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Where now for biofuels?

Can fuel crops ever be sustainable? Danny Chivers gives us the lowdown.

Filed in: Agriculture Biotech Power

Biofuels - the good, the bad and the ugly

From wood to algae, biofuels have been around for years. But they’re not necessarily all they’re cracked up to be. Danny Chivers has the low-down.

Filed in: Agriculture Biotech Power Sustainability

Honeybees get a helping hand

Barefoot beekeepers’ adopt an alternative approach to safeguarding the threatened bee population.

Filed in: Agriculture Animals

A rosier Valentine's for Ugandan flower workers

Trade unions improve conditions for African flower workers

Filed in: Agriculture Trade Unions Trade Unions Uganda

Crops of truth

Jaideep Hardikar travels to the bottom of the social scale, and the women of rural south India, to discover where knowledge and wisdom about seeds are still to be found.

Filed in: Agriculture Biotech India

Seed savers

The world’s seed markets are being gobbled up by ‘life-science’ corporations – but peasant farmers still feed the world. David Ransom reports.

Filed in: Agriculture Biotech

Surviving climate change

In many African societies seed preservation was once an almost sacred duty. Isaiah Esipisu explains why it is becoming vital again.

Filed in: Agriculture Kenya

Selling out the farm

Ray Burley is caught in the cost/price squeeze.

Filed in: Agriculture Environment Food

Will Obama bring 1990s food policy to an end?

‘If the transition to Obama is to become the end of an era as well as the end of an error,’ says food and agriculture activist and author Wayne Roberts, then ‘the legacy of Bill Clinton as well as George Bush will need to be overcome.’

Filed in: Agriculture Trade

The Solution That Wasn't

Lorena Luo in Beijing debunks the idea of a New Green Revolution.

Filed in: Agriculture

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