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National assessment done on potential invasive snail and slug pests in US
A collaborative team led by a University of Hawai'i at Manoa researcher has published the first-ever assessment of snail and slug species that are of potential threat to the nation's agriculture industry and the environment, should they ever be introduced in the U.S. View News Article (2009-07-31)


More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems
Growing environmental problems resulting from farming argue for a shift toward practices that use lower inputs of pesticides and energy and more recycling of energy and materials. View News Article (2007-05-01)


UK joins world treaty to share vital plant resources
Vital food crops will be protected worldwide under a new international agreement which comes into force today. The UK is one of more than 50 countries committed to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which aims to improve food security and promote sustainable farming. The treaty aims to ensure that plant genetic resources, which are the property of the... View News Article (2004-06-29)


Improving water security with blue, green, and gray water
Agriculture is one of the most insatiable consumers of dwindling water resources around the world. And food production will need to increase by about 70% over the next 35 years to meet the needs of a growing population.  View News Article (2013-10-04)


Advance in 'nano-agriculture': Tiny stuff has huge effect on plant growth
With potential adverse health and environmental effects often in the news about nanotechnology, scientists in Arkansas are reporting that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could have beneficial effects in agriculture. View News Article (2009-10-22)


Report - adapting farming to climate change
CSIRO today released a national overview of climate change impacts and adaptation options for Australian agriculture. View News Article (2008-06-26)


GM crops and world agriculture
The session agreed that GM crops are one important element in the future of food production and agriculture worldwide. It identified both common themes and local differences between regions in their approaches to GM crops. There was a shared commitment by all participants to:

basing GM policy on the best scientific evidence about benefits and risks; ensuring that the benefits of GM... View News Article (1999-07-21)


Climate change experts focus on how to build food security in the face of climate change
Climate and agricultural researchers, policy makers, donors, and development agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, from all over the world have just met in Nairobi for a one-day conference, 'Building Food Security in the Face of Climate Change'. View News Article (2010-05-07)


The future of British agriculture: fit for consumption?
What is the fate of agriculture in this country? This topical issue will be debated at a British Association Forum on Thursday 26 April 2001. Debate on the future is hampered by a lack of clarity. Terms such as the environment, sustainability and animal welfare are widely cited, yet rarely do people define what they mean by them. Whose environment? Sustainability of what? Welfare of which... View News Article (2001-04-25)


Research Fortnight 24 July issue: stories on AHRB`s future, the spending review, Wellcome, sustainable agriculture, and foot and mouth.
Research council status recommended for AHRB The Arts and Humanities Research Board should become a research council, according to a review carried out for the government. The new council should be created by a royal charter and funded, like the existing research councils, through the Office of Science and Technology. Science scores third spending review boost The science budget is set to... View News Article (2002-07-24)

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