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2012-06-15 23:02:40

The Organic Farming industry in Australia is the beneficiary of a worldwide shift in preferences by consumers towards organic produce. The challenge for the fledgling industry is to produce consistent supply to meet this growing demand. Global demand for organic products is rising with increasing health consciousness, growing concern for the environment, income growth and the increased convenience of organic food. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on...


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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