UK Company Develops Climate Change Masks for Cows

According to Wired, a new bovine burp mask fitted with a catalytic converter catches methane expelled from cows and converts it to CO2 and water. Methane is a more powerful…

World Wheat Crop Heads For New Record

IMPROVED late-season yield prospects in greater Europe and Australia have lifted the estimate for global wheat production by 5.9 million tonnes (Mt) from the previous Agricultural Market Information Systems (AMIS)…

EU subsidies benefit big farms while underfunding greener and poorer plots – new research

For the €60 billion (£53.9 billion) a year it pays in subsidies, the CAP is expected to support farmer incomes, ensure a supply of quality food, protect biodiversity, tackle climate…

Global Warming Crop Resilience? Aussie Farmer Helps CSIRO Develop Long Coleoptile Wheat

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Faced with a lack of interest from commercial grain producers, an Aussie farmer has stepped in to help the CSIRO test a new strain of…

Could entomophagy end U.S. and African protein shortages?

Would we even want it to do so? A modest proposal, inspired by Jonathon Swift.  Paul Driessen         Nearly two centuries ago, amid a fungal infestation that destroyed Irish potato…

Farmers Fear the European Green Deal

This article from AGWEB blasts the European Commission and their European Green Deal. To put it bluntly: The European Commission has a plan to eliminate modern farming in Europe. The…

Rice genetically engineered to resist heat waves can also produce up to 20% more grain

From Science Mag By Erik Stokstad Apr. 21, 2020 , 1:10 PM … “This is exciting news,” says Maria Ermakova of Australian National University, who works on improving photosynthesis. The…

Financiers of poverty, malnutrition and death – Part 1

Private ‘philanthropic’ foundations join government agencies in funding anti-technology NGOs Paul Driessen The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, anti-development banks, the Agency for International Development (USAID), NGO (non-government organization) pressure…

Food Prices and Ethanol Mandates

By Andy May This post is a follow up to my previous post on biofuels, here we discuss the impact of biofuels on food prices in more detail. Ethanol has…

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

Catastrophic shock to US agriculture would deplete reserves, including those of other countries Frontiers The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s – captured by the novels of John Steinbeck –…