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PLOS ONE: Choosing Organic Pesticides over Synthetic Pesticides May Not Effectively Mitigate Environmental Risk in Soybeans

PLOS ONE: Choosing Organic Pesticides over Synthetic Pesticides May Not Effectively Mitigate Environmental Risk in Soybeans | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Farming Smarter with Cover Crops

Farming Smarter with Cover Crops | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Editor's note: reposted with permission from The Farmer's Life. Last September we seeded our first round of cover crops on roughly 200 acres. These crops that we will never harvest are probably the...
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Sustainable intensification – miracle or mirage? | Global Food Security blog

Sustainable intensification – miracle or mirage? | Global Food Security blog | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Global impacts from adoption of genetically modified crops | AWB Blog Sk Bioscience

Global impacts from adoption of genetically modified crops | AWB Blog Sk Bioscience | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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African Agriculture: Does farm size really matter?

African Agriculture: Does farm size really matter? | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Among the issues exercising the minds of those concerned with the future welfare of the African continent and its people is the issue of farm size. Many debate if agricultural land should be in th...
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GM rice tipped for a golden future - Science - NZ Herald News

GM rice tipped for a golden future - Science - NZ Herald News | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have seen the future of genetically modified foods and have concluded that it is orange or, more precisely, golden.
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Eyes on Orange Maize: vitamin A-rich maize offers hope in sub-Saharan Africa / CGIAR

Eyes on Orange Maize: vitamin A-rich maize offers hope in sub-Saharan Africa / CGIAR | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Modern food supply technology 'key to affordable food' - SciDev.Net

Modern food supply technology 'key to affordable food' - SciDev.Net | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Mobile phones, cold storage and milling improvements can help to cut the cost of getting rice and potatoes to Asian markets, says a book.
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The state of play: genetically modified rice

The state of play: genetically modified rice | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
People often argue passionately for or against genetically modified (GM) crops.
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Illumination: Transgenic Tree Fruits- Update from PAG

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4 states to pilot Vitamin A fortified cassava stems as 11 more show interest | Daily Times Nigeria

4 states to pilot Vitamin A fortified cassava stems as 11 more show interest | Daily Times Nigeria | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Why don’t Indian farmers grow more fruits and vegetables?

Why don’t Indian farmers grow more fruits and vegetables? | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Guest post by Dr. Richa Govil, Ashoka India In India, rice and wheat comprise 70 percent of agricultural produce by area, but less than 25 percent by value. In other words, wheat and rice are low value crops to grow compared to other options.
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Developing world boost for GM crops - FT.com

Developing world boost for GM crops - FT.com | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
More than half of the world’s genetically modified crop area in 2012 was in developing rather than industrialised countries for the first time, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications.
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Drought tolerance is going ot be a key trait, as the article notes, as the impact of climate change becomesmore evident. Alsointeresting,Brazil relying on its own companies for  GM crops rather than buying tehcnology from outside eg.Monsanto

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LibraryFarm: Check out a Garden Plot With Your Books

LibraryFarm: Check out a Garden Plot With Your Books | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
LibraryFarm: Check out a Garden Plot With Your Books
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New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations

New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
By Lester R. Brown The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices have more than...
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Big, Smart and Green: A Revolutionary Vision for Modern Farming | Wired Science | Wired.com

Big, Smart and Green: A Revolutionary Vision for Modern Farming | Wired Science | Wired.com | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
What they're doing on Marsden Farm isn't organic. It's not industrial, either. It's a hybrid of the two, an alternative version of agriculture for the 21st century: Smart, green and powerful.
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“Eat millet and steer clear of disease”

“Eat millet and steer clear of disease” | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Overdependence on rice and wheat accelerates spread of urban ailments into the hinterland
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Resolving the food crisis: The need for decisive action

Resolving the food crisis: The need for decisive action | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Global leaders squandered 2012, but prospects for resolving the food crisis in 2013 seem better.
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Interested in Food + Technology? Five Opportunities You Shouldn't Miss - Forbes

Interested in Food + Technology?  Five Opportunities You Shouldn't Miss - Forbes | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Photo by Ending Hunger Technology seems to have permeated every aspect of our lives, and food is no exception.
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The Agricultural Fulcrum: Better Food, Better Climate

The Agricultural Fulcrum: Better Food, Better Climate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
The National Climate Assessment, released this week, predicted increasingly negative impact of weather extremes on crops.
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agro ecology should be a part of the changes our food system needs but the question of scale remians..

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Urban Agriculture Helps Combat Hunger in India’s Slums | Worldwatch Institute

Urban Agriculture Helps Combat Hunger in India’s Slums | Worldwatch Institute | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Cook Islanders grow sustainable food using 'aquaponics' - SciDev.Net

Cook Islanders grow sustainable food using 'aquaponics' - SciDev.Net | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
A new project using aquaponics, a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, promises to help Pacific islanders grow sustainable food.
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