Nur Abdi

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Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It’s no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people’s faces, but research suggests that the drug’s positive effects go beyond just getting …

In Fort Hood, Hasan Rests His Case Without Calling Witnesses

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people during a 2009 shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses during his military trial.<p>Reuters reports:<p>"Hasan is acting as his own defense attorney on charges stemming from the shooting spree …

Cassava was supposed to help us survive climate change, and now it’s dying

Climate change is fixing to make potatoes and wheat and rice plants less productive, but we were supposed to be able to count on cassava. If you’re …

Irish potato famine mystery solved after 168 years

Scientists believe they have finally identified the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. <i>BBC News</i> reports a research team led by The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, England, used dried leaf cuttings — some of which are nearly 170 years old — to reconstruct the spread of the HERB-1 strain …

Genetically Modified Crops and Hunger - Another Look at the Evidence

Genetically Modified Crops and Hunger – Another Look at the Evidence<p>Genetically modified crops are hailed by their proponents as the basis for a “new …

India's rice revolution

Sumant Kumar was overjoyed when he harvested his rice last year. There had been good rains in his village of Darveshpura in north-east India and he …

Tough spot for farmers: Adapting to change you can’t believe in

Even the farmers who think climate change is a hoax have to adapt to it. Agriculture depends profoundly on the weather, and yesterday Secretary of …

U.S. joins world to take on challenge of food waste

Less than a year ago, concern over wasted food was almost imperceptible amidst U.S. government agencies. Tuesday, however, the United States joined …

How do you feed 9 billion people?

An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 …

Global warming on track to result in 3.6 to 5.3 degree temperature increase—exceeding 2.0 target

The rise in the global temperature is on track to double the 2.0 degrees Celsius target, the International Energy Agency warned on Monday, and said …

GOP: Pork barrels? Yes. Pork for the hungry? No.

Well, the U.S. House of Representatives, or at least the the 216 representatives (Republicans all) who passed the House version of the farm bill …

Meat industry doesn’t want to tell you where your meat comes from

Multinational meat medley, anybody?<p>Industry groups are suing the U.S. government because they don’t want to have to tell you the origins of your meat.<p>…

Environment: News & features

The GM safety dance: What’s rule and what’s real

In my initial foray in this series looking for facts behind the rhetoric on transgenic food, I reasoned that, since we can’t eliminate risk, we’d …

Genetic engineering vs. natural breeding: What’s the difference?

If you are new to this series, I’ve been trying to break down the competing claims about genetic engineering. I’m not an expert: When I told a friend …

Genetic Engineering

Small-scale producers key to attaining food security and ending hunger

Empowering small-scale producers to participate fully in development is one of the main components of the Food and Agriculture Organisation's efforts …

Can Morocco afford to export food to Qatar?

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