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Organic wine really does taste better Wine made from grapes grown without chemicals or on biodynamic farms scored better in blind taste tests by professional wine reviewers than regular wines. (Thursday August 4th, 2016 — Yorkshire Evening Post - UK)

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It's Official – Organic California Wines Taste Better To be exact, the study shows that ratings in three major publications – Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast – are four points higher on average for eco-certified wines compared to control group wines from the same regions and same vintages. Four points on average is a huge difference: bigger than the standard deviation in two of the three publications. In le (Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 — Wine-Searcher - Auckland, New Zealand)

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Biodynamics: Not Just a Way of Farming, But a Way of Life Food Tank recently had the pleasure of speaking with Bruno Follador, a geographer, biodynamic researcher, and specialist in biodynamic composting and chromatography. Follador, a native of San Paolo, Brazil, first encountered biodynamics at the age of 18 through anthroposophy, a philosophy that postulates that the spiritual world is objective and can be comprehended by the intellectual. (Monday August 1st, 2016 — foodtank.com - )

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Trees Talk to Each Other and Recognize Their Offspring While it’s not news that a variety of communication happens between non-human elements of the natural world, the idea of mycelia (the main body of fungi, as opposed to the more well-known fruiting bodies – mushrooms) acting as a sort of old-school planetary internet is still a fairly recent one, and may serve as a spore of a new breed of forestry, ecology, land management. (Monday August 1st, 2016 — Care2.com - USA)

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Crowd funds helping biodynamic farmer get back on feet after theft Mark Rathbone lost parts from two tractors — the one with a flat tyre and another parked near it — about a month ago when he and wife Kathy were away selling produce at a weekly farmers’ market. The thieves’ haul included a generator, regulator box, fuel pump and gauges, as well as a $1000 brush cutter, angle grinder and tool kit from a bore shed. It was a major blow for the biodynamic farmers, who grow 40 varieties of vegetables on 43 hectares at Wyuna East near Kyabram under the brand Save Our Soil. (Sunday July 31st, 2016 — Weekly Times Now - Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

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Every Parent Should See How ‘Awful’ It Is For These Kids to Grow Up Without Technology Boon tells Independent Journal Review that her family adopted the “no technology” rule after their eldest child attended a Rudolf Steiner school for a year. Steiner was a 20th century Austrian philosopher. He believed that “children’s creative, spiritual and moral dimensions need as much attention as their intellectual ones.” (Saturday July 30th, 2016 — Independent Journal Review - )

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Consumer Reports - Is that food really good for you? Here are five phrases that may not mean what you think they do: ... Biodynamic: Biodynamic farming is similar to organic farming but has additional requirements. It is an ecologically sound, sustainable and healthy food production system, but the benefits don’t automatically translate to a more nutritious food product. The regular version of Lundberg short-grain brown rice has 0 grams of sugars and 4 percent iron per serving. The biodynamic version has 1 gram of sugars and 2 percent iron per serving. (Friday July 29th, 2016 — Richmond.com - Richmond, Virginia USA)

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Also Red Hot The giant storm pipes out temperatures over 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit (Friday July 29th, 2016 — Smithsonian online -USA)

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India Plants a Record 50 Million Trees in 24 Hours More than 800,000 volunteers planted saplings in public spaces in the state of Uttar Pradesh hoping to reduce greenhouse gases and reforest the countryside (Tuesday July 26th, 2016 — Smithsonian online -USA)

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Twigs beat toys,any day Summary: Natural objects, such as pebbles, sticks, wood, strings and boxes — referred to as unstructured toys in Waldorf education — make better playthings, she suggests. Unstructured toys eliminate the craving for materialistic entities, according to Divya B A, teacher and parent. Waldorf education, based on Rudolf Steiner’s ideas, has its origins in 1920s Germany. “My son owns both structured and unstructured toys but I barely see him play with the former. She has been following Waldorf education for six years. (Tuesday July 26th, 2016 — The New Indian Express)

