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Pesticide-free crop protection yields sizable economic benefits in Asia-Pacific

Scientists have estimated for the first time how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver US$14.6 to US$19.5 billion annually ...
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Podcast: Covid conspiracies; Cuba embraces GMOs; biotech vs. nature’s ‘mindless dangers’

A fearful public accepts conspiracy theories because they offer a sense of control in an uncontrollable situation, says a young ...
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Viewpoint: Agro-ecology agendas are trapping African farmers in poverty

Rather than helping to address food insecurity, the agro-ecological agenda may in fact be trapping African farmers in poverty. That’s ...
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Viewpoint: Expanding organic agriculture could make another pandemic more likely

Modern technology and agricultural intensification are the proven path to a safer future ...
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Podcast: Norman Borlaug a hero? Spread coronavirus for herd immunity? CRISPR v. agroecology

Norman Borlaug's Green Revolution saved an estimated billion people from starvation, but critics contend his work brought severe environmental and ...
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Gene editing and agroecology compatible? Yes, and they may lead to more eco-friendly farming

New gene techniques and agro-ecology can reinforce each other in making agriculture more sustainable, say researchers at Wageningen University & ...
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Viewpoint: Activist campaign against synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and GMOs a pending ‘disaster’ for our food supply

‘Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.’ Those were ...
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Viewpoint: Why agroecology alone won’t boost sustainable farming in the developing world

Global farmers must not only feed ten billion people by 2050 but do so while lowering agricultural greenhouse gas emissions ...
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Viewpoint: How agroecology can improve life for Africa’s smallholder farmers

The gravity of the numerous problems faced by smallholders is too great to allow for scientifically promising alternatives like agroecology ...
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Kenyan farmer ‘confused and disappointed’ by anti-science agenda at International Conference on Agroecology

The three-day first International Conference on Agroecology Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa, held recently at the Safari Park ...
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Podcast: Biologist Rob Wager takes on anti-GMO scientists at 1st International Conference on Agroecology

Economic growth fueled by market reforms has cut poverty in the developing world drastically over the last 30 years. But ...
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‘Regenerative’ is the new buzz word in agriculture. Does the sustainability hype match reality?

The goal should be sustainability, not trying to advance an ideology ...
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Viewpoint: Agroecology is a ‘dead end’ for African farmers trying to achieve food security

For the past 50 years, Daisy Namusoke has grown crops on her small plot of land in the Buikwe District ...
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6 things agroecology can do for farming and the environment

Agroecology has returned to the global spotlight, as one approach to bring farmers closer to meeting challenges [like rising food ...
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How genetics could help agroecology—the science, not the political movement

Agroecology isn’t rocket science So wrote Daniel Moss, head of the AgroEcology Fund, and Mark Bittman, former food columnist, in ...