Food Crops News 003

Food inflation seen back on the table as prices rise
Reuters
By Svetlana Kovalyova | MILAN (Reuters) – World food prices are likely to
rise for a third successive month in March, and could gain further beyond
that, with expensive oil and chronically low stocks of some key grains
putting food inflation firmly …
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Kathryn Rem: Label genetically engineered foods
Norwich Bulletin
According to the Center for Food Safety, a Washington, DC-based
environmental group, the government has not done any long-term health or
environmental impact studies on GE foods or crops. The center says there is
laboratory and field evidence that GE …
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Root, Tuber Crops Developing Farmers Improving Food Security
AllAfrica.com
Addis Ababa — Farmers in Measo Woreda of West Hararghe Zone and Damot
Sire Woreda of Wolaita Zone embraced in Root and Tuber Crop Project said
they have managed to improve their food security and livelihoods. The
farmers who are living in food …
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‘We couldn’t even eat the seeds’: Drought affecting millions in Africa’s Sahel
CNN International
After locusts and droughts destroyed her crops, she wasn’t able to pay for
food. Every day, I am just thinking, ‘How am I going to get food?’ Adoum
resorted to feeding grass to her 4-year-old son Ahmed, who then died. “When
my son died, I was in shock.
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Mango trees help make food crops in Bangladesh more productive
Forests Blog, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Mango trees could help solve food security issues in Bangladesh. Photo
courtesy of cplbasilisk/flickr. DHAKA, Bangladesh (4 April, 2012)_Just
planting a few mango trees in and around different food crops is proving to
be an extremely effective …
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Sick of Being a Guinea Pig for GE Food? Call This Guy
Huffington Post (blog)
Genetically engineered foods have not been comprehensively tested for
long-term impacts on human and environmental health safety, but a growing
body of research is uncovering potential health and environmental risks
associated with GE crops such as …
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Monsoon Rain in India Seen More Than Normal for Third Year
Bloomberg
The country expects to have enough food grains for exports till 2014, Food
Minister KV Thomas said on March 21. Crop Sowing Sowing of monsoon crops
starts in June and harvesting starts in September. The monsoon typically
begins in the southern state of …
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‘Pink slime’ in your meat? Labels to tell you, USDA says
msnbc.com (blog)
It forced BPI to halt production at some of its plants last week, and this
week forced another processor, AFA Foods, into bankruptcy. That’s despite
protests from governors of beef-producing states who say the LFTB has been
maligned, and top food …
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Opposition to Biotech Giant Monsanto Growing Worldwide, New Report Shows
eNews Park Forest
The use of GM crops destroys essential crop diversity, homogenises food,
and eradicates associated local knowledge and culture. In this and other
ways social inequality, poverty and the exploitation of natural resources
are able to thrive within the …
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Research & Devt:Agriculture can overtake oil in revenue generation
Adegoke Vanguard
He said: “Nigeria Food Sufficiency Achievement studies with practical
demonstration on a 400-hectare farmland at LASU, Epe campus for five years
and it is now ready for government’s implementation.” Speaking on the
crops they have worked on, …
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