News tagged with global food supply

Has the green revolution really succeeded?

Over the past 50 years, human population has more than doubled, but cereal-crop production has grown even faster. Mechanization, synthetic fertilizers, new high-yield seeds and other advances in intensified agriculture have ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Environment
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Cattle ID system shows its muzzle

Maybe it sounds like a cow and bull story, but researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Unforeseen dangers in a global food system

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's claim during a recent blizzard that food delivery bikes were not emergency vehicles caused a small disruption in the City's normally fast, abundant and inexpensive access to nearly any ...

dateMay 01, 2015 in Environment
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Bailing out the world's fresh water bank

An Australian-based water scientist is testing a new technology to help save imperilled underground water resources in Australia and around the world as climate change tightens its grip on the global food supply.

dateApr 14, 2014 in Environment
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