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31/3/2014
Last week, I joined a panel at the Global Agribusiness Forum in São Paolo (Brazil) to talk about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production. You might be surprised that Greenpeace was at an agribusiness conference. ...   
22/3/2014
Climate change and the continued use of polluting fossil fuels will “exacerbate water stress and scarcity” in many places, according to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.Speaking in a video message to a Tokyo event ahead of World Water ...   
11/3/2014
In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of ...   
13/2/2014
There are likely a lot of East Coasters wishing they lived in sunny, dry (and comparatively warm) California right now. But Californians know their weather is anything but a blessing these days with a drought that’s being called ...   
8/1/2014
Indigenous communities in Indonesia are using GPS technology to demarcate the boundaries of their ancestral lands, a move many believe could also help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. "Community mapmaking has been a ...   
19/12/2013
In an effort to avoid palm oil linked to deforestation, candy giant Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) will source 100 percent of its palm oil from traceable sources by the end of 2014. The commitment, announced Tuesday, comes on the heels of a ...   
8/12/2013
Next time a cow asks you to pull her hoof, turn her down -- unless you like global warming. According to a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the U.S. is releasing 50 percent more methane ...   
27/11/2013
Unlike just about every other developing country`s carbon print, Brazil`s greenhouse gas emissions are falling--fast. That`s according to an independent study (link in Portuguese) carried out by over 30 non-government organizations focused on ...   
6/11/2013
The ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods in Washington State, Initiative 522, was defeated Tuesday by a record spending campaign by America's food manufacturing giants and agribusiness corporations, who financed a ...   
18/9/2013
Governments in rich and poor countries alike should renounce their focus on agribusiness and give more support to small-scale, local food production to achieve global food security and tackle climate change, according to a report from Unctad, the ...   
8/9/2013
A Depression-era program intended to save American farmers from ruin has grown into a 21st-century crutch enabling affluent growers and financial institutions to thrive at taxpayer expense.Federal crop insurance encourages farmers to gamble ...   
30/7/2013
What are the true risks of genetically modified foods spreading allergens? I’m looping back today to look more deeply at this. It gets a bit technical, but here’s the deal: A few moments of pain here and there, and in exchange you’ll get past the ...   
30/7/2013
Ten years ago, Brazil yielded to agribusiness pressure and legalised the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soy. Today it is the world’s second leading producer of GM crops, surpassed only by the United States.Transgenic soy had ...   
19/7/2013
Brazil’s economy has been booming. During the past decade, it grew from the ninth to the sixth-largest in the world. While this growth has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it’s come with a downside: significant environmental impacts. Brazil ...   
2/7/2013
The Friends and Foes of Organic Food, Environmental Working Group
The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), which is run out of a P.O. box in Watsonville, CA, claims to extol the health benefits of consuming both conventional and organic produce and maintains that its members include both conventional and ...   
23/6/2013
- The bold strategy implemented by the Brazilian government has achieved an 84 percent reduction in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in the last eight years. But when the natural resources and pesticides used in agricultural production are ...   
17/6/2013
To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal ...   
11/6/2013
We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety ...   
22/3/2013
The new pope's choice of the name Francis, to honour the Catholic Church's patron saint of animals and the environment, has awakened the hopes of ecologists and others who are concerned about rampant consumerism and the deterioration of the ...   
5/3/2013
- The World Bank is urging African governments to retool their agriculture policies, particularly to include a far greater focus on agribusiness as a critical driver of future development. The bank is now projecting that African ...   
6/2/2013
The British Government is completely free to ignore recommendations from European safety regulators that controversial nerve-agent pesticides should not be used on crops visited by bees, MPs were told. Herman Fontier, head of the ...   
14/1/2013
Biofuel refinery in new industrial zone in Tapachula, an exporting city on the coast of Chiapas. With plans for expansion, there is a coffee plant to its left and an oil refinery being built on its right. Mexico is currently laying the foundation ...   
26/12/2012
Same story. Different day. People are threatened by an activity that will injure them, and they work overtime to pass a law that bans the activity. An affected corporation--or industry association--then sues the municipality, ...   
18/12/2012
This piece is part of Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater, a special National Geographic Freshwater News series on how grabbing land-and water-from poor people, desperate governments, and future generations threatens global food security, ...   
24/9/2012
A huge palm oil project in Cameroon's rainforest, led by a U.S.-based agribusiness, Herakles Farms, is stirring up controversy. Environmentalists warn it will destroy precious forest and displace local people from their land, while others, ...   

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