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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Preparing the ground for nature: Grass-clover effective in removing soil phosphorus


Results of long term research published in Journal of Environmental Quality.

Recent Publications


Annual Report 2014 Louis Bolk Institute: Enhancing adaptive capacity
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Nitrogen: Too much of a vital resource
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Soil Signals
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A cross-sectional study on Swedish licensed nurses' use, practice, perception and knowledge about complementary and alternative medicine.
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