• The Limits to Organic Farming in Feeding the World

    This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Reportt, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Organic farming avoids the use of chemical pesticides and manmade fertilizers. Supporters say organic farming is better for the environment than other methods. But studies have shown that organic farming often produces less food per hectare. That lower yield means feeding the world organically would require more land. But good farmland is limited. And scientists say deforestation from the clearing of land for agriculture is already a problem for climate change. In a new study, researchers wanted to measure the difference between conventional and organic yields. So they combined the results of sixty-six earlier studies. They found that some organ...

    published: 28 May 2012
  • Can organic farms feed the world?

    We consider organic foods to be healthier because they are produced without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. However, organic farms are often less productive than conventional farms. We talk to Professor Susanne Schmidt from The University of Queensland about the role science has to play to improve the productivity of organic farms.

    published: 22 Mar 2016
  • Help Small Organic Farm Change the World

    Learn about how you can help our organic, sustainable farm change the world. Learn more about us and the farm at: http://www.gofundme.com/psfarms Thanks for checking out our crowdfunding video! Our small, self-sufficient, organic farm has a big vision to share. Here at PS Farms in Northern California we are plotting to change the world, one sustainable step at a time and we need your help to do it! We are looking to kick-start our new off-grid, 10-acre farm into a micro-local example of how small farms can change the world. Blending age-old practices, like using mud to build cob housing, with modern technology, like tapping solar for power, we are pioneering a contemporary approach to sustainable living and farming. We invite you to support us on our mission with a donation to our campai...

    published: 19 Jun 2016
  • The Largest Acerola Organic Farm in the World | Amway

    Joaquim Duran is a Nutrilite Farm Manager in Ubajara, Brazil which contains acerola cherries, coconut, passion fruit, guava, and cashews. This Nutrilite farm is the largest organic acerola farm in the world and located in Brazil’s Caatinga Desert. Joaquim’s work is to pair the best acerola tree varieties with the environment. “I’m so proud to work here at Nutrilite because I believe a lot in their philosophy to match our trees to the technology” says Joaquim. Joaquim’s work will help the orchard increase yield by 81% over 3 years. His dedication to improving the quality of acerola, an ingredient found in Nutrilite Vitamin C Plus, is just one example of the care we put into our products. “We are made of nothing but what plants provide…If we cannot get what the plants provide, we can...

    published: 23 Sep 2015
  • Why Organic, Sustainable Farming Matters | Portrait of a Farmer

    When it comes to your food, nature always has the last word. Most pro-organic documentaries make their point by taking stabs at the cruelty and other evils involved in the world of industrialized farming. In this short documentary portrait, Jesse Straight, owner of Whiffletree Farm, shows us a different approach. As he gestures to the beautiful landscapes that surround us he explains, "being a farmer is special because this is my office. You spend your day making animals happy...you get to do things that help the things around you thrive". The passion that Jesse exudes in this film will make you question every fast-food burger you've ever eaten, but for all the right reasons. Director & Editor | Alexis Kikoen Director of Photography | Liz Lane Camera Operation | Susan Thompson & Alexis ...

    published: 02 Jun 2014
  • What is organic farming? | Biology for All | FuseSchool

    As populations have grown, farming practices have become more intensified to maximise crop yields and ensure we can feed the ever growing population. Fertilisers and pesticides are used on crops, and animals may be kept inside in more densely packed sheds to maximise milk yields, or egg production, or speed up the time needed for the animal to be ready to be sent to market for meat. An alternative to conventional farming is organic farming. Organic farming currently accounts for about 1% of agricultural land worldwide. It focuses on sustainability and is thought to have less detrimental effects on the environment than conventional farming. This has led to it being proposed as an alternative to conventional agriculture for helping to overcome the climate change crisis we are currently ex...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • موضوع تعبير انجليزي سمعي عن الزراعة العضوية Organic farming in the world

    بدل أن يكون الاهتمام محصوراً بتغذية النبتة وحدها ، يكون الاهتمام بإمداد التربة بمخزون كافٍ من المغذيات الطبيعية .. هذا موضوع تعبير انجليزي سمعي عن الزراعة العضوية Organic farming in the world .. استمع جيدا للموضوع وتعلم الانجليزية اون لاين . هذا من المواضيع التعبيرية بالانجليزية مهمة جدا لتعلم الانجليزية عن طريق الاستماع . شاهد الآن وتعلم مجانا .

