SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO FERTILISER

juni 29, 2023|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT ALTERNATIVES TO FERTILISER

Agro-multinationals are eagerly jumping into biological alternatives to fertilisers: bacterial preparations that supposedly fix nitrogen from the air in a form that can be absorbed by plants. Independent experts have serious doubts about the sustainability [...]

Europe is dragging its feet on CRISPR deregulation

mei 14, 2023|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Europe is dragging its feet on CRISPR deregulation

  If the European Union wants to fully utilize the genetic potential of crops, new breedingtechnologies (NBTs) should be treated no differently than traditional breeding methods.An unnecessarily burdensome approval procedure is illogical and counterproductive,especially during [...]

High yielding agriculture can promote biodiversity

december 21, 2021|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor High yielding agriculture can promote biodiversity

"Nature organisations have an uneasy relationship with modern agriculture. I think many of them would ideally like to free up more land for nature and allocate the remainder to extensive, nature-inclusive agriculture. What I think [...]

Sustainable intensification benefits Africa’s smallholder farmers

maart 15, 2021|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Sustainable intensification benefits Africa’s smallholder farmers

“Smallholders in Africa are constantly on the verge of existence. They don't just live; they survive. Sustainable intensification of agriculture increases productivity, and hence the viability of those smallholders,” says Agnes Kalibata, President of the [...]

Paradoxes in science communication

februari 13, 2017|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Paradoxes in science communication

Surveys show time and time again that people have great trust in science and technology and its practitioners. According to a special Eurobarometer no less than almost 80 per cent of the European people think [...]

Upgrading biogas to bio LNG

oktober 31, 2014|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Upgrading biogas to bio LNG

[tagline_box  title="Speed read" description=" Biogas contains about 50 per cent of carbon dioxide; Rapid expansion cools biogas below the condensation point of carbon dioxide; A rotational particle separator separates methane gas from the liquified carbon [...]

Is there a future for science journalism

februari 27, 2014|Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Is there a future for science journalism

Blog door Joost van Kasteren A few weeks ago my wife, who does the bookkeeping, told me matter-of-factly that my turnover in 2013 was about half of what it had been the year before. Only [...]