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20 October 2013
Mexican Judge Halts GMO Corn Test Plots…For Now
ANALYSIS - A Mexican judge took a precautionary measure and ordered the government to stop giving permits to transnational companies for planting GMO corn at an experimental and commercial scale,...
17 October 2013
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
16 October 2013
Onus on EU Society to Examine Biotech Solutions to Reduce Crop Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at the EPA’s 'GMO Technology Conference' held in Dublin Castle, IFA National Potato Chairman Thomas Carpenter said there is an onus on EU society to examine how biotechnology...
09 October 2013
Farm Bureau Appeals Chesapeake Bay Ruling
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) took action on Monday (7 October) to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) "pollution diet"...
08 October 2013
Czech Farmers To Receive Flood Compensation
CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers hit by the disastrous floods in June have received a government memorandum telling them they can seek compensation, to be issued from the European Commission. ...
07 October 2013
Sustainably Managing Natural Resources in Zambia
ZAMBIA - The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) aims to tackle poverty issues in Zambia through developing fish and agricultural production....
01 October 2013
Protecting Ecosystems While Producing Food
UK - Crop protection systems, declining water resources and the increased use of machinery and technology will all have an increasing bearing on the way the agricultural sector manages the land...
30 September 2013
NFU: Farming is Part of Climate Change Solution
UK - Farmers in Britain are already providing part of the solution to the growing threat of climate change, with agriculture set to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2020....
25 September 2013
Farmer's Voice Brought to International Climate Change Discussion
US - This week, National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson joined world leaders from business and government and America's top faith, military, agriculture and health representatives...
17 September 2013
Carbon Farming Schemes Should Consider Multiple Benefits
US - Carbon markets and related international schemes that allow payments to landholders for planting trees, sometimes called carbon farming, are intended to support sequestration of carbon from...
New Study Aims to Help British Bees
UK & US - A BBSRC UK/US Partnering Award shared knowledge in this area and a technique brought back from the States is going to revolutionise approaches to investigating honeybee health, writes...
16 September 2013
Was European Vote on Biofuels and Land Use a Fudge?
ANALYSIS - The European Parliament this week was divided over its attitude to the production and use of biofuels and the effect they have on land use, writes Chris Harris. ...
11 September 2013
NFU Supports Government Neonicotinoid Stance
UK - The National Farmers Union has described the governments decision that the neonicotinoid restrictions are not justified as 'balanced and sensible'. ...
09 September 2013
Second Phase of Rice Research Project Kicks off in Vietnam
VIETNAM - Following the successful genome sequencing of 36 lines of native Vietnamese rice, the second phase of a joint Vietnam-United Kingdom project to characterise the genetic diversity of...
06 September 2013
National Award for Advancing Sustainable Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - A national project led by a South Australian researcher whom is helping boost farm productivity and natural resource management has won a prestigious 2013 Eureka Prize in Sustainable...
04 September 2013
New ILUC Study Fuels Energy Debate
US - A new US study by Air Improvement Resource, consultancy (S&T) Squared and the University of Illinois Chicago concludes in much lower ILUC values for biodiesel and biofuels....
03 September 2013
Wind Erosion Blowing Away Soil Fertility, Stored Carbon
AUSTRALIA - Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tonnes of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, our economy and carbon accounts, according...
02 September 2013
Nutrient Expert™ Decision Tools for Maize, Wheat Launched in India
INDIA - The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) launched the Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat crops in India at the National Agricultural Science Center...
Belgorod Region Free from GMOs
RUSSIA - The Belgorod region of Russia has been declared a GMO free region. ...
Turning Waste into Fertiliser
AUSTRALIA - A new process for turning agro-industrial and domestic wastes into fertiliser, developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), is expected to have a significant, positive impact on...
30 August 2013
AHDB Crop Research Conference Looks at Future of Crop Protection
UK - With less than a month to go until the AHDB Crop Research Conference, there are still places left at this essential event for anyone involved with the science behind crop protection....
28 August 2013
Building Resilient Food Systems, Adaptation to Climate Change
GLOBAL - Ecosystem-based adaptation approaches should be mainstreamed and up-scaled to build resilient food systems and adapt to climate change in Africa. This was the declaration made by participants...
26 August 2013
How to Utilise Food Waste in Better Ways
ANALYSIS - Following reports earlier this year from organisations in the UK and also from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations highlighting the amount of food that goes...
22 August 2013
UK & USA Scientists Collaborate to Design Crops of the Future
UK & US - Three teams of UK and USA researchers will begin a programme of novel research to revolutionise current farming methods by giving crops the ability to thrive without using costly, polluting...
Soil Association Launches Organic September
UK - The Soil Association is launching Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference to show the huge difference consumers can make by switching one household item to organic. Running throughout...
Program Helps Farmers Identify Energy Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales (NSW) Farmers Association has launched its energy innovation program in Gunnedah which will help farmers in all sectors of agriculture think more strategically about...
19 August 2013
Highest Winter Losses in Recent Years for Honey Bees in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last...
Farm Energy Boosted with Efficiency Projects
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for 631 projects across the nation - including 45 in North Carolina - that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses...
16 August 2013
Early Year Weather Conditions Delay French Harvest
FRANCE - The French harvest has been delayed by between 10 and 15 days because of bad weather conditions earlier in the year. ...
09 August 2013
Helping Countries Reduce Agricultural GHGs
GLOBAL - With the consequences of climate change for the world's food production systems becoming increasingly clear, more needs to be done to capitalize on agriculture's potential to mitigate...
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