Food and Agriculture : Newsfile
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15 August 2012
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
8 May 2012
The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports.
11 April 2012
It would cost the UK £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate crops without bees – 20 per cent more than previously thought – according to new research launched today by Friends of the Earth as it unveils a new campaign to save the bee.
25 January 2012
Asian, European and Latin American fleets have devastated fish stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found.
12 January 2012
The world’s farmers produced more grain in 2011 than ever before, but global stocks remain worryingly low.
11 January 2012
With the global population pushing past 7 billion people recently, the global food chain is approaching a tipping point, according to Alison Watkins, CEO of GrainCorp, the Australian grain storage and handling corporation.
4 January 2012
Increasing investor demand for land in the global south could spur small farmers to secure control over their land, says a study published by the International Land Coalition.
16 December 2011
World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, but world consumption of animal protein is everywhere on the rise.
22 November 2011
Twenty-five UK-based companies are amongst many in Europe, Australia and Japan that are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before, but urgent action is still needed to avoid the irreversible loss of tropical forests, according to the assessment.
12 October 2011
New analysis highlights importance of limiting industrial livestock production to improve personal and environmental health.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Commentary: 20 years on - and time runs desperately short
- World in serious trouble on food front
- Arab grain imports rising rapidly
- COMMENTARY: Green renaissance, not revolution
- Lost bees could cost UK farmers a fortune
- Rising number of farm animals poses environmental and public health risks
- Why cashew is driving Guinean farmers nuts
- 'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific
- COMMENTARY: World must wake up to the coming crisis in the Sahel
- Bumper 2011 grain harvest fails to rebuild global stocks
- Food security a looming crisis
- Rush for land a wake-up call for poorer countries
- World grain production down, meat consumption up