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How that gluten-free diet could be doing you more harm than good - Independent.ie

How that gluten-free diet could be doing you more harm than good - Independent.ie | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
It's the fashionable food fad followed by Hollywood celebrities and top models that could make you ill.
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New Nitrogen fertiliser guide aims to target use

New Nitrogen fertiliser guide aims to target use | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Gross margin improvements of more than £100 per ha are possible by more accurate recognition of the point at which applied nitrogen delivers the…
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China investigates former local party boss for bribery

China investigates former local party boss for bribery | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China's top prosecutor's office said Sunday it is conducting a bribery investigation into a high-ranking official who was the mayor of a por
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Investigators found the warehouse held illegal stores of the combustible fertilizer ammonium nitrate, which caught fire and caused a series of blasts.
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How fertiliser helped feed the world

How fertiliser helped feed the world | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Was turning nitrogen from the air into fertiliser one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century?
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Better nutrient recycling can reduce EU dependence on foreign phosphorus

Better nutrient recycling can reduce EU dependence on foreign phosphorus | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Better recycling of nutrients in the agricultural ecosystem would cut demand for fertilisers and reduce our dependence on Russian phosphorus imports, write a group of scientists from the Baltic Sea Centre.
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Agricultural Innovation and the Food Supply

Agricultural Innovation and the Food Supply | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
10.13.16 Explore two contrasting views of our food supply.
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How sustainable is organic food?

How sustainable is organic food? | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
The Norwegian government has decided it will have a bigger say in what Norwegians eat. By 2020, lawmakers have decided, 15 per cent of all food grown in the country should be produced using organic methods.
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'Farmers must do more to cut carbon emissions' - Farmers Weekly

'Farmers must do more to cut carbon emissions' - Farmers Weekly | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Farmers should do more to reduce carbon emissions as part of a post-Brexit agricultural policy, according to the influential Committee on Climate Change. I
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What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian? | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people. Rachel Nuwer investigates.
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Scientists aim to turn urine into beer with solar-powered device - Independent.ie

Scientists aim to turn urine into beer with solar-powered device - Independent.ie | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
A solar-powered machine that can create drinkable water out of urine, could now be used to make beer, according to researchers.
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FAO: Deforestation ‘not necessary’ to guarantee food security

FAO: Deforestation ‘not necessary’ to guarantee food security | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Expanding agricultural land, a major cause of deforestation, is not the best way to ensure food security, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency

UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
20.06.2016 - An international team of experts in soil, plant and environmental sciences have joined forces to help to reduce the use of synthetic Nitrogen fertilisers in Brazil and the UK.
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Fertiliser the main source of greenhouse gases from Irish agriculture - Study finds - Agriland

Fertiliser the main source of greenhouse gases from Irish agriculture - Study finds - Agriland | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Fertiliser is now the main source of greenhouse gas emissions from Irish Agriculture, according to research carried out at AFBI shows.
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The Bread Initiative Makes Our Favorite Carb Less Guilty

Enlarge image (© Colourbox) A new multi-country initiative within the European Union, the Bread Initiative, has set its sights on one of the most heavily consumed products within the European diet. Their goal is to celebrate the role that bread has served in diets historically while also reducing its ecological footprint. Popularity of Bread: Then […]
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Manuel Valls wants EU nitrates directive ‘to evolve’

Manuel Valls wants EU nitrates directive ‘to evolve’ | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
Nitrate pollution remains a major problem in France due to its intensive agriculture. The French Prime Minister has resolved to take action, after a new indictment of France by the Court of Justice of the European Union last week.
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NFU Council responds to PM's Brexit speech

NFU Council responds to PM's Brexit speech | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
British farming underpins the country’s biggest manufacturing sector. Farming is of vital strategic importance for the country.
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News - Argus Media

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Argus publishes a full range of news, commentary and market assessments on the energy and commodity markets
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Farmers and industry voice "deep concerns" at EU Commission's proposed fertilizer regulation | The Parliament Magazine

Farmers and industry voice "deep concerns" at EU Commission's proposed fertilizer regulation | The Parliament Magazine | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
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Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
By Rod Nickel and Alastair Sharp WINNIPEG/TORONTO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Canada's plan to price carbon emissions may weaken the farm sector in one of th
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Sweden Floats Options to Strengthen EU’s Ailing Carbon Market

Sweden Floats Options to Strengthen EU’s Ailing Carbon Market | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
The European Union debate on a post-2020 overhaul of the bloc’s carbon market is set to intensify after Sweden outlined options to boost the cap-and-trade system tainted by a persistent oversupply of permits.
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MEPs and industry experts join forces in calling for 'compromise' approach to new EU fertilizer rules | The Parliament Magazine

MEPs and industry experts join forces in calling for 'compromise' approach to new EU fertilizer rules | The Parliament Magazine | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
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Farmers hold protest over grain prices at Limerick port

Farmers hold protest over grain prices at Limerick port | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
“The Commission must move to abolish anti-dumping and customs duties on non-EU fertiliser imports as fertilisers now account for 40% of variable production costs. The EU Competition Authority must examine the cost of EU approved plant protection products which are priced significantly lower to growers in other major grain producing regions across the world.”
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Organisations face up to tough EU plans cracking down on Irish emissions

Organisations face up to tough EU plans cracking down on Irish emissions | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
In contrast, there has been a breakthrough in reducing emissions of nitrous oxide, the other main agricultural greenhouse gas. Recent Teagasc research into new fertiliser formulations and nutrient use strategies indicated nitrous oxide emissions could be reduced by as much as 20%.

The key to this is using urea fertiliser which was treated with a urease inhibitor called NBPT. Yields are not affected, ammonia gas loss is dramatically reduced, and greenhouse gas loss is lower than for CAN, the most popular nitrogen fertiliser.
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UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency

UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency | Members Lounge | Scoop.it
20.06.2016 - An international team of experts in soil, plant and environmental sciences have joined forces to help to reduce the use of synthetic Nitrogen fertilisers in Brazil and the UK.
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Yara launches fertiliser terminal in Cork | IMDO - Irish Marine Development Office

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