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Study claims organic food will not make you healthier

Organic food basketA new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University reveals that eating organic food will not make you healthier, although it could cut your exposure to pesticides

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Thai smallholders show support for sustainable palm oil production

Palm oil-INdonesiaA group of independent smallholders from Thailand are leading the way in sustainable palm oil production by becoming the first in the world to sign up to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

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More fluid approach needed for plant nutrition

Terry-TomatoTargeting soluble nutrients by spraying or fertigation (nutrients dissolved in irrigation water) onto the foliage gives a more efficient and effective outcome

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Underground solution to starving rice plants

Rice gene-IRRIScientists have pinpointed a gene that enables rice plants to produce around 20 per cent more grain by increasing uptake of phosphorus, an important, but limited, plant nutrient

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Food prices held steady in August

FAO-riceThe FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July

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