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This is Why it is Okay to Feed Your Family GMO’s

Source – Minnesota Farm Living By Wanda Patsche Date – 20 Jan 2014 Website – www.mnfarmliving.com Yes, it’s okay to feed your family GMO’s and I am going to tell you why. There is so much buzz about GMO’s recently, especially with General Mills announcement of labeling their original Cheerios with a “not made with […]

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A Portuguese Farmer’s Request for the Freedom to Choose Technology That Helps Feed the World and Science-Based Decisions by the European Commission

We can buy it but we can’t grow it. That’s how crazy the European Union’s policies on biotech food have become. Regulators let us purchase livestock feed derived from genetically modified crops, but only if it’s produced abroad. We’re forbidden to grow these exact same plants on our own farms. It makes no sense, and […]

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Organic Farming Cannot Feed The World

Woody Allen won an Oscar for the screenplay to his film Midnight in Paris on Sunday night, but he didn’t collect his golden statue in person. He’s semi-famous for not attending the Academy Awards, which is odd because he also once said that 80 percent of success is just showing up. There’s a lot of […]

Growing Enough Food to Feed the World

The Gates Notes January 18, 2012 By Bill Gates How can we feed a growing population in the midst of climate change and an appetite for more meat? These factors and more are straining the world’s agricultural capacity and pushing up the cost of food, which makes it difficult for the world’s poorest people to […]

How Can We Feed 9 Billion People?

Beef Daily December 19, 2011 Amanda Radke Original Source About 1 billion people go hungry each day; that’s one in seven people! Predictions indicate that by 2050, the world population will surge to 9 billion. How will we feed this growing planet? Where will this food come from? Hunger is a huge issue that we […]

Column by Gilbert arap Bor in The Wall Street Journal

A column by Global Farmer Network member Gilbert arap Bor from Kenya is in The Wall Street Journal. Bor’s piece “Africa Can Feed the World…” is in the Opinion Europe section for November 15, 2011. Recently, Bor was named the recipient of the 2011 Kleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Award.  The announcement was made October […]

Ag Exports Get $2.5 Billion Boost

KFGO October 13, 2011 Original Source Farm groups are enthusiastic about progress on the three pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Colombia and Panama. The overall agreements could boost U.S. exports by $13 billion. OMAHA (DTN) – Farm groups are enthusiastic about progress on the three pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Colombia […]

Hungary destroys all GMO maize fields

All About Feed July 13, 2011 www.allaboutfeed.net Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the […]

Good series of pieces to read at NYTimes

The New York Times has a few recent pieces on global agriculture worth highlighting. Justin Gillis had a piece in the last Sunday edition (A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself, posted online June 4, 2011), that has been supplemented by a few postings at the Green Blog on the newspaper’s website: June 4 – Damaging […]

Organic Crops Alone Can’t Feed the World

Slate By James E. McWilliams March 10, 2011 www.slate.com A new study shows why. The Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that the global population will increase by 2.3 billion between now and 2050. This demographic explosion, intensified by an emerging middle class in China and India, will require the world’s farmers to grow at least 70 […]

Should We Feed Hungry People, Even If It’s Bad For The Environment?

Forbes Alex Berezow April 5, 2011 www.forbes.com The only ethical solution is to save and promote humanity at all costs. "When it comes to saving human life or destroying the environment, I pick saving human life." That seemingly innocuous comment I gave at an informal talk elicited a few gasps from my environmentally sensitive Seattle […]

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