|How will climate change transform agriculture?|
Science Daily - 12/18/2014. Source: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - Climate change will require major transformations in agricultural systems, including increased irrigation and moving production from one region to another, according to the new study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. However without careful planning for uncertain climate impacts, the chances of getting adaptation wrong are high, the study shows.
|Climate change could cut world food output 18 percent by 2050|
Thompson Reuters - 12/18/2014. By Chris Arsenault - Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrigation and infrastructure, and moving food output to different regions, could reduce the loss, a study published on Thursday said.
|Farmer interest in non-GMO beans, corn grows|
GM Watch - 12/18/2014. By Gene Lucht, Iowa Farmer Today - Wayne Hoener, vice president of sales for eMerge, a Des Moines-based seed company that sells non-GMO corn and soybean seed to farmers, says there has been strong interest from farmers for non-GMO seed for next spring.
|Corn Ethanol: A Lump of Coal in Your Christmas Stocking|
Environmental Working Group - 12/18/2014. By Mike Lavender - In 2007, corn ethanol was offered up as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline. But nearly seven years to the day since Congress put it in play, we’re still not seeing the benefits. In fact, quite the opposite.