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Australia trial for GM fruit fly - BBC News

Australia trial for GM fruit fly - BBC News | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Australia will carry out trials of a genetically modified fruit fly to break the breeding cycle of this crop pest.
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An Example of How Much Pesticides Have Changed

An Example of How Much Pesticides Have Changed | To Be Read | Scoop.it
The pesticides that farmers use to protect their crops have changed a great deal over the last few decades.
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Jomo Kwame Sundaram on the persistence of high rates of under-nutrition worldwide. - Project Syndicate

Jomo Kwame Sundaram on the persistence of high rates of under-nutrition worldwide. - Project Syndicate | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Despite some progress, the world has a long way to go to eradicate hunger.
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US taking an integrated approach to climate-smart agriculture | World Agroforestry Centre

US taking an integrated approach to climate-smart agriculture | World Agroforestry Centre | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Research centre (aka ICRAF) putting trees on farms to raise farmers' income and reduce poverty, working between agriculture and forestry
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The Indian problem

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INDIA, home to a third of the world’s extremely poor people, takes pride in being a champion of the poor. But words are one thing, deeds another. Right now, India...
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A ‘new’ land reform policy in India?

A ‘new’ land reform policy in India? | To Be Read | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Rural Development has recently issued a draft of a new National Land Reform Policy. In this article, Dilip Mookherjee discusses the key features, and presents his views on the pros and cons of the draft policy.
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Adopting biotechnology to save cassava crops in Tanzania | Genetic Literacy Project

Adopting biotechnology to save cassava crops in Tanzania | Genetic Literacy Project | To Be Read | Scoop.it
In a recent interview with Nyinondi Philbert, a leader in Tanzanian agriculture, an IPP Media reporter learns about the important role GM crops play in helping Tanzania's farmers.
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Economists on the wrong foot

Economists on the wrong foot | To Be Read | Scoop.it
This article asserts that the Sen-Bhagwati debate misses out two crucial elements – communities as agents of development, and ecological sustainability.
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Testing the Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis since 1650: Evidence from Panel Techniques that Allow for Multiple Breaks

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Between mass hunger and bursting granaries

Between mass hunger and bursting granaries | To Be Read | Scoop.it
A concern about the Food Security Bill is that legal entitlement has been weakened to mean a passive right to receive whatever the state gives
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Launch of new website: FUNDACIÓN ANTAMA – 15 years of Bt Maize in Spain. | Europabio

Launch of new website: FUNDACIÓN ANTAMA – 15 years of Bt Maize in Spain. | Europabio | To Be Read | Scoop.it
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Bill Gates: Agricultural Productivity Is Key to Reducing World Poverty | AGWEB.com

Bill Gates: Agricultural Productivity Is Key to Reducing World Poverty | AGWEB.com | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Investing in agriculture is essential if the fight against world poverty is to succeed, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who spoke at an International Agriculture and Food Security Briefing sponsored by Farmers Feeding the World, a Farm...
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Would we give up burgers to stop climate change?

Would we give up burgers to stop climate change? | To Be Read | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that adjusting our diet can slow global warming. Now let's see if our politics will let us
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or the problem of making hard choices

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What do we know about how biodiversity and poverty are linked? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)

What do we know about how biodiversity and poverty are linked? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) | To Be Read | Scoop.it
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Anti-GMO salvo: Activists target transgenic trees that could protect endangered forests | Genetic Literacy Project

Anti-GMO salvo: Activists target transgenic trees that could protect endangered forests | Genetic Literacy Project | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Scientists believe that genetically modified trees could bring huge sustainability benefits as the increased development needs of a growing global population puts pressure on already dwindling forests.
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Monsanto, GMOs & the Pulpit: Humans “Messing With Nature” Can Turn Out Just Fine

Monsanto, GMOs & the Pulpit: Humans “Messing With Nature” Can Turn Out Just Fine | To Be Read | Scoop.it
There are a couple things, as someone who writes in the public domain, I don't ever really want to m...
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Feed a child or send them to school?

Feed a child or send them to school? | To Be Read | Scoop.it
The education policy in Pakistan for the poor, cannot merely focus on books and teachers - it has to include free meals.
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Microbes 'cheaper, fairer' for boosting yields than GM

Microbes 'cheaper, fairer' for boosting yields than GM | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Microbes could boost crop yields and reduce the need for fertilisers at lower cost than GM crops, says an expert.
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Forest bolsters bird abundance, pest control and coffee yield - Karp - 2013 - Ecology Letters - Wiley Online Library

Forest bolsters bird abundance, pest control and coffee yield - Karp - 2013 - Ecology Letters - Wiley Online Library | To Be Read | Scoop.it
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IPS – Biofortification May Hold Keys to “Hidden Hunger” | Inter Press Service

IPS – Biofortification May Hold Keys to “Hidden Hunger” | Inter Press Service | To Be Read | Scoop.it
Biofortification May Hold Keys to "Hidden Hunger" - The U.N.
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Deadlock May Not Bury India Food Bill

Deadlock May Not Bury India Food Bill | To Be Read | Scoop.it
The failure to push through a food security bill aiming to guarantee cheap grains to about 70% of India’s population doesn’t necessarily mean there’ll be a quiet burial for one of the most ambitious food aid plans ever conceived.
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New lethal coconut disease threatens Papua New Guinea smallholders' livelihoods

New lethal coconut disease threatens Papua New Guinea smallholders' livelihoods | To Be Read | Scoop.it

In Papua New Guinea, a lethal plant disease called Bogia syndrome is killing coconut palms, other palm species and some banana varieties.


Via Luigi Guarino
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ScienceDirect.com - Global Food Security - Managing food price instability: Critical assessment of the dominant doctrine

ScienceDirect.com - Global Food Security - Managing food price instability: Critical assessment of the dominant doctrine | To Be Read | Scoop.it
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