Food Crops News 016

Genetic resource collaboration looks at survivability of South Pacific’s …
Matangi Tonga
Yet this is not magic but an advancement of science that has made possible
the preservation and maintenance of clean, pure varieties of our
traditional staple food crops. This is what the Secretariat of the Pacific
Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific …
<http://matangitonga.to/2012/04/17/genetic-resource-collaboration-looks-survivability-south-pacifics-staple-food-crops>
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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Looming Food Crisis in West Africa
MarketWatch (press release)
BALTIMORE, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — A serious food crisis
is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10
million people already face the threat of hunger every day. Recent failed
rains, drought and rising …
<http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lutheran-world-relief-responds-to-looming-food-crisis-in-west-africa-2012-04-16>
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A berry early crop
Durham Herald Sun
Or, if you ask farmer Mark Waller, they’re better described as “ambrosia,
food of the gods.” It’s about two weeks early, but strawberry season is
here at Waller Family Farm in southwest Durham and at most other strawberry
growers in the Triangle.
<http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18256320/article-A-berry-early-crop>
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Quick Food Security Measures Needed
AllAfrica.com
However, there is hardly enough moisture to support any meaningful planting
of food crops so far. Without any doubt, this is likely to cause shortage
of food in the months to come. With the weather situation elsewhere in the
region not any better, …
<http://allafrica.com/stories/201204160741.html>
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Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel?
Gant Daily
… with the right approaches, there is “huge potential” in natural
regeneration, traditional irrigation methods, and simple alternatives such
as crop diversification. “The Sahel has enormous potential – this is a
very marginal food-growing environment …
<http://gantdaily.com/2012/04/16/is-sustainable-agriculture-possible-in-the-sahel/>
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Cook fresh and simple: Halibut with salsa verde, asparagus
msnbc.com
well, sustainable cooking is talking about things that don’t deplete the
natural resources . so, for example, you wouldn’t want to keep farming in
one same place. you want to rotate different type of crops. and also
probably the best thing we can do is …
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Land grabbing: the new global power play
ABC Online
In reality local people are unlikely to benefit from food production on
land leased to foreign investors. World Bank analysis suggests only 37 per
cent of foreign investment projects will be for food crops. The food that
is not exported to the home …
<http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3955006.html>
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Chain reaction: toxic soil kills bees, threatens food production
Sydney Morning Herald
Heavy metals and toxic soil contaminates that build up in plants may be
killing bees and reducing their ability to pollinate crops and produce
honey. New research by entomologists at the University of California
suggests selenium – a trace mineral used …
<http://www.smh.com.au/environment/chain-reaction-toxic-soil-kills-bees-threatens-food-production-20120416-1x2we.html>
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EWG Farm Bill Platform
Environmental Working Group
Support research – Support and modify research, education and extension
programs to better focus on organic and sustainable crop and livestock
production and healthy food. Fewer than 5 percent of American adults eat
USDA-recommended amounts of fruits …
<http://www.ewg.org/release/ewg-farm-bill-platform>
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Genetic resource collaboration looks at survivability of South Pacific’s …
Matangi Tonga
Yet this is not magic but an advancement of science that has made possible
the preservation and maintenance of clean, pure varieties of our
traditional staple food crops. This is what the Secretariat of the Pacific
Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific …
<http://matangitonga.to/2012/04/17/genetic-resource-collaboration-looks-survivability-south-pacifics-staple-food-crops>
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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Looming Food Crisis in West Africa
MarketWatch (press release)
BALTIMORE, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — A serious food crisis
is brewing in the Sahel region of West Africa, a region where more than 10
million people already face the threat of hunger every day. Recent failed
rains, drought and rising …
<http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lutheran-world-relief-responds-to-looming-food-crisis-in-west-africa-2012-04-16>
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A berry early crop
Durham Herald Sun
Or, if you ask farmer Mark Waller, they’re better described as “ambrosia,
food of the gods.” It’s about two weeks early, but strawberry season is
here at Waller Family Farm in southwest Durham and at most other strawberry
growers in the Triangle.
<http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18256320/article-A-berry-early-crop>
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Quick Food Security Measures Needed
AllAfrica.com
However, there is hardly enough moisture to support any meaningful planting
of food crops so far. Without any doubt, this is likely to cause shortage
of food in the months to come. With the weather situation elsewhere in the
region not any better, …
<http://allafrica.com/stories/201204160741.html>
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Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel?
Gant Daily
… with the right approaches, there is “huge potential” in natural
regeneration, traditional irrigation methods, and simple alternatives such
as crop diversification. “The Sahel has enormous potential – this is a
very marginal food-growing environment …
<http://gantdaily.com/2012/04/16/is-sustainable-agriculture-possible-in-the-sahel/>
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Cook fresh and simple: Halibut with salsa verde, asparagus
msnbc.com
well, sustainable cooking is talking about things that don’t deplete the
natural resources . so, for example, you wouldn’t want to keep farming in
one same place. you want to rotate different type of crops. and also
probably the best thing we can do is …
<http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47060271/ns/today-food/t/cook-fresh-simple-halibut-salsa-verde-asparagus/>
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Land grabbing: the new global power play
ABC Online
In reality local people are unlikely to benefit from food production on
land leased to foreign investors. World Bank analysis suggests only 37 per
cent of foreign investment projects will be for food crops. The food that
is not exported to the home …
<http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3955006.html>
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Chain reaction: toxic soil kills bees, threatens food production
Sydney Morning Herald
Heavy metals and toxic soil contaminates that build up in plants may be
killing bees and reducing their ability to pollinate crops and produce
honey. New research by entomologists at the University of California
suggests selenium – a trace mineral used …
<http://www.smh.com.au/environment/chain-reaction-toxic-soil-kills-bees-threatens-food-production-20120416-1x2we.html>
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EWG Farm Bill Platform
Environmental Working Group
Support research – Support and modify research, education and extension
programs to better focus on organic and sustainable crop and livestock
production and healthy food. Fewer than 5 percent of American adults eat
USDA-recommended amounts of fruits …
<http://www.ewg.org/release/ewg-farm-bill-platform>
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=== Blogs – 1 new result for [food crops] ===

