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The routine use of antibiotics on livestock leads to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can impact humans. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council(NDRC), in 2010, “almost 52 percent of chicken breasts tested were contaminated with antibiotic-resistant E....
Ron Clark and Ben Simon met at a gleaning event last fall that I coordinated before Feeding the 5000 Oakland. Since then they’ve been working hard to start up an innovative company that is going to change the produce world. And the...
Food Tank recently had the opportunity to talk to Kristina Hubbard of Organic Seed Alliance about their innovative Participatory Plant Breeding program. Organic Seed Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to advance “the ethical development and stewardship of...
Juanita Chaves Posada, working on behalf of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) is passionate about informing smallholder farmers in developing countries about their rights. The rights she is championing flow from what subsistence farmers have cultivated, protected, and...
Around the world, young people are turning to farming and the food sector as viable career options. However, the next generation of food system leaders often lacks access to the latest data and technologies that are vital to the success of...
The budget was passed and the event came to pass; now the real task of economics is at hand. Pakistan’s economic growth for 2014-2015 came to 4.24% which was a good sign for the government. But the World Bank...
In a drive against deforestation, the KP government has launched a campaign for planting one billion trees in the province. But no such exercise is in sight in the other provinces, even though they do have some fiscal space....

Do Insect Sleep

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As doctors say “sleep” is good for health but only for human and other vertebrates. It is wrong that insects can sleep with full letup of brainbut they just have stillness. They also can’t close their eyes because they...
CLIMATE change is an increasing issue of agriculture that has a direct influence on crops yield. By means of 4.5 billion years of world’s creation, its environment has been continually varying; however these changes generally happen on two scales...
Trees can do further for you than you can imagine. Trees do a thankless job of shading and cooling our offices, streets, homes and cars. Shadow keeps temperatures lower. Minor temperatures mean less pollution from our automobiles and power...

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