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Farming in 2025: Corn Will Still Be King! | Top Producer Magazine

Farming in 2025: Corn Will Still Be King! | Top Producer Magazine | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Big changes are coming to the family farm over the next 12 years as the world grows more interconnected and computer management tools grow more useful.
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GMOs: Public researcher: Poland Must Not Turn Back the Clock on Food Production.

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What is sustainable agriculture? - 4/16/2012 - Farmers Weekly

What is sustainable agriculture? - 4/16/2012 - Farmers Weekly | biosustainable | Scoop.it
"Sustainable agriculture" is a term favoured by politicians and industry experts alike. But what does it actually mean and how are UK producers supposed to become more sustainable? Caroline Stocks investigates.
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Global warming skepticism climbs during tough economic times

Global warming skepticism climbs during tough economic times | biosustainable | Scoop.it
The American public's growing skepticism in recent years about the existence of human-made global warming is rooted in apprehension about the troubled economy, a new study suggests.
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Eco-Labeling: The Critical Questions to Ask

Will we see the day when all products carry environmental labels with data on carbon emissions and other impacts? Recent news tells us a definitive...maybe.
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Ending world hunger is possible – so why hasn't it been done?

Ending world hunger is possible – so why hasn't it been done? | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Duncan Green: Some 850 million people go to bed hungry.
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The secrets to ending chocolate slavery | Washington Times Communities

The secrets to ending chocolate slavery | Washington Times Communities | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Can the Hershey Company end child labor in West Africa?
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Is protecting the environment incompatible with social justice?

Is protecting the environment incompatible with social justice? | biosustainable | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: When Oxfam investigates the question of whether environment conflicts with development, we should take notice...
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UN sustainability panel says put a price on the environment

UN sustainability panel says put a price on the environment | biosustainable | Scoop.it
A recent cartoon (below) extrapolates the use of the word “sustainable”.
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Tesco drops carbon-label pledge

Tesco drops carbon-label pledge | biosustainable | Scoop.it
The supermarket blamed the amount of work involved and other retailers for failing to follow its lead...
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2012 Global 100 Greenwash

2012 Global 100 Greenwash | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Corporate Knights has announced its 2012 list of the "Global 100," its annual ranking of what are ostensibly the world's most sustainable companies. And once again the list is deeply misleading.

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Biodiversity crisis is worse than climate change, experts say

Biodiversity crisis is worse than climate change, experts say | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world. The challenges of conserving the world's species are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change, experts say.
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FAO Media Centre: Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes

FAO Media Centre: Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes | biosustainable | Scoop.it
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Feeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet

Feeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet | biosustainable | Scoop.it
A new working paper suggests that modest efforts to tackle climate change are not enough to protect the world’s food supply.

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Europe's water 'under pressure'

Europe's water 'under pressure' | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Continued inefficient use of water could threaten Europe's economy, productivity and ecosystems, a report warns.
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World Water Forum will pander to corporate self-interest, say critics

World Water Forum will pander to corporate self-interest, say critics | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Campaigners pan global water conference for allowing business access to senior government officials and raise concerns that delegates are watering down human rights commitments...
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Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | biosustainable | Scoop.it
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RECYCLINGPORTAL - PBL: 2030 bio-based economy might be restricted to about 10 per cent

RECYCLINGPORTAL - PBL: 2030 bio-based economy might be restricted to about 10 per cent | biosustainable | Scoop.it
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The Growing Field of Sustainability Studies

The Growing Field of Sustainability Studies | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Just as the 20th century's move toward massive, technologically-based economic development changed our educational system in the second half of the 20th century, the challenges of global sustainability are also starting to influence higher education.
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ENDS Europe | EC unveils plan to boost bio-based economy

ENDS Europe | EC unveils plan to boost bio-based economy | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Developing standards and labels for bio-based products are among 12 actions proposed by the European Commission is its bio-economy plan published on Monday. The strategy was warmly welcomed by stakeholders across the board.
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Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation? « Independent Science News | Food, Health and Agriculture Bioscience News

Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation? « Independent Science News | Food, Health and Agriculture Bioscience News | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Jonathan Latham (Photo Credit: auspices) Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming.
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EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission wants your views on how we can produce and consume more sustainably

EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission wants your views on how we can produce and consume more sustainably | biosustainable | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press release Commission wants your views on how we can produce and consume more sustainably Brussels, 1st February 2012 – By 2050 the global population is set to reach 9 billion people and worldwide demand for food, feed and...
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Put planet and its people at the core of sustainable development, urges report

Put planet and its people at the core of sustainable development, urges report | biosustainable | Scoop.it
UN panel calls for sustainable development indicators that factor in poverty, inequality, science and gender equality...
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Food Waste Denounced by Ministers as Almost 1 Billion Go Hungry - Businessweek

Food Waste Denounced by Ministers as Almost 1 Billion Go Hungry - Businessweek | biosustainable | Scoop.it
Food waste was denounced by farm ministers and policy makers gathered in Berlin as almost 1 billion people in developing countries go hungry.
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