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The Miracle Method for Sustainable Rice – and Bigger Harvests

By |2019-02-01T13:28:05+07:00February 1st, 2019|News|

The fragrant jasmine rice growing on the left side of Kreaougkra Junpeng’s five-acre field stands nearly five feet tall. Each plant has 15 or more tillers, or stalks, and the grains hang heavy from them. The Thai farmer says this will be his best-ever harvest in 30 years and he will reap it four weeks [...]

Gove’s Farming Bill is More Chaff than Wheat Catherine Broomfield

By |2018-09-17T16:05:54+07:00September 20th, 2018|News|

We need to break the link between corporate interests and agriculture. Mixed, sustainable farming is the way forward Michael Gove’s agriculture bill – the first such legislation since 1947 – is not before time. It sets out to replace the existing agriculture subsidy systems, based on direct payment for acres owned, to a system that [...]

Climate Change will Make Hundreds of Millions More People Nutrient Deficient

By |2018-09-07T14:03:01+07:00September 10th, 2018|News|

Crops grown in a high CO2 atmosphere are less nutritious, containing less protein, zinc and iron Rising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, research has revealed, with those living in some of the world’s poorest regions likely to be hardest hit. Previous [...]

Fish Populations Could Rise in Warming Climate with Better Management

By |2018-09-07T13:46:25+07:00September 4th, 2018|News|

Study finds potential for fisheries to benefit in future - as long as warming can be kept in check Better management of fisheries and fishing rights around the world could increase profits and leave more fish in the sea as long as measures to meet climate obligations are taken, new research has found. Even if [...]

Most of UK’s Fruit and Veg is From Other EU Nations ‘so Brexit Impact may be Dramatic’

By |2017-11-02T11:09:22+07:00November 10th, 2017|News|

RSA launches food and farming inquiry as it highlights small quantity of these crops grown in UK and picked by non-EU staff The UK faces serious health implications if the government fails to agree a Brexitdeal, finds a report that says of 35 portions of fruit and vegetables, a figure relating to the five-a-day recommendation [...]

The path to sustainable palm oil

By |2017-09-18T13:26:06+07:00May 12th, 2016|News|

Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam sits down for a chat with Golden Agri-Resources managing director for sustainability Agus Purnomo on the company’s sustainability journey thus far. As one of the largest palm oil companies in the world, Singapore-listed Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) inevitably attracts a high level of scrutiny. The industry has long been a key driver of [...]