|National Project to Improve Organic Production Systems Launches|
Carrot Country - 11/30/2012. By Eric Woolson – A recently launched national project to significantly improve carrots for organic production systems will focus on virtually every aspect of the process from seed selection and variety development to pest resistance and nutritional value, according to professionals at Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and leading researchers.
|Saudi Arabia Stakes a Claim on the Nile|
National Geographic - 11/30/2012. By Fred Pearce – After draining four-fifths of its massive underground aquifer for unsustainable agriculture, the Saudi Kingdom turns to verdant Ethiopia.
|Slow Food delegates forage for ideas in Italy|
Portland Press Herald - 11/28/2012. By Avery Yale Kamila – Every two years, farmers, chefs, policy experts and food activists from around the world gather in Torino, Italy, for the annual Terra Madre conference hosted by Slow Food. The event, which promotes sustainable agriculture and the preservation of endangered foods, was held this year in October in conjunction with a food festival called Salone del Gusto.