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Soya to grow with 2,4-D

Crops genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) to resist Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup (glyphosate) aren’t the only GM crops designed to be grown with weedkiller. GRAIN tells us about a new such crop. It’s a soya (soybean, Glycine max) designed to be … Continue reading

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Land grabbing

Pascal Liu at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) tells us that land grabbing is on the increase. In this hungry world, with populations rising, Mr Liu says that people with money should work with resource-poor farmers. Not just exploit … Continue reading

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Reducing food waste: more than just cleaning your plate‏

Food waste is wasteful. It offends me whenever I see it. I grew up with parents who’d lived in England through the 2nd World War. They’d known ration books. We learned ‘waste not, want not.’ I learned to ‘have eyes … Continue reading

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Russia Warns Obama over Monsanto loving

Originally posted on toolwielder:
Posted: June 2 , 2013 ˑ The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of…

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Monsanto gives up fight for GM plants in Europe

Monsanto‘s spokeswoman in Germany, Ursula Lüttmer-Ouazane, says that her company won’t keep trying to get licences for GM crops in Europe. Why? Because people don’t want GM (genetically modified, also called genetically engineered, GE) crops here. Ms Lüttmer-Ouazane says that … Continue reading

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Dragons, Devils & Dinosaurs: A Symbiologist’s Guide to St George’s Day

Originally posted on Symbiology:
It’s St George’s Day today; here in England, this is the feast day of our Patron Saint.  We share him with a number of other countries including Moldova, Palestine and (perhaps unsurprisingly) Georgia, but we are…

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The Hunger Grains

Oxfam urges us to tell everybody that there is enough food to feed the world. But people go hungry. Why? It’s partly because food crops are used to make biofuels. European Union (EU) governments committed themselves, four years ago, to … Continue reading

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