Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

Jan 2, 2018

Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

A bubble it is not. The organic movement is only slowly taking root in France's Champagne region, although its proponents believe that environmentally friendly techniques can help the sparkling wine express even finer subtleties. Organic farming has experienced a boom in recent years, including in ...

| Jan 2, 2018

Can agriculture stem its effects on climate in 2018?

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After Rene Castro-Salazar attended the first U.N.-led climate talks in Berlin in 1985 as Costa Rica's environment and energy minister, he tried to talk about agriculture and climate change — but few wanted to join the conversation. "There was always opposition — and we couldn't ...

More Japanese livestock farmers using feed rice

Nov 27, 2017

More Japanese livestock farmers using feed rice

While consumption of rice has been declining in Japan, the use of feed rice is on the rise, giving added value to livestock products in some regions. An increasing number of farmers are switching from imported fodder such as corn to domestic rice as feed ...