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  • Interdisciplinary proposals struggle to get funded

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

    Scientists have long suspected that proposals that bridge diverse disciplines of science have lower odds of being funded. A study of Australian funding decisions now suggests that this is true.
    The findings seem to confirm the anecdotal evidence, says Rick Rylance, a chair of Research Councils UK, a major funding agency in the United Kingdom. “I [...]

  • Toward a sustainable farming model

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

    China, despite only having some 9 percent of the world’s farming lands — as farming land per capita here is less than 40 percent of the global average — is a net exporter of food and successfully feeds 21 percent of the world’s population through intensive agriculture. But this tremendous achievement comes at a cost.

    Chinese [...]

  • Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation Releases Results of Biogas Survey

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

    The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) recently released the results of its Wisconsin Biogas Survey, which provides a comprehensive look into the state’s biogas industry. The goal of the survey was to identify primary operational challenges, key financial barriers to project development and opportunities for future industry development. OEI surveyed representatives from 146 facilities, including those in the [...]

  • New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    A new study, “Realising Resilient Food Systems,” published in the journal Bioscience May 4, 2016 and led by Meagan Schipanski, assistant professor of soil and crop sciences at Colorado State University, presents a set of strategies to address these complex challenges of producing food for a growing global population, while reducing environmental impacts and increasing [...]

  • Could Cattle Be Fed on Waste Paper?

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    COLOMBIA – A new project at the University of Colombia is looking at feeding waste paper to ruminants, as part of an effort to ensure availability of animal feed in times of poor weather.
    100 tons of waste paper a day leaves a company, which the project team said could provide an alternative feed source for [...]

  • New approaches needed to meet sustainable development challenges

    Monday, April 4th, 2016

    The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN’s new Sustainable Development Agenda — and eradicate hunger and poverty, in particular — FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels [...]

  • FAO calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance

    Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday.
    Overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infections and disease they were designed to [...]

  • New tool approved for use with EQIP planning

    Monday, February 1st, 2016

    The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed through the collaboration of more than 12 land grant universities and numerous industry partners. The NAQSAT was developed for livestock producers, their advisors, and conservation planners to identify opportunities for addressing air emissions from confinement-based livestock and poultry operations. It provides assistance to livestock and poultry [...]

  • Debate rages over herbicide’s cancer risk

    Monday, November 16th, 2015

    The world’s most widely-used herbicide, glyphosate, is unlikely to pose a cancer risk to humans, according to a report released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on 12 November1. Yet its finding comes nearly eight months after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that glyphosate probably does cause cancer in humans2.
    Both [...]

  • New world agriculture census round to kick off in 2016

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

    A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world’s agricultural sector.
    To support the process, FAO today published a set of updated guidelines to assist governments in carrying out their national-level agricultural censuses, tailored to various different [...]