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October 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Spotted rice gets clean chit

Spotted rice gets clean chit

Author(s): Jyotika Sood [Down to Earth]

Issue: Oct 31, 2010

The fate of 400,000 tonnes of rice hung in balance for more than a year



ICMR officials collected 35 samples from mills in PunjabThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has certified the controversial rice variety PAU-201 as fit for human consumption.



The fate of…

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Added by Jyotika Sood on October 25, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Cotton exports deferred

Author(s): Jyotika Sood

Issue: Oct 31, 2010 [Down to Earth]

Farmers fear losses in spite of predictions of a bumper harvest



Exports capped to maintain domestic availability (Photo:Debjyoti Kundu)INDIAN government’s policy to regulate cotton exports to make it available for the domestic textile industry may affect farmers.



In a decision that has cotton growers worried, the Centre on September 28 deferred cotton exports…

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Added by Jyotika Sood on October 25, 2010 at 14:54 — No Comments

Can we feed the world?

Radio talk: can we feed the world?
http://podcasts.sixradiosites.com/knews/audio/kc102010.mp3

Added by Julian Cribb on October 21, 2010 at 8:19 — No Comments

Toward a Better Understanding of Climate-Model Projections and the Sahel



Alessandra Giannini, a research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award to advance our understanding of climate model projections in the African Sahel, a semi-arid region south of the Sahara Desert that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea.



The Faculty Early Career Development Program, known as CAREER, is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on October 20, 2010 at 19:59 — No Comments

Another food crisis...

Here we go again, guys. See http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1333cc4e-d560-11df-8e86-00144feabdc0.html

As long as we continue to get the economics of agriculture wrong and disinvesting in R&D this will keep on happening.

Added by Julian Cribb on October 13, 2010 at 23:02 — No Comments

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