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Climate change and biodiversity 2: finding solutio..

Different scientists are concerned about different problems: ecologists worry about the diminishing biodiversity. Rightly so: the famous biologist Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University calculated in 2017 that today 50% less animals walk, swim, fly, creep on this planet than a… read more

Think again before extolling organic farming

The motivation to fight hunger Julie Borlaug inherited from het grandfather, who  got the Nobel Price for his work on agricultural renovations . And like him she is looking for answers in modernising.  Yes, an enormous challenge! Before the end… read more

Environmentally friendly farming practices used by..

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. The researchers analyzed farms that use some form of… read more

Eating crickets can be good for your gut

Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect.“I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she says. “I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the… read more

Genetic modified crops: the solution for the worl..

Can gentech help us feed all 10 billion mouths in 2050? An estimated 815 million people go hungry these days according to a report of the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is about 11 % of the world population. Shocking… read more