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Food Crops News 84

FOOD CROPS Food Crops News 84 (Bản tin Cây Lương thực Quốc tế)
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Why India may not be ready yet for genetically modified crops?
Times of India

... of the agricultural scientific community. But now the thirty seventh
reports by the Parliamentary committee on agriculture, 'Cultivation of
Genetically Modified Food Crops-Prospects and Effects' released on August 9
has thrown up some dramatic ...
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No trust in farm biotech-India house panel junks GM crops
Current TV

The parliamentary standing committee on agriculture, led by CPM's Basudeb
Acharya, which tabled the report “Cultivation of Genetically Modified
Food Crops - Prospects and Effects” also called for a reversal of the
policy. “The committee has come to the ...
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Burnt crops raise specter of food crisis
STLtoday.com

The worst drought in over 50 years has prompted government economists to
slash their forecasts for the nation's corn and soybean production,
triggering fears of rising food costs and stirring worries of a global food
crisis. The U.S. Department of ...
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This Is Your Global Food Supply On Climate Change
Sustainablog (blog)

... food production is problematic no matter what its cause. As bad as it
seems, it might just be a “shot over the bow” relative to what me might
expect in the future. The unfilled corn cob pictured above is a relatively
decent example of what the US ...
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El Nino raising fears over food prices
Taipei Times

An El Nino weather pattern is under way and will last until winter, Japan
said on Friday, foreshadowing disruptive conditions that could harm crops
from Australia to India at a time of rising fears about global food
supplies. Corn prices have surged ...
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African countries threatened by food crisis attempt to contain prices
GlobalPost

A greater dependency on foreign food crops is especially concerning for
countries like Zimbabwe because it coincides with the increased scarcity
worldwide, making it even more difficult to generate income. China and
Europe, for example, are expected to ...
<http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120810/african-countries-threatened-food-crisis-attempt-contain-prices>
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Food prices on the rise
Winnipeg Free Press

"In 2008, it was a broader range of geographies and crops that were
affected" including rice, a staple in many regions of the world, Shenfeld
said. "Today, the rice supply is still reasonably healthy." As well,
Shenfeld said wheat in many drought ...
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'House report on GM crops a block in India's growth story'
Daily Pioneer

Biotech experts and associations have termed the Parliamentary panel report
on Genetically Modified food crops, released on Thursday, and its critical
remarks against the use of transgenic crops as anti-framer, against seeds
and technology, and a huge ...
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Rice helps food crops avert crisis > Dr Chris Back - Liberal Senator ...

Rice helps food crops avert crisis. August 8, 2012. ian Financial Review,
Page: 14. By Luzi Ann Javier S Wednesday, 8 August 2012. At a time when
droughts ...
<http://chrisback.com.au/HotIssues/tabid/88/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/278/Rice-helps-food-crops-avert-crisis.aspx>

Proper tests not done before giving nod to Bt Brinjal: Parliamentary ...
NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel has recommended a thorough probe into the
controversy surrounding Bt Brinjal and indicated the approval committee was
...
<http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-08-10/news/33137843_1_bio-technology-gm-crops-food-crops


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Food Crops News 83


FOOD CROPS Food Crops News 83 (Bản tin Cây Lương thực Quốc tế)

Cassava News : Tin mới Cây Sắn, Photo by Hoàng Long 


Drought Forces Reductions in US Crop Forecasts
New York Times

About 40 percent of the nation's corn crop now goes to ethanol producers
— the rest to animal feed, food and exports. Retailers said that they did
not expect to have to pass along price increases to customers in the short
term. “The drought has had an ...
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/business/projections-for-corn-yield-falls-to-17-year-low.html?pagewanted=all>
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Drought crop damage worsens, ethanol waiver urged
Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The worst drought in more than 50 years has caused
more damage than expected to corn and soybean crops, the government said on
Friday, heightening calls for a suspension of ethanol quotas to head off
another global food ...
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/us-drought-idUSBRE8781E320120810>
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Prices Surge as Drought Stunts Corn Crop
Wall Street Journal

U.S. forecasters lowered their estimates for the corn and soybean harvest
as a drought across the middle of the nation pushed up crop prices, raising
costs for livestock producers, food makers and eventually consumers. The
U.S. Department of ...
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El Nino emerges, raising fears over food prices
Reuters

TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - An El Nino weather pattern is underway and will
last until winter, Japan said on Friday, foreshadowing disruptive
conditions that could harm crops from Australia to India at a time of
rising fears about global food supplies.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/weather-elnino-japan-idINL4E8JA2D420120810>
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Food Versus Fuel Debate Intensifies as US Crop Predictions Shrink
SustainableBusiness.com
"Much of the reduced crop will be claimed by biofuel production in line
with US federal mandates, leaving even less food for food and feed
markets," he wrote. "An immediate temporary suspension of that mandate
would give some respite to the market and ...
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Report: US corn, soybean crops won't replenish stockpiles, raising food crisis ...
Daily Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. corn and soybean crops have been slashed even more than
expected by the worst drought in half a century and will fail to replenish
ultra-low stockpiles, a U.S. government report showed on Friday, raising
fears of a new world food ...
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Low US Crop Estimate Heightens Food-Crisis Concerns
International Business Times

