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Advanced biofuels set to play key role in developing countries

Advanced biofuels made from non-food biomass, also known second-generation biofuels, have become a commercial reality, according the report Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives

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New ecological vision for agriculture futrure

Greenpeace's Food and Farming Vision describes what Ecological Farming means, and how it can be summarised in seven overarching, interdependent principles, based on a growing body of scientific evidence

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3D printing or bronze extrusion for pasta making: the best of innovation and tradition

Why is steel preferred in industrial plant? It is a question of costs. Processing with bronze takes much more time

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There’s a right way to prune trees and shrubs

Prune liriope in February prior to the beginning of new growth. Pruning trees needs to include evaluating branches for future growth considerations

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Parliament backs opt-out for European member states while GMOs with health benefits have large market potential

New legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms  on their own territory. Genetically modified crops with an increased vitamin and/or mineral content have large potential to improve public health, but their availability for consumers is still hampered, as a result of the negative public opinion

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Beer gets the barista touch

The brewing and dry-hopping process that normally takes up to two weeks has been transformed to enable the consumer to change their beer flavour in seconds

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Prehistoric farming on the roof of the world

Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be the earliest sustained human habitation at high altitude

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Safe food during holidays: 12 things you didn't know

From poultry to pies and sugar to soil, UC scientists are uncovering insights across the food spectrum that can make your holidays healthier, happier and more mindful.

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Interesting facts about our favorite candy

These efforts to explain the science behind jelly beans, licorice, chocolate and other gooey delights are part of National Chemistry Week, Oct. 19-25, an annual event sponsored by the American Chemical Society

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New principles for responsible investments in agriculture and food systems

International forum will also endorse policy recommendations on food losses and waste and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

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Good harvests and ample stockpiles continue to drive international food prices down

Biannual FAO Food Outlook report and new Food Price Index released. Global wheat production in 2014 is projected to reach a new record

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Food Myths Debunked: Why our food is safe

Book on "Why our food is safe" answers most questions about food rumors. The book also explains about what peer-reviewed science actually is and how it is self-correcting

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Synthetic particles as contaminants in German beers

A total of 24 German beer brands was analysed for the contents of microplastic fibres, fragments and granular material. In all cases contamination was found

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More action needed to move away from market-distorting farm support, says OECD

OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2014 finds that support to producers in 2013 amounted to 18% of gross farm receipts, down slightly from 2012 and compared with around 30% two decades ago

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Hunger and poverty at the root of many conflicts

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at the 6th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations: “Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger”

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Hunger in the world: to boost plant productivity beyond current limits

A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previously thought

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