Farming

Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification, and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits, while improving biodiversity and human livelihoods in rural areas around the world. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control, water purification, and climate stabilization, among other valuable services.

As per traditional Chinese medicine, cockroaches are useful to heal gastrointestinal- and respiratory-related diseases. They are especially great for the stomach, and can even help heal burns and ulcers. (Image: via   maxpixel  /  CC0 1.0)

A Farm Full of Cockroaches

An attack of the cockroaches could be a possibility in Xichang, a city located in Sichuan, Southwest China. That’s because the city houses a farm of 6 billion cockroaches that are bred for medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes. As per traditional…

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Have Farmers in China Got It Right?

A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse agricultural lands can provide flood control,…

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A Farm Full of Cockroaches

An attack of the cockroaches could be a possibility in Xichang, a city located in Sichuan, Southwest China. That’s because the city houses a farm of 6 billion cockroaches that…

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The Bear Bile Industry Must Stop Now

In Asia, bears have been captured or raised on bear farms for their bile. The method that is used is a cruel and painful procedure. It is then sold on…