Life-Saving Golden Rice Finally Gets to Poor Farmers Despite Environmentalist Opposition

From Reason Bangladesh announces that it will allow its farmers to plant this genetically improved crop Ronald Bailey|Mar. 7, 2019 5:55 pm Golden Rice which has been genetically engineered to have higher levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene is finally about be to approved for planting by poor farmers in Bangladesh. This a big…

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Keep fraudulent science out of our courtrooms

Courts should bar evidence that fails to meet basic standards of honesty, integrity and credibility Paul Driessen A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto deliberately or negligently failed to warn him adequately…

What’s Really Behind The Plant-Based Diet Agenda?

Reposted from Sustainable Agricultural Systems Ltd. (SAS) (Don’t mind giving them the link and credit  This article is not an advertisement. ~ctm) January 23, 2019 I have previously covered the anti-animal agriculture narrative here and the plant-based and/or alternative protein agenda here. But as the plant-based diet agenda is currently enjoying an uninterrupted public relations campaign…

CO2 and crops: NAS vs. science

WUWT regular David Burton writes: One of the most pernicious examples of disinformation promoted by the Climate Industry is the claim that manmade climate change from CO2 emissions threatens agriculture and “food security.” That’s the exact opposite of the truth. CO2 is “plant fertilizer,” and hundreds of agricultural studies have shown that higher CO2 levels…

European wheat lacks climate resilience

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 26-Dec-2018 European wheat lacks climate resilience European farmers need to take a new course with regard to ensuring climate-resilience of important crops such as wheat Aarhus University The climate is not only warming, it is also becoming more variable and extreme. Such unpredictable weather can weaken global food security if major…

Changes in agriculture could cut sector non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent

From Eurekalert Public Release: 17-Dec-2018 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis The agricultural sector is the world’s largest source of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, and IIASA-led research has found that changing agricultural practices and a shift in diet away from meat and dairy products could reduce the sector’s emissions by up to 50% by 2050…

Organic food worse for the climate

From Eurekalert Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study, published in the journal Nature Chalmers University of Technology IMAGE: The crops per hectare are significantly lower in organic farming, which, according to the…