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Fertilisers: Enriching the World's Soil
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Climate change, Developing country, Earth, Sustainability )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.com
Billions of people rely on artificial fertilisers to provide food on their plates, but it comes at a cost to the environment. So how do we feed the world and sustain the planet?
Can City Farms Feed a Hungry World?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Science, Environment, Technology, Agriculture, Build Tomorrow, Building Tomorrow )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.com
There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have enough to eat.
Food: The Hidden Goop and Gunge in What We Eat
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Agriculture, Food )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.com
Many of our foods contain ingredients that seem like they come from dystopian science fiction, says Veronique Greenwood. Why are they there?
Illegal Pro-GMO Observers Accused of Disrupting Oregon Labeling Law Vote Count
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Conflict, Court, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
Amid a recount of Oregon's ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.
The Navel-Gazing Green Reforms That Make Us Feel Good But Do Nothing
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, agriculture, interesting )

JeanisAWA
- 64 days ago - thedodo.com
The documentary Cowspiracy is enjoying a steady stream of well-deserved praise. Its core message --that leading environmental organizations ignore the detrimental impact of animal agriculture --
Take The Quiz: How Much Do You Know About GMOs?
Offbeat  (tags: Quiz, GMOs, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Genes, Food, Nutrition )

Brian
- 85 days ago - playbuzz.com
"Oregon and Colorado are getting ready to vote on labeling initiatives for GMOs. Before you start filling out ballot bubbles, find out how much you really know about GMOs. Did you get your GMO education from the Food Babe or are you a shill for Big Ag?"
Monsanto Still Clashing With Brazilian Soy Exporters Over Royalties
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Brazil, Ecology, Global economy, Politics )

Ray
- 93 days ago - rt.com
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto's push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant's patented seeds, some saying such a liability - even for a fee - may not be worth possible "embarrassment" to the industry.
GMO Lies Debunked: Food Labeling Will Not Significantly Raise Prices for Consumers - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, GMO, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 113 days ago - rt.com
Mandatory labeling of genetically-engineered foods available to consumers would result in a cost increase of $2.30 per person each year, according to a new study that analyzed research on labeling costs ahead of Oregon's ballot initiative on the issue.
Yellowstone National Park to Kill Up to 900 Bison This Winter
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Animals, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 121 days ago - rt.com
The bison population in Yellowstone National Park will be significantly reduced this winter, as park officials have announced a plan to cull up to 900 animals that attempt to leave or drift away from the park.
And Not a Drop to Waste - Inter Press Service
Offbeat  (tags: technology, environment, water supply, India, farmers, agriculture )

Naoko
- 263 days ago - ipsnews.net
Barely literate they might be, but the farmers of Mahbubnagar are now sought by many for their expertise in water budgeting.
EPA Advances Approval of Powerful Weed Killer for Dow's 'Agent Orange' GMO Crops
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Ecology, Food, GMO, Health, Monsanto, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 268 days ago - rt.com
The US Environmental Protection Agency has revealed a proposal for mass use of Dow Chemical's herbicide 2,4-D on the company's genetically-engineered corn and soybeans. The GE crops were developed to withstand several herbicides, including 2,4-D.
Most Apples in the US Drenched With Chemical Banned in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, Health, USA )

Ray
- 274 days ago - rt.com
A chemical used on most non-organic American apples that preserves the fruit's color after harvest was banned by the European Union in 2012 because its makers could not prove it did not put human health at risk, according to a new study.
Vermont Poised to Enact Toughest US GMO-Labeling Law Yet
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, GMO, Law, USA )

Ray
- 276 days ago - rt.com
Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has supported the bill.
Koch Ally to Introduce Monsanto-Backed Bill to Bar State GMO Labeling Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 294 days ago - rt.com
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.
What Are the Effects of Climate Change?
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, humans, world, science, risks, death, disasters, extinction, weather, agriculture )

Sabine
- 298 days ago - climate-change-guide.com
The latest reports predict that over 100 million people could die by 2030 if the world fails to take action.
 

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