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Neonic makers might pay for research about neonics on the land

Here in Europe, three insect-killing neonicotinoids are under a temporary ban. During the ban our UK Government is welcoming new research. It’s now become known that pesticide manufacturers might fund some of this research. Vested interests! Last year my fellow … Continue reading

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The new scramble for Africa (part 1)

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
. With the African continent home to the majority of the world’s fastest-growing economies, urban consumer markets and a wealth of natural resources, it’s perhaps not surprising that some of the world’s largest corporations, from Monsanto…

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Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

Originally posted on AGRICULTURE BLOG…..:
Farming Matters | 30.2 | June 2014 We are told of the great advances that have been made in ‘modern’ agriculture in the last 60 years. Yet there are more hungry and malnourished people on…

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Chicken feed without antibiotics or growth hormones

Robert Carter farms chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) in California. He’s not impressed by feed additives which make the birds grow fast. This is no way to produce meat that’s healthy for people to eat, says Mr Carter. So he invented … Continue reading

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What One Acre Fund can teach us about supporting African small-scale farmers

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
. BY Kate Douglas | 23 May 2014 ? One Acre Fund is a non-profit organisation serving smallholder farmers (typically living on one acre of land) in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and…

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Putting a price on nature

Lourdes Gomez at Future Challenges (‘Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world’) asks whether it’s a good idea to add a monetary value to nature. ‘The Global Economic Symposium has proposed the concept of a New Economy of … Continue reading

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Are Monsanto’s GM seeds invincible?

Monsanto is a giant company selling chemicals. It also sells seeds. Some of those seeds are for crops genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) to be grown with Monsanto’s agrochemicals. Monsanto is used to winning legal battles but now a case … Continue reading

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