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LEDs are taking the lighting market by storm, bringing a happy glow to the faces of LED manufacturers around the globe. Greater public interest in minimizing energy consumption in conjunction with an overall decrease in per-unit prices have helped LED sales grow from 23.7 percent in 2012 to 25.7 percent in 2013.
Fiji has become the first country in the Pacific Ocean to be able to tout an all-organic island. The nation's island of Cicia has been declared organic by the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) through the help of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Researchers from Friends of the Earth Europe have released a study tracking the percentage of residual glyphosate found in the urine of European citizens. The results of the study are not exactly cause to rejoice.
A new book set to be released this month detailing the lives of Amish communities across the U.S. has highlighted the growing trend of hydroponics among religious homesteaders.
Organically produced goods are shooting for the stars as the industry rockets into retail and the homes of more and more consumers. 81% of US families are now buying organic products in one form or another, mostly spurred by concerns of serious health effects brought about by chemical laden growing methods and GMOs.
Freight Farms, a Boston company that produces hydroponically grown vegetables in freight containers, has been named one of America's 100 most brilliant companies in the June issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
A toxicology study exploring the effects of GMO corn and soy on commercially raised pigs at Verity Farms in Maurice, Iowa has revealed a potential for uterine enlargement and stomach lining inflammation after five months of consumption of the two products. The study was completed by researchers from Australia's Institute of Health and Environmental Research, Flinders University, and the University of Adelaide.
Scientists predict that the Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone," which flanks the southern shorelines of the United States, will swell to the size of New Jersey this year. The area earned its name as it can no longer support sea life due to lack of oxygen in its waters, a result of nutrient-laden run-off from traditional agriculture. Heavy rainfall this year has caused excessive amounts of fertilizer from Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio to drain into the Gulf.
Monsanto has been dealt another blow by anti-GMO food activists, this time in Maine, since the state passed the "Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock" by a vote of 141 to 4.
Terra Tech Corp, a California-based manufacturer of commercial hydroponic and aeroponic automated dosing systems, digital atmospheric controllers and commercial greenhouses saw its market capitalization peak at $9.5 million on the 11th of June with share prices reaching $1.02 over the past 52 weeks.
A strain of genetically modified wheat pulled from testing since 2005 has been found growing in an Oregon field. The wheat was created by Monsanto and engineered to be "Roundup Ready."