About 40% of parents of children with cancer make use of complementary care, particularly homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements, to enhance their child's well-being during cancer treatments.
In the Netherlands about 2300 ha is used as outdoor area for organic and free range chickens. Most of these areas consist of grass only. But chickens – whose wild ancestors were forest birds – would feel much more at home if these areas included shrubs and trees for shelter.
The Netherlands has about 100 million commercially held chickens, which together consume around 4 million tonnes of feed per year. Soy is their main protein source.
More than 250 dairy farmers in the Dutch province of Gelderland are participating in the project Vruchtbare Kringloop ["The fruits of nutrient cycling"] (2013-2015) to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce nutrient losses to surface and groundwater.
Preparing the ground for nature: Grass-clover effective in removing soil phosphorus
Results of long term research published in Journal of Environmental Quality.