Accused of being complicit in not only deforestation but also human right abuses in plantations, the European Union, of which France is a member, is keen to combat unsustainable imports, known as a key driver to deforestation.
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Pesticide use saves about 30 to 50 per cent of food that would have been lost to insects and diseases, but it comes with a cost to consumer health. Is there a safer alternative? Buyung Hadi discusses.
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The EAT-Lancet Commission's global planetary health diet claims that it is healthy for both people and planet, but fails to address how people in the developing world lack access to the nutritious foods that scientists have recommended.
Aberrations in monsoon behaviour are not uncommon. What is new is the difficulty in forecasting caused by factors coming under the generic title, ‘climate change', writes M. S. Swaminathan in The Hindu.
Critics have suggested that golden rice is part of the biotech industry’s plans to dominate agriculture worldwide. But, although the agribusiness giant Syngenta did assist in developing the genetically modified ...