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Blog posts : "wheat"

Pollution Cuts Crop Yields in India

According to the Guardian, "Air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half, scientists have found.

Researchers analysed yields for wheat and rice alongside pollution data, and concluded significant decreases in yield could be attributed to two air pol…

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Ukraine, Third-Largest World Wheat Exporter

Via FoodSafetyNews: "Food is a big part of the current political upheaval in Ukraine. As the world’s third-largest wheat exporter, the news from Kiev has already roiled the Chicago Board of Trade, and Russian threats to block imports from Ukraine are ratcheting up tensions. Much more in the backgrou…

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Monsanto, Again? PacNoWest Wheat Farmers Unite

Via National:

"A class action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of Pacific Northwest wheat farmers and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) after Oregon wheat farmers suffered depressed wheat prices for their crops following the discovery of allegedly illegal genetically engineered, glyphosate-resi…

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OK, The Wheatshockers Lost

Back in the day, when everyone in the US was more focused on farming, Wichita State students often made money "shocking" wheat, as in harvesting. The school, founded in 1895, put forth the name Wheatshockers in 1904, and unofficially,  "Shockers"  the school's athletes have been since then.


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