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COMPANIES LOBBY TO SECURE PATENTS IN ANTARCTICA

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AUTHOR: redOrbit staff & wire reports
PUBLICATION: redOrbit
DATE: 6 February 2009
URL:
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1635462/companies_lobby_to_secure_p...
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RedOrbit - 6 February 2009

COMPANIES LOBBY TO SECURE PATENTS IN ANTARCTICA

"Organic green revolution" can solve global hunger

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In a new report, the Rodale Institute calls for a dramatic shift from costly, chemical-intensive industrial farming systems to regenerative organic systems, which it says can help the world feed itself.

Organic farming 'could feed Africa'

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Traditional practices increase yield by 128 per cent in east Africa, says UN

By Daniel Howden in Nairobi
Wednesday, 22 October 2008

New evidence suggests that organic practices - derided by some as a Western lifestyle fad - are delivering sharp increases in yields, improvements in the soil and a boost in the income of Africa's small farmers

Organic farming offers Africa the best chance of breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition it has been locked in for decades, according to a major study from the United Nations to be presented today.

BOUNTIFUL RICE HARVEST FROM 'SAWAH' SYSTEM

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SOURCE: International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
AUTHOR: Press Release
URL: http://www.iita.org/cms/details/print-article.aspx?articleid=1615&zoneid=81
DATE: 05.06.2008

In light of food crisis, new production system to boost West Africa rice output

A new rice-growing system developed for the wetlands of West Africa could significantly increase the region's yield capacity, bridging the gap between production and consumption and offering a long-term solution to the food crisis in Africa.

More brewers going organic

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EDT on Wednesday, May 28, 2008
By Greg Kitsock
The Washington Post

"All beers were organic 100 years ago" says Christopher Mark O'Brien, Silver Spring, Md.-based author of Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World.

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