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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.
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The Midwest's vast farms are losing a ton of money this year

The Midwest's vast farms are losing a ton of money this year | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
And you're going to pay much of the difference. Is there a better way?
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As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated"

As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated" | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
world, new forms of colonization are emerging, and popular control over decisions that affect people's freedom and well-
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The feds just approved a new GMO corn. Here's why I'm not rejoicing.

The feds just approved a new GMO corn. Here's why I'm not rejoicing. | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
This crop is supposed to reduce herbicide use. But some experts think that the superweeds it breeds will just require more chemicals.
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Food security brings economic growth — not the other way around | Devex

Food security brings economic growth — not the other way around | Devex | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
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Critics of Gates’ ag programs bring the battle to Seattle

Critics of Gates’ ag programs bring the battle to Seattle | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Leaders of African farm groups will argue Sunday at Town Hall that the foundation’s strategy is a flawed attempt to impose industrial agriculture at the expense of more ecologically sound approaches.
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The Food Sovereignty Prize 2014: A Focus on People & Agroecology

The Food Sovereignty Prize 2014: A Focus on People & Agroecology | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
The idea of "food sovereignty" emerges from and energizes an international movement, growing from the bottom up....
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Feeding the World: The Ultimate First-World Conceit » TripleCrisis

At best, such investments will develop only land, not societies. They will produce primarily for export, not the domestic market. They will employ few people and train few farmers in more productive farming practices. They certainly won’t feed the hungry.
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Will GM crops feed the world? – new report

GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.
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To save on global warming, why food is allowed to travel across continents? Why not popularise local products and local markets?

To save on global warming, why food is allowed to travel across continents? Why not popularise local products and local markets? | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
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Coca-Cola is not the solution to hunger in Africa

Coca-Cola is not the solution to hunger in Africa | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola is the latest company to join the agricultural 'scramble for Africa', writes Miriam Ross. Backed by £600 million of British aid under the guise of 'food security' and 'nutrition', a vast give-away of Africa's land is under way that will condemn small farmers to landlessness and poverty.
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Why "get big" isn't the answer for poor farmers around the globe

Why "get big" isn't the answer for poor farmers around the globe | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Here's why farms are getting smaller, not larger, in developing countries.
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Kenya chooses GM and biotech, but there are smarter ways to feed Africa

Kenya chooses GM and biotech, but there are smarter ways to feed Africa | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has made the case for Africa to use biotechnology in food production to deal with hunger and poverty. But when it comes to the issue of food security in Africa, there…
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Friendly fungi: How they could help barley growers feed the world without chemicals

Friendly fungi: How they could help barley growers feed the world without chemicals | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Botanists from Trinity College Dublin have made a breakthrough discovery that could save barley farmers sleepless nights and millions of Euro each year: naturally occurring plant-friendly fungi prevent crop-ravishing diseases from spreading, and also aid plant survival in testing environmental conditions.
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Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
An online tool shows which technologies will do the most to help farmers improve yields, says Gordon Conway.
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Knowledge, Technology and Society team blog: Food sovereignty: a contested concept

The bottom line is that farmers want good prices, and consumers want cheap food. This structural relation between producers is crucial. The current agri-food system involves much distortion of prices, and a distribution of value in corporate-controlled value chains that often benefits agribusinesses and retailers, and neither producers nor consumers. Yet too often local food systems can only produce expensive food for elite markets. Clearly internalising the costs to the environment and to labour of the current agri-food system is essential, and this will doubtless produce shorter commodity chains, more localised production and marketing, better conditions for workers and a more equitable distribution of value, as well as more ecologically-sensitive forms of production. Yet, even with such measures, a diversity of innovative, technological responses will be necessary that should not be limited by a technically narrow definition of agroecology.
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EPA: Those bee-killing pesticides? They're actually pretty useless.

EPA: Those bee-killing pesticides? They're actually pretty useless. | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
And yet farmers still use them—often because they have no other choice.
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Why ‘climate-smart agriculture’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Why ‘climate-smart agriculture’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
It’s a buzzword beloved by corporations but there is nothing to ensure “climate-smart” means good for the environment, writes Teresa Anderson
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Greens face problem with economic ‘growth’ framing

With well-being central
to economic thinking, things like leisure and quality of life ‘naturally’ come
to the fore – they’re assigned a value that was always excluded by the ‘economic
growth’ frame.
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Giving smallholders a seat at the table

Giving smallholders a seat at the table | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
New Fairtrade study warns that failure to engage farmers in agricultural public-private partnerships could worsen poverty and food insecurity
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Why do capitalist economies have to grow?

Why do capitalist economies have to grow? | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
I’m delighted to have an essay published by Green House, the think tank founded by some of the UK’s leading thinkers on environmental politics and economics. The essay is entitled “Why do capitalis...
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Agroecologia e a superação da pobreza — AgriCultures Network

Agroecologia e a superação da pobreza — AgriCultures Network | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Agroecology overcoming poverty - Brazil's achievements in poverty reduction over the past decade have gained much notoriety. Flagship social programmes such as Bolsa Familia have been hailed for lifting an estimated 28 million above the poverty line. With this in mind, this issue of Agriculturas is a timely evaluation of what has been achieved and what new challenges have arisen.
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Kenyan students could solve sanitary problem with banana-fibre pad

Kenyan students could solve sanitary problem with banana-fibre pad | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Students invent product to tackle shortage of affordable hygiene products and end stigma around menstruation for young women. Moraa Obiria reports
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Making agriculture attractive to the youth in Africa

Making agriculture attractive to the youth in Africa | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
African leaders should attract the youth to small farms, argue T.S Janye, Miu Muyana and Lulama Ndibongo Traub.
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UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world

UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world | Food sovereignty | Scoop.it
Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. And as Nafeez Ahmed notes, her call coincides with a new agroecology initiative within the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
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