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PLoS Collections: Big Food, Food Systems, and Global Health

PLoS Collections: Big Food, Food Systems, and Global Health | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it

Marion Nestle on Big Food Systems...

PLoS Collections: Article collections published by the Public Library of Science...

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How not to debunk anti-GMO propaganda

Graham Brookes and Bruce Chassy wrote a detailed rebuttal of a paper by G.F. Botta et al. in the American Journal of Plant Science, which questioned the value of GMO soybeans in Argentina.
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Learn About Biodiversity | Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Learn About Biodiversity | Global Youth Biodiversity Network | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Learn About Biodiversity | Global Youth Biodiversity Network http://t.co/5zNidZby...
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Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: Nation's largest organic farming conference returns to La Crosse, WI, February 23-25

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: Nation's largest organic farming conference returns to La Crosse, WI, February 23-25 | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
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Rise in communities growing their own food to beat recession

A new report explores the rise of the new urban market gardener making money out of the hunger for ultra-local food.
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Emma Lacey's curator insight, May 31, 2014 1:57 AM

This is an interesting article exploring how people have started growing their own food. This could be implemented in a school setting as classes could start a vegetable or herb patch which students would look after. Produce could be shared with members of the class or throughout the school. Students may also wish to do something similar in their own homes. 

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New crop varieties can cut poverty, study finds - SciDev.Net

New crop varieties can cut poverty, study finds - SciDev.Net | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
The benefits to poor farmers of new crop varieties are hotly debated, but a new study shows they can help reduce poverty.
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Government of Canada Invests in Sustainable Agriculture Technology - Marketwire (press release)

Government of Canada Invests in Sustainable Agriculture Technology - Marketwire (press release) | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
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AG. ENTREPRENEURS TO MEET AT UCSD CAMPUS TO ...

Please join us Wednesday, November 30, from 6pm – 9pm at the Rady School of Management, for 'Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Southern California.' This event will be the first in a series where Seedstock ...
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The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog: USDA reports "locally grown" food a $4.8 billion business

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog: USDA reports "locally grown" food a $4.8 billion business | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
The United States Agricultural and Food Law and Policy Blog is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date news, research, and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
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Agricultural ecology: Organic farms flourish in the rain : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Agricultural ecology: Organic farms flourish in the rain : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it

Organic farming is touted as a way to conserve wildlife while still producing food, but some organic farms are more biodiverse than others. This may be because of regional climatic differences.

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VIII International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives -Viterbo 10-13 April 2012 |cynares

VIII International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their Wild Relatives -Viterbo 10-13 April 2012 |cynares | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it

I'll be watching for more info on the history and relationships of artichoke cultivars- have found my people!

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Blood on the menu (Blood Oranges)

Blood on the menu (Blood Oranges) | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
For the red pigmentation to develop, blood oranges normally require a period of cold as they ripen. The only place to reliably grow them on a commercial scale is in the Sicilian area of Italy around Mount Etna.
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Ricerca Italiana - PRIN - ENVIRONMENT, GENOTYPE AND TYPICALITY IN POTATO AND ARTICHOKE

Ricerca Italiana - PRIN - ENVIRONMENT, GENOTYPE AND TYPICALITY IN POTATO AND ARTICHOKE | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Il portale della Ricerca Italiana, PRIN - ENVIRONMENT, GENOTYPE AND TYPICALITY IN POTATO AND ARTICHOKE...
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The Making of an Agribusiness Apologist

The Making of an Agribusiness Apologist | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Atrazine has no fiercer defender than author and "sustainability consultant" Jon Entine. What's behind his support for the controversial herbicide?
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Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity e-book

Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity e-book | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity book download (Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity e-book: Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on B...)...
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Eye on biodiversity: Closing the data and information gaps on biodiversity - SciDev.Net

Eye on biodiversity: Closing the data and information gaps on biodiversity - SciDev.Net | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
When it comes to biodiversity information, incentives need to be provided to improve international sharing of data, report Tracy Irvine and Daniela Hirschfield.
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Mining for Corn: Friend or Foe? by Michelle Lancaster « Spirited ...

Mining for Corn: Friend or Foe? by Michelle Lancaster « Spirited ... | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
[1] Many question the implications of using a food source for non-food purposes, but they are just becoming aware of the fact that growth of corn has many negative implications as well. Abusing the .....
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Plant & Crop Science Blog: Biodiversity Can Promote Survival On a ...

Plant & Crop Science Blog: Biodiversity Can Promote Survival On a ... | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Whether a species can evolve to survive climate change may depend on the biodiversity of its ecological community, according to a new mathematical model that simulates the effect of climate change on plants and pollinators ...
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Harry Mok » UC student farms seed sustainable agriculture programs

Harry Mok » UC student farms seed sustainable agriculture programs | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
The story focuses on the evolution of the farms into sustainable agriculture education and research programs that are the most innovative in the country. My colleague Ernie Granillo took the photos for the slideshow, and I ran ...
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Peru's diverse crops | PRI's The World

Peru's diverse crops | PRI's The World | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Peru has one of the most varied food cultures in the world, with crops and flavors from the Pacific coast, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon rainforest. But not long ago, many of the country's indigenous crops were falling out of favor.
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Solutions for a cultivated planet : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Solutions for a cultivated planet : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Sustainable Food Networks | Scoop.it
Increasing population and consumption are placing unprecedented demands on agriculture and natural resources.

 

This analysis has lots of information condensed into it. It will take me awhile to absorb it and follow up on the research that is cited. I intend to use it as a resource for studying the sissues of agricultural sustainabiltiy from a global point of view- good job, authors!

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