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Miracle grow: Indian rice farmer uses controversial method for record crop

An Indian farmer has set a state and possibly a national record for growing rice using a neglected method of cultivation that has been dismissed by academic researchers and received little financial backing from agribusiness.<p>According to Jaisingh Gnanadurai, joint director of agriculture in the …

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.<p>The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, …

Land taken over by foreign investors could feed 550m people, study finds

Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry<p>The land grabbed in some of the world’s hungriest countries by foreign goverments and corporations could feed up to 550m people, according to new research. The crops grown on grabbed land are …

World Food Day: 10 myths about hunger

1. There is a global food shortage<p>Chronic hunger has a range of causes, but global food scarcity is not one of them. According to the World Food Programme, we produce enough to feed the global population of 7 billion people. And the world produces 17% more food per person today than 30 years ago, …

Soil isn't sexy – but it could explain hunger in Africa

I admit it – soil is not sexy. Yet, since the UN has declared 2015 the international year of soils, its health and contribution to food security and development goals will finally get some well-deserved attention.<p>Healthy soils are the cornerstone of a healthy food system – and in no region of the …

12 paths to strengthening food security and nutrition in an unstable world

Dominic Schofield, senior technical adviser of policy and programmes, Gain, Ottawa, Canada, @dschofieldGAIN<p><b>Connect farming to better food:</b> It’s important that agriculture and nutrition work better together. Across the entire agricultural chain there are opportunities to make food more nutritious: …

EU changes rules on GM crop cultivation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1137000/1137567_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524712115_608e0112d45c4e39d9cbc69321806907<p><b>The EU has given governments more power to decide whether to plant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe.</b><p>The European …

How we can help smallholders feed the world

The world’s population is expected to number more than 9 billion people by 2050, and to feed them agriculture will have to grow by 60%. It’s an …

Lester Brown: 'Vast dust bowls threaten tens of millions with hunger'

Over his 50-year career, Lester Brown has become known for his accurate global environmental predictions. As he enters retirement, he warns the world may face the worst hunger crisis of our lifetimes<p>Vast tracts of Africa and of China are turning into dust bowls on a scale that dwarfs the one that …

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Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant

Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>A cup of coffee made from Brazilian Arabica beans sits on the counter of a shop in Rio de Janeiro. Arabica beans account for 70% of the global coffee …

Organic farming 'benefits biodiversity'

<b>Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.</b><p>Fields around organic farms have more types of wild plants, providing benefits for wildlife, say scientists.<p>The research is likely to fuel the debate over the environmental …

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Vertical Farms: The Future of Agriculture?

The PBS series <i>The Good Stuff</i> looked into eating bugs as part of their series on the "Future of Food." As part of that series, they also investigated …

Urban Agriculture

Africa's farmers 'need urgent climate-proof investment'

<b>A lack of investment will derail efforts to ensure Africa's farmers can feed future generations in the face of climate change, a report has warned.</b><p>Food shortages, malnutrition and migration will undo decades of development unless more funding is made available, the authors added.<p>Failure to act …

Rapprochement on the Nile | Egypt

Ethiopia and Egypt have successfully managed to end their millennia-long rivalry over the river Nile. Ethiopia's announcement in 2011 of its intention to construct Africa's largest hydropower plant on its share of the Blue Nile led to developments that radically changed bilateral relations and …

Earth's largest groundwater aquifers are past 'sustainability tipping points'

Humanity is rapidly depleting a third of the world's largest groundwater aquifers, with the top three most stressed groundwater basins in the …

The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

Amid climate change, drought and mismanagement, our world's most valuable resource is becoming scarce. Much of the crisis is man-made -- and even …

Water

Ethiopia's dam: a source of conflict or cooperation? | Politics

When it's finished, it will be Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant and will help solve a national energy crisis in Ethiopia.<p>But other countries in the region are concerned about the project. And how it will affect their water security.<p>The dam is being built on the Blue Nile, 40 kilometres …

Effects

Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, …

Three reasons why climate change is real, and humans are causing it

Dire warnings of imminent human-induced climate disaster are constantly in the news but predictions of the end of the world have been made throughout history and have never yet come true. Even in the brief period of recorded history, natural climate change has always been with us – whether it is …

Will Russia Become the King of Crude Oil in 2016?

Russian Oil Output Rises to Record as Freeze in Doubt

Russia’s oil output set a post-Soviet high in March as the success of a proposed crude production freeze between OPEC members and other major …

Deadly diabetes in 'unrelenting march'

<b>The world is facing an "unrelenting march" of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.</b><p>In a major report it warned cases had nearly quadrupled to 422 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980.<p>High blood sugar levels are a major killer - linked to …

Going local to solve Mexico City's water crisis

Mexico City's creaking water infrastructure is a public health hazard and environmental disaster. Flooding and water shortages are commonplace. But …

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Mexico City's water crisis – from source to sewer

Each drop of water that passes through the Mexican capital tells a heroic, tragic, unfinished story of urban growth and human development. Over the course of a week, the Guardian follows this complex, costly trail<p>When a <i>tormenta</i> sweeps in to Mexico City, the rain does not just fall, it insists. …

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All Key Countries Have Climate Targets Thanks to Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris Agreement on climate change includes new climate commitments from all major countries and a system to track country-level progress towards these targets. One-hundred and eighty-seven countries responsible for around 97 percent of the world's climate pollution announced specific national …

Wanted: unprecedented collaboration to solve poverty and climate change

The SDGs have been set and a climate target agreed. The only question that remains is how the international community will meet them<p>For the first time the world has agreed both a vision and a pathway for clean sustainable development.<p>Through the contributions of 188 countries, as well as thousands …

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