Romantic notions of farming on ‘natural’ principles ignore the realities of food demand growing without extra land being available.

From The Scientific Alliance (UK) newsletter.25th March 2011Politicians should be unprincipled Sticking to principles is, you may think, an admirable quality. Indeed, describing anyone as ‘unprincipled’ can hardly be regarded as a compliment. But principles define our way of thinking and…

Where is the starting point to create a plan for feeding nine billion people 40 years from now?

How Are We Going To Double Global Food Production Over The Next 40 Years? The Farm Gate, University of IllinoisDecember 22, 2010Stu EllisWith the US Census showing more than 308 million people, there is curiosity about how many people there are…

Growing of transgenic crops can contribute in all three traditional pillars of sustainability — economic, environmental and social.

Review article The role of transgenic crops in sustainable development Julian Raymond Park, Ian McFarlane, Richard Hartley Phipps and Graziano Ceddia School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AR, UK Summary The concept of sustainable development…

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