Suspicions Arise Over Origin of Silver Sheath Slime Mold Blight

REUTERS – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scientists working to address the massive Silver Silt Sheath Slime Mold (SSSSM) blight that has been decimating the food supplies of the developing world have made a groundbreaking discovery. While examining the mechanism … Continue reading Suspicions Arise Over Origin of Silver Sheath Slime Mold Blight

Trump Tweets Response to ‘Global Crop Plague’

BREITBART – In response to the recent developments of the effects of genetically modified crops (GMO), President Donald Trump has tweeted his sympathies for the global south. The current talks in the General Assembly (GA) and Commission on Science and … Continue reading Trump Tweets Response to ‘Global Crop Plague’

“The Next Global Food Crisis:” U.N. Official Offers Warnings Over Southeast Asian Blight

REUTERS – Food prices have been increasing in the Thai capital following a trend affecting other Southeast Asian countries. This past weekend, prices on staples, including rice and corn, have increased by 66%, causing worry that the crisis will only … Continue reading “The Next Global Food Crisis:” U.N. Official Offers Warnings Over Southeast Asian Blight

The CSTD: A Discussion on Food Security Begins

DER SPIEGEL – Delegates of the CSTD have decided that the main topic of discussion should be the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security. Certain Member States have voiced their thoughts on the issue. Food security is an issue that impacts many nations around the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN defines food security as being “a condition that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences.” Today, this is the issue that faces … Continue reading The CSTD: A Discussion on Food Security Begins

Implementation of Transgenic Foods Clash with Integrating Aboriginal Sources of Knowledge

DAWN – Delegates of the Committee on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) are off to a strong start in the initial talks on the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security. Talks of incorporating the research … Continue reading Implementation of Transgenic Foods Clash with Integrating Aboriginal Sources of Knowledge

For Developing Nations, Scale Matters in Agriculture

CNN – Consensus is a cornerstone of building scientific knowledge and at the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, the ongoing UN conference, it was quickly reached: the world must address food insecurity. However, the consensus over how to address the pressing issue is less certain as developed and developing nations express conflicting views. One issue has the potential to jeopardize the consensus: the scale of agriculture. Developing states like Thailand worry that efforts to spread agricultural practices common in Western nations, such as large-scale farming, will threaten the livelihood of their largely rural populations. The representative from El … Continue reading For Developing Nations, Scale Matters in Agriculture

UN Committee On Science And Technology Looks To ‘Strong Players’ For Guidance

BREITBART – The Committee on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) almost unanimously voted to begin talks on the role of science, technology, innovation in ensuring food security after hearing from the strong voices of the delegates from the United … Continue reading UN Committee On Science And Technology Looks To ‘Strong Players’ For Guidance