07 Feb '12, 4pm

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Rejects world hunger solutions not involving its products #MonsantoFail

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Rejects world hunger solutions not involving its products #MonsantoFail

A corn plant shows stem borer damage. (Photo: CIMMYT/Flickr) Push-Pull: An Ingenious (and GE-free) Solution to a Devastating Pest Problem Stem borers are a major insect pest across much of Africa. These moth larvae can substantially reduce corn yields. In the 1990s, scientists in Kenya and Britain began looking at the stem borer problem. Their research led to the "push-pull" system , an integrated pest management (IPM) approach in which corn is planted alongside two other crops that work together to prevent stem borer damage. In the "pull" component of the system, Napier grass, a wild perennial often used as livestock fodder, acts as a "trap crop," attracting the stem borer moths to lay their eggs—but then exuding a sticky gum that traps the larvae. The "push" component is provided by silverleaf desmodium, a plant that repels borer moths while attracting their natural enem...

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Like many other corporations and organizations, Monsanto engages in a variety of activities to influence policy makers and...

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: Blocking independent research prevents informed policies #MonsantoFail

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A study about the effect of Bt corn in caddisfly diet brought a response that "went through the jugular," according to one...

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A farm using crop rotation, which can greatly reduce the need for fertilizers and insecticides. (USDA photo) What's the Al...

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A Pre-Emptive Strike from Organic Farmers Monsanto has often taken farmers to court for growing its patented GE crop varie...

1 of 8 ways Monsanto fails @ sustainable ag: GE focus undermines simpler, cheaper, more efficient fixes #MonsantoFail

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Monsanto's focus on GE crops is marginalizing public breeding programs, like this North Carolina research station that tes...

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The western corn rootworm, a GE success story under threat. Deja Vu All Over Again? Bt Resistance in the Western Corn Root...

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A monarch butterfly on a milkweed flower. Increased glyphosate use has been tied to loss of milkweed plants—and possibly t...

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Union of Concerned Scientists Gives Monsanto an ‘F’ in Sustainable Agriculture Science Group’s New Web Feature Documents E...

Monsanto Fails UCS Test for Sustainable Agriculture

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The first seven claims are all important and indisputable. The last claim goes right to the heart of Monsanto’s raison d’e...

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But we don’t have $120 million to spend on lobbying and PR efforts like Monsanto does to help us get attention to this cri...

Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto

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csrwire.com 08 Feb '12, 3pm

It was standing room only in a courtroom in Federal District Court in lower Manhattan on January 31. The family farmers an...

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straitstimes.com 07 Feb '12, 3am

By 2030, as the human population swells and appetites increase, the world will need at least 50 per cent more food, 45 per...

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Rhiannon Tomtishen (left) and Madison Vorva. It’s that time of year again — time to weigh your love for Girl Scout cookies...

Embedded World: #Xilinx to host no less than 17...

newelectronics.co.uk 07 Feb '12, 5pm

In total, the programmable logic device specialist will be hosting no less than 17 demos – all of which are new. Xilinx ha...