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Crop Rotation With Nematode-Resistant Wheat Protects Tomatoes
In a study published online in Crop Science, scientists describe a nematode-resistant wheat. But while the wheat carries the resistance...
Affluence Drives Unsustainable Consumption of Land, Sea
Global demand for natural resources is rising at an unprecedented rate, putting pressure on finite resources, ecosystems and biodiversity....
Food for 9 Billion: Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, summarized the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Southeast Asia’s Rice Surplus
Southeast Asia’s rice surplus remains a bright spot amid concerns about global food availability. ...
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...
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...
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