News tagged with farmlands

Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

Organic farming fosters biodiversity. At least that's the theory. In practice, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Ecology
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New EU reforms fail European wildlife

Despite political proclamation of increased environmental focus, experts argue that the European Union's recent agricultural reforms are far too weak to have any positive impact on the continent's shrinking farmland biodiversity, ...

dateJun 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Existing cropland could feed four billion more

The world's croplands could feed 4 billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing exclusively food for human consumption, according to new research from the Institute ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Environment
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