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How can we better value water as global shortages start

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People collect water from a tanker in Bhiwandi, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

With water shortages exacerbating inequalities and causing damage to economies, making sure the commodity is properly valued by all is essential

September 13, 2016 — Water is essential for life, whether to irrigate crops, to manufacture goods, or for drinking, washing and cleaning. But the intensification of climate change, a growing population and Continue reading How can we better value water as global shortages start

Rush for mega-mergers puts Food Security at risk

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DuPont and Dow Chemical are close to agreeing on a merger which would have a part focused exclusively on agricultural chemicals and seeds. Photograph: Seth Perlman/AP

Recent deals in the global agrochemical and seed industry, driven by financial motivations, are a threat to farmers, prices and the environment

May 5, 2016 — The global agrochemical and seed industry is undergoing profound upheaval, with a spate of mergers and attempted mergers consolidating the sector and raising concerns about the future of the food system.  Continue reading Rush for mega-mergers puts Food Security at risk