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Free data from FAO

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Unlimited free data on hunger, food and agriculture is now available from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through its central data repository FAO-STAT.  It was previously possible to get some data for free from FAO-STAT, but larger datasets were only available through a subscription. From the FAO Media Centre:  FAO-STAT “contains over one million […]

Crushing Statistics – StatsCan

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Hmmm… let’s file this under “learn something new.” I must admit when I read this headline in StatsCan’s  The Daily, I was expecting to read an abstract about workplace safety or to find some sort of accident statistics table at the very least.  Not so.  Crushing in this circumstance refers to the amount of oilseeds […]

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