for the growing global population, is likely to continue unless humans profoundly change their ways, from the use of insecticides to air Read more…

UN expert makes case for ecological farming practices to boost food production

Friday, March 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News March 11,2011.

8 March 2011 –Small-scale farmers can double food production in a decade by using simple ecological methods, according to the findings of a new United Nations study released today, which calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a poverty Read more…