Fungal Threats to Biodiversity, Food Supply at ‘Unprecedented’ Levels
By Staff
In the research published in the journal Nature, scientists from the
University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and institutions in the US
say fungal infections destroy 125 million tons of the top five food crops
– rice, wheat, maize, potatoes …
<http://prn.fm/2012/04/16/fungal-threats-to-biodiversity-food-supply-at-unprecedented-levels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fungal-threats-to-biodiversity-food-supply-at-unprecedented-levels>
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=== Web – 3 new results for [food crops] ===

Farmers turn to traditional food crops – Smart Company |nation.co.ke
Challenges such as unpredictable weather and spiralling costs of production
have made many maize farmers in the North Rift to turn to growing
indigenous …
<http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/smartcompany/Farmers+turn+to+traditional+food+crops+/-/1226/1387504/-/uynuvl/-/index.html>

Fungal Threats for Biodiversity, Food Supply at ‘Unprecedented …
In addition to food crops, fungal infections are destroying trees,
amphibians, bees , sea … “Crop losses due to fungal attack challenge food
security and threaten …
<http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/13-6?print>

Is living around GM food crops bad for your health? – Yahoo! Answers
Don’t GM foods contain Roundup inside each plant? …
<http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120413222455AA8Ytki>

Blogs – 1 new result for food crops

Fungal Threats to Biodiversity, Food Supply at ‘Unprecedented’ Levels
By Staff
In the research published in the journal Nature, scientists from the
University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and institutions in the US
say fungal infections destroy 125 million tons of the top five food crops
– rice, wheat, maize, potatoes …
<http://prn.fm/2012/04/16/fungal-threats-to-biodiversity-food-supply-at-unprecedented-levels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fungal-threats-to-biodiversity-food-supply-at-unprecedented-levels>
Progressive Radio Network | Progressi…<http://prn.fm/>

 3 new results for food crops

Farmers turn to traditional food crops – Smart Company |nation.co.ke
Challenges such as unpredictable weather and spiralling costs of production
have made many maize farmers in the North Rift to turn to growing
indigenous …
<http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/smartcompany/Farmers+turn+to+traditional+food+crops+/-/1226/1387504/-/uynuvl/-/index.html>

Fungal Threats for Biodiversity, Food Supply at ‘Unprecedented …
In addition to food crops, fungal infections are destroying trees,
amphibians, bees , sea … “Crop losses due to fungal attack challenge food
security and threaten …
<http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/13-6?print>

Is living around GM food crops bad for your health? – Yahoo! Answers
Don’t GM foods contain Roundup inside each plant? …
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Food Crops News 015

