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  • United Nations General Assembly adopted Decade on Ecosystem Restoration03/06/2019

    United Nations General Assembly adopted Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

    The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to proclaim 2021 to 2030 the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on 1 March.

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  • Biodiversity crisis: Technological advances in agriculture are not a sufficient response03/05/2019

    Biodiversity crisis: Technological advances in agriculture are not a sufficient response

    Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biological diversity - especially in the tropics. This was reported by a research team led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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  • The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day02/25/2019

    The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day

    FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems

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  • Strengthening Agroecology: For a Fundamental Transformation of Agri-Food Systems02/20/2019

    Strengthening Agroecology: For a Fundamental Transformation of Agri-Food Systems

    IFOAM – Organics International and other numerous civil society organizations published the position paper "Strengthening Agroecology" on the benefits of agroecology and the potential to maximize it

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  • Global organic area reaches another all-time high02/13/2019

    Global organic area reaches another all-time high

    Nearly 70 million hectares of farmland are organic: The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, in Nuremberg.

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  • Common Food Policy for Europe unveiled — a blueprint shaped by 400 actors02/11/2019

    Common Food Policy for Europe unveiled — a blueprint shaped by 400 actors

    A Common Food Policy for Europe is urgently required to address climate change, halt biodiversity loss, curb obesity, and make farming viable for the next generation. This was the key message of a report launched today by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), following a three-year process of participatory research.

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  • Interview from Food + Tech Connect: General Mills on Why Biodiversity is Key to Success02/05/2019

    Interview from Food + Tech Connect: General Mills on Why Biodiversity is Key to Success

    The future of food is a biodiverse, sitting at the intersection of taste and sustainability. Biodiversity ensures the food industry can delight eaters with new and exciting foods from a diverse set of cultures, while also safeguarding our ecosystems and the genetic diversity required to ensure crops can evolve to better face threats like pests and disease, climate change and extreme weather.

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  • Improving global food security: Bayreuth study on phosphorus availability controlled by silicon01/25/2019

    Improving global food security: Bayreuth study on phosphorus availability controlled by silicon

    Agricultural yields around the world can be more sustainable by using silicon to mobilize soil phosphorus, making it available for plants. Phosphorus-based fertilizers, which are environmentally damaging and a limited global resource, could conceivably become redundant for some years at a time. This is what researchers at the Universities of Bayreuth and Copenhagen have discovered investigating soils in the Arctic.

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  • Newcomers play cryptic01/25/2019

    Newcomers play cryptic

    The impacts of invasive species are often difficult to predict

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  • Ørsted announces offshore wind biodiversity policy12/20/2018

    Ørsted announces offshore wind biodiversity policy

    Ørsted launched biodiversity policy that sets out the principles that support the efforts to protect the natural environment in areas where they develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms

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