    published: 27 May 2014
  • This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

    Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA1s8-SI&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that's been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called "aeroponics," which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms' crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LE...

    published: 05 Jul 2016
  • Feeding the world with organic farming

    Agronomist Jacques Caplat explains clearly why organic farming is the best way to feed the world, for a sustainable future (english subtitles available). L'agronome Jacques Caplat explique avec clarté pourquoi l'agriculture biologique est la plus performante pour nourrir le monde. http://www.changeonsdagriculture.fr He is the autor of : - "Changeons d'agriculture - Réussir la transition" (Actes Sud, 2014 ; "Let's change agriculture - make transition a success") - "L'agriculture biologique pour nourrir l'humanité - Démonstration" (Actes Sud, 2012 ; "Organic farming to feed humankind - Demonstration").

    published: 28 Apr 2014
  • What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

    Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at food and farming. View the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cuba-can-teach-america-farming/#transcript

    published: 19 Jun 2015
  • The Pros and Cons of Organic Farming | Biology for All | FuseSchool

    In this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOrIUlrnPo) we looked at the key principles of organic farming - the use of more natural alternatives instead of chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides or feed additives for livestock. This all sounds great, but there is more to the story. Organic farming isn’t all good. The yields are lower because more produce is damaged by pests, and carefully selected chemical pesticides cannot be used. With an ever-growing world population, we have limited land to feed everyone from. So should we therefore just focus on maximising yields? Or to get the same yields, more land would need to be farmed. Where would this surplus land come from - cutting down our remaining forests and rainforests? This would be far worse for the environment both i...

    published: 15 Dec 2016
  • A Day with a Japanese Organic Farmer!

    TABICA's Website! https://tabica.jp/en Thank you Tabica for taking me on this adventure! They offer heaps of different tours such as Japanese noodle making, visiting a monk, Japanese drumming, and chopsticks making! Follow my adventures on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tokidokitraveller/ SNAPCHAT: em_cookie TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TokidokiEmma Intro by Plintoon and The World! Plintoon: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Plintoon Tumblr: http://plintoon.tumblr.com/ The World: https://soundcloud.com/imtheworld Music: Luminous Rain by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100169 Artist: http...

    published: 23 Sep 2016
  • Organic farming in the EU

    Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage. In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years. Austria, the Czech Republic and Estonia have the highest proportion of organically farmed land in Europe. EU citizens are also increasing their demand for organic products. Europe is the second largest market in the world, worth €22.7 billion. Germans, French and British are the biggest consumers. Organic farming is often seen as a solution to feeding a growing global population and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Critics, however, suggest that organic yields are on average 20 to 25% lower than those of conventional farms. More land to produce the same amount of food is needed, re...

    published: 18 Mar 2016
  • Solving the World’s Food Issues with Organic Farming

    Bruce Locke and Robert Wandell describe their new plasma technology and how it uses natural elements like electricity, water and air to revolutionize organic farming. Learn more about FSU research at http://about.research.fsu.edu/.

    published: 23 Apr 2015
  • Organic farming can feed the world

    Carmen Fernholz, a Minnesota organic farmer, shows how hi-tech and organic can work together. “The next time someone tells you organic farming can’t feed the world because it is primitive and low-tech, show them some pictures of how I farm.” www.OrganicTheRealNatural.com

    published: 11 Nov 2014
  • The Farmer and his Prince TRAILER

    Webpage: http://thefarmerandhisprince.com/index.php/ and: http://www.denkmalfilm.tv/index.php?page=der-bauer-und-sein-prinz&l=en This film depicts a Prince, who has the vision to feed the world with organic agriculture and heal damaged nature. Alongside his charismatic farm manager David Wilson, he has been pursuing this goal for 30 years. Through poetically impressive images, this unique collaboration portrays how organic agriculture works, and the benefits that emanate from it. Bertram Verhaag observed these two visionaries over the course of five years - through all four seasons. The Prince of Wales already felt strongly about the concept of organic and sustainable farming long before the word “sustainability” was on everyone’s lips. More than 30 years ago, he realised that other farm...

