In debate over organic or conventional, is there third way to feed growing, warming world? | Genetic Literacy Project

… conservation and the use of mulch to minimise runoff and erosion. The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Can organic feed the world? Source: In debate over organic or conventional, is there third way to feed growing, warming world? | Genetic Literacy Project …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

By Hannah Abdulla | April 10, 2015 The demand for organic food in the Middle East and North Africa is increasing, in part, prompted by ex-pat consumers. However, at present, the sector is only valued at US$110.1m compared to mature markets like the US, where organic food is worth billions. However, there is also a reliance on imports, pointing to some opinion that there is a big opportunity for international organic food manufacturers. Hannah Abdulla explores. Organic food is becoming an area of …

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

… in my opinion, has sent a clear message that a certain percentage of our customers are willing to pay more for the non-GMO lines,” Dammann said. “This non-GMO thing has seemed to take hold and gain a lot of traction.” Consumers, particularly on the West and East coasts, have demanded more GMO-free products because of health and safety concerns. And a number of major food companies have responded. • General Mills announced last year it will no longer use bioengineered …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… effects on our health and our planet are still unknown; they promote the use of dangerous chemicals, and they pose a significant threat to organic agriculture. What’s more, consumers should absolutely get to decide whether the food they are buying carries these unknown risks or supports this system; GMO foods must be labeled. Corporations and their hired guns love confusing people about the science behind their questionable products to help shape favorable public opinion (in the case of GMOs, …

Insect-inspired eye may allow drones to navigate their environment more naturally

… BeeRotor. As such, the members of the BeeRotor research team, Fabien Expert and Franck Ruffier, are of the opinion that the demonstrated abilities of their robot to orient itself spatially without resorting to standard accelerometers may provide a hypothesis to explain how insects achieve this feat using similar biologically-based feedback mechanisms, also not reliant on gravity-based sensors. Regardless of whether this hypothesis proves true, the optic flow technology realized in the research …

Abbott’s support for Old King Coal is worse than knighting a prince – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… university fees, council rates or tax you have money being invested. But how is your money being used? via Abbott’s support for Old King Coal is worse than knighting a prince – opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). …