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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 ...

dateDec 12, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Other
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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 ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Environment
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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 ...

dateMay 14, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Environment
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How lead gets into urban vegetable gardens

One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case of the lead contamination found ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Environment
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