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Africa, the Middle East, Food, Agriculture, History and Culture
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New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact

New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Scientists can finally prove that overuse of fertilizer in industrial farming is a major cause of climate change. Whether or not this will make it easier to hold Big Ag accountable is yet to be seen"

 

Excellent article in Grist on the need to cut nitrous oxide emissions.


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The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops out of control - grow wild.

The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops out of control -  grow wild. | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it

— Environmental Health News

Throughout North Dakota, little yellow flowers dot thousands of miles of roadsides. These canola plants, found along most major trucking routes, look harmless. But they are fueling a controversy: They prove that large numbers of genetically modified plants have escaped from farm fields and are now growing wild. About 80 percent of canola growing along roadsides in North Dakota contains genes that have been modified to make the plants resistant to common weed-killers.


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New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact

New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Scientists can finally prove that overuse of fertilizer in industrial farming is a major cause of climate change. Whether or not this will make it easier to hold Big Ag accountable is yet to be seen"

 

Excellent article in Grist on the need to cut nitrous oxide emissions.


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