G20 needs ‘more information’ to fight high #food prices. G20 did same with oil prices in 2002. That didn’t help much either.
Nutritionally Enhanced Plants = GM food, rebranded! Now with more vitamins! And even less regulation! http://t.co/1B3SgXL
“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food.” Hippocrates offered that wisdom over two thousand years ago. Tried and tested though it is, it’s an old maxim and one with which the public is perhaps too familiar. Luckily, the good people in the life sciences have decided that to reboot the Hippocratic franchise, with new characters and better marketing.
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Ever wonder what the White House garden would look like if it were to follow the patterns laid down by the Department of Agriculture’s funding priorities? Here’s a map, made by my fellow Food and Community Fellow, Roger Doiron.
RT @civileater: Organic Farming Finds a Growing Fan Base in India @nytimes http://is.gd/wnHzmy
Wal-Mart brings lousy practices to South Africa. Govt approves deal anyway. No one surprised. http://t.co/QkE6Q4u
What is nature worth? Billions, says the UK govt. But beware economists bearing price labels. http://bit.ly/iVnsHS
The British government has just released a report on the value of ‘ecosystemic services’ in the UK. Nature, it seems, is worth billions. Live close to green space, and the health benefits to you are worth nearly $500. The total benefits to the British public of living near wetlands or the coast – over $2 billion. The services provided by pollinators: $700 million.
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Russia’s wheat export ban: bad for the rest of the world, but good for Russia. http://t.co/krWYFQB