Posts Tagged ‘Agriculture’

Zimbabwe: Experts Carrying Out Research on GMOs

Provided by Beveridge & Diamond: Zimbabwe is yet to adopt genetic modification technologies on a commercial basis pending the outcome of consultations with stakeholders.

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Zimbabwe: Africa Still Debating GMOs Pros and Cons

Provided by Beveridge & Diamond: African governments are skeptical about genetically modified organism (GMO) crops because of food safety, the environment and mistrust of multinationals.

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Kenya: ‘Push-Pull’ Pest Control to Reach More Farmers

Provided by Beveridge & Diamond: “Push-Pull” pest control uses intercropping, the use of plants working in conjunction to keep insect pests from food crops, as a viable alternative to insecticides and pesticides.

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Zimbabwe: Experts Carrying Out Research On GMOs

Provided by Beveridge & Diamond: Zimbabwe has not adopted genetic modification technologies on a commercial basis. Experts are conducting research and trials on genetically modified organisms.

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U.S.: APHIS Proposes Definitions for Lacey Act Exemptions

On August 4, 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed regulations under the Lacey Act, a statute combatting illegal trafficking in wildlife, fish, and certain plants.

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U.S.: California Becoming the Locus of Carbon Markets

The key to reducing the rates of tropical deforestation is to make the forests more valuable standing than cleared. REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degredation) programs, which attempt to put a market value on carbon stored in forests, create economic opportunity within a cap-and-trade program. REDD in California is alive and well; the state’s economy-wide cap-and-trade program is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2012.

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