Food

How Climate Changes’s Effect on Agriculture can Lead to War
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Rising temperatures may have played a significant role in the Syrian Civil War.  On February 12, the temperature in Magnum, Oklahoma, reached 100 degrees. It was a state record for the month of February, besting a mark that was set in 1918. The average February high in Magnum is 56. Many see the unseasonably warm temperature […]

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Are we headed for a green revolution in food and water?
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The following is an excerpt from “Beyond the Energy-Water-Food Nexus: New Strategies for 21st-Century Growth.” I don’t believe in business­-as­-usual projections. While they are helpful in calling attention to an issue to catalyze change, we seldom follow the projections; resource stress and scarcity drives innovation. Innovation kills business-as-usual projections, and innovations can also solve the […]

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Crop-based biofuels will take years to truly help the environment | Ars Technica
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The push for renewable energy has led to the generation of biofuels from cellulose-rich biomass, algae, and crops. Currently, crop-based biofuels are limited to those derived from agricultural products: corn, soybean, rapeseed, and surgarcane. An increase in the demand for crop-based biofuels will require either an increase in the amount of agricultural land or an increase in crop […]

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Common Hormone Used To Fatten Up Cows Is Contaminating The Environment | ThinkProgress
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Researchers have found that a commonly-used hormone persists in the environment longer and in higher concentrations than previously thought. Source: Common Hormone Used To Fatten Up Cows Is Contaminating The Environment | ThinkProgress

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Compostable carrier bags from Co-Op
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I have been complaining bitterly for years that if shops were serious about recycling they would issue customers with brown paper bags and not plastic ones and – worse – charging them for them. Well, the Co-Op have come up with a perfect solution. Fantastic work Co-Op! Well worth a Green Apple Award? Co-operative Food […]

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Panel says meat consumption takes toll on environment – Central Maine
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With regards to the consumption of meat in particular, the new recommendations, in looking beyond the immediate impact of food on an individual’s health, mark a major break from the past.

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Pentagon: We could soon be fighting climate wars
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Read the new report that signals an “evolution” in Pentagon’s approach to climate change. In one of its strongest statements yet on the need to prepare for climate change, the Defense Department today released a report that says global warming “poses immediate risks to US national security” and will exacerbate national security-related threats ranging “from […]

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Global warming may result in ‘Climate Wars’ | Dhaka Tribune
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Climate Wars: The Fight For Survival As The World Heats Up by Gwynne Dyer investigates the worst case scenarios of global warming, via studies done by and interviews of risk-assessment professionals at the Pentagon and defense-related think tanks. Unfortunately, it does not make for reassuring reading. As the world heats up, the tropical and sub-tropical […]

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Climate change hampering world food production – scientists
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Rappler Reports Scientists warn that climate change acceleration will have a lasting impact on agricultural production and require ‘profound societal changes’ in the coming decades to feed the world’s population. At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, scientists there argued that food production will have to double over the next […]

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