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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Modern agricultural practices must change, concludes report to be presented at UNESCO

At a time of record high prices for agricultural products, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)* will release its report on the state of global agriculture on 15 April at UNESCO (Room IX - 11h). The report considers such major issues as biofuels, GM crops, use of traditional know-how, impact of climate change, and underlines the pressing need to change the rules of modern agriculture.

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