Soy has become Argentina's biggest single export. More than half of land under cultivation is now devoted to its production. Environmentalists say GM crops and lots of pesticides are a danger to the environment and to people.
Researchers say a new discovery may help to create pesticides that don't kill bees. But critics say we need to move away from a 'chemical mindset' altogether.
India is probably the only place where the principles of biodynamic farming, which began in Germany over 90 years ago, and has its share of adherents and skeptics worldwide, are culturally accepted without questioning.
Organic agriculture is supposed to be the ultimate environmental savior. But can it feed the 10 billion people expected by 2050 in a sustainable manner?
The ongoing scandal over contaminated eggs has raised serious concerns about food safety. How can we ensure the quality of products we buy - and eat? And how do illegal substances end up on our plates at all?
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