The abundance of fruits and vegetables in a U.S. supermarket belies the fact that many species have become extinct. Today, due to the limitations of modern large-scale, mechanized farming, the majority of humans live on only 12 plant species.
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AFA representatives from PAKISAMA (Ka Vic Fabe) and SorKorPor (Khun Wikit), together with the AFA Project Officer for Operations (Jun Virola) and other representatives from SorKorPor (including its Secretary General Chaiwat Suravichai) attended the convention and training on Natural Farming in Jeju, South Korea last November 4-15, 2007.
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FARMERS’ TRAINING MANUAL PARTICIPATORY TRAINING AND EXTENSION IN FARMERS’ WATER MANAGEMENT (PT&E-FWM)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations AGLW – Water Service of the Land and Water Development Division
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Environmental activists, religious organizations, public interest groups, professional associations and other scientists and government officials have all raised concerns about GM foods, and criticized agribusiness for pursuing profit without concern for potential hazards, and the government for failing to exercise adequate regulatory oversight. It seems that everyone has a strong opinion about GM foods. Even the Vatican19 and the Prince of Wales20 have expressed their opinions. Most concerns about GM foods fall into three categories: environmental hazards, human health risks, and economic concerns.
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