GM crops inevitable: Farmers
Weekly Times Now
GM crops in South Australia are inevitable because of the need to produce
enough food for nine billion people in 40 years, farmers say. South
Australian Farmers Federation president Peter White said yesterday the only
issue with GM technology in SA was …
<http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2012/04/16/469521_grain-and-hay.html>
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Xenophon out to contain GM foods
NEWS.com.au
The feral senator is urging the state government in his home state of South
Australia to maintain its GM ban on canola and other crops to protect SA’s
reputation, environment and public health. “GM foods are not fully or
adequately labelled so shoppers …
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Keep ban on GM crops: Xenophon
Ninemsn
Consumers are at risk until all genetically modified (GM) ingredients are
listed on every food label, independent Senator Nick Xenophon says. The
South Australian senator is urging the state government to maintain its GM
ban on canola and other crops …
<http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8451821/keep-ban-on-gm-crops-xenophon>
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Elephants Now Think Twice About Midnight Snacks in Tanzania
Wall Street Journal
Birds and insects cause crop damage, too. But they don’t consume 660 pounds
of food in 18 hours, as big elephants tend to do. Herds of 15 to 20 can
quickly wipe out an entire field and obliterate all the work of a
subsistence farmer.
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Root crops, legumes — good fiber sources
Journal Online
According to the study done at the Food and Nutrition Research Institute,
Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), the dietary fiber content
of root crops range at 4.6-13.5g/100g while legumes range at
20.9-46.9g/100g. How do root crops and …
<http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/opinion/27984-root-crops-legumes-good-fiber-sources>
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Organic farmers hope label laws will distinguish their food from genetically …
OregonLive.com
… that would require labeling of genetically modified food, partly to
establish a bright line between their products and those of big growers.
“The consumer for the most part doesn’t even know what genetically
engineered crops are,” said Ray McEnroe, …
<http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/04/organic_farmers_hope_for_boost.html>
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Salk Scientists Discover How Plants Grow to Escape Shade
Newswise (press release)
“Now that we know PIF7 is the relay, we have a new tool to develop crops
that optimize field space and thus produce more food or feedstock for
biofuels and biorenewable chemicals.” Plants gather intelligence about
their light situation —- including …
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Local group donates food grown in unique structure to Project MANA
Tahoe Daily Tribune
By Jenell Schwab Bill Kelly of Kelly Brothers Painting, Stephanie Bloom of
Project MANA and food advocate Susie Sutphin enjoy the fruits (or in this
case veggies) of their labor Tuesday at the grow dome near Glenshire. Kelly
hopes the greenhouse will …
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Farmers hope drive to label genetically altered food boosts sale of organic …
Washington Post (blog)
Robert Burns, an organic farmer in eastern Connecticut, is candid in
describing his business interest in state legislation requiring that
genetically modified food be labeled. “If you’re an organic producer now,
you should get ready for an increase in …
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/farmers-hope-drive-to-label-genetically-altered-food-boosts-sale-of-organic-fruits-vegetables/2012/04/15/gIQA819OJT_story.html>
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Grains Week Ahead-Rains favor bears as wheat flourishes
Chicago Tribune
But any turn in the weather, especially during July when the corn crop
pollinates and yields are determined, could rally prices and stoke food
inflation, especially if China, the world’s second largest consumer of the
grain, imports heavily.
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The Folly of creating Ethanol from Food Crops – home
The Folly of creating Ethanol from Food Crops. Category: Uncategorized |
Author: Queen James Date: 2012/04/14. Many worldwide plane tickets coming
in …<http://www.bgcnewburghny.net/the-folly-of-creating-ethanol-from-food-crops/>

Agribusiness And Finance Sector Push Global Land Grabbing …
This data published by NGO Grain of Spain refers to land grabs for food
crops, but does not include most crops which are used for the production of
biofuels …<http://www.globalissues.org/news/2012/04/13/13334>

