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  • Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion

    Global calorie availability could be increased by as much as 70 per cent - feeding an additional 4 billion people - by shifting cropland use to produce food for humans rather than livestock feed and biofuels, according to new research. Such a shift could free up calories roughly equivalent to the yield increases achieved for maize, wheat and rice between 1965 and 2009, researchers say in the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • STW-Breed4Food Partnership for sustainable livestock breeding

    Technology Foundation STW and the business consortium Breed4Food have launched an ambitious new research programme that links many scientific disciplines with livestock breeding. The aim of the programme – known as the STW-Breed4Food Partnership – is to acquire new insights into sustainability, animal health and welfare and to improve efficiency. STW and the ...

  • Soy industry adopts environmental safeguards

    Elements of the soy industry have agreed to take a milestone step toward improving their production practices, which have led to widespread deforestation, displacement of small-farmers and indigenous peoples, and loss of natural habitats. On Thursday, participants in the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) unanimously agreed to implement a pilot program of voluntary production standards aimed ...


    By WWF International

  • ISO standards contribute to meeting World Food Day 2008 challenge

    World Food Day 2008 addresses what has been categorized by many as one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change and its impact on food security. ISO has here an important contribution to make, not only through its numerous International Standards on food related issues, but also through standards that help quantify and mitigate climate change. World Food Day is organized by the ...

  • How can I make my business more profitable?

    Reducing energy costs is possible thanks to biomass, as will be demonstrated in Conecta Bioenergia Lots of businesses are installing biomass to reduce their energy costs and so face the future safe in the knowledge that hikes in fossil-fuel energy prices will not have a negative impact on their operating costs. The tourist industry, agriculture and food firms and residents’ groups top the ...

  • EnviTec Biogas scores in Italy with EnviFarm Compact

    With the recently signed contracts for the construction of two new EnviFarm compact plants, the Lower Saxon biogas all-rounder EnviTec Biogas is once again demonstrating its success in the Italian biogas plant market. Agricooper, a tobacco producer association in Pistrino, Perugia uses the renewable decree that came into force on 1 January 2013 in Italy and plans the construction of an EnviFarm ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Moving Up the Food Chain

    For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic location, hunting skills, and the season of the year. During the northern hemisphere winter, for instance, when there was little food to gather, people there depended heavily on hunting for survival. Our long history ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How green was my vertical farm?

    By 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities and 3 billion more people will need to be fed. The simple fact is we are running out of available land to grow enough food to feed them. If we can’t grow our cities outward to find more arable land, the only solution is to grow them upwards. This may change the way we design cities forever. The problem is real and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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