AGRI NEWS NET
Is the world approaching 'peak fertilizer'?
Synthetic fertilizers have allowed us to feed the world. Around half of humanity relies on them. They’re not only important for food production and nutrition, but they’re important for the environment too. We’ve seen massive increases in crop yields – partly due to fertilizers – and this means we need less farmland. Less farmland means less deforestation and more space for wildlife.
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report
This past week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly flagship report, the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. This report provides insight into the global production conditions of the major grains and oilseeds
Antibiotic resistance detected in the food chain
It's possible that cooking the meat reduces the risk of transmission
Saildrone Completes World-first Uncrewed Alaska Ocean Mapping Mission
Saildrone surveyed more than 45,000 square kilometers of previously unknown ocean floor around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and off the California coast to address ocean exploration gaps in remote areas.
Roads and power lines put primates in danger
About 25 million kilometres of new roads are expected to be built around the world by 2050. Along with power lines and railways, roads cut through the landscape everywhere, disrupting ecosystems. This linear infrastructure prevents animals from moving safely around their habitat. It also reduces access to the resources they need, like food, sufficient space and mating partners.
Solar geoengineering research boosted despite concerns.
African researchers will receive grants worth tens of thousands of dollars to study the impact of solar geoengineering despite concerns from environmental activists that solar radiation management could deepen climate injustices and carbon colonialism