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Flower Strips across Farm Fields for Beneficial Insects

The stripy fields have been planted across England as part of a trial to boost the natural predators of pests that attack cereal crops. Long strips of bright wildflowers are being planted through crop fields to boost the natural predators of pests and potentially cut pesticide spraying. The strips were …

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Different Types of Chicories and Their Benefits

Разновидностей цикория — великое множество. Большая часть из них произошла и получила распространение в северных регионах Италии. Самым удивительным и прекрасным цикорием Италии является сорт Роза ди Гориция из провинции Фриули, напоминающий своим видом распустившийся цветок розы. Но замечательна Роза ди Гориция не только своим внешним видом, но и полезными …

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Different Types of Cabbage and Their Benefits

Сортов и видов капусты — великое множество, от белокочанной и брюссельской до португальской и даже той, что называют Январский Король. Самым удивительным сортом является Романеско, своим внешним видом больше напоминающая глубоководный коралл, нежели овощ. Происхождение своё Романеско ведёт из предместий Рима (Romanesco по-итальянски “Римская”), где её стали выращивать ещё в …

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European Award for Cooperative Innovation

Deadline: 23 Jun 2017 Gain recognition for your cooperative solution in the agri-food chain and share your innovative practice across Europe – apply for the European Award for Cooperative Innovation by 23 June 2017. The award is organised by Cogeca, the association of agri-cooperatives in the EU, and covers the …

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Mountain Potatoes in Switzerland

The mountain potatoes thrive on the “Las Sorts” farm of Marcel and Sabina Heinrich Tschalèr. Nutritionist and top chef Freddy Christandl ensures that these potatoes are delivered to the best restaurants in Switzerland and are also appreciated by private gourmets. Marcel and Sabina started to grow ProSpecieRara varieties of potatoes …

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Hof Blum — the agricultural enterprise

Hof Blum farm is located in a picturesque area. You can enjoy the scenery while riding a horse. The farm provides horse riding lessons as a therapy. Work at the farm is done according to the guidelines of Bio Suisse. From the hens to the cows: they are all part …

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Waedichoerbli — farming-oriented cooperative

The Wädichörbli is a Swiss farming-oriented cooperative with the aim of bringing local and jointly produced organic vegetables directly from the field to the kitchens of the cooperative. In the Wädichörbli, organic vegetables are delivered once a week as a crop-fresh vegetable subscription to a depot nearby. Since June 2012 …

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Rooting for Kale

Have you heard the stories of a ‘wonder-vegetable’ that is easy to grow, delicious, and extraordinary healthy? It may sound too good to be true, but humans have actually been eating it for thousands of years. Meet Nero di Toscana, a legendary variety of kale. Nero di Toscana is a plant …

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