Friday, November 2, 2012

Food Crops News 131


Food Crops News 131 update new global food crops from 28 Oct. to 2 Nov. 2012Tin Cây Lương thực 131 cập nhật tin cây lương thực toàn cầu từ 28. 10 đến 2.11 năm 2012
 

2. Nov. 2012
Can Genetically Engineered Foods Harm You?
Huffington Pos
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For now, the only GE foods on the market are plants and microbes.
Commercial GE plants include pest- or herbicide-resistant crops, such as
corn and soy, and viral-resistant papaya and zucchini. GE microbes include
an engineered curdling agent for ...
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CCEA approves MSP hike for rabi crops, no decision on wheat

Business Standard

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today deferred a decision
on Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat for the 2013-2014 crop marketing
season (April-March) amid differences between food and agriculture
ministries. CCEA, however ...
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AAAS Issues Statement on Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

California Council on Science and Technology

"The science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular
techniques of biotechnology is safe," said the statement. "Consuming foods
containing ingredients derived from GM crops is no riskier than consuming
the same foods containing ...
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California Department of Food and Agriculture Accepting Specialty Crop Block ...

Imperial Valley News

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture
(CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant
Program, which is designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Golden
State's specialty crops.
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GM breakthrough could help improve crop yields by regulating the ripening of fruit

Daily Mail

Chief executive Professor Douglas Kell said: 'To ensure we have enough
healthy, sustainable food for a growing population we need to find a range
of novel solutions to challenges such as improving crop yields and reducing
food waste. 'This research ...
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Food labeling initiative has local roots

Napa Valley Register

Martenson and local doctor Robert Moore formed a nonprofit in 2006,
Preserving Integrity in Napa's Agriculture, that was devoted to study the
available research on genetically engineered crops and foods. That led to
the creation of a stakeholder group ...
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Biofuel breakthrough creates fuel and food

The Australian

Phillip and Geoff Bell have developed a new way to produce ethanol from
waste products such as sugar cane, instead of using food crops such as
corn. Not only that, but the leftover yeast used in making the
environmentally friendly fuel is then turned ...
<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/biofuel-breakthrough-creates-fuel-and-food/story-e6frgcjx-1226508617037>
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Cuba crops ravaged by storm too, UN warns

Gulf Times

Sandy devastated Cuba's second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba, as well as
rural areas critical to farming in the cash-strapped Communist country of
11.2mn that imports much of its food. “The toll on the farm sector will
have major repercussions around ...
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Crops to Clinic: Researchers Create, Test Cancer-fighting Foods

HealthCanal.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At a time of year when many American families gather to
pile food on holiday plates, cancer researchers urge families to save more
space for colorful fruits and vegetables that may help prevent cancer.
Researchers at The Ohio State ...
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Storm spared healthy grain crop

London Free Press

“Excess moisture this time of year can have a negative impact on the
winter wheat crop,” said Peter Johnson, a specialist with Ontario's
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Fortunately this year,
the crop was mostly planted quite early ...
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=== Web - 2 new results for [food crops] ===


TPF: India Puts GM Food Crops Under Microscope

Title: India Puts GM Food Crops Under Microscope URL Source: https://www.
commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/27-0
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Haiti Food Crisis: Sandy devastates crops, prompts worries of food ...

Across the Northeast many people are without a home and many more are
without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But as bad as the damage
has ...
<http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/10/31/haiti_food_crisis_sandy_devastates_crops_prompts_worries_of_food_shortages.html>

 
1. Nov. 2012
Battered Haiti facing food shortages after Sandy destroyed crops
Telegraph.co.uk

... crops were destroyed by the hurricane in some areas. Myrta Kaulard,
Haiti's representative from the World Food Programme, said the number of
people at risk of hunger could run to thousands while farmers were also hit
by the loss of food and cash crops.
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/haiti/9646894/Battered-Haiti-facing-food-shortages-after-Sandy-destroyed-crops.html>
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Food Production May Cause Almost One Third Of Greenhouse Gas, Says Study

