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Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation

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The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic. The tiny Buddhist-majority nation wedged between China and India has an unusual and some say enviable approach to …

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Land sold off and used for biofuels could have fed 1 billion people

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2 million kilometers of foreign purchased land in developing countries is either idle or used for Western biofuel production, according to a British charity. Oxfam’s report estimates an area the size of London is sold every six days. The report states that between 2000 and 2010, 60% of investment in …

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Russian scientists to broadcast GMO experiment

After a French study suggested that rats fed on Monsanto GMO corn suffered tumors, Russian researches plan their own, this time public, experiment. The unique reality show with rats is expected to prove or deny GMO’s health-threatening influence. The Russian scientists, who oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food, expect …

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