    published: 21 Jan 2015
The Limits to Organic Farming in Feeding the World

The Limits to Organic Farming in Feeding the World

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This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Reportt, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Organic farming avoids the use of chemical pesticides and manmade fertilizers. Supporters say organic farming is better for the environment than other methods. But studies have shown that organic farming often produces less food per hectare. That lower yield means feeding the world organically would require more land. But good farmland is limited. And scientists say deforestation from the clearing of land for agriculture is already a problem for climate change. In a new study, researchers wanted to measure the difference between conventional and organic yields. So they combined the results of sixty-six earlier studies. They found that some organic farms can yield almost as much as conventional farms. But most cannot. The findings were reported in the journal Nature. The study's lead author was Verena Seufert of McGill University in Canada. She says convention farms usually have higher yields than organic ones. But some activities, environmental conditions and even crops can narrow the differences. On average, organic farms produced twenty-five percent less compared to conventional farms. But yields of organic fruits and other perennial crops nearly equaled the yields from conventional ones. So did the yields of legumes such as soybeans. Legumes produce some of their own nitrogen fertilizer. However, organic vegetables and cereal crops had a lot lower yields compared to conventionally grown crops. Ms. Seufert says the soil on organic farms holds water better, and that can reduce the yield difference. Also, organic farmers can improve their yields by making sure crops get enough fertilizer. But increasing the nitrogen is harder to do organically, using just animal waste and crop rotations. Organic farmers rotate food crops with plants that fertilize the soil. But while these "cover," or fertilizer, crops are growing, food crops have to be grown on other land. And if farmers use manure, they have to feed the animals that produce it, and that requires grazing land or crop land. The United Nations says world demand for food will grow seventy percent by the middle of the century. John Reganold is a scientist at Washington State University. He says no one should dismiss organic agriculture as part of the solution. He says farming is increasingly a mix of organic and conventional methods. For VOA Special English, I'm Alex Villarreal.(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 01May2012)
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Can organic farms feed the world?

Can organic farms feed the world?

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We consider organic foods to be healthier because they are produced without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. However, organic farms are often less productive than conventional farms. We talk to Professor Susanne Schmidt from The University of Queensland about the role science has to play to improve the productivity of organic farms.
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Help Small Organic Farm Change the World

Help Small Organic Farm Change the World

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Learn about how you can help our organic, sustainable farm change the world. Learn more about us and the farm at: http://www.gofundme.com/psfarms Thanks for checking out our crowdfunding video! Our small, self-sufficient, organic farm has a big vision to share. Here at PS Farms in Northern California we are plotting to change the world, one sustainable step at a time and we need your help to do it! We are looking to kick-start our new off-grid, 10-acre farm into a micro-local example of how small farms can change the world. Blending age-old practices, like using mud to build cob housing, with modern technology, like tapping solar for power, we are pioneering a contemporary approach to sustainable living and farming. We invite you to support us on our mission with a donation to our campaign! We’ve been working toward this moment our whole lives, and PS Farms is our final frontier. Our goal is to not only feed our local community, but also serve as an education hub. The farm is about sharing a larger vision with like-minded folks, and our campaign is a natural way to involve supporters in this movement from the very beginning. Through our campaign, we will raise $125,000 which will allow us to secure the land, install the solar system, and refurbish the tiny home on the property bringing it back to a livable condition. If only 5,000 people just donate $25 each (a cost of a weeks’ worth of Starbucks coffee trips), we will be able to reach our goal and start to change our world for the better. So please donate, share our link on Facebook with your family and friends, like PS Farms on Facebook and help us get the word out! Like Us On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/psfarms Help The Farm Out With A Donation: http://www.GoFundMe.com/psfarms
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The Largest Acerola Organic Farm in the World | Amway

