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World food prices fall in January, rally seen unlikely

Rome | Reuters — World food prices are unlikely to rise much from their four-year slump as long as high production, low oil prices and limited import demand continue, a senior economist for the United Nations’ food agency said Thursday. The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) global food price index fell in January, continuing […] Read more

Dr. Shannon R. White

Measuring agriculture’s shadow

Conservation practices needed to improve environmental performance of livestock sector

The value of biodiversity to provide ecosystem services like pollination to agriculture is more and more recognized,” says Dr. Shannon R. White, a University of Alberta ecologist working with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI). “Measuring biodiversity is the base for valuing the ecosystem services responsible for purifying our air and water, and ensuring the […] Read more