Huffington Post

That could force some farmers to make radical shifts to growing more heat-,
flood- or drought-tolerant crops, according to the report, "Recalibrating
Food Production in the Developing World". More resilient crops including
yam, barley, cowpea, millet ...
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/food-greenhouse-gas_n_2046952.html>
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Safety of genetically modified foods is debated in California

Kansas City Star

Susan Lang doesn't know for certain if her son's itchy skin and upset
stomach were caused by eating food made from crops whose genes were altered
in a lab. But over the years, she believes she's been able to soothe the
8-year-old's eczema and digestive ...
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Storm damages crops in Haiti, fueling food price woes

Livemint

Extensive damage to crops throughout the southern third of the country, as
well as the high potential for a spike in cases of cholera and other
water-borne diseases, could mean Haiti will see the deadliest effects of
Sandy in the coming days and weeks.
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Cuba crops ravaged by Sandy, UN warns

AFP

"Sugar cane was the single hardest hit followed by plantain and bananas,
vegetables and other basic crops" such as beans, it said. Though Cuban
officials rarely speak publicly about food security issues, Vice President
Jose Ramon Machado, on a visit to ...
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Climate Change to Make Bananas Vital Food Crop

Newser

(Newser) – As the planet gets warmer, farmers are going to have to give
up on certain crops and people are going to have to get used to radically
changed diets, according to a new report. Agricultural experts predict that
harvests of maize, rice, and ...
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Do Fuel Crops Pay? Farmers Get A Way To Know

EarthTechling

Marginal lands are something of a holy grail for crop-based biofuels,
especially now, with fears running high that the use of high-quality land
to grow feedstocks is cutting into food supplies – or at least raising
prices. Khanna explained this key ...
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Sandy: Haiti fears food shortages after hurricane

BBC News

Fears are growing of food shortages in Haiti, after the strong winds and
heavy rain of Hurricane Sandy caused extensive crop damage. Aid workers and
officials are also warning that flooding could lead to a sharp rise in
cholera cases. Sandy is blamed ...
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Can genetic engineering make better flowers?

Mother Nature Network

Regardless of which side of the fence you are on about genetically
engineered food crops, there are plenty of arguments for and against the
idea of manipulating nature in the name of solving food problems. But what
about flowers? Not something that we ...
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Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world

BBC News

Researchers from the CGIAR agricultural partnership say the fruit might
replace potatoes in some developing countries. Cassava and the little-known
cowpea plant could be much more important food crops as temperatures rise.
People will have to adapt to ...
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=== Web - 2 new results for [food crops] ===


Climate change to make bananas vital food crop - Sakshi Post

Climate change could lead to bananas becoming a critical source of food for
millions of people, a new study has claimed. Researchers from the CGIAR ...
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'Virtual' crops could lead to climate-sustainable food - AlertNet

New varieties, tested via computer models, could help focus resources on
what will work in the face of climate change.
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31. Oct. 2012

Food may cause almost a third of greenhouse emissions -study
Reuters

Food output makes up 19-29 pct of man-made greenhouse gas. * Cuts needed,
from fertilisers to transport -CGIAR study. * Climate change may force
shifts to alternative crops. By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle.
OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Food ...
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Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops
Huffington Post

GMOs are plant or meat products that have had their DNA altered in a
laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses or bacteria. For
example, genetically modified corn contain a pesticide that cannot be
washed off. Most GE food grown in the U ...
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Storm damages crops in Haiti, fuelling food price woes
Ahram Online

As Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the US East Coast on Monday, the full
extent of the storm's havoc on Haiti was just beginning to emerge.
Extensive damage to crops throughout the southern third of the country, as
well as the high potential for a ...
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Farmer's Diary: Taking good care of crops after harvest
Daily Monitor

The insecticides for preserving grain are available in farmers' shops but
it has to be born in mind that they are poisonous, and yet they are to be
used for preserving food crops to be ultimately eaten by humans or animals.
Therefore care must be taken ...
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PASSCO less active in commodities market since 2009
The Express Tribune

“In the absence of Passco, the farmers are at the mercy of middlemen and
traders, who are exploiting the situation by paying less for minor food
crops like grams, potatoes and onions,” a government official said.
Passco, established in 1973 as a public ...
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Just label it,--- let the people decide
OpEdNews