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Food Crops News 014

Spreading Fungal Diseases Threaten Food Security, Biodiversity
Medical News Today
The spread of existing and emerging fungal diseases in plants and animals
poses a threat to global food security and biodiversity, according to a new
study whose authors suggest halting fungal rot in the most important crops
could feed an extra 600 …
<http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/244118.php>
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Canada and the Enviropig
Patch.com
Health Canada surveys reveal most Canadians are “deeply suspicious of
biotech and genetically modified food,” according to CTV. Currently,
according to the USDA, the top genetically engineered crops in the United
States are corn, soybeans and cotton.
<http://ellicottcity.patch.com/articles/genetically-modified-food-enviropig>
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Olympia High School students participate in Grow Your Own project
Pekin Daily Times
Senior Shelby Crump, who has been working on Olympia’s Grow Your Own
Project since October 2011, says that growing and harvesting the crops for
her fellow students’ consumption does make her a bit more aware of food
production on the whole.
<http://www.pekintimes.com/news/x1726852938/Olympia-High-School-students-participate-in-Grow-Your-Own-project>
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MSU pitches urban farm plan in Detroit
The Detroit News
The idea could make Detroit into a global model for growing food and energy
crops in once unthinkable urban settings — inside desolate buildings, on
contaminated soil and between concrete slabs of shopping center lots. The
technology MSU researchers …
<http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120414/METRO/204140342/MSU-pitches-urban-farm-plan-Detroit?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs>
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Mott Community College, University of Michigan – Flint host Earth Matters …
The Flint Journal – MLive.com
The pollinators – bees – are important agriculturally because they
pollinate not only native flowers, but crops as well. “Native plants
support the pollinators when food crops aren’t in supply.” Gale-Gonzalez
said. “We need a balance of not just food …
<http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/04/mott_community_college_univers.html>
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Microbe like Prozac for plants
Charlotte Observer
I have a lifelong interest in understanding how (microbes, plants and
other) living things work, and using that to develop innovations that
address areas of need, such as energy and food security.” The bottles of
amber liquid perched on the bench in …
<http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/14/3170035/microbe-like-prozac-for-plants.html>
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Sustainability is elusive in food chain
Minneapolis Star Tribune
From mad cow, E. coli and salmonella to soil erosion, manure runoff and
pink slime, factory farming epitomizes a broken food system. There have
been various responses to these horrors, including some recent attempts to
improve the industrial system, …
<http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/147453295.html>
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Around York area, CSAs offer fresh produce, tie to farmers
York Daily Record
“Because I work for myself, I had the freedom to work for food,” she said.
“It’s not as expensive as people think when you do a full- or partial-work
share.” She started off doing some of the mowing and picking bugs off
plants the first year.
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Fruits and Vegetables Are Getting Less Nutritious
Care2.com
Recent research on fruits, vegetables and staple crops such as wheat and
corn shows that, over time, our food has gotten less and less nutritious.
The vitamin and mineral content in our foods has been steadily declining
over several decades.
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CRDB urges government to let farmers export food crops
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Tackle Fungal Forces to Save Crops, Forests and Endangered …
“More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread
of fungal diseases in the world’s five most important crops, according to
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GM field trials hit roadblock
Hindustan Times
India’s biotechnology regulator will be apprising the state governments on
the benefits of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops as country’s
biotechnology industry is hitting a roadblock because of many states saying
no to GM crops.
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Argentina says corn crop slammed by drought
Reuters
Not only growers and soy traders but long-term investors are evaluating
Argentina’s ability to help meet rising world food demand. In key
corn-growing area Bragado, Buenos Aires province, early-planted fields are
being harvested with yields coming in …
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Country Faces 1 Million-Tonne Maize Deficit
AllAfrica.com
“Farmers in the communal areas are producing in marginal areas and have
little resources but they are the ones contributing towards food security.
“A2 farmers are producing other crops but they have the national obligation
to produce food.
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Zim faces maize deficit
Independent Online
By SAPA Corn plants are seen at a drought-affected farm near Rufino, Santa
Fe province, about 455 km (283 miles) north of Buenos Aires January 5,
2012. In the agricultural heart of Argentina, one of the largest exporters
of food products, …
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The Farm and Construction Machinery Industry Benefiting From Increase in Crop … MarketWatch (press release)
But things seem to be finally turning around for the industry as an
improving global economy and rising food prices are allowing farmers to
spend more money on machinery. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for
companies in the Farm and …
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Vilsack: A strong safety net
CattleNetwork.com
As a warm winter drew to a close with the warmest March on record, many
farmers around the country were already in the fields and others are
itching to get crops in the ground. Each planting season begins with such
promise. This one is no different.
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Worth it? Failed launch costs North Korea food aid
Fox News
UN holds emergency meeting on failed North Korean rocket North Korea puts
brave face on centenary celebrations The US will not go forward with
planned food aid for North Korea after the nation’s unsuccessful attempt to
launch a long-range missile …
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Federal ag research, food inspection budgeting jeered
Canadian Cattlemen
