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Food System Vision Prize Announces 79 Semifinalists

Danielle Nierenberg Last week, the Food System Vision Prize announced the 79 semifinalists who have been selected to move on to the refinement phase of the competition. These teams, chosen from more than 1,300 entrants representing 112 countries, are developing broad coalitions and forward-thinking plans to answer the Prize’s central question: “How might we envision regenerative and nourishing food futures ... Read More »

Five fishermen jailed for defying hilsa ban in Chandpur

A mobile court sentenced five fishermen to one year’s imprisonment each for catching hilsa in the Meghna River in Sadar upazila on Thursday evening defying the ongoing ban. The fishermen are Badshah Bepari, 40, Yeasin, 38, Shah Jalal, 26, Sekandar, 25, and Khalil, 40. All of them are residents of Raj Rajeswar area in Sadar upazila. District Fisheries Officer Asadul ... Read More »

20 Food Justice Heroines to Celebrate This Int’l Women’s Day

Danielle Nierenberg This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Since 1911, people around the world have observed International Women’s Day honour women’s advancements and highlight the barriers women still encounter. Today, women hold over half of agricultural science degrees globally, and 70 percent of Africa’s food is grown by women. Meanwhile, women around the world consistently face sexual harassment, ... Read More »

20 plant-forward chefs loving vegetables this Valentine’s Day

Danielle Nierenberg Valentine’s Day can be a time to celebrate all kinds of love and friendship. As many eaters around the world gear up to prepare a special meal to celebrate the holiday and share with loved ones, many are turning to some of the most innovative ingredients on the planet—plants. Ingenious chefs, from Boston to Ghana, are teaching us ... Read More »

Farmers benefiting from “BAU Soil Testing Kit”

Mymensingh, Feb 08 – Farmers are benefiting from the use of “BAU Soil Testing Kit”, a special soil testing device developed by the Soil Science department of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). It measures the soil quality of the cultivated land and the amount of fertilizer to be required. Farmers of different areas in Mymensingh district are already delighted to see ... Read More »

Food security and nutrition: ‘Organic is the Future’

By Sapna Gopal HIMALAYAS, India, Jan 30 2020 (IPS) – Vandana Shiva, a pioneer of organic farming in India, is incensed by the 2019 draft law to compulsorily register all seeds used by farmers. On a wintry afternoon, at her farm Navdanya in the Himalayan foothills, the noted ecologist spoke on the future of the organic farming movement in India. Read More »

A model ecosystem story: Anglers can predict fish stock

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Have I got a fish story for you. Any angler beginning a yarn like that usually ends up spinning a tall tale, an exaggeration or bald-faced lie. Michigan State University researchers, however, have demonstrated that anglers can produce accurate and complex environmental models similar to those of trained scientists. Read More »