Our current food system, dominated by intensive farming practices (notably
GM crops), is a system that is failing in so many ways. It is a system that
has destroyed rural economies worldwide. A system that contributes to an
epidemic of obesity ...
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Genetically modified crops in India
mydigitalfc.com
India's highest scientific advisory panel — the scientific advisory
committee to the prime minister is in support of genetically-modified crops
and they question a moratorium on GM food crop imposed by the Union
environment ministry two years ago ...
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Extreme Weather Events and Crop Price Spikes (1-3)
Sudan Vision

Climate change is set to impact significantly on food and hunger in the
future. Various climate change impact studies have considered the effects
of projected long-run trends in temperature, precipitation and CO2
concentrations on crop yields, and a ...
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30. Oct. 2012

Storm damages crops in Haiti, fueling food price woes
Reuters

Huge crop losses in southern Haiti raise famine worries. * Flooding raises
specter of cholera. * Crop losses in Cuba, Jamaica as well. By Susana
Ferreira. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct 29 (Reuters) - As Hurricane Sandy
barreled toward the U.S. East Coast ...
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No moratorium on GM crop trials till stakeholders heard: SC
Times of India

NEW DELHI: Before considering an interim recommendation for a 10-year
moratorium on field trials of genetically modified food crops, the Supreme
Court on Monday decided to seek the views of all stakeholders, including
the agriculture ministry and the ...
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Commission's biofuels policy 'pushing up food prices'
Irish Times

THE EUROPEAN Commission is under fire from environmentalists over its
latest policy on biofuels, which they claim will cause further displacement
of food crops and more greenhouse gas emissions. “The research is clear
from a series of EU reports ...
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GMO Foods: Science, PR, and Public Backlash
Center for Research on Globalization

Genetically modified food crops have long been sold to the public as the
answer to humanity's 21st century food supply problems. For decades now,
the public has been told that they are safe for human consumption, that
they will improve crop yields ...
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African Farmers Now Select Seeds for Their Needs
AllAfrica.com

Food-crop improvement by conventional plant breeding, without resorting to
GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) technology, is the goal of the African
Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI), a plant breeding initiative based at
the University of KwaZulu ...
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Top GM researcher falsified patent claim to grab national award
India Today

A top scientist engaged in research on genetically modified (GM) food crops
has been found to have falsified claims about patents to grab a national
award. The scientist, Dr Kailash C. Bansal, was given the prestigious Rafi
Ahmed Kidwai Award for ...
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Food security versus bio-fuel
Financial Express Bangladesh

If the use of food crops for bio-fuels (corn) increases, commodity prices
will increase, making these crops less accessible to the poor. According to
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the rapid increase in
global bio-fuel production ...
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Campaign against transgenic crops
Latinamerica Press

“Allowing Monsanto to commercially plant transgenic corn in the state of
Sinaloa, known as the 'Breadbasket of Mexico' and number one producer of
white corn, would be the 'coup de grace' to our right to healthy and
quality food. Currently, transgenic ...
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USDA Organic Crops: New Data Shows No Net Growth 2008-11
Science 2.0 (blog)

Organic is often described as the "fastest growing segment of the food
supply;" however, recent data fails to support that claim. The USDA
recently released its second major survey of the US organic farming
industry with data from 2011. The obvious ...
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=== Web - 2 new results for [food crops] ===

The who is who in world's biggest food crops | MFarm Kenya
Food is a hot potato and has dominated many conversations at the
international space with countries taking far-reaching measures to boost
Agriculture but who ...
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Don't GM food crops need human trials?
In the present context of moratorium on Bt brinjal (eggplant, aubergine)
and raging controversies in India, some NGOs and anti-GM people are asking
scientists ...
<http://www.researchgate.net/post/Dont_GM_food_crops_need_human_trials>
 
29. Oct. 2012

Genetically engineered foods Q & A
USA TODAY

Q: How much of our food is genetically engineered? A: In the United States
today a huge proportion of the most commonly grown commodity crops are
genetically engineered: 95% of the nation's sugar beets, 94% of the
soybeans, 90% of the cotton and 88% ...
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Top GM food scientist in false patent claim
Daily Mail

