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SPACE 2021: A GREAT EDITION FOR STARTING AND MEETING AGAIN!

Press release… The 35th edition of SPACE, inaugurating its new format, was held from 14 to 16 September, in person, at the Parc-Expo in Rennes, and continued on 17 September in a digital version. After two years without a physical edition due to the health crisis, this edition was a …

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FIXING THE BUSINESS OF FOOD 2021…

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“TURKEY SHOULD UPDATE ITS CARBON-NEUTRAL ECONOMY TRANSITION TARGETS”

Press release… Aiming to reach a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, the energy sector is one of the industries in which the European Union (EU) carries out various studies. Jak Eskinazi said, “If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need to reduce greenhouse gas oscillations in the energy sector …

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LAND GRABBERS EXPLOIT DRIED LAKES!

Racketeers are exploiting legal loopholes to grab lands on lakes and around dams that are drying due to drought and leasing them out for commercial agricultural activities, daily Milliyet has reported. Those lands, which emerge when water levels in lakes or dams recede, are very fertile but they normally belong …

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WHY SHOULDN’T COWS BE ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO USE A TOILET?

Cows are smart. “Why shouldn’t they be able to learn how to use a toilet?” Researchers in Germany recently demonstrated that cattle can be toilet trained to reduce some of their climate impact. By having the young cows pee in latrines made of turf, the team of experts in animal behavior …

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HALİT ARABACI: FROM DESERT TO ARCTIC CLIMATE, THE CONTAINER FARM OFFERS CONVENIENCE

A Turkish group of companies has designed a container farming system that enables the cultivation of all kinds of crops, regardless of climate and weather or amount of daylight, amid growing concerns over the course of climate change-related uncertainties. The container plant factory is equipped with systems that have all …

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“WATER USE BEING STREAMLINED TO REDUCE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DROUGHT”

Water use being streamlined to reduce negative effects of climate change, drought, says forestry, agriculture minister… Turkey is aiming to modernize its irrigation systems and agriculture in line with the country’s water policy, said the country’s forestry and agriculture minister on Tuesday. Bekir Pakdemirli Water use in agriculture is being …

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FAO READY TO FOLLOW UP ON THE UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT AND TRANSFORM AGRI-SYSTEMS TOGETHER…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has entered a new era with a new structure and new dynamics. The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are approaching; we have to change our agri-food systems urgently and holistically. This transformation requires a systemic approach and …

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FIRST GENE EDITED WHEAT TRIALS GET THE GO AHEAD IN UK…

The British government has granted permission for a series of field trials of gene edited wheat for the first time in Europe, marking a significant move away from the EU’s stance on the matter. After the green light from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), trials will be carried out by …

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ÇEŞME MELON, FAMOUS FOR ITS TASTE, GETS GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION…

Press release… Famous for its taste, durability and aroma, Çeşme melon has been registered… Çeşme melon, famous for its taste and unique aroma, has been registered as a “Geographical Indicated Product” by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. “Çeşme melon”, the first registered product of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, will provide …

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