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The World Needs a Farming Revolution! Declares U.N. Report : TreeHugger vía @TreeHugger

The World Needs a Farming Revolution! Declares U.N. Report : TreeHugger vía @TreeHugger

The World Needs a Farming Revolution! Declares U.N. Report Oil is setting record high prices . People are rioting over the price of food in Haiti, Egypt, parts of West Africa and the Philippines. Since March 2007 the price of soybeans is up 87%, and the price of wheat has risen 130%. Global grain stores are at the lowest levels on record. Amid this turmoil the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) released its report this week on the state of agriculture. Not surprisingly the take home message is - “business as usual is no longer an option." From the report: "Many of the challenges facing agriculture over the next 50 years will require more integrated application of existing science and technology development (formal, traditional and community- based) as well as new approaches for agricultural and natural resour...

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