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Local crops 'can still be grown as farming intensifies' - SciDev.Net

Local crops 'can still be grown as farming intensifies' - SciDev.Net | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Biodiverse traditional crops are often still grown as poor rural farmers seek to earn more from new crops, according to research in Bolivia.
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A Golden Rice Opportunity by Bjørn Lomborg - Project Syndicate

A Golden Rice Opportunity by Bjørn Lomborg - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Finally, after 12 years of delay caused by opponents of genetically modified foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines.
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New report: Governments must protect land, food systems as trade liberalization accelerates land grabbing | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

New report: Governments must protect land, food systems as trade liberalization accelerates land grabbing | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Colony Collapse Disorder: An Introduction

Colony Collapse Disorder: An Introduction | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Shortly after I graduated high school, commercial apiaries started to report massive losses of honeybees. Honeybees are probably the most economically valuable insects in the world, and are respons...
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Plate tech-tonics: How smartphones can help stop food waste

Plate tech-tonics: How smartphones can help stop food waste | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
We throw away almost half the food that’s produced in this country. These new mobile platforms save food from the dumpster and send it to hungry people instead.
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Agricultural policies have a huge impact on nutrition

Agricultural policies have a huge impact on nutrition | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Howarth Bouis, director of HarvestPlus, on India’s strategy to fight malnutrition
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Can Gaming Take Down Climate Change Deniers?

Can Gaming Take Down Climate Change Deniers? | A Better Food System | Scoop.it

It’s happened to all of us. Sometime in the middle of dinner, or hanging out with friends, someone says they’re not sure climate change exists. And you’re suddenly at a loss for words.

 

The solution, according to former Vice President Al Gore, is a new social media tool designed to tell users the scientific truth about global warming. The tool (really more of a game), called Reality Drop, was unveiled today at a live event in Long Beach, California.


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A Golden Rice Opportunity by Bjørn Lomborg - Project Syndicate

A Golden Rice Opportunity by Bjørn Lomborg - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Finally, after 12 years of delay caused by opponents of genetically modified foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines.
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Diversified Farming Systems for Ecosystem Services

Diversified Farming Systems for Ecosystem Services | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
One of the primary objectives in landscape approaches to management is the protection of multiple ecosystem services. Last week researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre provided lessons on ho...
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Trends in Biotechnology - Invoking ideology in the promotion of ecological risk assessment for GM crops

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Why GMO Food Opponents Shouldn't Freak Out About Cauliflower Virus DNA - Forbes

Why GMO Food Opponents Shouldn't Freak Out About Cauliflower Virus DNA - Forbes | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Cauliflower (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Across the Forbes.com platform yesterday Jon Entine, Executive Director of the Genetic Literacy Project, offered an op-ed on concerns regarding the existence of plant virus DNA sequences in transgenic plant...
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Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella : NPR

Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella : NPR | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Backyard chickens have become a hot trend, loved as a source of healthy local food and fluffy wonderfulness. But backyard birds have also sparked outbreaks of salmonella, the CDC warns.
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Redefining Sustainable Development by David Griggs - Project Syndicate

Redefining Sustainable Development by David Griggs - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent, so does the need for a new approach to sustainable development, in which economic and social policies are designed with regard for their environmental impact.
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Op-Ed Contributors - The Value of Genetically Engineered Foods - NYTimes.com

Allowing propaganda to trump science will stall the potential for global agriculture to be productive, diverse and sustainable.
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It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System

It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
As a crop, corn is highly productive, flexible and successful. As a system, the same is not true.
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'False Equivalency' Infects Discover Magazine's Questionable Reporting On GMOs - Forbes

'False Equivalency' Infects Discover Magazine's Questionable Reporting On GMOs - Forbes | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
As Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project reports, reporters often distort controversial issues like agricultural biotechnology by embracing the “false equivalency” construct—the reflexive assumption that “reality” is halfway between whatever...
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The Council for Biotechnology Information » Bill Gates speaks up for farmers’ choice of farming methods

The Council for Biotechnology Information » Bill Gates speaks up for farmers’ choice of farming methods | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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ISAAA.ORG Blog: Developing Countries Dominate Global Production of Biotech Crops

ISAAA.ORG Blog: Developing Countries Dominate Global Production of Biotech Crops | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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The GM Reactionaries by Henry I. Miller and Graham Brookes - Project Syndicate

The GM Reactionaries by Henry I. Miller and Graham Brookes - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
More than 17 million farmers in roughly three dozen countries worldwide are using GM crop varieties to produce higher yields with lower inputs and reduced environmental impact.
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Bt Cotton and farmer suicides in India | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Bt Cotton and farmer suicides in India | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Oxfam reveals global food firms' gaping ethical shortfalls

Oxfam reveals global food firms' gaping ethical shortfalls | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
The charity finds Nestlé, Mars and Coca-Cola fail to protect farmers, local communities and the environment
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The food security risk index – map

The food security risk index – map | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
The index has been developed by the risk analysis company Maplecroft for governments, NGOs and business to use as a barometer to identify those countries which may be susceptible to famine and soci...
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