The total crop yield was slashed by nearly half from last month, to 650
billion bushels from 1.2 billion. The news sent corn prices up Friday to a
record $8.43 a bushel, breaking highs last seen during the 2007-08 global
food crisis. Corn was still ...
<http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/372475/20120810/corn-crops-drought-global-food-crisis.htm
>
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Congress harvests a crop failure in farm policy
OregonLive.com

Only 26 percent of the nation's corn crop is in good condition, compared
with 62 percent a year ago. ... Both bills have problems; the House bill
cuts nutrition programs too much, the Senate bill includes a crop insurance
formula likely to be very ...
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All eyes on Agriculture Department, crop report
NECN

(NECN/NBC News: Claire Leka) - All eyes are on the Agriculture Department;
it releases its monthly crop report Friday. It's the first since July's
record heat wave brought on the worst drought in half a century; it's
already affected a large swath of ...
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=== Web - 1 new result for [food crops] ===

BTL:Critics Challenge Monsanto's Claims Extolling Benefits of ...

Critics Challenge Monsanto's Claims Extolling Benefits of Genetically
Engineered Food Crops Interview with Karen Perry Stillerman, Union of
Concerned ...
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Food Crops News 82


FOOD CROPS Food Crops News 82 (Bản tin Cây Lương thực Quốc tế)

Cây Lương thực www.cayluongthuc.blogspot.com. Photo by Hoang Long


Bar GM food crops, says parliamentary panel
The Hindu

In a major setback to the proponents of genetically modified technology in
farm crops, the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture on Thursday asked
the government to stop all field trials and sought a bar on GM food crops
(such as Bt. brinjal). The ...
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Bad Weather Pushes Up Food Prices
Wall Street Journal

"All the attention now is going to be on the forthcoming crops," said Ms.
Calpe. Officials at international organizations, including the World Bank
and the U.N. World Food Program, worry governments will react to tighter
food supplies by curbing food ...
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India Should Be More Wary of GM Crops, Parliamentary Panel Says
Science Now

NEW DEHLI—A high-profile Indian parliamentary panel on agriculture has
urged a retreat from genetically modified (GM) food crops and is seeking
the mandatory labelling of all GM foods. The report from a 31-member
standing panel of parliament ...
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Easing US ethanol mandate would help prevent food crisis-UN
Reuters

As the surge in corn prices revives a fierce food versus fuel debate, José
Graziano da Silva, the director-general of the UN's Food and Agricultural
Organization, wrote in the Financial Times newspaper that competition for a
U.S. corn crop that has ...
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US crops tell story of future world food prices
BBC News

This year he will be lucky to make $200000. Crop insurance and his own
prudence, conservatism as he calls it, should mean he will weather the lack
of storm. But there is no getting around the fact that two of the staples
of the world food industry are ...
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Global Food Reserves Falling as Drought Wilts Crops: Commodities
Businessweek

Stockpiles of the biggest crops will decline for a third year as drought
parches fields across three continents, raising food-import costs already
forecast by the United Nations to reach a near-record $1.24 trillion.
Combined inventories of corn, wheat, soybeans ...
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Critics Challenge Monsanto's Claims Extolling Benefits of Genetically ...
Between The Lines

The Monsanto corporation, an international leader in biotechnology, is
currently spending millions of dollars on an advertising campaign to
convince the public and politicians that the genetically engineered food
crops that they've developed and are ...
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Is Summer Drought Dire Straits for Crops, Food and Agri Sector?-BMO ...
Equities.com

"Agricultural prices have probably gotten ahead of themselves and could
back down once there is greater clarity as to what the crop yield will be,"
said Mr. Rinneard. "Agri inputs account for less than 50 per cent of the
total cost of processed food; labour and ...
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Police to Grow Own Food
AllAfrica.com

The Uganda Police Force is set to open up plantations to grow food crops as
a solution to the meagre pay given to its officers and as a way of
alleviating the effects of inflation. The Inspector General of Police, Lt.
Gen. Kale Kayihura, said the programme will be ...
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Agriculture chief says food prices should not skyrocket because of drought
KTVL

He says even if commodities prices were to double, "you would probably only
see a half a percent to maybe as much as a percent increase in food costs."
And Vilsack says crop yields may not come up as short as some have
suggested. He says the effects ...
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ANN LOVEJOY | Nurturing homegrown food crops - Kitsap Sun Mobile
ANN LOVEJOY | Nurturing homegrown food crops. By Ann Lovejoy Published
Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Since the whole country has been experiencing ...
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