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Learning that Farming is Hard Workers from 14 to 18 years old learn just how much work farming can be when they spend a summer on the Youth Farm Project, a 10-acre farm off Nelson Road in Danby. ... According to farm manager Ann Piombino, the Youth Farm Project is located on property owned by the Ithaca Waldorf School. (Monday July 25th, 2016 — ithaca.com - Ithaca, New York USA)

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Organic Wines Keep it on the Lowdown These were two of the takeaways from Napa Valley's 10th annual organic grapegrowing conference last week. Napa Valley Grapegrowers says it's the only annual conference of its type in the country, where growers can explain to each other how to give up the Roundup. More of Napa Valley's grapes are grown organically than is commonly realized. Some wineries are afraid to put the word "organic" – let alone "biodynamic" – on a wine label, even if they legally can. (Monday July 25th, 2016 — Wine-Searcher - Auckland, New Zealand)

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This Image Could Contain ‘Billions Of Strange New Worlds’e The image above shows the galaxy cluster Abell S1063, which is “potentially home to billions of strange new worlds” according to scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope. Visible near the center of the image, the cluster appears as it was four billion years ago. (Friday July 22nd, 2016 — Huffington Post - USA)

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Eurythmy shows to charm Penangites What is believed to be the first eurythmy performance in Malaysia will be held at the Performing Arts Centre of Penang in Straits Quay this weekend. ... Eurythmy is an expressive movement art combining music, poetry and storytelling that originated in the early 20th century. It has also been used as educational and therapeutic tools. (Saturday July 16th, 2016 — The Star Online - Maylasia)

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Making Terroir with Cow Horns, Manure, and Lunar Rhythms in Quebec It’s easy to talk about terroir when it comes to Quebec’s maple syrup, cheese, and honey, all products which have been made here since for centuries, but it gets a little trickier when it comes to wine. Despite already being home to 130 vineyards and 40 grape varietals, Quebec farmers only began experimenting with grapes in the 1970s and the province got it first wine growers association in 1987, meaning that the wine industry is roughly the same age as a Millennial. (Thursday July 14th, 2016 — Munchies_ Food by VICE )

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What is Biodynamic Farming? Biodynamic farming is actually the precursor to organic and sustainable farming. It is from Dr. Steiner’s teaching of how to work with the earth and heavens to farm in harmony with nature. “Organic farming” was coined by those describing Dr. Steiner’s farming approach. (Monday July 11th, 2016 — Mother Earth News - USA)

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Biodynamic gardening: sound sense or plain silly? ... still the popularity of “moon gardening” endures. Maria Thun died in 2012, but her son Matthias continues to produce her lunar planting calendar, as do a host of others including the well-known biodynamic gardener Nick Kollerstrom. Will it give you better beetroot, or healthier roses? That’s the million-dollar question . . . (Saturday July 9th, 2016 — Irish Times )

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Twins heading for careers on stage thank their school for their 'love of learning' Identical twins attending two of London’s top drama schools have thanked Ringwood Waldorf School for giving them the ‘curiosity and love of learning’ to pursue acting careers. Former pupil Leah Gayer is studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) while sister Mhairi is attending Guildhall School of Music and Drama. (Thursday July 7th, 2016 — Bournemouth Echo - UK)

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Kindergartens in the Forest Allow Children to Sync With Nature Waldkindergärten, translated as “forest kindergarten,” is a concept that began in Sweden. Its main purpose is to foster a learning environment through discovery and play in outdoor settings. There are now over 1,000 forest kindergartens in Germany, as well as schools in England, Denmark, and Switzerland. They have even found their way onto American soil. (Tuesday July 5th, 2016 — The Epoch Times )

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Meet the Modern Farmer: Joseph Brinkley Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Mendocino County, California ... What he lacked in grape knowledge, however, Brinkley more than made up for with 13 years’ experience in biodynamic agriculture. “It’s about bringing everything into balance—the earth, air, and water,” Brinkley says. (Tuesday July 5th, 2016 — Modern Farmer - Hudson, New York USA)

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