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Growing a Green New Deal: Agriculture’s Role in Economic Justice and Ecological Sustainability - Resilience
Today one hears of how rural America and its people are ignored, but a more accurate term would be exploited—an “economic colonization of rural America.” 
climate_change  environment  agriculture 
3 days ago by robjwells
Scientists have genetically modified cassava, a staple crop in Africa, to contain more iron and zinc. The authors estimate that their GMO cassava could provide up to 50% of the dietary requirement for iron and up to 70% for zinc in children aged 1 to 6, m
One wonders how the anti-GMO movement could oppose something like this. But given their hostility to Golden Rice, which has been genetically modified to contain a vitamin A precursor to prevent blindness, they usually find a way.
scienceAdvancement  agriculture  casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare  popularStupidity 
6 days ago by joeybaker
Gene editing: how agritech is fighting to shape the food we eat
February 9, 2019 | Financial Times | by Emiko Terazono in Norwich and Clive Cookson in London.
agriculture  agribusiness  bananas  biologists  Crispr  farming  food  fruits  gene_editing  monocultures 
8 days ago by jerryking

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