Categories
Environment

Today’s quick hits, Dec. 6, 2022 | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Flower power: Habitats near farmland with greater floral density provided better pollen and nectar resources for bees to help them resist or fight off infection, a new study suggests. (Ecology).
Categories
Environment

Today’s quick hits, Nov. 30, 2022 | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Be more pro-producer’: Zach Ducheneaux, head of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, said at a Chicago Federal Reserve Bank conference, “I think we’ve got to be more pro-producer” in operating the agency’
Categories
Environment

‘Golden rice’ production to expand in Philippines | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Farmers in the Philippine province of Antique reaped 67 tonnes of so-called golden rice from 17 fields in the first “substantial” harvest of the GMO variety that contains beta-carotene…
Categories
Environment

Today’s quick hits, Nov. 29, 2022 | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Missed infections: Climate change is causing soil-borne lung infections to appear in places where they haven’t before, resulting in delayed or incorrect diagnoses. (SciTechDaily) Climate bellwether…
Categories
Environment

Today’s quick hits, Nov. 21, 2022 | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Record dam-removal project: U.S. regulators approved a plan to demolish four dams on the lower Klamath River and open hundreds of miles of salmon habitat in the largest dam-removal and river…
Categories
Environment

On social media, universal free school lunch is popular | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Far more people on social media support free meals for all public school students than oppose it, 43 percent vs. 3 percent, according to an analysis by Impact Social, an online monitoring company…
Categories
Environment

Today’s quick hits, Nov. 18, 2022 | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Black farmers sue: The National Black Farmers Association is suing the U.S. government for backtracking on its debt-relief plan. (Modern Farmer) COP27 focus on farms: New initiatives will shift the…