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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?

Originally posted on Woodland Matters:
Owen Paterson (Secretary of State for the Environment at Defra) has moved the discussion about biodiversity offsetting both back up the agenda and backwards too, with his comments reported on Saturday that ancient woodland could…

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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

Originally posted on Woodland Matters:
Trust supporters emailed and posted thousands of our special ‘bank notes’ which caught the Treasury’s attention during the 2013 Spending Review. In June this year we ran a campaign around the Spending Review, creating special…

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