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Japan will never stop whaling, minister says

Japan's fisheries minister said Tuesday his country will never stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other nations and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists.

Feb 26, 2013
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Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. The research was presented at the British Science Association's ...

Sep 08, 2014
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No rice please, we're Indonesians

Indonesia is one of the world's biggest producers -- and consumers -- of rice, but in the interests of public health and food sustainability the government has launched an ambitious drive to wean people off their beloved ...

Dec 12, 2010
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Data sharing for food security

Data cannot be eaten, but giving everyone free access to information could lead to innovations that enhance the production and distribution of food, resulting in global food security. 'Open Access Data for ...

May 06, 2013
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New soil testing kit for third world countries

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Columbia University have developed a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries. On-the-spot soil testing could have major impact ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Insects: A must for a protein-rich diet

Arnold van Huis is an expert on tropical insects specialised in pest management and biological control based at Wageningen University. He advocates growing insects as feed for livestock and for human consumption. Here, van ...

May 14, 2013
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Protecting our soil with the RECARE project

A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution which threaten agricultural productivity and the environment. The answer ...

Apr 01, 2014
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