The Largest Acerola Organic Farm in the World | Amway

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Joaquim Duran is a Nutrilite Farm Manager in Ubajara, Brazil which contains acerola cherries, coconut, passion fruit, guava, and cashews. This Nutrilite farm is the largest organic acerola farm in the world and located in Brazil’s Caatinga Desert. Joaquim’s work is to pair the best acerola tree varieties with the environment. “I’m so proud to work here at Nutrilite because I believe a lot in their philosophy to match our trees to the technology” says Joaquim. Joaquim’s work will help the orchard increase yield by 81% over 3 years. His dedication to improving the quality of acerola, an ingredient found in Nutrilite Vitamin C Plus, is just one example of the care we put into our products. “We are made of nothing but what plants provide…If we cannot get what the plants provide, we cannot live.” – Carl RehnBorg, Nutrilite Founder SUBSCRIBE to the Amway channel today: http://bit.ly/ytsubamway Nutrilite is the #1 selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements. For more information about Nutrilite, please visit: Amway.com/Nutrilite (US) or Amway.ca/Nutrilite (CA) Connect with Amway on social media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmwayUS Twitter: http://twitter.com/amwayus Instagram: http://instagram.com/amwayus Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Amway
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Why Organic, Sustainable Farming Matters | Portrait of a Farmer

Why Organic, Sustainable Farming Matters | Portrait of a Farmer

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When it comes to your food, nature always has the last word. Most pro-organic documentaries make their point by taking stabs at the cruelty and other evils involved in the world of industrialized farming. In this short documentary portrait, Jesse Straight, owner of Whiffletree Farm, shows us a different approach. As he gestures to the beautiful landscapes that surround us he explains, "being a farmer is special because this is my office. You spend your day making animals happy...you get to do things that help the things around you thrive". The passion that Jesse exudes in this film will make you question every fast-food burger you've ever eaten, but for all the right reasons. Director & Editor | Alexis Kikoen Director of Photography | Liz Lane Camera Operation | Susan Thompson & Alexis Kikoen Production Assistant | Chris Jones Producer | Brian Freer Featuring | Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm: http://www.whiffletreefarmva.com/ Sponsored By | Riverside Health System: http://www.riversideonline.com/ Produced For | The Health Journal: http://www.thehealthjournals.com/ #organic #farming #farmtotable #eatinghealthy
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What is organic farming? | Biology for All | FuseSchool

What is organic farming? | Biology for All | FuseSchool

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  • Updated: 17 Nov 2016
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As populations have grown, farming practices have become more intensified to maximise crop yields and ensure we can feed the ever growing population. Fertilisers and pesticides are used on crops, and animals may be kept inside in more densely packed sheds to maximise milk yields, or egg production, or speed up the time needed for the animal to be ready to be sent to market for meat. An alternative to conventional farming is organic farming. Organic farming currently accounts for about 1% of agricultural land worldwide. It focuses on sustainability and is thought to have less detrimental effects on the environment than conventional farming. This has led to it being proposed as an alternative to conventional agriculture for helping to overcome the climate change crisis we are currently experiencing. The debate continues, as it is not a perfect solution. In theory, organic farming should not use chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides or feed additives for livestock. It requires the farmer to use more natural alternatives. This results in lower yields, but the farmer can sell their produce at a higher price because consumers believe the produce is of a higher quality. Instead of fertilisers, manure is used. This recycles waste and improves the soil structure. However, it is smelly and more difficult to apply than chemical fertilisers, and also means the farmer has less control over the mineral content they are putting into their soils. Crop rotation is used to reduce disease building up in the soils and to strengthen the soil composition. Certain crops, such as the legume family - so peas and beans, fix nitrogen from the air and increase the nitrates in the soil. This makes the soil much more fertile, and so farmers rotate legumes with their other crops. Growing multiple crops is however less efficient and produces lower yields than specialising in one or few crops however. Instead of using herbicides, weeding is the preferred organic farming technique. This is of course much more environmentally friendly because it is chemical free but it is very labour intensive. Although this does mean more jobs available, which is a great thing. Organic farming is thought to maintain the biodiversity better than conventional farming because fewer chemicals are used. There are more bumble bees and insects in an area because pesticides haven’t been used. Weeds and non-crop plants can grow as herbicides aren’t used. Biodiversity benefits the food chain across all levels, from the plants up to the foxes. These are the theories of organic farming, and is how we farmed for the one hundred thousand years before the industrial revolution. It is generally thought that organic farming is much better for biodiversity, and also produces a healthier product because less chemicals are used on it. In the second video on organic farming, we will look at some of the problems of organic farming, and the reality of what it means to be an organic farm. SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRnpKjHpFyg&list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Find all of our Biology videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkHzEVcyrE&list=PLW0gavSzhMlQYSpKryVcEr3ERup5SxHl0 Find all of our Maths videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq_cdz_L00&list=PLW0gavSzhMlTyWKCgW1616v3fIywogoZQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: info@fuseschool.org
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موضوع تعبير انجليزي سمعي عن الزراعة العضوية Organic farming in the world

