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B4FA Week in Review – 28 September 2016

September 28th, 2016 / B4FA.org

As German pharmaceutical and agricultural company Bayer and American seed and herbicide company Monsanto finally appear to be sealing the deal on their long-awaited merger, many are speculating about the pros and cons of the agreement, the dangers of monopoly, and how the takeover may affect industrial agriculture all over …

B4FA Week in Review – 21 September 2016

September 21st, 2016 / B4FA.org

At the African Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi earlier this month, Dr Kanayo F Nwanze was awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize. Dr Nwanze, President of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), was recognized for his efforts at advocating the importance of making Africa’s smallholder farmers economically viable in the context of …

B4FA Week in Review – 14 September 2016

September 14th, 2016 / B4FA.org

“We live in interesting times”, wrote biologist Vivian Moses in “The debate over GM crops is making history“, a piece that appeared in Nature this week. For the last two decades, humans have been embroiled in fierce controversy over genetically modified crops – a debate that is shaping our future and …

B4FA Week in Review – 7 September 2016

September 7th, 2016 / B4FA.org

In celebration of World Water Week, more than 2,500 experts and policymakers gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, last week to think about the state and future of the planet’s most important resource. Organized by Stockholm International Water Institute, the conference saw leaders considering the theme “Water for Sustainable Growth” –including the …