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Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Farming, Breeding, Artificial Selection, Selecting Traits, Human Directed Evolution, Food Crops, Corn, Watermelon, Peaches, Infographic )

Brian
- 5 days ago - vox.com
"Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste."
Voracious Rootworms Evolve, Overcoming Genetically Engineered Corn When Farmers Defied Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: corn, farming, rootworms, GMOs, evolution )

Freya
- 213 days ago - dailykos.com
'A widespread increase in trait failure maybe just around the corner.' In the new paper, Gassmann describes further incidents of Bt resistance in other parts of Iowa.
Vertical Farms Sprouting Up All Over The World Could Bring Food Local
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, inovation, vertical farms, farming, food production, skygreens )

Beatrice
- 215 days ago - collective-evolution.com
Imagine walking into a high rise building only to find out it was actually a vertical farm. As odd as this sounds, this type of building is popping up in different areas of the world as the idea promises new, environmentally friendly and rapid ways to
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Farming?
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, farming, habitat, health, humans, nature, study, world )

Kathy
- 266 days ago - inhabitat.com
About twelve thousand years ago, humans hit on a bright idea. Why not grow food in our backyards instead of having to go look for it every time our tummies grumble? It was a masterful stroke of conscious evolution, but hardly a new one. Leaf-cutter ants->
GMO and Natural Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain in 2014 - Via RiseEarth
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Corporations, Food Crops, Farming, Labelling, Law, Health Risks, Humans )

Victoria
- 268 days ago - riseearth.com
2014 is shaping up to be a decisive year for the future of food and farming. Grassroots activists in the US are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labelling laws and county bans on growing unstable genetically engineered crops.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Ban University's Unnecessary Experiments On Pigs
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, safety, performance, investigation, health, discovery, animals, ancient, business, study, medicine, money, lies, dishonesty, corruption, business, cover-up, government, americans, farming, politics, treatment, healthcare, he )

Kelly
- 313 days ago - animalpetitions.org
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has revealed that Brown University has been using young pigs in unnecessary experiments. In these tests, researchers force the pigs to consume alcohol so that they can measure the effects
Stop the Field Testing of Genetically Engineered Crops - TAKE ACTION!
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotech, Genetically Engineered, (GE), GE wheat, Oregon farm, farming, field tests, USDA, petition )

Judy
- 507 days ago - secure3.convio.net
A farmer in Oregon just got an unwelcome surprise: he found genetically engineered (GE) wheat growing in his field. Tell the USDA that GE crops can't be controlled, and that we need to end field tests of GE crops.
India Farmers Think Big But Grow Micro to Enrich Their Soil
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, economy, ethics, SustainableDevelopment, society, news, world, environment, business, abuse, discovery, interesting, science, study )

JL
- 585 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Agriculture in Karnataka is enjoying a spurt in productivity as farmers rejuvenate the soil using micronutrients ndia's eighth largest state, with a population of 61 million people, has pursued an agricultural programme called Bhoo Chetana, or soil rejuv
Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court
Science & Tech  (tags: biotech, Monsanto, farming, patents, seeds, The Supreme Court, Vernon Hugh Bowman )

Judy
- 612 days ago - npr.org
The farmer is fighting the long reach of Monsanto's patents on seeds -- but he's up against more than just Monsanto. The biotech and computer software industries are taking Monsanto's side.
Study: Global Crop Production Shows Some Signs of Stagnating
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, government, business, consumers, money, politics, society, corporate, discovery, environment, health, habitat, research, science, scientists, society, world )

JL
- 664 days ago - washingtonpost.com
After decades of rapidly growing global agricultural output, production of four of the world's most important crops could be stagnating or even slowing in some regions, according to a new study published in Nature,
Is Factory Farm Poop Giving Fish a Sex Change?
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, money, ethics, business, pollution, consumers, corporate, americans, science, investigation, discovery, research, scientists, society, study, safety, health, design, concept )

JL
- 670 days ago - motherjones.com
"The genius of America farm experts is very well demonstrated here: they can take a solution and divide it neatly into two problems."
Are We Heading Toward Peak Fertilizer?
Science & Tech  (tags: food, humans, ethics, diet, nutrition, research, risks, science, warning, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, HumanRights, farming, politics, society, business, corporate, ethics, environment, investigation, scientists, safety, study, technology, concept, history )

JL
- 694 days ago - motherjones.com
what about peak phosphorus and potassium? These elements form two-thirds of the holy agricultural triumvirate of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (also known as NPK, from their respective markers in the periodic table).
Surprise! Weeds Are Vital to the Existence of Farmland Species
Science & Tech  (tags: science, agriculture, herbicides, weeds, farming, natureeco-friendly, conservation, ecosystems, Sustainabililty, sustainable, organic )

Marty
- 1114 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
It turns out, weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation.
Anonymous Hacks Monsanto's Website | Before It's News
Science & Tech  (tags: Anonymous, Monsanto, technology, tech, food, farms, farming, seeds, geneticengineering, GeneticEngineering, gmo, gmo crops, GMO Foods, GMO health risks )

Diane
- 1232 days ago - members.beforeitsnews.com
Monsanto is using bribery, the law, intimidation and any other means available to it to start to control the world food supply with it's genetically modified and patented seeds. Industry regulators have known for years that Roundup...
Tell the Obama Administration to Stop the Planting of GMO Alfalfa & Sugar Beets
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, farming, geneticengineering, Glyphosate, health, news, research, Roundup Ready, science )

Kathy
- 1260 days ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
3 items - 1. Understand the research 2. Watch the Huber interview (19+ minutes) 3. Please sign the letter.
 

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