Archive for January, 2011

  • Farming needs `sustainable intensification` says report

    Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

    The quest to feed the world’s rapidly growing population over the next 40 years needs a frontloaded approach to funding agricultural research, according to a report on food security released today (24 January).
    New science and technologies are among the tools needed to achieve a huge ’sustainable intensification’ of agriculture aimed at [...]

  • USEPA issues chromium-6 monitoring guidance

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued guidance on enhanced monitoring for hexavalent chromium (chromium-6) in drinking water. The recommendations are in response to emerging scientific evidence that chromium-6 could pose health concerns if consumed over long periods of time.
    “Protecting public health is EPA’s top priority. As we [...]

  • Australian floods affect piggeries, causing isolation

    Monday, January 17th, 2011

    Recent floods in Queensland have caused, and are still causing, extreme destruction and damage, the cost of which is yet to be fully calculated. Currently, piggeries are affected amidst the devastation of the floods; however, Pork Storks Australia is making it possible for piggeries to still receive [...]