US scientists have been examining newly-developed varieties of
low-phytate, high-phosphorus wheat in order to assess its impact on
baking quality, nutritional content and suitability for industrial
After a recent boost in French walnut production, combined with the
growing popularity of the nut among consumers, producers should be
celebrating - but bad news came this week in the form of a
government report indicating supply...
Two leading spirulina producers have criticised the National
Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) decision to disallow the use of
Chilean nitrate in organic production as unjust, and have declined
to alter their process as safety...
Industry's demand for quality, standardized herbal extracts will
continue to drive new cultivation projects that will also ensure
the sustainability of plant species and biodiversity, claims a
Phytomedics, a biopharmaceutical company looking at plant
biotechnology for botanical therapeutics, and ARC Ventures, a
hydroponic producer of green vegetables and herbs, have created a
joint venture called Phytomedicinal Greenhouses...
In the face of rising meat and dairy prices, animal disease
outbreaks and consumer health concerns, world agriculture policy
makers, meat traders, dairy experts, veterinarians and private
sector producers have attended the 20th session...
Fruit and vegetables are natural sources of many nutrients which
cna help the human body stave off a variety of illnesses. But new
techniques mean they can now be engineered to produce specific
remedies to specific problems.
The Pakistani Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFAL) has
introduced a new scheme designed to promote the production of
medicinal herbs and spices as crops as a means of increasing the
income of the country's farmers.
The future of the organic farming industry in Wales is under threat
because supermarkets are importing cheap overseas produce,
according to a BBC Wales investigation. Many organic farms may be
forced to close unless the major UK retail...