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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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Another Victory for Seed Freedom

Originally posted on The Noah Project:
Dr. Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned advocate for seed freedom and opponent of GMO’s, explains why the Indian Court’s rejection of Monsanto’s climate resilient plant patent is so important to seed freedom: Monsanto tried to…

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Selective breeding to improve rice

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announces that a wild rice species has been crossed with cultivated rice to breed a salt-tolerant hybrid. Field trials are underway. If all goes well, this might allow farmers to grow rice on land … Continue reading

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Genetically modified rice

Rice (Oryza sativa) is a staple food for many millions of people. No surprise, then, that rice is of interest for research into genetic modification (GM). GM rice isn’t yet grown commercially but that time may come. Adam Barclay and … Continue reading

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Helping to Secure Crop Yields Globally with Land Drainage

argylesock says… Times are hard for farmers as our climates change.

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Danish scurvy grass thrives along gritted roads

argylesock says… so this is what all that salt on our British roads is doing. At least, one thing it’s doing. I wonder what the knock-on effects on roadside ecosystems will be. Also I wonder whether this plant could be … Continue reading

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Using marine algae

Saltwater algae might be a crop for the future. My fellow blogger narhvalur draws attention to G. Narasimha Rao’s article in The Hindu, pointing out the potential benefits of algaculture. Here in Britain, cell lines and training courses are available … Continue reading

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Algaculture

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
The Hindu2013-01-21:                      Algal biomass has innumerable benefits, prominent among them being its ability to generate power and reduce pollution. And, more importantly, it…

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Salt licks

Farmers place blocks of salt for livestock to lick. The block contains several of the animals’ mineral needs including sodium chloride (NaCl) which we humans use as table salt. Animals know when they need salt. It’s different for each species. … Continue reading

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