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Consumers Care Where Their Meat Comes From, and Suppliers Are Taking Their Research Seriously

Consumers Care Where Their Meat Comes From, and Suppliers Are Taking Their Research Seriously | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Some butchers, market owners and meat-buying collectives are increasingly serious about knowing where the meat they sell comes from and how the animals were raised.
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Genetically modified corn regulation sows seeds of discontent

Genetically modified corn regulation sows seeds of discontent | sunnypages | Scoop.it
When it comes to genetically modified produce, public skepticism may be big, but big biotech’s reach may be even bigger, suggests a new Turkish regulation which legalizes the importation of genetically modified feed corn.
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Ghana’s good news has roots in agriculture

Ghana’s good news has roots in agriculture | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Ghana is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa likely to meet both the Millennium Development Goals of halving the proportion of people in poverty, and the proportion of people who are hungry, by ...
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Streit der Woche: Muss gutes Essen teurer sein? - taz.de

Streit der Woche: Muss gutes Essen teurer sein? - taz.de | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Wer Hähnchen isst, schluckt oft Antibiotika: Am Samstag wollen Landwirte, Umwelt- und Tierschützer gegen die Agrarindustrie demonstrieren. Wird Essen dadurch teurer?
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Mexico Approves Pilot Tests for GM Corn - Crop Biotech Update (1/13/2012) | ISAAA.org/KC

Mexico Approves Pilot Tests for GM Corn - Crop Biotech Update (1/13/2012) | ISAAA.org/KC | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Mexico Approves Pilot Tests for GM Corn: The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food through the National Service of Health, Food Safety, and Food Quality...
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BASF to concentrate plant biotechnology activities on main markets in North and South America - BASF - The Chemical Company - Corporate Website

BASF announced today that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America. The company will adjust the portfolio and site footprint of its subsidiary BASF Plant Science to reflect this change.
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Growing counterfeit pesticides health and security risk - Public Service Europe

Growing counterfeit pesticides health and security risk - Public Service Europe | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Organised crime networks targeting Europe by selling counterfeit pesticides because of a 'lack of harmonisation in legislation and implementation'...
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Weltbevölkerung braucht Ressourcen von drei Erden

Weltbevölkerung braucht Ressourcen von drei Erden | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Die Menschheit wächst, und sie hat Hunger. Wie werden Milliarden Menschen in Zukunft satt? Kakerlaken, Gen-Reis oder Designersteak – es gibt viele Wege.
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Statement by José Graziano da Silva, new FAO Director-General

3 January 2012, Rome- Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimin...
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Biofuels expansion stalls on output drop - FT.com

The growth of the biofuel industry has come to an abrupt halt with annual output last year falling for the first time in a decade owing to poor margins in Brazil and the US, the world’s biggest suppliers.
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Amid Economic Strife, Greeks Look to Farming Past

Amid Economic Strife, Greeks Look to Farming Past | sunnypages | Scoop.it
As Greece’s economy plunges and unemployment rises, many Greeks are fleeing to the countryside and looking to the nation’s rich agricultural past as a guide to the future.
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Agriculture and Climate Change, Revisited

Agriculture and Climate Change, Revisited | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Chagrined by the failure of delegates to embrace agriculture as a formal priority in climate change talks in Durban, a group of experts calls for more research and advocacy on the world's food system.
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UN Food and Agricultural Chief: 'Speculation Is an Important Cause of High Prices' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

UN Food and Agricultural Chief: 'Speculation Is an Important Cause of High Prices' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | sunnypages | Scoop.it
In a SPIEGEL interview, José Graziano da Silva, 62, the new head of the United Nations aid organization FAO, discusses his plans to combat hunger as well as his efforts to limit speculation and the impact it has on dramatically fluctuating food...
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Solutions for a nitrogen-soaked world

Solutions for a nitrogen-soaked world | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Nitrogen is both an essential nutrient and a pollutant, a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion and a fertilizer that feeds billions, a benefit and a hazard, depending on form, location, and quantity.
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Guest post: Sustainable agriculture and food demand, by Tim Benton

Guest post: Sustainable agriculture and food demand, by Tim Benton | sunnypages | Scoop.it
My personal view is that, by ecological, agricultural and social innovation, there are indeed a range of potential solutions to increasing production, reducing environmental impacts and also decreasing demand.
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Cool innovation - virtual supermarkets: Consumers scan code on displays in subway.Goods delivered home within hours

Cool innovation - virtual supermarkets: Consumers scan code on displays in subway.Goods delivered home within hours | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Labels and Labeling is the global magazine for the label, product decoration, web printing and converting industry.
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Groceries 'cheaper than in 1862'

Groceries 'cheaper than in 1862' | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Groceries today cost one-thirteenth of what they did 150 years ago, according to a study from The Grocer magazine.
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New EC agri website for journalists | Guild of Agricultural Journalists

New EC agri website for journalists | Guild of Agricultural Journalists | sunnypages | Scoop.it
There is a new benefit for journalist members of the Guild writing about EU agriculture – access to a new information website published by the European Commission.
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Weltbevölkerung braucht Ressourcen von drei Erden

Weltbevölkerung braucht Ressourcen von drei Erden | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Die Menschheit wächst, und sie hat Hunger. Wie werden Milliarden Menschen in Zukunft satt? Kakerlaken, Gen-Reis oder Designersteak – es gibt viele Wege.
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Illegal Chicken Cages: Lack Of Enforcement Indicates Larger European Union Policy Issues

Illegal Chicken Cages: Lack Of Enforcement Indicates Larger European Union Policy Issues | sunnypages | Scoop.it
FLEURUS, Belgium -- When Eric Pierart takes in the chaotic wiggling of thousands of hens caged in his renovated barn, he's reminded of how tough it is for Europe to unite on anything. And how much time it takes.
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'Climate farmers' highlight green agriculture practices | EurActiv

'Climate farmers' highlight green agriculture practices | EurActiv | sunnypages | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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In Congolese Capital, ‘Power Cut’ Applies to Food

In Congolese Capital, ‘Power Cut’ Applies to Food | sunnypages | Scoop.it
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the French term délestage is used to describe power cutoffs, but when applied to food shortages, it illustrates a stark reality.
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