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The Secret Rhythm of Trees

Have you ever wondered if it is possible for a tree to have a heartbeat? A tree may not have a heart, but the concept of it having its own beat and rhythm is not as far-fetched as you may think. According to new study, trees have a special type of beat in their bodies similar to that of heartbeat.

Educators Training on Organic Agriculture

Department of Agriculture-Region IV-a arranged a 3-day training, including field visits, lecture and workshop at Cortijo de Palsabangon Farm, Park & Restaurant in Pagbilao, Quezon regarding organic agriculture (OA) theories, practices and principles. The participants were agricultural teachers, education program supervisors, department heads and principals. They are from Department of Education’s (DepEd) school divisions of Quezon province.

A Vow for OA of Davao

Organic Agriculture is not expensive and impractical. It just need work and patience, that’s why local government in Davao supports those who initiate in engaging organic farming. It is good that more people are now aware on the harmful effects of synthetic farm inputs in the environment and human health.

Government Support for Organic Agriculture

Organic certification is an advantage. This will allow practitioners to participate in international trade, especially in top global markets such as Germany and France, where demand for organic food and clothing continue to rise. If producers worry about the steep cost of a third-party certification, they can apply for reimbursement with the Department of Agriculture.

The Truth about the GOLDEN RICE

Golden rice is genetically modified rice with a gene from the maize plant and a soil bacterium (Erwinia uredovora), which forces the rice plant to artificially express beta-carotene. Golden Rice is a patented rice variety owned by agrochemical giant Syngenta and hailed as a solution to help curb Vitamin A deficiency in developing countries.

The Cereal Numbers

Filipinos had lived with rice as their primary consumption. But there were certain problems our country is facing due to lack of supply of rice this past few months initiating the price to increase. This problem was caused by the continuous production problem in rice that our farmers were facing because of natural calamities that impact a great deal on our rice harvest. Good to know that there were certain group of people that were collaborating to solve issues regarding this matter.