Stop organic farming to help future food crisis, says Syngenta boss

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Organic farming yields can be up to 50% lower than non-organic farming, depending on the product, claimed the Syngenta CEO. © Keystone / Peter Schneider

Erik Fyrwald, the CEO of the Swiss agrochemicals group Syngenta, has called for an end to organic farming to avoid a worsening food crisis. The president of the Swiss Small Farmers’ Association meanwhile dismissed his arguments as “grotesque”.

This content was published on May 8, 2022 – 14:18

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Rich countries should increase their agricultural production in order to prevent a global food crisis, Fyrwald told the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper in an interview on Sunday. Organic farming yields can be up to 50% lower than non-organic farming, depending on the product, he claimed.

“The indirect consequence is that people are starving in Africa because we are eating more and more organic products,” he told NZZ.

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Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp and Vegetables

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Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp and Vegetables is a healthy, low carb, EASY meal that cooks in just 15 minutes!

mediterranean shrimp and vegetables on a sheet pan

I’ve got a recipe that you’ll be making then dreaming about, then making then dreaming about, then making then drea— ok you get the picture, over and over and over for the foreseeable future. Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp and Vegetables is not only gluten free, low carb, and easy, but it cooks in just 15 minutes.

YES, 15 minutes!

Did I mention this simple sheet pan dinner is full of fresh and healthy veggies? Health Goddess status = UNLOCKED!

Healthy and Easy Sheet Pan Meal

To be honest with you, as a recipe developer, sheet pan meals can be difficult to perfect. Trying to nail down the timing so the vegetables don’t end up soggy while the protein is perfectly cooked, or combine different vegetables with different roasting times, can make

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Traeger Grilled Venison Backstrap – Or Whatever You Do

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Venison backstrap is one of the most prized cuts of venison, and for really good reason. It is super tender, flavorful, and works great on the grill! Our Traeger Grilled Venison Backstrap recipe features an easy chimichurri recipe, and is done in under an hour.

Traeger Grilled Venison Backstrap

We were lucky enough to be gifted some pretty incredible chunks of venison backstrap from Jeremiah’s cousin, Canon (book a fishing trip with him in you’re in the PNW!), and knew that it was going to be something pretty special.

I grew up in northern Minnesota where the White Tails are abundant, but I didn’t come from a family of hunters so even though it seemed like every other truck had a deer in the bed come November, I have only had backstrap a few times

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Alcohol, tobacco, and junk food common on reality TV shows

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A new paper in the Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that alcohol and tobacco products, in addition to foods high in sugar and fat, appear frequently in reality TV programs.

Previous research showed that media exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and foods high in fat or sugar is a risk factor for smoking, alcohol use, and unhealthy eating in young people. Despite regulatory controls around the display of tobacco and alcohol on television, such imagery remains widespread in prime-time television programs. Reality TV, while not specifically targeted at children, appeals to young people by providing a form of escapism and aspirational realism for viewers.

Researchers here looked at a sample of 20 reality tv programs broadcast from 2019 to 2020 in English-speaking countries to try to assess the potential exposure children have to tobacco, alcohol, and foods high in sugar and fat

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