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Threats to soil productivity threaten food security

Posted by External 17 days ago General — A group of leading soil scientists points out the precarious state of the world's soil resources and the possible ramifications for human security. Read More
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Fracking wastewater and the risk to our food

Posted by External 21 days ago General — Unconventional drilling creates a huge amount of waste, some of which is being sprayed onto farmer’s fields. A 2005 report from New Zealand stated cows grazing on “dump farms” have elevated levels of hydrocarbons. “Cows are allowed to graze on land with high levels of hydrocarbons without any punishment and their food products are allowed to go to market without government testing,” a  Read More
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Europe focuses on food safety on World Health Day

Posted by External 45 days ago General — On World Health Day (7 April), European Commissioners Vytenis Andriukaitis and Neven Mimica highlight the importance of food safety, malnutrition, and fighting health threats both in the Union and in developing countries.2015 is the European year for development (EYD). It is an opportunity to show how EU assistance is improving the lives of millions in developing countries; but also in Europe. Fo Read More
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Road salt guidelines need review to protect food chain in lakes

Posted by External 45 days ago General — Lake and highway authorities should consider adjusting road salt use protocols to protect aquatic life such as the water flea, by taking the nutritional status of the lakes into account, experts argue in a new study. In particular, they suggest revising the Water Quality Guideline for chloride, especially for lakes near winter-maintained roads on the Canadian Shield that tend to have very low nut Read More
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More food, low pollution effort gains traction

Posted by External 45 days ago General — Nitrogen fertilizers make it possible to feed more people in the world than ever before. However, too much of it can also harm the environment. A group of scientists, economists, social scientists, and agriculture experts have been working to figure out how to produce more food while lowering pollution at the same time. They call it a 'Mo Fo Lo Po': more food, low pollution. Read More
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City Ants love Junk Food - but then again, who doesn't?

Posted by External 46 days ago General — We know that many animals have adapted to deal with our sprawling urbanization, but a new study reveals that ants might also be getting in on the act by developing a taste for our waste food scraps and our junk food. The research, conducted by scientists at North Carolina State University and published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, aimed to investigate the eating habits of Read More
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Deforestation is messing with our weather, and our food

Posted by External 52 days ago General — Insight into how large-scale deforestation could impact global food production by triggering changes in local climate has been gained by new research. In the study, researchers from the United States and China zero in on albedo (the amount of the sun's radiation reflected from Earth's surface) and evapotranspiration (the transport of water into the atmosphere from soil, vegetation, and other surf Read More
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Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?

Posted by External 57 days ago General — A new study found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings. Read More
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