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How farming planted seeds for the Internet

How farming planted seeds for the Internet | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

Permanent residences, division of labor, central government, and complex technologies—all essential for advancing civilizations—could not have been developed without the move from hunting-gathering to farming.

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Technology: Related to historical events, what does farming have to do with invention and innovation? 

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FAO: World Food Day

FAO: World Food Day | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

"Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition" will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013.


The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger. 

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World Food Day is a great opportunity to reflect on food production and consumption. 

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GMOAnswers - Your Questions on Health and Safety of GM Food and Crops

GMOAnswers - Your Questions on Health and Safety of GM Food and Crops | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

GMO Answers is website dedicated to creating an open dialogue on the topics of biotechnology and GMOs in food and modern agriculture. Go ahead and ask your question!

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Science: Feed the world, farm sustainably, what does that look like now and in the future?

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Play the Game | Beyond The Elevator

Play the Game | Beyond The Elevator | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it
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Technology: How has technology allowed the U.S. to grow 32% of the world's soybeans...and where do they end up? Play this game to find out!

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How farming planted seeds for the Internet

How farming planted seeds for the Internet | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

Permanent residences, division of labor, central government, and complex technologies—all essential for advancing civilizations—could not have been developed without the move from hunting-gathering to farming.

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Technology: Related to historical events, what does farming have to do with invention and innovation? 

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Menus and Food, Connections to Farming

Menus and Food, Connections to Farming | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

This presentation on Produce Trends, by Maeve Webster, helps restaurants, food service suppliers, hotels, and other consumer-facing companies/people learn about food trends.

 

PDF: http://www.ciaprochef.com/hmc2012/pdf/MaeveWebster2.pdf

 

Additional food-trend-spotting presentations are at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/hmc2012/

 


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Society - Food News: How do you think about food? What is your perspective? See how farmers connect with consumers with these surprising statistics.

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Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change | Video on TED.com

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk.

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Science: Learn more about how grazing may be used to manage natural resources.

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Transgenics: A new breed

Transgenics: A new breed | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

The next wave of genetically modified crops is making its way to market—and might just ease concerns over "Frankenfoods."

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Science: How do transgenic and traditional breeding practices differ? Learn more in this article.

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Soil Moisture Data Collected Via Satellite

Soil Moisture Data Collected Via Satellite | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) is using Earth-orbiting satellites for estimating soil moisture across the globe.

 

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Technology: Learn more about how satellite technology may be used with ground data to improve irrigation.

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Obesity and Other Health Concerns Lead Food Companies To Step Up Health and Nutrient Claims

Obesity and Other Health Concerns Lead Food Companies To Step Up Health and Nutrient Claims | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

With tens of thousands of different foods and beverages available to U.S. food shoppers, companies compete for customers through a variety of means—pricing strategies, advertising, shelf placement, coupons, and more. Food companies also seek to woo shoppers by including voluntary health-and nutrition-related (HNR) claims on their products. Learn more about how these labeling claims are made.

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Society - Food News: Labeling has become a big issue for some consumers, but what do the labeling terms mean?

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An Illustrated Expedition of the American West

An Illustrated Expedition of the American West | AgroWorld - September | October 2013 | Scoop.it

In 1832 naturalist Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian (1782-1867), ruler of the small state of Neuwied, Prussia [now in Germany], conducted one of the earliest expeditions to the American West to record the natural history of the region. Read more about what they found and recorded just prior to the U.S. westward expansion.

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Society - Historical Events: In this "USDA-National Agricultural Library Special Collection” learn more about westward expansion from journal entries of two great naturalists.

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