موضوع تعبير انجليزي سمعي عن الزراعة العضوية Organic farming in the world

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بدل أن يكون الاهتمام محصوراً بتغذية النبتة وحدها ، يكون الاهتمام بإمداد التربة بمخزون كافٍ من المغذيات الطبيعية .. هذا موضوع تعبير انجليزي سمعي عن الزراعة العضوية Organic farming in the world .. استمع جيدا للموضوع وتعلم الانجليزية اون لاين . هذا من المواضيع التعبيرية بالانجليزية مهمة جدا لتعلم الانجليزية عن طريق الاستماع . شاهد الآن وتعلم مجانا .
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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

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Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA1s8-SI&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that's been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called "aeroponics," which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms' crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it's expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. For more on AeroFarms: http://aerofarms.com/ Join the Seeker community! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeekerNetwork Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeker-Network/872690716088418?ref=hl Instagram: http://instagram.com/seekernetwork Tumblr: http://seekernetwork.tumblr.com App - iOS http://seekernetwork.com/ios App - Android http://seekernetwork.com/android
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Feeding the world with organic farming

Feeding the world with organic farming

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Agronomist Jacques Caplat explains clearly why organic farming is the best way to feed the world, for a sustainable future (english subtitles available). L'agronome Jacques Caplat explique avec clarté pourquoi l'agriculture biologique est la plus performante pour nourrir le monde. http://www.changeonsdagriculture.fr He is the autor of : - "Changeons d'agriculture - Réussir la transition" (Actes Sud, 2014 ; "Let's change agriculture - make transition a success") - "L'agriculture biologique pour nourrir l'humanité - Démonstration" (Actes Sud, 2012 ; "Organic farming to feed humankind - Demonstration").
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What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

What Cuba can teach America about organic farming

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Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at food and farming. View the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cuba-can-teach-america-farming/#transcript
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The Pros and Cons of Organic Farming | Biology  for All | FuseSchool

The Pros and Cons of Organic Farming | Biology for All | FuseSchool

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In this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOrIUlrnPo) we looked at the key principles of organic farming - the use of more natural alternatives instead of chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides or feed additives for livestock. This all sounds great, but there is more to the story. Organic farming isn’t all good. The yields are lower because more produce is damaged by pests, and carefully selected chemical pesticides cannot be used. With an ever-growing world population, we have limited land to feed everyone from. So should we therefore just focus on maximising yields? Or to get the same yields, more land would need to be farmed. Where would this surplus land come from - cutting down our remaining forests and rainforests? This would be far worse for the environment both in terms of climate change and biodiversity. A study in the UK found that a litre of organic milk requires 80% more land than conventional milk to produce. That’s a lot more land, and makes you wonder whether organic foods are a luxury the world just cannot afford to provide. Interestingly, it has been found that some organic farming methods require more water than non-organic alternatives; a huge problem as droughts become more regular and water more scarce. Organic is not necessarily better for the environment either. Organic dairy farms do actually produce more methane per cow than conventional farms because of the diet of the cattle: organic cows apparently burp twice as much as conventional cows!! As methane is a greenhouse gas, this does not bode well for global warming. You also need to consider the airmiles of your produce… in the UK most of the organic food is imported, so if there is a conventionally farmed alternative from a local source then it may be better for the environment to opt for that product. Scientists are still fiercely debating whether conventional or organic farming has a larger environmental footprint; so I am not expecting you to have a clear opinion either! It is actually a big misconception that organic farms cannot use any pesticides; they can because without them, the crop yields would be much too low for the farm to be sustained. Organic farmers can use both synthetic and natural kinds of pesticides, but some of the regular pesticide chemicals are banned on organic farms. As fewer chemicals are used, there is less risk of chemicals remaining on the food, which can only be a good thing for consumers. Scientists are still debating the pros and cons of organic farming in comparison to conventional farming, and there is plenty of information you can read online. The tricky part is that most articles are very biased so don’t be swayed by the first article you read. The principles of organic farming are obviously very good for the environment, but in reality yields matter. There is a balance to be found between looking after our soils and environment, and so employing organic strategies such as crop rotations, but having a limited amount of agricultural land and an ever-growing population. Many conventional farmers employ organic strategies to do their best for the soil structure and local biodiversity, but make use of chemicals in the lowest levels possible whilst still maintaining yields. SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRnpKjHpFyg&list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Find all of our Biology videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkHzEVcyrE&list=PLW0gavSzhMlQYSpKryVcEr3ERup5SxHl0 Find all of our Maths videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq_cdz_L00&list=PLW0gavSzhMlTyWKCgW1616v3fIywogoZQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: info@fuseschool.org
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A Day with a Japanese Organic Farmer!

