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Potager au balcon. La sauce tomate va recouvrir la planète. How Ants Became the World’s Best Fungus Farmers. When humans began farming some 12,000 years ago, they altered the future of our species forever.

How Ants Became the World’s Best Fungus Farmers

Our ancestors were ecological pioneers, discovering and cultivating the most valuable crops, scaling them up to feed entire communities and transforming wild crops so fundamentally that they became dependent on humans for their survival. Farming, in the words of National Geographic’s Genographic Project, “sowed the seeds for the modern age.”

But humans were late to the game. By the time our ancestors had launched their world-changing Neolithic Revolution, ants had already been farming fungi in South American rainforests for 60 million years. These wee agricultural wizards used sophisticated techniques that rival our own—including domesticaing crops that today are unknown in nature and are also unable to survive without their cultivators. Renforcer les droits humains des paysan-ne-s - FIAN Belgium. La fraise, un parfum de business en replay. Take Action. COP21, the 21th conference of parties to 1992’s U.N.

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Framework Convention on Climate Change. United Nations (UN), convenes in Paris, France this December. Missing in large part however from both the UN and civil society discussion is the critical and hopeful message that small organic farmers and pastoralists can cool the planet and feed the world. The industrial food system accounts for approximately 30-50% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Recent reports have demonstrated that small farmers, practicing organic and agroecological farming practices not only feed the majority of the world with less than one quarter of global farmland, but are actively sequestering carbon.

Industrialisation de l'agriculture

Le Jardin de Némo, une ferme située à six mètres sous la surface de l'océan. Cultiver des fraises sous la mer, ça semble impossible et pourtant c'est ce que fait Sergio Gamberini.

Le Jardin de Némo, une ferme située à six mètres sous la surface de l'océan

Agriculture : choisissez des solutions d’avenir ! Tous les jours, trois fois par jour, nous nous posons cette même question : « qu’est-ce que je vais bien pouvoir manger » ?

Agriculture : choisissez des solutions d’avenir !

Pour presque 1 milliard de personnes dans le monde, cette question n’amène aucune réponse évidente. Gardening in Winter: Everything You Need to Know About Indoor Agriculture – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS. When we think about the art and science of gardening, our thoughts usually head toward springtime and summer.

Gardening in Winter: Everything You Need to Know About Indoor Agriculture – Organic Gardening – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

However, it’s absolutely possible to keep a garden going throughout the winter. You simply need to understand what to plant, when to plant it and how to maintain the best possible growing conditions in your home. Why to Grow Plants Inside? Plenty of people would never think to garden inside when it’s cold outdoors. After all, you can always get some food at the local grocery or health store. Miami couple forced to rip out 17-year-old veggie garden in their front yard. Fruit, flowers, and flamingos are fine in a Miami Shores front yard, but a veggie garden is “inconsistent with the city’s aesthetic character.”

Miami couple forced to rip out 17-year-old veggie garden in their front yard

That’s why Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll were ordered to ax the vegetable garden they’d had for 17 years or pay a daily $50 fine. (Judging by its reputation for tacky tropical print shirts, I’m not sure how much “aesthetic character” Miami actually has, but whatever, city officials.) #Avenir #Agriculture « On peut #nourrir 10 milliards d’humains en #bio sans défricher un hectare » When it comes to food, technology won’t save us. Despite what Monsanto and a surprising number of science writers want you to think, GMOs aren’t the only high-tech game in town when it comes to food and agriculture.

When it comes to food, technology won’t save us

In fact, there are groups out there that are marrying technology and food that aren’t about inserting bacterial genes into plants and animals. One such group, the New York City-based company Food + Tech Connect, held its second annual Hack/Meat brainstorming/tinkering session last weekend. The event was designed to “develop technologies that help bridge the divide between pasture and plate.” About 250 techy types, investors, meat producers, and farmers gathered on the Stanford University campus for a weekend of coding and design. Organizers presented the attendees with a series of challenges, and a panel of judges selected winners who shared cash and in-kind prizes valued at $125,000.

The winner was an intriguing concept called Farmstacker, which the developers describe as “an eHarmony or AirBnb” for farmers. Tell Congress to Stop the Corporate Farm Bill Boondoggle! Every 5 years, Congress passes a Food and Farm bill that dictates food and agriculture policy for decades to come.

Tell Congress to Stop the Corporate Farm Bill Boondoggle!

This is the single most important piece of legislation that determines what Americans, and many people around the world, eat on a daily basis. Today, voting on vital improvements to the House Farm Bill! It's your turn to decide who benefits this time around: You or corporate lobbyists? This year, the House Ag Committee has called for $20.5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), literally stealing food from the hungriest, most needy children and less fortunate while piling up giant agribusiness handouts left and right to factory farms and America's wealthiest GMO farmers. Please fill out the information below to make a call to your member of Congress and add your name to the list of reformers standing up for a healthy Food and Farm Bill! Still_No_Free_Lunch_sept07_f.pdf (Objet application/pdf) La répression des fraudes ne doit pas empêcher les maraîchers de vendre leurs plants. Comment bien cultiver sur les toits? Une école d'ingénieurs fait des tests à Paris.

Tomates, pommes, fraises: sur le toit de l'école AgroParisTech, des passionnés ont créé un immense potager qui sert de laboratoire pour trouver la meilleure façon de cultiver en ville.

Comment bien cultiver sur les toits? Une école d'ingénieurs fait des tests à Paris

Nicolas Bel et Nicolas Marchal, de l'association Potager sur les toits, ont convaincu la direction de cette école d'ingénieurs d'investir un espace de 600 m2, en plein coeur de Paris, pour y mener des expérimentations. Cahier_mazoyer.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Vsb. L'arme agro-alimentaire (OGM..) pour réduire la population. Eatingoil.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Renversant de révélations insupportables : L’AGROTERRORISME… DIDIER BÉNUREAU - LE PAYSAN du troisième millénaire.

Famines au XXIe siècle

Découvertes. Agriculture en France. Elevage. La voie du mieux. Pierre Rabhi (et l'agro-écologie) PIERRE RABHI. Europe, législation, PAC et plus. Algues vertes.

EE et l'agriculture

Marc Dufumier. PGM et autres manipulations génétiques. Résistance agricole. Documentaire agricole ! Pesticides et autres poisons.