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French producer grows 400 varieties of tomatoes without water or pesticides

Pascal Poot has been an organic producer of seed grown products for 20 years.  He has developed a method allowing him to farm 400 or so varieties of organic tomatoes without watering or using pesticides.  He has over 3 hectares ...

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DNA reveals history of buried slaves

Construction projects unearth skeletons fairly often, but archaeologists knew right away that the “Zoutsteeg Three” were special. Named after the area of Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch half of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin where they were found, ...

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WHO urges to stop consuming so much sugar

The World Health Organization has expressed great concern about people consuming too much sugar in their daily lives. The health organization said both children and adults must reduce their intake of free sugar to no more than 10% of the total ...

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Global warming rate could touch 1000-year high mark

According to a new study carried out by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and published in the journal Nature Climate Change, our planet is about to witness a new period where the rate of rise in global ...

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Ecuador’s fruit import tariffs to hit 45%

After years of negotiations to open up new markets and gain favorable deals for its own agricultural exports, Ecuador is about to put its foreign trading partners in a bind with a massive hike in food import tariffs. Newspaper El ...

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Reduction in mango volumes

According to Indian mango growers and traders, unfavourable climate conditions have led to a substantial reduction in mango produce this year. So, consumers will have to wait till the supply of mangoes increases, taking down the prices. Alphonso mangoes had ...

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Ebola: Asian herb prevents infection in mice and human cells

The new compound derived from a Chinese herb that prevents Ebola will have to be treated in primates before use in drugs for humans.CDC/ Dr. Frederick A. Murphy Tetrandrine, a molecule derived from an Asian herb, has been found to ...

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‘Odisha plans to introduce agriculture as compulsory subject’

BHAWANIPATNA: The Odisha government is contemplating to introduce agriculture as compulsory subject from primary school to university in the state soon in order to encourage students for cultivation. This was stated by Odisha’s agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy here yesterday. Thrust ...

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Bobbi Kristina to be taken out of coma

A source close to Bobbi Kristina Brown says doctors are prepared to take the 21-year-old out of a medically induced coma. Source: LIVINGSTONDAILY.COM

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Cocoa price is likely to remain higher through 2015

High cocoa prices set to curb demand from chocolate makers. After worse than expected cocoa demand data in Europe, North America and Asia in the fourth quarter, the outlook is expected to remain disappointing. “I expect first-quarter global grindings to ...

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