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Monsanto Admits: 1. We Don’t Need Genetic Engineering, 2. We Don’t Need Monsanto

Originally posted on Volatility:
> Recently Wired magazine ran a Monsanto infomercial touting its alleged change of strategic course on vegetables. Monsanto, through its subsidiaries Seminis and others, is selling a line of high-end conventional vegetables dolled up as some kind of high-tech breakthrough. Contrary…

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Making grass greener: CIAT breeds tropical pasture that suppresses greenhouse gas emissions

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Guillermo Sotelo of CIAT’s entomology team, working with brachiaria grass in a greenhouse at the institution’s headquarters in Colombia (picture credit: CIAT/Neil Palmer). ‘. . . On 13 September, researchers announced that they have bred…

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New pollution-reducing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air

Originally posted on AgScience:
A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world’s crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers. The development has been…

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Tilapia and tomatoes farmed together in a sustainable setting

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
fis.com reports:  The Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin is growing tomatoes and fish together, since it has been found that dirty water from the fish tanks can provide nutrients to the tomato…

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Fertilized World…Finding A Balance

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  A Mixed Blessing   If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.   By Dan Charles Source link:  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text?src=longreads&buffer_share=96cbd   N.…

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The High Cost of Cheap Nitrogen

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
West Fertilizer Plant Explosion. Source: The New Yorker. The explosion of the fertilizer factory in West, Texas, earlier this month was lost amid discussion of the Boston Marathon bombing. Yet the tragic explosion highlights…

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Nitrogen Fertilizer

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
I recently read this brief history of the use of nitrogen fertilizer, and it was so interesting to learn more about this crucial agricultural input! In my agricultural economics classes, we often use…

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