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Food of the Future!

In 2020, it was estimated the world’s food system contributed 37 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. By 2050 that figure is due to increase by another 30-40 percent. Today, 75 percent of the global diet is based on just 12 plants, and 5 animal species, and 2 billion people …

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Transboundary Water Allocation Agreements need to be adoptable to climate change…

To respond to changing conditions, including but not limited to climate variability and change, transboundary water allocation agreements and other arrangements should be adaptable. New transboundary water allocation agreements and other arrangements need to be designed tobe adaptable in the medium and long-terms to changing hydrological, climatic and other related …

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CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTING SAFE TRADE IN FOOD!

Climate change is already affecting food safety, and animal and plant health, warns a briefing note from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), a global multi-stakeholder partnership which is housed at the WTO and that seeks to facilitate safe and inclusive trade. Policies in these areas – known as sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) …

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DR. IBRAHIM ORTAS: NO CONCRETE PROGRESS IN CLIMATE CHANGE MEETINGS!

Any Concrete Progress in Climate Change Meetings? Disappointment Again! The impact of global climate change, which has been increasing since the industrial revolution of our world, mostly due to the use of energy-based fossil fuels by human beings, has been felt more in the last 60 years. Since 1988, Rio …

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METHANE REDUCTION FOR CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT…

Methane reduction in the energy sector is a fast, actionable, and affordable way to combat global warming and help save millions of lives. By incentivizing companies to capture and use currently wasted gas, countries can eliminate a threat to human health and food security, increase energy access and help generate …

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DR. LEVENT KURNAZ: CLIMATE CHANGE ADVERSELY AFFECTS HAZELNUT AGRICULTURE!

The global climate change in the Black Sea Region adversely affects hazelnut agriculture. Recently, the problem of hazelnut frostbite has emerged. Climate scientists state that hazelnut agriculture should be moved to higher elevations. Dr. Levent Kurnaz While it is stated that sudden changes in air temperatures caused by global climate …

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OVER 130 COUNTRIES AGREE TO EMBED FOOD, AGRICULTURE IN CLIMATE PLANS…

Over 130 countries agreed on Friday to prioritize food and agriculture in their national climate plans during the U.N. Climate Change Conference – COP28 in Dubai in a move cheered by observers despite concerns over its silence on the role of fossil fuels. Food systems are estimated to be responsible for …

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CLIMATE CHANGE HITS GREEK OLIVE CROP!

Zaharoula Vassilaki, an organic farmer from Greece, gazes admiringly at a massive olive tree on her land, estimated to be over two centuries old. Despite being struck by lightning years ago, the tree continues to yield. But climate change – in this case, the absence of deep winter – is …

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ABANDONED AGRICULTURAL LANDS COULD BE A SOLUTION TO FOOD INSECURITY!

A new study shows that reusing abandoned agricultural lands could be a useful strategy to tackle food insecurity and climate change. In many parts of the world, while new agricultural land is constantly being brought into use, too much agricultural land is being abandoned. Between 1992 and 2020, it is …

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FAO; DISASTERS CAUSE 3.8 TRILLION DOLLARS IN CROP LOSSES OVER 30 YEARS!

Natural and man-made disasters have caused 3.8 trillion dollars in crop and livestock losses over 30 years, the UN‘s Food and Agricultural Organization said on Oct. 13. Floods, droughts, insect infestations, storms, disease and war have caused about 123 billion dollars per year in lost food production between 1991 and 2021, the equivalent …

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