White House to save honeybees before they die out

White House to save honeybees before they die out

The phenomenon of honeybee deaths in the United States doesn’t stop, it rather gets worse. Over the last 12 months, honeybees’ number dropped by 42.1% compared with 34.2% of the previous year (2013-2014), according to a preliminary report published by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Wednesday.   The valuation has been carried out by

Neil Young: his new album against Monsanto

Neil Young: his new album against Monsanto

A political, social, and ecological album: The Monsanto Years will be released on 16 June, but the album’s title talks turkey. Neil Young has always been on the front line to raise fans’ awareness on environmental and sustainable farming issues and, after having taken a stand against large oil companies in Canada, he now rails

Vertical Farms, the greenhouses teaching healthy eating

Vertical Farms, the greenhouses teaching healthy eating

By 2050 more the 80% of the world’s population will live in ever-expanding cities. To feed 9 billion people without consuming excessive expanses of soil, Professor Dickson Despommier of Columbia University in the City of New York devised the concept of vertical farming.     Vertical farms are buildings which, instead of being used as

There’s who decided to give land for free to see it relive

There’s who decided to give land for free to see it relive

The increase in people enrolling for the agriculture department and the boom in organic products are clear: young people want to return to work the land. This is one of the positive effects of the economic crisis: unemployment is tackled by going back to the land. There’s who works family lands, who rent out cooperatives’

Bee My Future, food security is in their wings

Bee My Future, food security is in their wings

Honeybees and other insect pollinators are in danger. Since 2006 they have been experiencing depopulation that is mostly stricking European and US worker bees. The identified causes are multiple, such as pests and habitat loss, but the main cause seems to be linked to the agricultural use of 3 insecticides (the neonicotinoids) that affect insect pollinators’ nervous system.

GMO cultivation drops in the EU

GMO cultivation drops in the EU

Alongside the publication on the EU Official Journal of the EU Directive (2015/412) regarding the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their territory, a survey carried out by Coldiretti (National Small Farmers’ Confederation) shows that lands sown with biotech seeds decreased by 3% in