... was given the prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for "outstanding
research" in transgenic crops. A top scientist engaged in research on
genetically modified (GM) food crops has been found to have falsified
claims about patents to grab a national ...
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Courting a GM crisis
Indian Express

With the Supreme Court scheduled to take up a report proposing a ban on
field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops, India's quest for
food security hangs in the balance. Hearing a petition against GM crops,
the court had appointed a technical ...
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Rights to seed?
The Asian Age

In August 2012, the parliamentary standing committee on agriculture tabled
a report titled Cultivation of Genetically Modified Food Crops: Prospects
and Effects. Releasing the report at a press conference, the chairperson of
the committee, Basudeb ...
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Wild Weather Doesn't Have to Cause a Malthusian Nightmare
Bloomberg

The continuing failure of governments to grapple with climate change not
only raises the chances of a food catastrophe but also underscores the need
for new agricultural policies. Among the most critical is getting new and
more resilient crops into the ...
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Shale glut becomes $2 diesel in gas-to-liquids plants
Houston Chronicle

Primus Green Energy developed a technique to make gasoline from gas or
plant material, such as wood waste and non- food crops. Gas prices fell to
a 10-year low in April, making it an easy decision to push the gas version
first, said CEO Robert Johnsen.
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Somerset County mobile food bank serves the hungry
Daily American Online

... snowfall killed the crops. “It devastated us,” Stone said quietly,
standing beside her husband, Robert, and daughter Melody, 11, as they
walked through the line Wednesday at the Somerset County Mobile Food Bank
outside Calvary United Methodist ...
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Scientists begin batting for GM crops in India
Deccan Herald

The period could be used to evaluate food and environment safety of all GM
crops. In August, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture too
made a similar demand for a 10 year moratorium to ensure that “all
regulatory and surveillance ...
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Looking for a food/crop mod, 1.4.2 - Minecraft Forum

Greetings, I have been looking without much luck for a mod for 1.4.2 that
adds additional food and crops. Beer or other brewing would be great too.
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28. Oct. 2012

Genetically engineered food: Put a label on it?
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The majority of packaged food in U.S. supermarkets is derived from
genetically engineered (GE) crops, from corn to canola. California is a
huge market, and consumer laws that originate there tend to spread.
Meanwhile, Minnesota is a food industry hub ...
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Guebuza Launches Agricultural Year
AllAfrica.com

This figure would translate into a 2013 harvest of 15 million tonnes of
food crops and 14.3 million tonnes of cash crops. Guebuza was speaking at
the official launch of the agricultural campaign in the village of
Metocheria, in Monapo district, in the ...
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'Hunger for alternative energy must not increase hunger for food'
Sunday Observer

We must not let the hunger for alternative energy lead to an increase in
hunger for food. The use of food crops for fuel production must be avoided
to prevent the spread of today's threat to food security caused by turning
food crops into fuel crops ...
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Confidence in food safety system 'remains very high'
Brandon Sun

The general manager of the Manitoba Beef Producers remains optimistic in
the wake of a major beef recall at one of the country's largest
slaughtering plants. While the world put Canadian beef in international
trade purgatory following the discovery of ...
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Low soil fertility impeding better crop yields in Africa
Africa Science News Service

In spite of the progress made in crop improvement, low soil fertility and
nutrient depletion continue to present huge obstacles to securing the
needed harvests in Africa, Director General of the International Institute
of Tropical Agriculture (IITA ...
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The Bitter Seeds of Monsanto's Legacy: Debt, Death, and Global Destruction
Food Consumer

Bitter Seeds raises critical questions about the human cost of genetically
modified agriculture and the future of how we grow our food and other
essential crops. The film couldn't be more timely, as California stands
poised to decide the fate of ...
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India Puts GM Food Crops Under Microscope - Inter Press Service

India Puts GM Food Crops Under Microscope - Environmental activists are
cautiously optimistic that a call by a court-appointed technical committee
for a ...
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