Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Food Crops News 98

FOOD CROPS Food Crops News 98 (Bản tin Cây Lương thực Quốc tế)

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UN Food Chief Calls For Coordinated G20 Response To Rising Prices
Huffington Post

STOCKHOLM, Aug 27 (Reuters) -- The Group of 20 nations must agree on
coordinated action to ease worries about food prices as they account for
most of the production of the crops at the center of concern, the head of
the U.N.'s food agency said on ...
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The Outlook for Food Crops - Procurement Issues and Problems Ahead?
Spend Matters UK/Europe

Whilst it has moved down the headlines somewhat, the drought in parts of
the USA – and extreme weather in other parts of the world – will have
an effect on commodity and food prices for some time to come. My own
micro-commodity intelligence source (my ...
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Family food bills to soar: British shoppers face paying more for bread, pasta ...
Daily Mail

Families face punishing food price rises triggered by a catastrophic U.S.
drought, experts warned yesterday. They said the American crisis is forcing
up the global price of crops used to make staples such as bread and pasta.
Meat is also tipped to cost ...
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Expanding food production in a carbon constrained future
The Hill (blog)

We recognize that water scarcity is going to get more common and widespread
and will threaten key U.S. crop production regions. Technologies and
policies must be put in place to reduce water utilization and increase
efficiency. Agriculture must address ...
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Scientists look at genetic crops to beat drought
Summit Daily News

Colorado State University professor Phil Westra says attitudes are changing
toward crops that have been altered to resist drought and pests because of
a continuing drought that has slashed harvests and increased the price of
food. Westra said a new ...
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GE crops backfire, campaign says

Consumers are also being exposed to increased toxins as crops for food and
clothing become increasingly loaded with the very same pesticides
originally positioned to be a way of reducing chemicals, and as a way of
saving farmers time and money.
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UN food chief warns high and volatile prices here to stay
Globe and Mail

... better co-ordination,” said Mr. Graziano. He urged countries to
discontinue using food crops such as corn to produce fuels, but said such a
problem could be avoided in the future as the biofuel technology advances
and non-food crops are ...
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Withering crops lead to soaring issues
Royal Gazette

Recently the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that only 49
percent of the crops were either in “good” or “very good”
condition. Yields per acre may hit the lowest levels since 1995.
Seventy-five percent of the corn and soybeans used in food ...
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Prevent food shortages, eat less meat: report

Animal protein-rich food consumes five to 10 times more water than a
vegetarian diet. One third of the world's arable land is used to grow crops
to feed animals. Other options to feed people include eliminating waste and
increasing trade between ...
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Sharad Pawar suggests alternate crops for Punjab and Haryana
Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Depleting water table and worsening soil health in key food
grain growers Punjab and Haryana have prompted agriculture minister Sharad
Pawar to explore possibilities of introducing alternative crops such as
pulses, oilseeds, fodder crops and ...
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