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Cauliflower may be the good alternative to the Afghan Opium poppy

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Many attempts have been made to find a crop that offers a commercially viable alternative to opium poppies in Afghanistan. Farmers in the eastern Nangarhar province say they might have the answer – the humble cauliflower. The vegetable grows well in many districts of Nangarhar, and cultivation is increasing. Local ...

Bangladesh approves commercial cultivation of genetically modified eggplant

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Bangladesh has approved commercial cultivation of genetically modified eggplant resistant to insect damage, marking a significant breakthrough after seven years of research, a top government official said Friday. Bangladesh becomes the 29th country in the world to commercially grow a genetically modified crop. Genetic modification of crops is one of ...

A Greenhouse complex worth 45.9 million Euro to be built in Russia

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According to the Deputy Governor, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Rostov region, Vyacheslav Vasilenko, LLC "Vegetable Factory" plans to build a greenhouse complex worth approx 2 billion rubles before the end of the year. The project involves the construction of a 16-hectare greenhouse complex for the production of ...

Pakistan imports tomatoes from Iran

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Pakistan has started importing tomatoes from Iran, as the import of the vegetable from India is costing higher and harvesting of local crop got delayed, a dealer said on Friday. “Pakistan is importing tomatoes from Iran for the last four to five days,” Haji Shahjahan Shaikh, president of the Karachi ...

A British farmer builds a house for just £150 using Recycled materials

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A British farmer, Michael Buck, has built a house for just £150 by using natural recycled materials and unwanted items through an ancient building technique. Michal Buck, 59, used only natural materials or unwanted items to build the 'cob house' at the bottom of his garden in the Oxfordshire countryside. ...

Floating windfarms: A Green source of Sustainable Energy

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The idea of “Large scale offshore floating wind turbines introduced by William E. Heronemus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1972” has got a practical shape in the 21st century after the  Floating windfarms were thought and proved as a great green source of sustainable energy (Renewable energy/Clean energy/Green ...

Honey bees can detect cancer and other diseases by sniffing the odour on the patient's breath

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A  contraption has been created by a Portuguese designer Susana Soares which can detect cancer using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber which the patient exhales from. If the bees fly into a secondary chamber, then that means the bees have detected the disease, according to ...

Lemon on fire: Australians are paying $2 for a Lemon

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As per report of Australian media, the shoppers in Bundaberg (Queensland) have been paying as much as $2 for a lemon this week. According to local growers they are certainly not getting that much and it is the middlemen who are pocketing the profits. The domestic supply was down this ...

Scottish nuclear reactor shuts down because of Seaweed

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  A nuclear reactor in Scotland near Edinburgh shut down on Thursday because its seawater cooling system became clogged with seaweeds. This is the second time this year that reactors at Torness in East Lothian have been forced to close because of excessive seaweed. In 2011 it was closed by ...

Volcanic eruption creates a new island off the coast of Japan

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A new island has emerged after a powerful volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan. The new island is 600ft in diameter and has appeared next to a small, uninhabited island called Nishinoshima. The mass of rock was forced from the sea following an eruption on ...
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