Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. Quinoa fromk South America UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Evo Morales of Bolivia and First Lady Nadine Heredia Alarcón de Humala of Peru were among the high-level participants in a day-long series of events celebrating the Andean "super food", a highly nutritious, cereal-like crop. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260213/quinoa_fromk_south_america.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Scientists full of shit People in the rich world should become "demitarians" – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage, scientists have urged, in the clearest picture yet of how farming practices are destroying the natural world. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220213/scientists_full_of_shit_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Livestack,lies and poverty "Although an estimated 750 million poor have a major stake in the livestock sector, only a small minority of them have so far been able to take advantage of the opportunities provided by livestock sector growth" the authors write. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200912/livestacklies_and_poverty_.aspx 5mpublishing Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Drug companies pumping drugs and chemicals into the Third World The spiralling use of chemicals, especially in developing countries, is inflicting a rising bill by damaging people's health and the environment, according to a UN report. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130912/drug_companies_pumping_drugs_and_chemicals_into_the_third_world_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT There is no food shortage just bad management FAO warns countries against a repeat of the 2007/08 food prices crisis. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160812/there_is_no_food_shortage_just_bad_management_.aspx MercoPress.com Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT A new load of old cobblers in the name od research A global study mapping human diseases that come from animals, such as tuberculosis, AIDS, bird flu or Rift Valley fever, has found that just 13 such diseases are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths a year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180712/a_new_load_of_old_cobblers_in_the_name_od_research__.aspx albertafarmeaxpress Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT There is no food shortage With the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warning in its latest report, Food Insecurity in the World, that food price volatility is here to stay, what are the driving forces in global agriculture in the world today? http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130612/there_is_no_food_shortage_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Badgers and Bovine TB The Badger Trust’s Judicial Review of the Coalition Government’s decision to kill badgers in England has been set for Monday and Tuesday June 25 and 26. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130612/badgers_and_bovine_tb_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 50% of food produced is wasted Economic advance in Asia and the Pacific has been impressive in the last decades, and a recent World Bank report has highlighted the dramatic progress made in poverty reduction across the region. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300312/_of_food_produced_is_wasted_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT Boosting crop yields A United Nations panel met last week to discuss the progress of sustainable development for agriculture. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230212/boosting_crop_yields_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT UN - More fearmongering Degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world's growing population is to be fed. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/131211/un___more_fearmongering_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT World Egg Day Celebrations are taking place in over 60 countries around the world today, celebrating our fabulous eggs, the IEC reports. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/271011/world_egg_day_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Bird flu Bird flu is back on the radar, with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warning of a new mutant strain that is spreading amongst bird populations in Asia and beyond. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300911/bird_flu.aspx oie.com Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Global food costs up a third The World Bank's price indicator shows global food prices in July 2011 were 33 percent higher than last year, with maize up 84 percent, sugar up 62 percent, wheat up 55 percent and soybean oil up 47 percent. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270911/global_food_costs_up_a_third.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farm investment Global food prices will remain high as underinvestment in agriculture over decades has left supplies unable to meet demand, according to a United Nations agency. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190811/united_nations___farm_investment.aspx bloomberg Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Global farming problems The global agriculture supply situation has worsened and a failure to boost food production fast enough to meet demand may lead to shortages, said investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190711/global_farming_problems_.aspx bloomberg Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Plenty of talk but little action Industrial-style farming, often known as the "green revolution," has been widely credited with saving perhaps 1 billion people from starvation by boosting the yield of grain crops in India, China, Pakistan, Mexico and other countries. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070711/plenty_of_talk_but_little_action.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Animal rights and poultry A group of persistent animal rights activists who've been a thorn at the side of live poultry vendors at United Nations Plaza have gotten their way. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220511/animal_rights_and_poultry_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 22 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT Closing the gender gap in agriculture If women in rural areas had the same access to land, technology, financial services, education and markets as men, agricultural production could be increased and the number of hungry people reduced by 100-150 million, FAO said this week in its 2010-11 edition of The State of Food and Agricu Yields on plots managed by women are lower than those managed by men, the report said. But this is not because women are worse farmers than men. They simply do not have the same access to inputs. If they did, their yields would go up, they would produce more and overall agricultural production would increase, the report said. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250311/closing_the_gender_gap_in_agriculture.aspx stackyard Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Biotech crops currently cover over a billion hectares The amount of land devoted to genetically engineered crops grew 10% last year, and 7% in the year before, as farmers in major grain and soy exporting countries such as Brazil and Argentina continued to adopt the new seeds. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140311/biotech_crops_currently_cover_over_a_billion_hectares.aspx MercoPress.com Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Media hype over food prices World food prices are on the rise, and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index reached an all-time high in January. The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI), which measures the cost of a basket of basic food supplies – sugar, cereals, dairy, oils and fats and meat – across the globe, rose by 3.4 percent last month. It was the seventh consecutive monthly increase, and put the FFPI at its highest level since records began in 1990. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210211/media_hype_over_food_prices.aspx drovers.com Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Fearmongering over food shortages Experts estimate that by 2050, nearly twice as much food will need to be produced to feed the world’s growing population. That’s a big jump—and 2050 is less than 40 years away. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200211/fearmongering_over_food_shortages.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Global food talks The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) monthly food price index for January is expected to be at a similar level to the record highs measured in December's index, Abdolreza Abbassian, an economist with the agency, said on Monday, Reuters reports. "FAO's expectation is that the January index would be very close or slightly below December," Abbassian said ahead of the release of FAO's monthly food index, which is due to be published on February 3. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190211/global_food_talks_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Media hype over food prices World food prices are on the rise, and the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index reached an all-time high in January. The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI), which measures the cost of a basket of basic food supplies – sugar, cereals, dairy, oils and fats and meat – across the globe, rose by 3.4 percent last month. It was the seventh consecutive monthly increase, and put the FFPI at its highest level since records began in 1990. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/120211/media_hype_over_food_prices.aspx drovers.com Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Buying local fertilizer Mark Law, Managing Director of Law Fertilisers says "it is a real shame that fewer and fewer agricultural inputs are being supplied by British-owned companies." With the recently announced sale of J and H Bunn to US company Koch Fertilisers from Kansas, this means that Law’s are the only British-owned granular fertiliser manufacturer in the UK. Mr Law says "I know many growers will feel this loss and will want to continue to be loyal to British-owned businesses. " http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110211/buying_local_fertilizer_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Feeding a world of 9.3 billion As the global population increases from 7 billion in 2011 to a predicted 9.3 billion by 2050, the agri-food industry must find a sustainable way to meet the resulting demand for food. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090211/feeding_a_world_of__billion.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT