Tag Archives: drought

China to control Mother Nature, steps up man-made rain initiative

Source: Knovel China is hoping to use its growing scientific prowess as it works to help fight drought conditions affecting parts of the country. China is turning its attention toward the sky as it works to coax Mother Nature into … Continue reading

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More hidden GMOs in British food

ANH-Europe UK supermarket betrays its consumers In a move for the worse, UK supermarket Morrisons has followed Asda’s lead and announced that it will now allow genetically modified (GM) feed within its poultry supply chain. As a result, poultry and … Continue reading

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How the media drives obsessive obsessions

Miles Godfrey Australian CONCERN about climate change usually centres on rising sea levels, melting ice caps and drought. But an Australian study has found people with obsessive compulsive disorders (OCDs) can harbour very different worries – from fear of termites … Continue reading

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Study debunks myths on organic farms

Source: Star Phoenix The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania’s Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure. There are about 1,500 organic farmers … Continue reading

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Best safety net for farmers? Healthy soil.

Source: Panna Farmers across the country are seeing the impacts of climate change first hand. Crop losses to drought, floods, heat waves, insects and diseasesmade headlines throughout the year. We hear Congress plans to improve crop insurance programs in recognition … Continue reading

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Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods — Obama Administration Disappoints/Angers Public

Source: Cornucopia News Over the holidays, the United States Department of Agriculture announced its approval of a novel strain of genetically engineered corn, developed by Monsanto, purportedly being “drought tolerant.” Despite receiving nearly 45,000 public comments in opposition to this … Continue reading

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The speculative scrum driving up food prices

Source: Guardian Last year, the price of global food floated high as ever. That’s bad news for most of us, but not for those who trade commodities. In fact, 2011 was a great year for the traders, who thrive on … Continue reading

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Africa leads climate push as its people go hungry

Source: Reuters Africa is leading the push for clean energy policy-making as climate change turns millions of its people into “food refugees,” the head of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) Achim Steiner said. “On the African continent, there is sometimes … Continue reading

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‘No-fish’ zones to sink house prices

Source: Adelaide Now COASTAL property prices will take a big hit with the introduction of “no-fishing” zones. The zones are being proposed under the Marine Parks conservation plan. The value of thousands of holiday shacks, rental properties and homes in … Continue reading

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