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UNEP: Our nutrient world, the challenge to produce more food and energy with less pollution

UNEP: Our nutrient world, the challenge to produce more food and energy with less pollution | Brown Rice | Scoop.it
A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered the natural flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients.

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Mary Williams's curator insight, February 20, 2013 5:35 AM

128 page PDF with data and references - good resource for your plant nutrition teaching!

Mary Williams's comment, February 21, 2013 7:32 AM
Are the photos in Figure 4.8 (p40) flipped? Excess N -> Algal deposition and death of moss.Looks to me like the dying one is the one on top, not bottom, but I'm in need of an expert's opinion.
Cape Cod Tree Care's comment, February 23, 2013 9:04 PM
More food with less pollution? Easy, more small. local farmers, and get the government out of the way. Corruption and greed are the only food supply problems that really exist.
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CRISPR technology leaps from lab to industry

CRISPR technology leaps from lab to industry | Brown Rice | Scoop.it

Instead of taking prescription pills to treat their ailments, patients may one day opt for genetic 'surgery' — using an innovative gene-editing technology to snip out harmful mutations and swap in healthy DNA.
The system, called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), has exploded in popularity in the past year, with genetic engineers, neuroscientists and even plant biologists viewing it as a highly efficient and precise research tool. Now, the gene-editing system has spun out a biotechnology company that is attracting attention from investors as well.


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