Rethinking agriculture: GM crops and sustainability

25 March, 2011 by (comments)

In the current climate of extreme weather, diminishing natural resources, and a growing population, experts have suggested that the food system needs to be overhauled if we’re going to produce enough food to meet rising demand. Here’s an interesting article from Conservation Magazine about the potential of genetically modified (GM) crops to feed the world in a sustainable way.

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FAO encourages sustainable agriculture to ease pressure on food prices

31 January, 2011 by (comments)

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has released a guide advising countries on ways to manage the impact of high food prices. It also urges a long-term approach to price management, including the “sustainable intensification” of agricultural production to increase productivity and a country’s resilience to international food price hikes. This includes the promotion of community seedRead More …

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