U.S. Faces ‘Abrupt and Substantial’ Crop Losses Scientists predict that U.S. wheat crops will suffer serious damage by the end of the century. (Ian Sane via Flickr) LONDON—Harvests in the United States are liable to shrink by between a fifth and a half of their present size because of rising temperatures, an international scientific team has found. They say wheat, maize (known also as corn) and soya are all likely to suffer substantial damage by the end of the century. And while increased irrigation could help to protect them against the growing heat, that will be an option only in regions with enough water. Their report, published in the journal Nature Communications, says the effects of a warming atmosphere will extend far beyond the US.
Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouse - DIY Thirty years ago, I bought MOTHER EARTH NEWS to help pass the time while I was a U.S. Navy sailor stationed on an aircraft carrier. I enjoyed reading the magazine from cover to cover — often three or more times per cruise — and I couldn’t wait for the next issue. Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food - Marc Lappé & Britt Bailey Against the Grain is the ideal companion to Mae-Wan Ho's Genetic Engineering. Whereas Genetic Engineering concentrates on the science with little on the politics and the regulatory process, Against the Grain concentrates on Big Business, the social, political impact almost to the exclusion of the science and the implied dangers from the reliance upon flawed science. The focus is on large corporations, in particular Monsanto, and their attempts to control agriculture and the food chain. In the introduction the authors show several maps of the world, large areas are blacked out to illustrate Monsanto's global dominance in various genetically modified crops. By the year 2000, Monsanto expect to have 100% of the US soya crop with their Roundup Ready (ie tolerant of the Monsanto herbicide Roundup) soya. Farmers will become little more than indentured labourers as the sample contract illustrates:
Urban Rooftop Farming The number of densely populated urban centres is increasing. More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns or cities, where undeveloped or green spaces are seldom to be found. Green roofs, as a counterbalance to this, have made the breakthrough in such densely-populated areas. It comes as no surprise¸ therefore, that roof areas are used for the production of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
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Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground : The Salt hide captionStacey Kimmons and Audra Lewicki harvest lettuce at the Chicago Botanic Garden's 20,000-square-foot vegetable garden atop McCormick Place West in Chicago. Courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Garden Stacey Kimmons and Audra Lewicki harvest lettuce at the Chicago Botanic Garden's 20,000-square-foot vegetable garden atop McCormick Place West in Chicago.