Friday, April 26, 2013
GE crops could help meet increasing global food demands
Cape Breton Post
Both the protests and the regulatory hurdles were based on the notion that genetically engineered plants are “unnatural,” which automatically raises the question: Which human food crops are actually “natural,” in the sense that you will find them ...
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Looming hunger as drought hammers central regions
DODOMA and Singida regions are bracing for food shortages due to a severe drought that afflicted the central part of the country, damaging food crops and resulting into tumbling yields and soaring cereal prices. Regional authorities, however, have ...<http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/local-news/16201-looming-hunger-as-drought-hammers-central-regions> See all stories on this topic: <http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/local-news/16201-looming-hunger-as-drought-hammers-central-regions&hl=en&geo=us>
Aid groups to US: Send cash, not food
Sending crops abroad has long been a profitable enterprise for American farmers and shippers, and those groups are strongly opposing any changes to the program. But several food aid groups say times have changed and argue that shipping bulk food ...
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Professor: Southeast Mo. will fill global food demand
But to produce food in enough abundance to satisfy the world demand, using plants that have been modified to increase productivity and decrease vulnerability, such as Monsanto Co.'s "Roundup Ready" crops, which are engineered to be resistant to the ... <http://www.semissourian.com/story/1956918.html> See all stories on this topic:<http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.semissourian.com/story/1956918.html&hl=en&geo=us>
Malawi to continue experiencing acute food insecurity, says report: MZUZU--A ...
The Maravi Post
"With food needs being met through consumption of own produced crops and livelihoods protection needs being met through the sale of cash crops, acute food insecurity is expected in the South and throughout the rest of the country from April to June.
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Biotech food giant Monsanto announces massive profit increases
The company's genetically engineered corn, cotton and soybean seeds have dramatically increased sales in the last quarter; sales of their crop chemicals, like the herbicide Roundup, which kills weeds, are also on the rise. Food safety advocacy groups ...
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UN report says malnutrition more widespread in Haiti after heavy storms ...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations said Tuesday that a growing number of people in Haiti are not getting enough to eat following a heavy storm season that damaged food crops. The humanitarian department of the U.N. mission in the Caribbean ...
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From Saccharin to GE Seed, Report Profiles Monsanto's History Peddling ...
eNews Park Forest
“The chemical pesticide industry, with Monsanto leading the way, took over U.S. seed industry and engineered bacterial genes into food crops with the primary purpose of selling more weed killer that contaminates our food,water and bodies," said David ...
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UF researchers improve process to create renewable chemicals from plants
University of Florida
The process uses no food crops or petroleum as raw materials. In contrast, most currently produced succinic acid is petroleum derived. The research is detailed in a study in the March 5 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Farmer-leader backs wider propagation of biotech corn
THE Philippines continues to be a leading player in the full commercialization of biotech food crops, beating such giants as China and India, both of which are promoting the cultivation of Bacillius thuringiensis (Bt) corn. At the International ...
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Open Sourcing Food Security
There are few topics as polarizing as genetically-engineered (GE) crops and
this is not going to be another discussion of the reasons for or against. Suffice it to say there have been plenty of concerns voiced over the years and that many of them (see ... <http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/04/03/open-sourcing-food-security/> See all stories on this topic: <http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/04/03/open-sourcing-food-security/&hl=en&geo=us>
UN: Haitians aren't getting enough food
The Seattle Times
UN: Haitians aren't getting enough food. The United Nations said Tuesday that a growing number of people in Haiti are not getting enough to eat following a heavy storm season that damaged food crops. The Associated Press ...<http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020694308_apcbhaiticountrysidehunger.html> See all stories on this topic: <http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020694308_apcbhaiticountrysidehunger.html&hl=en&geo=us>
Monsanto Protection Act Undermines U.S. Food Security
eNews Park Forest
A recent study found that the dramatic loss of Monarch butterflies can be tied to the expansion of GE crops. Historically, milkweed has been the key source of food for Monarch butterflies. The weed was typically found in several key states where the ... <http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science/science-a-environmental/41762-monsanto-protection-act-undermines-u-s-food-security.html> See all stories on this topic: <http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science/science-a-environmental/41762-monsanto-protection-act-undermines-u-s-food-security.html&hl=en&geo=us>
Cooking contest pushes new thinking on pulse crops
A unique food competition is underway at the University of Saskatchewan that has students using their culinary prowess to make kitchen classics out of pulse crops. Called Mission:IMPULSEible, Tuesday's competition aimed to get people thinking ... <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/04/02/saskatoon-pulses-food-contest.html> See all stories on this topic:
Corn Joins Crop Bear Market on Slow Demand, More Planting
The USDA said in February that food inflation would ease later in 2013 as larger crop inventories reduce cost pressures. The effects of the 2012 drought will decline this year as grain harvests replenish supplies and agribusinesses worry less about ...
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Commemorating World Health Day 2013
Imperial Valley News
Many essential nutrients come from the soil, making soil health critical to producing nutritious food. Intercropping with legumes, including alfalfa or peas, helps return nitrogen to the soil and support healthy plant growth. Using cover crops, which ... <http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/world/3593-commemorating-world-health-day-2013.html> See all stories on this topic: <http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/news/world/3593-commemorating-world-health-day-2013.html&hl=en&geo=us>
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