Posted on March 8, 2017 by Envirothink
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the December-January issue of AgMag magazine
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Compost – a decaying mixture of organic matter that can include dead leaves, food waste, animal manure, even coffee grounds – is a solution to many soil-related problems.
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Posted on February 8, 2016 by Envirothink
Poor soil quality could mean only 100 more harvests in the UK
The idea of food scarcity just got a little more real in the United Kingdom. New research released by The Soil Association states that with continued soil loss and degradation, farmers in the UK may only have 100 more harvests left.
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Posted on June 1, 2015 by Envirothink
Living a healthy lifestyle and being healthy encompasses factors like regular exercise and reducing stress. But it all starts with the quality of the food we eat.
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Posted on February 27, 2015 by Envirothink
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Chew on this – The nutritional value of food has dropped as much as 50 percent from what it was a generation ago.
Taking a bite into the ‘why?’ Continue reading
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