11 things to know about wool – types of wool

The shorn coat of the sheep is probably known since the Bronze Age as a textile material. The ancient Egyptians already opened wool factories on large scale to process this precious material. Until the 19th-century wool was considered a precious material and the wearing of woolen clothing was a privilege for wealthy citizens. Only since… Read More »

Monsanto sentenced to pay $289 million damage following claims that one of its herbicides causes cancer

Monsanto was forced to pay $289 million in compensation to a former gardener claiming to have cancer because of an herbicide produced by the company, reports CNN. The case of Dewayne Johnson, a former gardener in a school, was the first to judge in court that Roundup, the glyphosate-based herbicide causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit… Read More »

Famous agricultural areas in the world – Provence, France

The already wonderful places in Provence, in the south-east of France, have a special color in June and July, due to the huge lavender plantations, and the whole region becomes a large violet plain. Lavender is inseparably linked to Provence, just like cotton is linked to the Cotton Belt in the USA. It’s the soul… Read More »

Organic chicken feed – a short guide on the nutrition of organic chickens

The opportunity to invest in setting up an organic chicken farm is all the more important as demand for quality organic products is on the rise. In an organic system, the chicken feed must come from organic sources, for example from certified farms. Since the number of these farms is not high enough yet, many… Read More »

New Zealand’s attempt to eradicate a bacterial disease will cause the killing of more than 150,000 cows

The government of New Zealand announced recently that it will sacrifice over 150,000 bovine heads to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis bacterial disease after reaching an agreement with the zootechnics sector. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “difficult” the decision to implement this plan over the next 10 years and it will cost about 526 million… Read More »

11 most expensive spices in the world

Spices have played an important part in our daily lives since the beginning of history; references to spices appear in several ancient writings. Archaeologists have discovered spices in Egyptian tombs dating even before 3000 BC; they were used for embalming because of their conservation properties. In the middle ages spices played an important role in… Read More »

The economic benefits of algae farms

Microalgae are suitable sources for producing biofuels and absorbing CO2 emissions from thermal power plants. Algae, which smell so bad and are dangerous when they invade beaches, have become a new problem for the inhabitants of many coastal regions. But they can also be a source of “green oil”. Not the big algae that fill… Read More »