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May 13, 2013

The shift away from agriculture

But other sectors are yet to pick up the slack After a long period of virtual stasis, the movement of labour away from agriculture - a process coterminous with economic development - has gathered momentum in recent decades, according to the 2011 census. Although this much-delayed shift to non-agricultural activities began since 1991, the share of workers living off the land still remains substantial at 54.6 per cent. India, thus, remains very much an agrarian economy although its share in…

US study exposes arsenic in poultry production

Chickens likely raised with arsenic-based drugs result in chicken meat that has higher levels of inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. US study exposes arsenic in poultry production The study claims to be the first to show concentrations of specific forms of arsenic (e.g., inorganic arsenic versus other forms) in retail chicken meat, and the first to…

Pakistani student looking for ways to optimize yield in dry climates

By Carol Stender cstender@agrinews.com MORRIS, Minn. — Pakistani student Adnan Bukhari is calling Morris home for six months as he studies drought stress physiology at the USDA-ARS North Central Soil Conservation Research laboratory in Morris. He has a six-month scholarship to work on research abroad, said Bukhari, a student at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan. He is following the footsteps of a friend who also chose the Morris-based soils lab to do his research…

Poultry Rates 13 May 2013

May 13, 2013 Latest Poultry Rates Dated 13 May 2013 Wholesale poultry rates. Rates For Saturday in Sindh Zone By: PPA Egg Karachi: 2010 Punjab: 2040 Please note these are guidelines only… Copyright: Zaraimedia.com

New restrictions on subsidised chicken

May 13, 2013 By Ahmed Al Omari CUSTOMERS are facing new restrictions on buying subsidised chicken due to inconsistent supplies. Butchers at three major supermarket chains confirmed stocks were being rationed to between two to five chickens per person in cases of severe shortages. It comes as demand for Delmon Poultry chickens has rocketed due the rising prices of Saudi chicken and varying levels of supply. Although there are no specific shortages of chicken in the market,…

GMO Agriculture and Chemical Pesticides are Killing the Honeybees

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Slapped with Lawsuit By Dr Joseph Mercola The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to protect honeybees from neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a lawsuit against the agency, filed by beekeepers and environmental groups. Said Paul Towers, spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), one of the groups involved in the lawsuit: “Despite our best efforts to warn the agency about the problems posed by neonicotinoids,…

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