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Cover crops can sequester soil organic carbon

Cover crops can sequester soil organic carbon | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
A 12-year study shows that, although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields, the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon using three different soil management systems.
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New composting site to be built in Rivieres-des-Prairies - Globalnews.ca

New composting site to be built in Rivieres-des-Prairies - Globalnews.ca | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
New composting site to be built in Rivieres-des-Prairies
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MONTREAL – The city of Montreal announced Wednesday, where it would be building the composting site to replace the one in Saint-Michel.
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Innovation for Sustainability—WISErg Harvests Nutrients from Food Waste

Innovation for Sustainability—WISErg Harvests Nutrients from Food Waste | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
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Interesting system designed for grocery stores and the food industry in the US which recycles organic materials and can track what kinds of food, and just how much of that food, is being wasted.


Tracking the food and quantities could also help in better management and planning that cuts down on these unnecessary wastes at the retail level.

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Plan to stop food waste becomes a dead letter: Barroso and the food lobby

Plan to stop food waste becomes a dead letter: Barroso and the food lobby | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Jose Manuel Barroso and his Secretary-General of the EU Commission Catherine Day have blocked an internal communication proposing an action plan to reduce food waste. According to Green Belgian MEP Bart Staes, burying the internal communication entitled "Building a Sustainable European Food System” was ‘a cynical war on common sense’ from the side of the Commission.

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"...a spokesman for the Commission, said: "This is a classic Bart Staes Commission-bashing. President Barroso has taken this decision because it was felt that in the little time left --that is six weeks before the end of its mandate--, this Commission could not take such a major initiative and has decided to leave it for the next college.”


"This is not true”, Bart Staes told New Europe. “The paper was ready and presented for the first time in the Commission already end of April. It could have been adopted in spring, but they buried it already then.”

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ZWE's curator insight, September 17, 2014 10:03 AM

Europeans want to reduce food waste => Contrary to what he claims, Barroso's move promoted euroscepticism instead of stopping it.

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Father Godfrey Nzamujo is fighting poverty & rural migration in Benin with organic farming.

Father Godfrey Nzamujo is fighting poverty & rural migration in Benin with organic farming. | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
With his pilgrim's staff and Panama hat, Father Godfrey Nzamujo nips up and down the paths of Songhai, the organic farm he created nearly 30 years ago as a tool against poverty and rural migration in Africa. Duration: 02:21 Video provided by AFP
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Great story from Benin, Africa showing how young people are actively making a difference in their community and creating a sustainable micro economy with organic farming.  Father Godfrey Nzamujo's organic farm is greatly successful, with centres starting up in Nigeria, Sierra Leon and Nigeria.


For more coverage on what is happening in Benin with organics and composting - have a listen to our podcast episode with Dr. Vara Vissa who helped organise an organics recycling movement in the region!

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