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Roundup weedkiller and Roundup Ready crops

The world’s most popular weedkiller is called Roundup. It’s used in gardens, on farms and in public places. Many of the world’s most popular genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) crops are called Roundup Ready. You can spray these crops with … Continue reading

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European pesticide rules might threaten American exports

CropLife America ‘represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States.’ It’s a good source of information on many topics, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) now … Continue reading

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Insects as Haute Cuisine

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Mealworm Stir-fry The BBC has an article about insect cuisine in upscale French Restaurants. Chef Elie Daviron specializes in insect snacks arranged for appealing combinations of textures tastes and colors. His high end…

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Climate change ‘driving spread of crop pests’

Rebecca Morelle at the BBC tells us about evidence that climate change is affecting crop pests. Crop pests are moving North in the Northern Hemisphere, South in the Southern Hemisphere. Many crop pests are insects and other arthropods. They’re quite … Continue reading

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Could Food Insecure Africa Have Found a Saviour in Farming God’s Way?

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Proponents term it the long awaited messiah that food-insecure Africa has been yearning for! ‘Farming God’s way’ promises to end fertilizer woes of resource-poor farmers in the continent by providing a cheaper and less…

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Bangladesh Gets Bt Brinjal

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
It has been a recurring theme here at Thought+Food that the debates going on about the food system should not be overwhelmed by special interest groups. Instead, there must be room for the farmer to make…

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A New Common Agricultural Policy for Europe

Originally posted on thinkingcountry :
I have written before on the prospect of a new CAP for a new era of farming in Europe. The proposed changes were actually published about 6 weeks ago but it has taken a bit of…

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