News tagged with organic farmers

Block that pollen

Research at North Carolina State University has identified "pollen blockers" in corn that can prevent organic corn from being pollinated by genetically modified (GM) plants. The findings could aid more rapid and efficient ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Riding a food fad to an opportunity

Until a couple years ago, Shaun Paul's knowledge of chia was limited to the kitschy terracotta Chia Pet figurines. But recently, chia seeds, promoted as a nutritional powerhouse, have earned a growing consumer following and ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Other
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Crops can do their own weed control

In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, organic farmers enlist machines to battle unwanted growth. These machines guzzle ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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