Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong Kong
Unused roofs are some of the few places in the most heavily populated areas for budding vegetable gardeners. On the rooftop of a tower block above the hustle and bustle of teeming Hong Kong, dedicated growers tend to their organic crops in a vegetable garden. Against a backdrop of skyscrapers and jungle-clad hills, earth-filled boxes are spread out on the roof of the 14-storey building, where a wide variety of produce including cucumbers and potatoes are cultivated.
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Israel’s organic labeling revolution underway
The Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee has given its final seal of approval to a set of regulations for the oversight and certification of organic products. In accordance with the new rules, official labels attesting to the products’ organic nature are to be affixed to packaging. The labels will confirm that the goods were grown under legally-established organic farming conditions, and that the products are indeed free of pesticides and other chemicals.
Former world no. 4 turns organic farming entrepreneur
Magdalena Maleeva used to be the no. 4 ranked tennis player in the world in the 1990s. Now she has turned her attention to farming and along with her husbnad, she is taking her farming company to new heights.
“For me, one of the best things about Bulgaria is the food,” Maleeva told beyondbrics. “It’s a very important part of the country.”