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

- 354 days ago -
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 )

- 354 days ago -
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 )

- 355 days ago -
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 )

- 355 days ago -
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 )

- 370 days ago -
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 --
Monsanto Still Clashing With Brazilian Soy Exporters Over Royalties
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Brazil, Ecology, Global economy, Politics )

- 399 days ago -
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 )

- 419 days ago -
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 )

- 427 days ago -
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 )

- 569 days ago -
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 )

- 574 days ago -
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 )

- 580 days ago -
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 )

- 582 days ago -
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 )

- 600 days ago -
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 )

- 604 days ago -
The latest reports predict that over 100 million people could die by 2030 if the world fails to take action.
French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

- 620 days ago -
France's agricultural ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified maize MON 810, after France highest court twice previously struck down similar measures.

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