A Day with a Japanese Organic Farmer!

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TABICA's Website! https://tabica.jp/en Thank you Tabica for taking me on this adventure! They offer heaps of different tours such as Japanese noodle making, visiting a monk, Japanese drumming, and chopsticks making! Follow my adventures on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tokidokitraveller/ SNAPCHAT: em_cookie TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TokidokiEmma Intro by Plintoon and The World! Plintoon: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Plintoon Tumblr: http://plintoon.tumblr.com/ The World: https://soundcloud.com/imtheworld Music: Luminous Rain by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100169 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Acoustic Guitar 1 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Outro: "Love" by Collapse. (Argofox on soundcloud) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpMAUAuP4gY
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Organic farming in the EU

Organic farming in the EU

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Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage. In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years. Austria, the Czech Republic and Estonia have the highest proportion of organically farmed land in Europe. EU citizens are also increasing their demand for organic products. Europe is the second largest market in the world, worth €22.7 billion. Germans, French and British are the biggest consumers. Organic farming is often seen as a solution to feeding a growing global population and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Critics, however, suggest that organic yields are on average 20 to 25% lower than those of conventional farms. More land to produce the same amount of food is needed, resulting in more deforestation and biodiversity loss. The European Commission, the European Parliament, and EU member states are currently discussing how to regulate the organic farming sector. The outcome of the negotiations will be crucial for its future. Sources: Eurostat, FIBL-IFOAM, European Union (Organic Monitor).
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Solving the World’s Food Issues with Organic Farming

Solving the World’s Food Issues with Organic Farming

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Bruce Locke and Robert Wandell describe their new plasma technology and how it uses natural elements like electricity, water and air to revolutionize organic farming. Learn more about FSU research at http://about.research.fsu.edu/.
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Organic farming can feed the world

Organic farming can feed the world

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Carmen Fernholz, a Minnesota organic farmer, shows how hi-tech and organic can work together. “The next time someone tells you organic farming can’t feed the world because it is primitive and low-tech, show them some pictures of how I farm.” www.OrganicTheRealNatural.com
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The Farmer and his Prince TRAILER

The Farmer and his Prince TRAILER

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Webpage: http://thefarmerandhisprince.com/index.php/ and: http://www.denkmalfilm.tv/index.php?page=der-bauer-und-sein-prinz&l=en This film depicts a Prince, who has the vision to feed the world with organic agriculture and heal damaged nature. Alongside his charismatic farm manager David Wilson, he has been pursuing this goal for 30 years. Through poetically impressive images, this unique collaboration portrays how organic agriculture works, and the benefits that emanate from it. Bertram Verhaag observed these two visionaries over the course of five years - through all four seasons. The Prince of Wales already felt strongly about the concept of organic and sustainable farming long before the word “sustainability” was on everyone’s lips. More than 30 years ago, he realised that other farmers could only be swayed to cultivate their land without poisons and in harmony with nature, if they were presented with a practical example. This example turned into an exceptional success and now, farmers from all over the United Kingdom travel to the Duchy Home Farm, to gather the courage and knowledge they need, to convert to organic themselves. Prince Charles appears in an entirely unusual light, which forces the viewer to throw all prejudices towards him and organic agriculture overboard.
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