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Eco-Farming Could Double Food Output of Poor Countries, Says UN
Report cites insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh's use of ducks in paddy fields, and resulting rise in crop yields
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World Hunger Best Cured by Small-Scale Agriculture: Report
A move from industrial farming towards local food projects is our healthiest, most sustainable choice, says Worldwatch Institute
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BP Blamed for Toxification
Fishermen, cleanup workers and residents of Gulf Coast believe they are being sickened by toxic chemicals from BP spill.
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Surging Costs Hit Food Security in Poorer Nations
Families from Pakistan to Argentina to Congo are being battered by surging food prices that are dragging more people into poverty, fueling political tensions and forcing some to give up eating meat, fruit and even tomatoes. Scraping to afford the next meal is still a grim daily reality in the...
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Developers Bet the Organic Farm
Forget the golf course. The hot new "amenity" being offered to residents of new subdivisions is a working farm. You don't have to weed it (unless you want to), but you can have access to food that could not be more local and participate in a slice of vanishing farm life. Ironically, the housing...
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School Lunches: Push for Healthier Foods Faces Barriers
On a frigid February day last year, Michele Hays filed into Evanston Township High School with other concerned parents to talk with district administrators about school lunches. One specific target of the parents' ire was a cafeteria meal called "Brunch for Lunch." As luck would have it,...
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Agribusiness Chief Slams Organics
When Michael Mack, the chief executive of Syngenta, a Swiss agribusiness giant that makes pesticides and seeds, hears people say that organic food is better for the planet, he has one response: "Au contraire." "Organic food is not only not better for the planet," he said, in an interview at The New...
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In House, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists’
WASHINGTON — In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities. Often, that was no accident. Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for...
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Beekeepers Tell Pesticide Firm to Buzz Off
One of the world's biggest pesticide companies, Syngenta, has been accused of a "howling conflict of interest" for funding research into the disappearance of honeybees - a problem which some people claim it may have helped cause. Syngenta, based in Basel, Switzerland, last year clocked up £7.3...
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Pittsburgh Braced for G20 Protests
Police seal off city centre to insulate global leaders from potential protests surrounding G20 heads of government summit
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