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Does Growing Soy Destroy Amazon Rainforest?

In the first seven years of this century, around 19 million hectares of rainforest in the Legal Amazon region of Brazil were cut down. But the jury's out on the chief culprit behind this deforestation… Now a team from McGill University in Canada and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia has discovered evidence that soy production is indirectly causing deforestation.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

Montreal Gazette: Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Montreal Yards and Rooftops

Bean stalks wending their way up a concrete wall at McGill University's downtown campus, tomato plants growing next to a community centre in Notre Dame de Grâce, basil and chard in the back yard of a St. Laurent duplex. They're all part of a wave of urban agriculture sweeping the island of Montreal.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

From Green Revolution To Evergreen Solutions

If you can’t eat it, it’s not food: Growing crops is one thing, but the real trick is getting those crops from field to market with minimal spoilage. Learn about bioresource engineering professor Vijaya Raghavan’s decades-long effort to bring post-harvest innovations to Indian farms.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Green Team

We need food. We need fuel. The Green Crop Network is working on ways we can have both. (Hold the greenhouse gases.)

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Research Strength in Numbers

Complex problems require complex solutions. That’s why the Green Crop Network brings together a variety of research expertise from McGill and 13 other Canadian universities.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

70% of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes: McGill researchers

Seventy per cent of Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut, Canada’s largest territory, live in households where there isn’t enough food, a situation with implications for children’s academic and psychosocial development, found McGill University Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Grace Egeland of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment and collaborators.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2010

Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (OVPRIR) new service "Subscription to Funding Opportunities"

In an ongoing effort to improve our processes and service delivery to the research community, the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (OVPRIR) is pleased to introduce a new service, “Subscription to Funding Opportunities.” Our previous practice has been to send funding opportunities to Department Chairs and Associate Deans of Research for redistribution to facu

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Published on : 19 Dec 2009

Experts gather at McGill to address food security challenges

2nd edition of international conference addresses impact of global recession

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

McGill conference examines impact of economic crisis on the hungry

UN report shows sharp increase in undernourished population as a result of worldwide downturn

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Published on : 23 Jun 2009

McGill nets three of 20 inaugural NSERC CREATE grants

$4.94 million to support training next generation of researchers for careers in industry, government or academia

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Published on : 09 Jun 2009

Canada's "Cranberry King" donates $1 million to Macdonald Campus

Canada's "Cranberry King" donates $1 million to Macdonald Campus Gift helps Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students launch careers

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Published on : 22 May 2009