SEAE - The main sector entities statewide demand more funds for research and innovation to promote sustainability in the Spanish food sector through the development of organic production. So have announced the creation of the Agro ecological Technology Platform, after two years of efforts
SEAE - "The compromise proposal of Van Rompuy to the EU budget 2014-2020 dramatically cuts rural development and environmental services and does not address key challenges". That is the valoration of ""the Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture about latest proposal to reduce the EU budget for 2014-2020 PAC that will be debated this week in Brussels
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Boletín Agrario - Members of the spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Seville have developed a material from alpeorujo that can be used as an insulator to prevent that the pesticides and phytosanitary waste reach the subsoil and contaminating the groundwater aquifers. One more use for this residue of the oil industry as abundant as a contaminant and difficult to manage
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Jan Suszkiw / ARS - Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, dubbed K49, is now being recruited to battle these harmful Aspergillus relatives, preventing them from contaminating host crops like corn with the carcinogen.