|Chemists shed new light on global energy, food supply challenge|
Science Daily - 4/21/2016. Utah State University - All living things require nitrogen for survival, but the world depends on only two known processes to break nitrogen's ultra-strong bonds to allow conversion to a form humans, animals and plants can consume. One is a natural, bacterial process on which farmers have relied since the dawn of agriculture. The other is the century-old Haber-Bösch process, which revolutionized fertilizer production and spurred unprecedented growth of the global food supply.
|Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds|
Yale Environment 360 - 4/21/2016. By Virginia Gewin - In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge.
|Glyphosate Residues Found in Common Breakfast Foods|
Beyond Pesticides - 4/21/2016. A report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) shows that glyphosate residues are widely distributed in common breakfast foods, such as bagels, cereals, creamers, and eggs. Glyphosate is a pervasive and toxic chemical found in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.
|New GMOs are 'not GM' - EU folds under US pressure|
The Ecologist - 4/21/2016. By Oliver Tickell - The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new 'gene editing' techniques as non-GM - in violation of the EU's own laws.