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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<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://matangitonga.to/2012/04/17/genetic-resource-collaboration-looks-survivability-south-pacifics-staple-food-crops&hl=en&geo=us>

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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<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lutheran-world-relief-responds-to-looming-food-crisis-in-west-africa-2012-04-16&hl=en&geo=us>

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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<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://allafrica.com/stories/201204160741.html&hl=en&geo=us>

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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<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://gantdaily.com/2012/04/16/is-sustainable-agriculture-possible-in-the-sahel/&hl=en&geo=us>

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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<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47060271/ns/today-food/t/cook-fresh-simple-halibut-salsa-verde-asparagus/&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3955006.html&hl=en&geo=us>

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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<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.smh.com.au/environment/chain-reaction-toxic-soil-kills-bees-threatens-food-production-20120416-1x2we.html&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.ewg.org/release/ewg-farm-bill-platform&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://matangitonga.to/2012/04/17/genetic-resource-collaboration-looks-survivability-south-pacifics-staple-food-crops&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lutheran-world-relief-responds-to-looming-food-crisis-in-west-africa-2012-04-16&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18256320/article-A-berry-early-crop&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://allafrica.com/stories/201204160741.html&hl=en&geo=us>

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/>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://gantdaily.com/2012/04/16/is-sustainable-agriculture-possible-in-the-sahel/&hl=en&geo=us>

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/>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47060271/ns/today-food/t/cook-fresh-simple-halibut-salsa-verde-asparagus/&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3955006.html&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.smh.com.au/environment/chain-reaction-toxic-soil-kills-bees-threatens-food-production-20120416-1x2we.html&hl=en&geo=us>

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>
See all stories on this topic:
<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.ewg.org/release/ewg-farm-bill-platform&hl=en&geo=us>

=== 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/>

=== 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? …
<http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120413222455AA8Ytki>

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