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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Agave sweetens livelihoods for indigenous women
Producing goods from traditional crops (using solar power) is now a top source of income for Otomí communities in central Mexico.
A food price crisis, if not in name
With the lack of consensus on the cause of the last food crisis and currently mounting prices, the FAO's call for more rigorous analysis seems rather urgent.
GM crops key to human survival says UK chief scientist
Dr. John Beddington thinks that opposing Genetically Modified crops on ethical grounds is no longer justified.
Local innovation to help nourish the planet
Speculation about any future global food crisis aside, here are some inspiring examples of agricultural innovation from the Nourishing the Planet blog.
All they wished for was meat and soda
Food prices are again making headlines worldwide and Ugandans, already strapped with drought and devalued currency, felt the effects this holiday season.
The shame of concentrated animal feedlots
The CAFO Reader compiles 30 writers in a chorus of outrage against a system they view as unjust and unhealthy to animals, humans and, in fact, all living creatures.
World Food Day: don’t just get mad about hunger
By eating locally and reducing food waste, even those in lands of plenty can do a small bit to help reduce world hunger.
Rethinking a weed: the truth about amaranth
A ‘superweed’ that has developed herbicide immunity is in fact cousin to a superfood. Why are we trying to zap it instead of studying its potential?
UN warns corporate lobbying blocking food reforms
Large agri-business and food producers are stifling efforts to improve global and environmental health.
Farming in the concrete jungle
UN University agriculture researcher finds out the costs and benefits of growing her own vegetables in Tokyo's urban sprawl.
Tokyo drifts from seafood to meat eating
Japan’s food self-sufficiency challenge is also critical to the countries bearing the environmental burden of supplying the nation's growing appetite for meat.
Four Fish, but for how long?
Author and fisherman Paul Greenberg views the future of wild food through our treatment of salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.
How things work: Food energy
With obesity and diabetes becoming ever more common, it seems many people don’t understand the basics of nutrients and metabolism. Do you?
Debate 2.0: Will you eat the last bluefin tuna?
The world loves the taste of bluefin tuna to death, literally. But what can, or should you do to save the bluefin tuna?
Artificial meat? Food for thought for 2050
Scientists say that novel food production techniques, including artificial meat made in giant vats, may be necessary to feed 9 billion people.
Mt. Fuji eco-village connects to a greener world
In the shadow of Japan's famed peak lies a sustainable community cultivating over 250 organic crops.
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