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In a move that has disturbed many anti-hunger advocates, including the 81 global leaders of the World Future Council and laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, the World Food Prize - often known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture - has ...
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the answer to ending world hunger, at least according to the former leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI.
According to a 2009 WikiLeaks cable from the U.S. embassy in the ...
You’ve probably heard that honeybees in America had a particularly difficult time this winter, with hive losses surpassing 50 percent in some areas. Colony collapse disorder or CCD is blamed for doubling or tripling the usual rate of winter hive ...
What if the agricultural revolution has already happened and we didn’t realize it? Essentially, that’s the idea in this report from the Guardian about a group of poverty-stricken Indian rice and potato farmers who harvested confirmed world-record ...
The U.S. is suffering the worst drought in 50 years. But crop damage may well have been avoided if high quality non-GM (genetically modified) varieties were available to farmers. Further evidence is emerging that glyphosate-tolerant crops are ...
Opponents of genetically engineered foods on Wednesday blocked shipments and deliveries at Monsanto
Co's vegetable seed company in California that developed a new genetically modified sweet corn
that will hit stores this fall.
Seed is the first link in the food chain. Seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty. If farmers do not have their own seed or access to open pollinated varieties that they can save, improve or exchange, then they have no seed ...
For years now, people have wondered how climate change will affect farming. How will humanity feed itself during a time of rising temperatures and recurring drought?
Here in the US, we're starting to get a taste of things to come—and ...
In a column last month, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman wondered, "Why Aren't GMO
Foods Labeled?" After laying out some of the basic arguments in favor of labeling -- most obviously, the contradiction between the USDA finding that ...
A New York federal court today dismissed a lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto
brought by thousands of certified organic farmers. The farmers hoped the suit would protect them against infringing on the company's crop patents in the ...
The European Court of Justice's attorney general said on Tuesday France's ban on a genetically modified maize developed by U.S. firm Monsanto
The opinion, although not binding, gives a clear indication as to how the court ...
Industrial globalised agriculture is heavily implicated in climate change. It contributes to the three major greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2) from the use of fossil fuels, nitrogen oxide (N2O) from the use of chemical fertilizers and ...
The Department of Agriculture's decision to fully deregulate biotech alfalfa will delay, but not forestall, a day of reckoning between the rising organic industry and the coalition of farmers, agribusinesses and biotech firms that support the ...
Consumers in rich countries feel it in supermarkets but in the world's
poorest ones people are starving. The reason - soaring food prices, and it's
triggered riots around the world in places like Mexico, Indonesia, Yemen, the ...
Sugar cane genetically modified for greater ethanol and sugar production
could be developed in three to five years but strict Brazil biotechnology
regulation could keep it off the market for as much as seven years, companies
said on ...
Outside the headquarters of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc, the pavement
is iced over and workers arriving for the day are bundled up against the cold.
But inside a laboratory, a warm, man-made drought is in force, curling the ...
The European Union is likely to authorise imports of four separate
genetically modified (GMO) crop products next week for sale across its 27
national markets for the next 10 years, officials said on Monday.
The decision, ...
"Even the most resourceful housewife cannot create miracles from a pantry
that lacks rice."
Famine was still a scourge a generation ago when farmers in this dusty region
received the first ...