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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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Has Owen Gone Off-piste on Offsetting?

argylesock says… Paterson lost the plot.

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Exotic trees

Lewis at woodlands.co.uk tells us about the exotic (alien) trees which are familiar in our British landscapes. Lewis tells us how many of these trees arrived during colonial times when great houses and gardens were built. He doesn’t mention how … Continue reading

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The first detailed maps of the world’s forests from 2000-2012 (Google Maps)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://google-latlong.blogspot.be/2013/11/mapping-worlds-deforestation-over-time.html Mapping the world’s deforestation over time We’re excited to announce today that, in a collaboration led by Dr. Matthew Hansen at the University of Maryland, we’ve built the first detailed maps of…

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Developing advanced biofuels

In the United States, the Agriculture Secretary is Tom Vilsack. He’s offering money to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. ‘Advanced biofuels’ means that these fuels are to come from non-food sources. … Continue reading

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Loss of wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds | Environment | The Guardian

Originally posted on seeds for natural justice:
Loss of wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds | Environment | The Guardian. Wild bees and other insects twice as effective as honeybees in producing seeds and fruit on crops…

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“Dear Danny” – Chief Secretary responds to your note

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Looking at oil palm’s genome for keys to productivity

argylesock says… This is interesting science which could be enormous. The papers in the journal Nature are descriptive. They don’t offer a design for genetic modification (GM, also called genetic engineering). But the data published there opens that possibility for … Continue reading

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How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
Today marks the 160th anniversary of a seminal, but largely forgotten moment in the history of the conservation movement. The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports On Monday, 27 June, 1853, a giant sequoia – one of the…

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Q&A: Traditional forest knowledge is not folklore, but a resource for change

argylesock says… Here’s discussion of knowledge transfer from people who live in the Amazon forest. These people know what they’re doing. Around the world forest people, desert people, island people and other ‘uncivilised’ people know many things that people in … Continue reading

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