|Chemists shed new light on global energy, food supply challenge|
Science Daily - 4/21/2016. Utah State University - All living things require nitrogen for survival, but the world depends on only two known processes to break nitrogen's ultra-strong bonds to allow conversion to a form humans, animals and plants can consume. One is a natural, bacterial process on which farmers have relied since the dawn of agriculture. The other is the century-old Haber-Bösch process, which revolutionized fertilizer production and spurred unprecedented growth of the global food supply.
|Glyphosate Residues Found in Common Breakfast Foods|
Beyond Pesticides - 4/21/2016. A report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) shows that glyphosate residues are widely distributed in common breakfast foods, such as bagels, cereals, creamers, and eggs. Glyphosate is a pervasive and toxic chemical found in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.
Orion - 4/21/2016. By Kristin Ohlson - What if unsustainable farming practices are also bad for a farmer’s bottom line? It’s the question Rick Haney loves to raise during training sessions convened by the NRCS (today’s iteration of the Soil Conservation Service) as part of a soil health campaign.
|New GMOs are 'not GM' - EU folds under US pressure|
The Ecologist - 4/21/2016. By Oliver Tickell - The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new 'gene editing' techniques as non-GM - in violation of the EU's own laws.