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Britain's Farming and Environment Minister Owen Paterson on Thursday called for an acceleration in the EU’s approval process for genetically modified (GMO) crops which he said offered benefits including less pesticide use."I think we need ...
It`s been quite a year for food
and farming coverage here at Grist. Below is a wrap-up of some of the biggest stories of the year.
1. The worst drought in half a century
Corn withered, farmers scowled and resorted to feeding ...
Opponents of genetically engineered food
s 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.
Anti-GM campaigners outside parliament.
The European Parliament on Tuesday backed plans to let member states choose whether to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops on their territory, giving a detailed list of grounds ...
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 ...
Researchers need to use all available resources in an integrated approach to put agriculture on a path to solve the world's food
problems while reducing pollution, according to a Penn State biologist. Changes in national and international ...
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 ...
In recent years climate change is seen as the major contributor to the food
prices have been rising, farmers in particular have been seeing their crop yield dwindling as the climate change unleashed floods, ...
Biodiversity, already decaying fast as a result of climate change and intensive farming, is under further threat by genetic modification (GM) of seeds, says a leading German ecological activist.
Genetic modification of seeds is ...
Former EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler last week called on Europe to significantly contribute to world food
security by fulfilling its "production potential", as the continent moves from being a net exporter of food
stuffs to become a ...
Gas prices are above $4 a gallon; global food
prices surged 39% last year; and an environmental disaster looms as carbon emissions continue to spiral upward. The global economy appears on the verge of a TKO, a triple whammy from energy, ...
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 ...
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 time is right for a renewed push for biotech wheat, leading US wheat
industry players said this week, as tight world wheat supplies and high prices
underscore strong global demand for the key food
"We in the wheat ...
A United Nations commission has agreed on the first global principles for assessing the safety
of genetically modified food
s, the two agencies organizing the effort announced on Friday. The proposed rules could some day prompt governments to call ...