Cow urine can replace pesticides

For more than a decade, Sikkim’s 66,000 northeastern Indian farmers have shunned chemical weed killers, synthetic fertilizers and gene-altered seeds, explains Live Mint. Their return to traditional farming methods has made the tiny state, sandwiched between China, Nepal and Bhutan, a testing ground for a counter movement to the Green …

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This Organic Grocery Store in Germany Has No Waste, Packaging or Plastic Bags

For eco-conscious consumers, that dream is a reality in Berlin, Germany, where Original Unpackaged (Original Unverpackt) opened last year, according to The Epoch Times. The no-waste grocery store was founded by Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski, who envisioned a new way of sustainable shopping. At Original Unpackaged, shelves are stocked in bulk …

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Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

Field experiments examined whether the effects of living mulch on broccoli yield and yield components are dependent on fertilizer rates. In one experiment, broccoli yields were similar in living mulch and bare soil controls under the highest rates of fertilizer application. In a second experiment, living mulch reduced broccoli yields from … – Business Platform


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