Modern seed companies are reducing crop diversity – and this could have serious consequences for food supply as the climate heats up, researchers claimed at the World Seed Conference in Rome this week.
President Obama made two appointments within the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday, to run the department’s public nutrition programs, and to oversee US agricultural research and education.
At the time of writing, the US is poised to go to the polls. The next two days are going to be hugely exciting. And when it’s all over, after the victor gets some well-earned rest… he’ll rub his sleepy eyes and ask: ‘What’s for breakfast?'.
Food industry voices are joining those of politicians in the GM debate, hailing the controversial technology as the answer to the food supply crisis. But the hearts and minds of consumers must still be won.
For too long, the developed world has taken food for granted. For
years, ample food stocks, a well-supplied export trade and rapidly
rising agricultural productivity have confined food fears, in the
west at least, to history and the...
The OECD and FAO have today released their Agricultural Outlook for
2008 to 2017: Food prices will come down as temporary factors are
resolved, but longer-term factors will cause them to settle above