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Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

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A home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and food poverty in Brazil . . . → Read More: Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

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Land taken over by foreign investors could feed 550m people, study finds

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Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry

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Brazil’s ‘chainsaw queen’ takes on environmentalists

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Ambitious politician Kátia Abreu leads agricultural lobby in loosening controls on Amazon deforestation . . . → Read More: Brazil’s ‘chainsaw queen’ takes on environmentalists

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The campaign against Drax aims to reveal the perverse effects of biofuels

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Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels may sound a like a good idea but dig a little deeper and there’s a dark side to it . . . → Read More: The campaign against Drax aims to reveal the perverse effects of biofuels

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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework . . . → Read More: Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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US-style intensive farming isn’t the solution to China’s meat problem

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Staggering growth means China now produces a third of the world’s meat, and it hopes to do more by replicating the US model of meat production

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Ten African countries and their G8 New Alliance commitments

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Some of the 200-plus commitments made after agribusinesses were granted unprecedented access to decision-makers . . . → Read More: Ten African countries and their G8 New Alliance commitments

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Aid to Africa: private sector investment becomes new priority

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Rich countries switch focus to funding businesses to help farmers and improve food security under the New Alliance . . . → Read More: Aid to Africa: private sector investment becomes new priority

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G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa

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Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers

• Interactive: what promises have been made and where? . . . → Read More: G8 New Alliance condemned as new wave of colonialism in Africa

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Have vets really sold out to industrial agribusiness?

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Most of us think of James Herriot when we think of vets. But a new book says this most-esteemed of professions has ‘become complicit in supporting a system that is inherently bad for animal welfare’ . . . → Read More: Have vets really sold out to industrial agribusiness?

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