… president of the Grain Growers of Canada, said in a release Thursday
criticizing planned cuts to federally-funded crops research. “While we
appreciate some of the (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) facilities were
old and expensive to maintain, …
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Fungal Threats for Biodiversity, Food Supply at ‘Unprecedented …
In addition to food crops, fungal infections are destroying trees,
amphibians, bees , sea turtles and corals and bats. “Crop losses due to
fungal attack challenge …
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Egypt’s Wheat Crop May Rise 1.1% to 8.46 Million Tons
Bloomberg
Egypt’s wheat production is forecast to rise 1.1 percent this year as
farmers plant more and use improved seeds, the United Nations’ Food and
Agriculture Organization said. Farmers may harvest 8.46 million metric tons
of wheat from 8.37 million tons in …
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Feeding the World, While the Earth Cooks [Live Webcast]
Scientific American
By David Biello | April 12, 2012 | 7 FUTURE OF FOOD: How will humanity
ensure a steady supply of staple crops, like this maize, as population
swells and climate changes? Image: Courtesy of CIAT International Center
for Tropical Agriculture Farmers have …
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Patch’s Poll: Should Legislators Require Labels For Genetically Modified Food?
Patch.com
According to the World Health Organization, chemical companies initially
developed the technology in order to create pest and disease resistant crop
seed like soybeans and corn. Currently, whole foods are being developed
that would inoculate consumers …
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Southeast Asia’s billion dollar cassava industry at high risk due to climate …
EurekAlert (press release)
They are already formidable enemies affecting food crops,” said Pramod K.
Aggarwal, regional program leader for Asia at the CGIAR Research Program on
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Around five million
small producers across …
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Philippines adopts nutritional security approach to food production with anti …
The Online Zamboanga Times
MANILA — The Philippines is adopting a nutritional security approach to
food production as it propagates nutritional crops, including anti-diabetic
sweet sorghum and protein-Vitamin A rich-peanut, from the International
Crops Research Institute for …
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Indian Grain May Rot After Bumper Harvest
Wall Street Journal
By BIMAN MUKHERJI And RAJESH ROY NEW DELHI–As India prepares to harvest a
record grain crop for the second year in a row, fears are rising that its
state granaries won’t be able to handle the surplus and food that could
feed the nation’s hungry …
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Zambian top party official joins climate justice activists to rule out GM crops
Africa Science News Service
He emphasised the need to foster national food security through crop
diversification at household level as opposed to the current mono-cropping
of maize. Expressing excitement by the top ruling party official, Simon
Mwamba, Country Coordinator of …
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Rapid climate change threatens Asia’s Rice Bowl
Science Codex
“Climate change endangers crop and livestock yields and the health of
fisheries and forests at the very same time that surging populations
worldwide are placing new demands on food production,” said Bruce Campbell
of the CGIAR Research Program on …
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Globe and Mail
“An unprecedented number of diseases caused by fungi have been causing
some of the most severe die-offs and extinctions ever witnessed in wild
species and jeopardizing crops to boot, scientists now report,” writes
Wynne Parry for Live Science.
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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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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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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Richmond poised to take stand on genetically modified crops
Vancouver Sun
Opponents say crops such as canola that are engineered to survive pesticide
applications lead to excessive use of chemical weed controls. They also
worry that engineered genetic material will mix with conventional and
organic crops and that foods made …
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US cuts Latam soy estimate due drought, prices rise
Chicago Tribune
While a more than 20 percent rally in soybean prices this year has
reignited concerns over food prices, the outlook for corn supplies appeared
upbeat after the Agriculture Department said end-season stockpiles would be
higher than traders estimated as …
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Five Tasty Ways to Save When Buying Organic Food
Fox Business
“Organic” applies to how a food is grown. It must be grown and processed
using organic farming methods and sustainable agriculture. Crops labeled
organic are produced without the use of irradiation, prohibited pesticides,
synthetic fertilizers, …
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Mars, Incorporated Answers Question: ‘How Does Feeding People and Pets Nurture …
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and many other partners in mapping and sequencing the genomes of 100
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Zimbabwe Agriculture Struggles to Meet Demand
Voice of America
But today it is a basket case, where people depend on handouts for food.
For more than 10 consecutive years since President Robert Mugabe’s
government embarked on a land reform program targeting white farmers,
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The honey trap: How the demise of Britain’s bees could cost us £1.8billion a year
Daily Mail
By Tamara Cohen Losing bees would cost Britain £1.8bn to foot the costs of
hand-pollinating plants, a study has found. Researchers at the University
of Reading say the decline in their numbers would be disastrous for crops
and drive up food prices.
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Slow Food USA Partners to Build 1000 Gardens in Africa
The Daily meal
The US exports a large amount of agriculture to Africa in the form of food
aid or in GM seeds, Viertel said. These crops, mostly grains like corn or
soy, are beginning to drive local farmers out of business; either they
can’t compete with low prices …
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Farmers sowing what they’ll reap in Greater Victoria area
Victoria Times Colonist
More strawberries are being produced in 2012, for example, and the first of
a greenhouse-grown strawberry crop is due to be picked today. “We’ve got
them earlier than everybody else,” Vantreight said. Other food crops are
also coming.
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