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Use of Palm Oil, Soybean Production Can Harm Environment
There is continued pressure on turning natural areas, including rainforests in South America and Southeast Asia, into areas for palm...
Limiting Bioenergy Crops to Marginal Land Won't Work
Large-scale cultivation of bioenergy crops on marginal land is unfeasible, according to a recent study. While limiting bioenergy crops...
CO2, Ozone Affect Wheat’s Nutritional Quality
Predicting the effects of changing levels of atmospheric gases on agricultural crops is vital to ensuring food security under global...
Low-arsenic Rice Discovered in Bangladesh Could Have Major Health Benefits
Millions of people worldwide are regularly exposed to arsenic through drinking water and eating rice grown in soil and water containing...
Soya Protein Replaced by Rapeseed Protein
In Jena, Germany, more than 500 million people are suffering from a lack of adequate protein in their diet. ...
Preserving Biodiversity can be Compatible with Intensive Agriculture
Preserving genetically diverse local crops in areas where small-scale farms are rapidly modernizing is possible, according to a Penn...
FAO Helps Darfur Farmers and Herders Live in Peace
Herders in dry areas of Sudan often let their animals graze in unguarded farmers' fields. In a field in North Darfur, farmer Salaheldin...
Valuing Nature is Not Enough
Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of...
Prospects for Agricultural Markets, Income in EU 2012-2020
EU agricultural commodity prices are expected to stay firm over the medium term, supported by factors such as the growth in global...
Southeast Asia’s Rice Surplus
Southeast Asia’s rice surplus remains a bright spot amid concerns about global food availability. ...
Soybeans a Source of Valuable Chemical
The humble soybean could become an inexpensive new source of a widely used chemical for plastics, textiles, drugs, solvents and as...
Farm Soil Determines Environmental Fate of Phosphorous
Just 20 years ago, the soils of the Amazon basin were thought unsuitable for large-scale agriculture, but then industrial agriculture...
Carbon Dioxide Could Reduce Crop Yields
The carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere continues to climb and heat up the climate. The gas is, however, indispensable for plants,...
Food Allergies? Pesticides in Tap Water Could Be to Blame
Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans....
Water Resources Management, Policy: Where Do We Go from Here?
Visualize a dusty place where stream beds are sand and lakes are flats of dried mud. Are we on Mars? In fact, we're on arid parts of...
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