Tag Archives: food security

New soil-free farms reduce land and water pressure

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The Waseda University in Japan has developed an alternative technology which allows farmers to grow crops without soil. Not only does this offer the potential to reduce land use pressure (by negating the need for nutrient-rich soil), it also offers … Continue reading

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Pesticide resistance – a new development

That bugs become resistant to pesticides over time is well known, however, while this resistance develops over multiple generations, bacteria can go through several generations in one day. New research has shown that some bacteria have evolved to be able … Continue reading

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UNEP Foresight

The UNEP’s Foresight Process has released a report listing 21 emerging issues or challenges we face during the 21st century. Completed by a distinguished panel representing 16 developing and industrialised countries the report aims to bring focus to global issues … Continue reading

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Developments on corruption in land use

Ensuring effective land use is critical to meeting global food and resource security challenges. The UN FAO have released a report which highlights that weak governance has increased the likelihood of corruption in land tenure and administration, and is intensifying … Continue reading

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Correlated markets – energy and food

Energy and global food production are intrinsically linked due to the highly energy dependent nature of food production. Strong correlations have been demonstrated previously. Volatile oil prices pose a considerable threat to an affordable, secure food supply. For developing nations … Continue reading

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