Food Crops News 011

FOOD CROPS. Food Crops News 011. Tackle fungal forces to save crops, forests and endangered animals, say scientists; U of G food science prof identifies plants to serve as ‘famine foods’ in Mali; CRDB urges government to let farmers export food crops; Food Deficit – Get Farmers to Grow Crops Suitable for Their Areas; Food Frenzy: An Economist Analyzes Eating; Genetically Modified Foods Explained; Study: MI Food and Ag Industry Contributes Over $90 Billion To Economy; MSU and Michigan Farm Bureau experts: food exporting key to growing …Fungus threat escalates for food, wildlife

Tackle fungal forces to save crops, forests and endangered animals, say scientists
Science Daily (press release)
Fungal infections presently destroy at least 125 million tonnes of the top
five food crops — rice, wheat, maize, potatoes and soybeans — each year,
which could otherwise be used to feed those who do not get enough to eat.
These crops provide the …
<http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120411132000.htm>
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U of G food science prof identifies plants to serve as ‘famine foods’ in Mali
Winnipeg Free Press
TORONTO – A University of Guelph food scientist has recently returned from
a humanitarian trip to drought-ravaged Mali, where he encouraged residents
to fortify their diets with protein-rich leaves from the drumstick tree and
monkey bread tree.
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CRDB urges government to let farmers export food crops
The Citizen Daily
Bank’s MD Dr Charles Kimei said total ban on agro-crops export would hurt
farmers’ incomes and ability to service the loans. “I urge the government
to allow food exports, but it should put in place control mechanisms. This
may encourage banks to …
<http://thecitizen.co.tz/business/13-local-business/21396-crdb-urges-government-to-let-farmers-export-food-crops.html

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Food Deficit – Get Farmers to Grow Crops Suitable for Their Areas
AllAfrica.com
We have observed that much of the problems associated with food deficit
hinge on farmers growing the wrong crops. If the region is good for cattle,
we would obviously hope to see farmers going into cattle ranching and if it
is good for small grains, …
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Food Frenzy: An Economist Analyzes Eating
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Case in point: local food may be more tasty, but it isn’t necessarily
easier on the environment to eat food grown and transported by a nearby
farmer. Small farms often use inefficient techniques and tend to transport
their crops through frequent, …
<http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/04/11/food-frenzy-an-economist-analyzes-eating/>
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Genetically Modified Foods Explained
South Source
The top genetically engineered crops in the United States are corn, soy,
canola, and cotton. Opponents of GM foods have several criticisms,
including that the food causes harm to other organisms. Supporters of GM
foods say benefits include shorter …
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Study: MI Food and Ag Industry Contributes Over $90 Billion To Economy
WLNS
The farming line encompasses food, energy and horticultural crops, as well
as animal production and turf production. “The impact of Michigan’s farms
and the commodities they produce is 12 percent of the overall total, and
their economic contribution …
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MSU and Michigan Farm Bureau experts: food exporting key to growing …
MLive.com
MSU’s study of the food and agricultural system focuses on a much larger
economic impact of $91.4 billion. That estimate includes food wholesale and
retail (restaurants, grocery stores, etc.), the service and sale of
flowers, plants and turf grass, …
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Fungus threat escalates for food, wildlife
The Daily Star
“In both animals and plants, an unprecedented number of fungal and
fungal-like species have recently caused some of the most severe die-offs
and extinctions ever witnessed in wild species, and are jeopardizing food
security,” it warned.
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