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Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk.

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Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk.

Uncategorized

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk.

Uncategorized

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk.

Uncategorized

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: the food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk.

The red-cockaded woodpecker is making a comeback

Endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers were once common across the Southeast U.S. The mostly black-and-white birds made their homes in pine forests, drilling holes in the trees to search for insects. But with increased logging, much of their habitat was lost. As…

DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers

(University of British Columbia) They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia’s coast, indistinguishable from one another.But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae led by UBC and Hakai Institute researchers has revealed a wealth of different species — a diversity that could hold the key to protecting critical underwater habitats like kelp forests.

Through smoke and fire, NASA searches for answers

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA satellites reveal a world marked by fire: a global patchwork of flame and smoke driven by the seasons and people. Summer wildfires rage across the western United States and Canada, Australia and Europe. In early spring, agricultural fires blanket the breadbasket regions of Southeast Asia as they do throughout the dry season in central and southern Africa and Brazil.

Severely disturbed habitats impacting health of Madagascar’s lemurs

(Northern Illinois University) A new study finds that degraded rainforest habitats are impacting the health of at least one species of Madagascar’s treasured lemurs. Researchers captured, measured and released 113 critically endangered diademed sifakas — and then compared the health of the animals living in intact continuous rainforest versus those in fragmented habitats. In the two most degraded of all fragmented habitats, there were key differences–adults were skinnier, and the growth of immatures was delayed.