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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...
FAO Food Outlook: Food Prices Below Year-ago; Global Food Imports Down
The FAO says food prices are below the levels of last year, and global food imports are down by well over US$1 billion. ...
FAO: World Cereal Production Forecast to Fall by 2.7 Per Cent
Global cereal supply and demand balance is forecast to tighten considerably in 2012/13, due mainly to declines in wheat and maize production,...
DNA Sequencing Create Rice with Greater Health Benefits
DNA techniques are being used to analyse genes in rice in pioneering research which aims to develop a new variety of the grain with...
Surveillance of Salmonella Prevalence in Animal Feeds
Twelve per cent of more than 2,000 samples of feeds, feed ingredients and pet products tested by USDA between 2002 and 2009 were positive...
Wild Bees: Champions for Food Security, Protecting our Biodiversity
Pollinating insects contribute to agricultural production in 150 (84%) European crops. These crops depend partly or entirely upon insects...
Little Evidence of Health Benefits from Organic Foods, Study Finds
You're in the supermarket eyeing a basket of sweet, juicy plums. You reach for the conventionally grown stone fruit, then decide to...
Hope of Greater Global Food Output, Less Impact of Agriculture
Can we have enough to eat and a healthy environment, too? Yes—if we're smart about it, suggests a study published in Nature by a...
Food Prices, Waste are Hot Topics of Public Survey
Research conducted for the Global Food Security Programme, which is led by BBSRC, has shown that many people believe that: 'food security...
Mapping the Future of Climate Change in Africa
Our planet's changing climate is devastating communities in Africa through droughts, floods and myriad other disasters. Using detailed...
Bioscience to Battle Global Hunger
A high-level Global Nutrition Event marked the closing of the Olympics and called on the world to improve malnutrition in the world's...
Rio+20 Has Urgency the World Needs
FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said that countries were seizing the moment to transform our goals of sustainable development...
Improving Energy Use Key Challenge for World’s Food Systems
Agriculture’s heavy dependence on fossil fuels is undermining the sector’s ability to feed the world, perpetuating poverty and...
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