Livestock on the Plus Side for a Change

18 June, 2012 by (comments)

While many experts believe that livestock belong decidedly on the minus side of any environmental equation – given, for example, the role of expanding cattle production as a driver of deforestation in the Amazon – a group of experts in animal feeding argued today for a major revision of conventional calculations about the size of livestock’s ecological “hoofprint.” GatheredRead More …

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Rio+20 and Agriculture’s Journey

18 June, 2012 by (comments)

In the opening session of Agriculture and Rural Development Day, which was held today in parallel with Rio+20 and focused on “agriculture’s journey from Durban to Rio+20 and beyond,” the main questions the speakers addressed were “where is agriculture going and how can it get there.” The first speaker, Jorge Alberto Portanova Mendes Ribeiro Filho, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture,Read More …

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