Rice grains with less phytic acid could mean improved nutrition for
the world's malnourished, more nutritious animal feed and less
potential for water pollution from manure, reports the US
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)...
Fruit and vegetables are natural sources of many nutrients which
cna help the human body stave off a variety of illnesses. But new
techniques mean they can now be engineered to produce specific
remedies to specific problems.
The Pakistani Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFAL) has
introduced a new scheme designed to promote the production of
medicinal herbs and spices as crops as a means of increasing the
income of the country's farmers.
The future of the organic farming industry in Wales is under threat
because supermarkets are importing cheap overseas produce,
according to a BBC Wales investigation. Many organic farms may be
forced to close unless the major UK retail...
With the use of antibiotics in healthy chickens being called into
question in the US, organic and natural food retailer Wild Oats
markets has strengthened its policy on selling only meat which is
A poll carried out by Canadian group Equiterre has revealed that
most Quebecois are in favour of organic farming and believe it to
be an essential part of the solution to problems caused by
The Soil Association, the UK-based organic food promoter, has
welcomed the recommendations of a new report on the future of
British farming, and in particular the importance it places on
increasing organic agriculture.
In a bid to curb the growing number of fraudulent claims, Standards
New Zealand is to release a draft standard defining the organic
food category. The draft will be published in May with the final
definition expected by December.