Here comes the miracle rice

I don’t talk about food often here. However, with so many starving people around the world, I should talk more about agricultural advances as feeding nine billion people by 2050 will be the biggest challenge ever faced. To Ecogeek : ” A new type of rice (from) the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India… Continue reading Here comes the miracle rice

United Kingdom may need to import cereals

I am absolutely no fan of biofuels, and am even believing they are more a problem than a solution as still hundreds of millions people are starving. It seems that it could also pose problem in the richest nations. Indeed, Green Inc. noted that the United Kingdom may have to resort to cereals imports in… Continue reading United Kingdom may need to import cereals

Soaring cereal bills and the riots of hunger

The prices of cereals keep on increasing in an important way and numerous riots of hungers already occured in many countries of South America, Africa and Asia. Biofuels aren’t the only reason for such increases – we will see below that many other factors were also involved – but they contribute in an important way.… Continue reading Soaring cereal bills and the riots of hunger

How to grow more rice with less water

Rice is the most consumed cereal in the world and is the base of food for half the world population. It is also very water intensive. Meanwhile, water scarcity problems are already increasing in India and China, and will increase even more with climate change. So when the WWF writes a report on a method… Continue reading How to grow more rice with less water