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Forward thinking ‘accidentally’ green businesses

A number of novel businesses have achieved success and differentiated themselves through the concept of “harvesting idle assets”. Examples such as Skype, which removes the need for travel for a face to face meeting, or companies that let people lease … Continue reading

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Will “locovores” come back to bite us?

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Trends across the UK, Australia and the US show that more and more consumers are buying locally produced food. At the extreme, a new hoard of “locavores” will only eat food produced within a 100 mile radius. Why? Consumers note … Continue reading

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Developing countries drive global trends

Growing affluence in developing nations such as Asia are likely to drive major changes in food production systems worldwide, particularly in the US, according to Food 2040 – a new report produced by the US Grains Council (USGC). The economic … Continue reading

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GM foods –will they be back on the menu?

A new survey by the British Science Association shows that the proportion of the public concerned by GM crops is declining somewhat. The findings come at the same time as new evidence which shows that 90% of transgenic crop users … Continue reading

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USDA Agricultural Projections to 2021

The USDA published their agricultural projections to 2021 report in February 2012 covering, for example, agricultural trade and commodities as well as indicators for farm income and food prices. These projections are based on assumptions about future macroeconomic conditions, weather, … Continue reading

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