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MSU research may lead to new ways to control honeybee parasite
Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. View News Article (2009-12-10)

Land quality and deforestation rate in Brazil
In the last decade, Brazil's skyrocketing agricultural production worried some observers who were concerned about the loss of forestland. View News Article (2014-06-10)

Some 500 scientists have created a Top 10 list of plant-damaging fungi
Almost 500 international experts have worked together to develop a ranking system of the ten most important phytopathogenic fungi on a scientific and economic level. View News Article (2012-10-19)

Advancing Biocrop Alternatives in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest farmers could someday be filling up their machinery's tanks with fuels produced from their own fields, according to ongoing research by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. View News Article (2011-02-04)

Alternative agricultural practices combine productivity and soil health
The progressive degradation of useful soils for agriculture and farm animal husbandry is a growing environmental and social problem, given that it endangers the food safety of an increasing world population. View News Article (2009-07-27)

ICSU Releases Synthesis Report On GMOs
The International Council for Science (ICSU) today announced the release of a new report entitled New Genetics, Food and Agriculture: Scientific Discoveries - Societal Dilemmas. A synthesis of more than 50 science-based reviews, the report assesses the risks and benefits of applying new genetic discoveries to food and agriculture. The report was commissioned by ICSU's Advisory Committee on... View News Article (2003-06-11)

Global commission delivers food security policy recommendations
A new report published by an independent global commission of eminent scientists states that the world's food system needs an immediate transformation to meet current and future threats to food security and environmental sustainability. View News Article (2011-11-17)

Deadly fish virus now found in all Great Lakes
A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. View News Article (2010-01-28)

Grasshoppers signal slow recovery of post-agricultural woodlands, study finds
Sixty years ago, the plows ended their reign and the fields were allowed to return to nature -- allowed to become the woodland forests they once were. View News Article (2014-11-25)

The Middle East Crisis - 2200 BC @ the London Catastrophes conference
Around 2200 BC, something strange happened in the Middle East. An abrupt change in climate caused the sudden collapse of rain-fed agricultural societies in Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant, Mesopotamia and the Indus valley of India. According to Professor Harvey Weiss, people returned to pastoral nomadism or swamped adjacent areas where agriculture was fed by artificial irrigation. In turn, the... View News Article (2002-08-17)

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