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COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond?

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Apr 3, 2020 http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/… As the COVID-19 pandemic turns into a global crisis, countries are taking measures to contain the pandemic. Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now. But a protracted pandemic crisis … Continue reading

“Big Farms Make Big Flu” with biologist Rob Wallace

Populist Dialogues Mar 7, 2017 Host David Delk interviews evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu, Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agricbusiness, And The Nature of Science. Rob talks about how as we have industrialized animal production, … Continue reading

The Bat of Minerva: Robert Wallace, Evolutionary Biologist, on Agroeconomics of Disease

IAS UMN Jul 8, 2015 Robert Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer, presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. His blog, Farming Pathogens, follows agriculture, infections, evolution, ecological resilience, … Continue reading

Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination

  A socialist biologist explains the tight links between new viruses, industrial food production, and the profitability of multinational corporations. The new coronavirus is keeping the world in a state of shock. But instead of fighting the structural causes of … Continue reading

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Climate Services for Farmers

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Published on Mar 19, 2020 Climate Services support farmers to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Technology and innovation provide new opportunities for the dissemination of alerts and advisories to anticipate … Continue reading

What are Climate Services for Farmers?

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Published on Mar 19, 2020 Climate Services support farmers to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Technology and innovation provide new opportunities for the dissemination of alerts and advisories to anticipate … Continue reading

The American Scholar: Who Should We Blame for Coronavirus? Stephanie Bastek

We are all inundated with news about the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is glaringly missing from the coverage: the underlying structural reasons for why this is happening. Yes, in our globalized economy, travel has increased exponentially in the past … Continue reading

Seven examples of nuclear technology improving food and agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Jan 24, 2020 Some of the most innovative ways being used to improve agricultural practices involve nuclear technology. Nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to … Continue reading

Growing Our Own Lessons from the Garden – 3/11/20 (Zoom Session)

The Edible Schoolyard Project Mar 12, 2020 Food-matters,