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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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Organic Is Not the Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Farm

Contrary to widespread consumer belief, organic farming is not the best way to farm from an environmental point of view. The guiding principle of organic is to rely exclusively on natural inputs. ...


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Plant biotechnology: Tarnished promise

Plant biotechnology: Tarnished promise | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crops generate hype and hatred. A special section of Nature cuts through the drama.
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Unraveling The Mystery Of A Rice Revolution : NPR

Unraveling The Mystery Of A Rice Revolution : NPR | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
An economist wanted to find out why some farmers in the developing world were abandoning a new way of growing rice that increases yields while reducing the need for seeds and water.
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Controlling maize storage in Kenya: what really works?

Controlling maize storage in Kenya: what really works? | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
As traditional storage methods are proving less efficient, especially when faced with pests, a team of scientists from CIMMYT and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute researched the effectiven...
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Interesting analysis for tackling waste in the food system, crucial to combat global hunger

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Agricultural Chess: The Age Old Battle of Farmers Against Weeds

Agricultural Chess: The Age Old Battle of Farmers Against Weeds | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
When the biotechnology antagonists try to stoke fear by warning about “superweeds,” they make these plants sound like an alarming cross between the unruly dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park” and the carnivorous botany in “Little Shop of Horrors.” “I was...
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New salt-tolerant rice strain could help in fight for food security

New salt-tolerant rice strain could help in fight for food security | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
A newly developed strain of rice tolerant to levels of salt found in seawater might become available to farmers in the next four to five years, and its impact on food security could be massive.
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12 Most Advanced Agricultural Technologies

12 Most Advanced Agricultural Technologies | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Indiana #AgBoy Brian Scott shares the 12 Most Advanced Agricultural Technologies. And he should know!
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Appropriate technology to feed the planet

Appropriate technology to feed the planet | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
As we know the world faces the challenge of feeding a growing population in the context of a changing climate. Weather events currently impacting crop production are only expected to get more frequ...
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Interesting info on changing our ways of production without throwing alway all technology.

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Use of GM cotton linked to rise in aphid numbers - SciDev.Net

Use of GM cotton linked to rise in aphid numbers - SciDev.Net | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Bt cotton engineered to reduce caterpillar infestation causes an increase in non-target pests such as aphids, research finds.
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UK: wheat harvest is set to be a third lower than normal due to bad weather

UK: wheat harvest is set to be a third lower than normal due to bad weather | A Better Food System | Scoop.it

The UK wheat harvest is set to be a third lower than normal after a wet winter and freezing start to the year, putting further financial pressure on farmers and potentially driving up food prices.


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Higher wheat prices coming?

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Biotech Crops Used by Limited-Resource Farmers in Developing Countries

Biotech Crops Used by Limited-Resource Farmers in Developing Countries | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
For the first time in the sixteen year history of the commercial production of biotech crops, more acres where planted in developing countries in 2012 than developed ones, 219 million acres versus 202 million acres, according to estimates by the...
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Australian grown GM bananas set for India

Australian grown GM bananas set for India | A Better Food System | Scoop.it

Australian scientists have genetically modified bananas, so the fruit is not only fully of vitamins but also rich with iron.

 

They're now sharing the technology with Indian scientists and farmers to help address widespread anaemia in the country.

 

Professor James Dale, from the Queensland University of Technology, is leading the project.


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Biodiversity of Agriculture, Diet Crucial to Global Health

Biodiversity of Agriculture, Diet Crucial to Global Health | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
More than 1 billion people are classified as overweight and obese around the world, while an estimated 868 million are undernourished.
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Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
On a hot summer day, nothing spells refreshment quite like a slice of juicy, orange cantaloupe. But in summer 2011, cantaloupes reached plates with an ...
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Action for Ag: Five Things You Need to Know About Agricultural Innovation & Intellectual Property

Action for Ag: Five Things You Need to Know About Agricultural Innovation & Intellectual Property | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
In honour of World Intellectual Property Day, CropLife International has identified the top five facts everyone should know about the importance of intellectual property (IP) to agricultural innovation.
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World Bank Dataviz

World Bank Dataviz | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Visualizing the fight against poverty. Submit your best development data viz by clicking on the...
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amazing data

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Scientists unite to share ag data and feed the world

Scientists unite to share ag data and feed the world | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead the U.S. delegation to the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture on April 29-30th in Washington, D.C.
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Food poisonings up from raw milk, poultry bacteria

Bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is causing more and more food poisonings, health officials said Thursday.

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the concern with raw milk

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:59 AM

New study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Siva Swaminathan's comment, April 19, 2013 12:10 PM
Interesting - grew up drinking fresh milk and it was fine. Problem is how fresh it is and storage that's why its it's pasteurized so much so nothing survives including good bacteria!
Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 19, 2013 12:19 PM
Cheese made from unpasteurized milk has so much more flavour. Sad thing is rules are made for the lowest common denominator, those who ignore safety issues.
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High-iron pearl millet helps fight hidden hunger in rural India - AlertNet

High-iron pearl millet helps fight hidden hunger in rural India - AlertNet | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
India has some of the world’s worst malnutrition rates. A big part of this is “hidden hunger”, which is due to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the diet
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Great biofortification story!

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How to get from watching a famine to actually doing something about it - Humanosphere

How to get from watching a famine to actually doing something about it - Humanosphere | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Digging for drinking water in a dry riverbedDfID Experts knew it was coming. In March of 2011 the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) warned t
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