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25/10/2014
A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods. Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm ...   
6/10/2014
Historian of science Naomi Oreskes, now at Harvard, first came to my attention 20 years ago, when she and two co-authors argued in Science that "verification and validation of numerical models of natural systems is impossible." In The End of ...   
20/9/2014
Earth's human population is expected to continue growing through the end of the century, with an 80 percent likelihood that it will reach 10.9 billion from today's nearly 7.3 billion, according to updated estimates from the United ...   
3/9/2014
An Indian court Wednesday told the new right-wing government to unblock funds of Greenpeace India after an intelligence report accused foreign-funded campaign groups of hurting Asia’s third-largest economy. In a major crackdown, Prime ...   
23/8/2014
It’s not just the impact of organic foods on personal health that concerns consumers. Organic consumers express rising concern over the destructive impacts of industrial agriculture and factory farms on the environment, climate, animal welfare, ...   
1/7/2014
The UK needs to produce more food with fewer resources and reassure the public on the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods if it wants to become more self-sufficient in the long term, a group of MPs has said. A new report by the ...   
1/7/2014
The UK’s ability to feed itself is threatened by “complacency” over the extreme weather driven by climate change and increasing competition for food as the world’s population grows, MPs warned on Tuesday. The environment, food and rural ...   
30/6/2014
As farmers move toward growing crops designed to meet growing world demand for food and stand up to tougher climate conditions, they may inadvertently be worsening malnutrition, scientists say. Such "hidden hunger" stems from a lack of ...   
20/6/2014
Hawaii has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in ...   
14/5/2014
Will the U.S. and Europe consider the climate and environment during their next round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations? Nearly 200 civil society organizations hope so, and wrote about their concerns in a ...   
8/5/2014
A carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere could strip important food crops of their nutrients, a new study suggests. Wheat, rice, barley and certain legumes like soybeans are classified as C3 plants, which corresponds to their ability as plants ...   
7/5/2014
If we don't intervene, greenhouse gases may significantly reduce the amount of zinc and iron in crops around the world. Add one more consequence to the ever-growing list of climate-change repercussions: a threat to human nutrition. In a ...   
5/5/2014
Outside the political hothouse of Brasilia, there are probably few who can name the head of Brazil's powerful agricultural lobby, yet the woman in question, Kátia Abreu, is rapidly becoming the country's most interesting, important – and ...   
2/5/2014
US farmers can grow more corn than ever before thanks to genetic modifications and improved planting techniques, but the crops are also increasingly vulnerable to drought, researchers said Thursday. The study in the journal Science found ...   
1/5/2014
The challenge is huge but the solution may be small-very small. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes ...   
22/4/2014
Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our ...   
16/4/2014
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which ...   
8/4/2014
As governments meet in Berlin, scientists and farmers on the frontline of climate change in the Philippines are at odds over how best to adapt agriculture to the much higher temperatures and weather extremes expected over the next ...   
3/4/2014
As a UN body - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - in its latest report has set an alarm bell ringing for the world to the looming threats of global warming, its chairman R K Pachauri wants the countries across the globe to look ...   
24/12/2013
Last week, the Public Patent Foundation filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, in the hopes that the highest court in the land would hear and ...   
7/12/2013
Messed up migrations | Photo | Audio, Living on Earth
From the wildebeest to the monarch butterfly, this year many of the world's great animal migrations are out of whack. Migration expert and Princeton Ecology professor David Wilcove joins host Steve Curwood to discuss what's going ...   
11/11/2013
The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like ...   
11/11/2013
For scientist Jack Newman, creating a new life form has become as simple as this: he types out a DNA sequence on his laptop. Clicks "send". And a few metres away in the laboratory, robotic arms mix together some compounds to produce the desired ...   
10/11/2013
Driving into Iraq just after the 2003 invasion felt like driving into the future. We convoyed all day, all night, past Army checkpoints and burned-out tanks, till in the blue dawn Baghdad rose from the desert like a vision of hell: Flames licked ...   
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 ...   

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