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2014-03-04 14:00:07

New study: Worldwide spread of a standard globalized diet is putting more food on the dinner table, but at the expense of diverse local crops; global uniformity heightens the risk of food crises due to climate change A comprehensive new study of global food supplies confirms and thoroughly documents for the first time what experts have long suspected: over the last five decades, human diets around the world have grown ever more similar—by a global average of 36 percent—and the trend...

2013-07-19 14:36:59

According to study, inaction will lead to 'major setback' in economic development and food security for the poorest people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and other countries in West Africa A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric projects to boost energy and food production may only tread water in keeping up with actual demand. Some 24 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and four other neighboring...

2013-05-16 23:32:19

New study says better fisheries policies are needed to secure the sustainability of world fish stocks and vital nutrition for millions in the developing world. Penang, Malaysia (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute...

Global Agriculture Raises Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2012-10-31 09:17:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new reports on climate change and the food supply indicate, among other things, that over 18,000 megatons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere annually by agriculture and food production. Previous studies have examined the connection between agriculture and emissions, but the new report from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) performs that analysis on the entire food...

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2008-04-30 10:40:00

A group of food scientists called for a reconsideration of plans to use foods such as corn and soybeans for biofuels.Three senior scientists from CGIAR, an international research group aimed at fighting hunger, said if production of biofuels like ethanol was stopped it could reduce the price of corn by 20 percent.President Bush, however, called for the United States to increase ethanol production in order to combat the national energy crisis exhibited by the high prices at the pump.A biofuel...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.