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UN Report: Ecological Farming Can Feed The World

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At Eco WALK the Talk, the question “Can Organic Farming Feed the World? is a recurring one which we’ve tried to answer in the affirmative through our blogs and various facebook posts. Our Guest writer Karthik Kumar specifically answered this in his post ” Organic Farming – Can It Feed the World?” quoting an extensive […]

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May 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture,Organic Farming | Read More »

State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

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by Bhavani Prakash Several decades have lapsed since the “Green Revolution” promoting large scale agriculture and intensive use of pesticides, yet nearly a billion people on the planet continue to starve. With growing realisation about the toxic effects of fossil-fuel based inputs on top soil, water, workers’ health as well as the increasing opposition to […]

January 16th, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture | Read More »

Safe Food Guide: GMO Free Food

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by Bhavani Prakash An Update on 9th September, 2010 Greenpeace India have now launched Version 2 of the Safe Food Guide to highlight the companies which guarantee that they do not use genetically modified content, and those who don’t give such guarantee.  A pocket guide has also been issued by them which show the brands in India […]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Genetically Modified/Engineered Food | Read More »

Soil Biodiversity: The Invisible Hero

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“Soil is the invisible biodiversity hero. We rely on healthy soils for some of the most fundamental ecosystem services, and without them life on our planet would grind to a halt. We share our soils, so I am convinced of the need for common legislation in this area. I am therefore calling on Environment ministers […]

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Organic Farming,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

How to find Hidden Palm Oil in Supermarkets

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By Bhavani Prakash Palm Oil is the largest plantation crop in the world, and much of it is grown in Malaysia and Indonesia where primary rainforests that are rich in biodiversity and home to millions of species are being rapidly cleared. Rapid expansion of plantations releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as peat swamps are […]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Climate Change,Consumerism,Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Palm Oil,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

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