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Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn

14 Jan 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid environment disaster, Swedish researchers warned Monday.

Farming insects may solve one problem but create others, scientists warn

14 Jan 2019

ROME, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid environment disaster, Swedish researchers warned Monday.

Breakthrough in plant engineering could boost productivity, feed millions more

03 Jan 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The yield of many staple crops could be boosted by 40 percent by a new process that adjusts the way they turn sunlight into energy, potentially feeding hundreds of millions of more people, American researchers said on Thursday.

Breakthrough in plant engineering could boost productivity, feed millions more

03 Jan 2019

ROME, Jan 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The yield of many staple crops could be boosted by 40 percent by a new process that adjusts the way they turn sunlight into energy, potentially feeding hundreds of millions of more people, American researchers said on Thursday.

From obese to starving, nutrition crisis prompts SOS call for new approach

28 Dec 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With billions of people either starving or obese, poor diets have become a leading cause of disease and death, prompting calls for a new approach in 2019 to how food is produced to stem rising rates of malnutrition.

Farming's tech revolution to have losers as well as winners

21 Dec 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Smart technologies such as robotics could revolutionize farming and even solve a post-Brexit labor shortage, but risk having a negative social impact unless handled properly, researchers said on Friday.

Farming's tech revolution to have losers as well as winners

21 Dec 2018

ROME, Dec 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Smart technologies such as robotics could revolutionise farming and even solve a post-Brexit labour shortage, but risk having a negative social impact unless handled properly, researchers said on Friday.

Poor man of Europe lures home wannabe millionaires

30 Nov 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a bid to kickstart hope and growth, the poorest country in Europe has found a way to lure home migrant workers and embed a small pocket of entrepreneurship in once communist Moldova. 

Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

29 Nov 2018

HUSAVIK, Iceland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely makes an appearance.

FEATURE-Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

29 Nov 2018

HUSAVIK, Iceland, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely makes an appearance.

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