EU approves the use of glyphosate for the next 5 years in agriculture

After 2 years of negotiations and debates, the European Commission grants a new five-year license for the use of the controversial glyphosate chemical, the most widely used herbicide in the world. The use of this substance has divided ecologists and farmers who have held different opinions on the glyphosate ban. The European Union has approved… Read More »

Most popular Christmas trees species

Over the centuries, the Christmas feast, which fills the souls of millions of people, especially children with joy, became loaded with many traditions and symbols. This feast is accompanied by the fresh aroma of the Christmas tree, making it the most important tree in the Christmas ritual. 98% of all Christmas trees that are bought… Read More »

The challenges of the global rice market

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has raised increased prospects for global cereal production – 2,611 million tons, a record not yet recorded. Global grain stocks are also expected to reach a record high by the end of 2018, according to the latest FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Report. The new… Read More »

Dangerous corn ear rots: Fusarium

Corn is a host plant for a relatively large number of pathogens, over 50, which invade all organs of the plant from the time of germination to harvest, and infections on grains and corn ears often continue during harvest preservation. Pathogens contribute to the degradation and quantitative and qualitative decrease of production on average by… Read More »

Chinese government wants to import more GMO crops amid controversy

Chinese authorities planned to organize a national survey recently to find out to what extent the public would accept genetically modified food. China is the world’s fourth largest producer of GMO cotton and a top soy importer, most of which is genetically modified and used to produce cooking oil or as feed for pigs and… Read More »

Top 10 plants used in the beauty industry and their advantages

The use of cosmetics dates back 12,000 years ago, when the beneficial properties of essential oils were discovered in ancient Egypt. Since then, cosmetics have been integrated as an important part of religious rituals. Initially reserved only to the upper classes of society, being a sign of welfare, cosmetics were used by both women and… Read More »

The importance of ecological farming

Ecological farming, also called organic or biological, is based on the premise that the crops take advantage of natural resources to, for example, fight pests, maintain or increase soil fertility, etc., without resorting to synthetic chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, and without using any organisms that have been genetically modified. This way, more natural,… Read More »

Making money with goji berries

  Centuries ago, many legends have been created around the shrub that produces “red diamonds”. First written records about the goji berries are supposed to date back to the Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.), and their reputation, that of “red diamonds,” is also confirmed by studies. Being very rich in antioxidants, these fruits are a… Read More »