Tag Archives: food production

Tanzania: Whether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified Crops

Orton Kiishweko All Africa A FOUR-DAY meeting organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Dar es Salaam is deliberating on and identifying priority areas for a five-year research initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development … Continue reading

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Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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Australian jobs on the move to NZ

Madeleine Heffernan Sydney Morning Herald HUNDREDS of Australian jobs have been shifted to New Zealand as local producers try to avoid the impact of high wages, a soaring Australian dollar and restrictive labour laws. Woolworths is the latest to transfer … Continue reading

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FAO/WHO Expert meeting on the application of nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors: potential food safety implications – Meeting report

FAO & WHO Governments, industry and science have identified the potential of nanotechnology in the food and agriculture sectors and are investing significantly in its application to food production. However, owing to limited knowledge of the effects of these applications on … Continue reading

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Fresh – Official Trailer

NewVideoDigital The underground documentary that became a massive grassroots success, FRESH is the embodiment of the good food movement. FRESH outlines the vicious cycle of our current food production methods, while also celebrating the farmers, thinkers and business people across … Continue reading

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Farmers are concerned over calls to harness Asian capital to boost the nation’s food production

Ben Peckham Australian FARMERS have demanded an overhaul of foreign investment rules ahead of any attempt to harness Asian capital to boost the nation’s food production. Trade Minister Craig Emerson has outlined a plan to use Chinese and Indian investment … Continue reading

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World breakthrough on salt-tolerant wheat

Matthew Gilliham EurekAlert A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using ‘non-GM’ crop breeding techniques, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry have introduced … Continue reading

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The politics of uncertainty

Jason J. Blackstock CIGI Governance is a word on everyone’s lips these days, and for good reason. Global governance is certainly not getting any easier, with destructive financial ripples, inscrutable oil prices, surging food costs, and unsettling national uprisings. These … Continue reading

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Ghana’s law on GM foods finally gets Presidential Assent

Ghana Business News The Biosafety Act which has spent four years in Parliament has finally received Presidential Assent, thus becoming a complete law. The Law, from the Biosafety Act, 831, 2011 will enable Ghana to allow the application of biotechnology … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Government Defends Decision To Ban GMOs

Source: Bernama Although food security is a matter of concern in Zimbabwe, the government will not allow the production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as a way of ensuring sufficiency, says Minister of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph … Continue reading

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