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What  is the Problem with Glyphosate?

What is the Problem with Glyphosate?

| September 1, 2017

Glyphosate is the pesticide with the greatest sales worldwide. It has attracted attention from regulators and the public; the latter because it was one of the first and is the most widely used herbicide for genetically modified (GM) crops. It has been used in the vast majority the countries on the planet for decades since […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

| June 26, 2017

Israel: New sleeping bag reduces dramatically the risk of mosquito bites A new textile sleeping bag sleeve has been launched with the aim to produce an item which can be used in areas where many insects that are vectors of disease are widespread. The new 240cm x 80cm sleeping bag features the use of a […]

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The Conservation Farming Unit: A Force for Agricultural Change in Zambia

The Conservation Farming Unit: A Force for Agricultural Change in Zambia

| August 25, 2016

The Conservation Farming Unit (CFU), a not for profit company, was set up in Zambia more than 20 years ago with one aim – to promote Conservation Farming (CF) to small and medium scale farmers in Zambia. Since its inception in 1995 the CFU has not altered in this aim. With the backing of the […]

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Update on Adoption of Glyphosate-tolerant Sugar Beet in the United States

Update on Adoption of Glyphosate-tolerant Sugar Beet in the United States

| May 15, 2015

Abstract The United States (US) is one of the world’s largest users of sugar (sucrose). In 2013, 11,396,000 metric tonnes, raw value of sugar were used domestically in the US. About 46% of this sugar was produced from sugar beet grown in the US and the remainder was from cane sugar produced in the US […]

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