More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2009/1221/More-herbicide-use-reported-on-genetically-modified-crops The authors of the report, entitled “Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use,” used US Department of Agriculture data to look at America’s three largest genetically engineered crops – soybeans, corn, and cotton. …

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Watch that Threshold

As a Managing Director in a farmland investment fund I want to make sure that our assets are going to maintain their value long into the future.  Farmland LP is unique in that we consider …

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How Safe is that Chicken?

http://www.consumerreports.org/health/healthy-living/health-safety/chicken-safety/overview/chicken-safety-ov.htm You would think that after years of alarms about food safety—outbreaks of illness followed by renewed efforts at cleanup—a staple like chicken would be a lot safer to eat. But in our latest analysis …

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The Triple Bottom Line of Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable farmland yields healthy investment returns while providing broader economic, social and environmental benefits. The Power of Synergies Many businesses and investments entail trade-offs between personal profits and wide-boundary costs by externalizing environmental, social or …

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Soil Bacteria Work In Similar Way To Antidepressants

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/66840.php UK scientists suggest that a type of friendly bacteria found in soil may affect the brain in a similar way to antidepressants. Their findings are published in the early online edition of the journal …

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