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Agroterrorism - the new threat to food security

Food security is increasingly becoming an oxymoron in many parts of the world. From last year’s droughts which decimated ...

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Monsun - unbürokratische Hilfe

In Indien profitieren heute mehr als 1,5 Millionen Bauern von Mikroversicherungen. Swiss Re bietet eine sogenannte Indexversicherung an. Das ...

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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Patent on Produce

On 'Funding Longer Lives', an interesting post highlighted the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that ...

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Plant-based Lifestyle

My primary reason for becoming vegan in January 2012 was the ethics of the consumption and exploitation of animals. The ...

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Privatized science

We face enormous challenges: Sustainably feeding and powering 9 billion by 2050 while ensuring long-term care for a growing, aging ...

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Junk food will end obesity

Maybe not quite, yet I found this article in the Atlantic very interesting. After all wholesome foods are currently for ...

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Farmers Unite Against Climate

As a communicator, I believe there’s nothing more powerful than a good story. So when I tell people about ...

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GM foods are just fine

According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) definition, genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from plants whose genetic material ...

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Food security as a basic right

Two news items caught my attention recently. In India, the cabinet has approved a bill to make food a basic ...

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Drip Irrigation - Need of the hour

With today's decreasing water resources, drip irrigation has become the need of the hour.

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Tube burger to be served in London soon

In the summer of 2011, Mark Post, a professor of physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, made headlines when ...

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Reducing food waste

We have to stop wasting food. Just recently, the UK's Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued statistics showing that every year ...

STORY URL: Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
New global food report highlighting losses of over one billion tonnes of food each year.

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Concerned about food security yet?

I was in a jungle in Laos, mud splattered and sweating buckets on a two day bike trek when our ...

STORY URL: UN urges world to eat more insects

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Chinese middle class

By 2050, some 1 billion Chinese will have reached a western middle class lifestyle. Every ecologist and most economists know ...

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