Sustainable Agriculture and the Green Energy Economy

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I have recently been focusing on the work and contributions of Dr. Mae Wan Ho and the Institute of Science in Society, UK . Here is a paper she presented at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland 24-25 March 2010 entitled "Sustainable Agriculture and the Green Economy" (PDF). The importance of agriculture within the context… Read more »

A Delicate Balance (Documentary)

Posted by & filed under Biodiversity, Consumerism, Deforestation, Food Shortages, Global Warming/Climate Change, Health & Disease, Livestock, Society.

I found this film very interesting and well researched, and would highly recommend it to counter much of the nutrition disinformation out there and get the full picture. Three years in the making, A Delicate Balance is a succinct production featuring candid, heartfelt interviews with some of the world’s leading experts. It gives you answers… Read more »

Mae-Wan Ho: Big Picture Interview and Closed Loop Agriculture

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Mae-Wan Ho, geneticist and biophysicist and author of more than a dozen books, including the ground-breaking Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?, talks about the big picture elements of reductionist science and mechanistic and competitive approaches that have given birth to genetic engineering and have shaped the world we know; bringing us into conflict with ecosystems… Read more »

Looking for a Better Food Future for Our Kids

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11-year-old Birke Baehr talks about his disgust with our present industrial food system. As they say, out of the mouths of babes…. And talking about children, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative looks interesting. She’s working with faith-based and other community organisations to eliminate childhood obesity, food deserts and our junk food culture within a decade…. Read more »

Guardians of the Seed

Posted by & filed under Biodiversity, DVDs/Books, Food Shortages, Seeds.

This is a trailer for a much longer film on the same topic that Seed Savers produced over three years, the one-hour documentary , “Our Seeds”, available here Our food plants originate in areas of the world where the poorest people now live. They domesticated wild plants over the last 10,000 years. Let’s honour, assist… Read more »

World Without Water

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As the 21st Century begins as the Age of Drought, we look at three places–Florida, China, and Nevada–where dryness has gone big. In Florida, the world’s most famous swamp, the Everglades, has been turning into a salt flat. In China, vast problems with water pollution have been compounded in some areas by problems of having… Read more »

Improving Food Security by Strategically Reducing Grain Demand

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After several decades of rapid rise in world grain yields, it is now becoming more difficult to raise land productivity fast enough to keep up with the demands of a growing, increasingly affluent, population. From 1950 to 1990, world grainland productivity increased by 2.2 percent per year, but from 1990 until 2009 it went up… Read more »

Peak Oil – “The Debate is Over”

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It’s been a long time coming, but the uber-significant Peak Oil issue has finally started to infiltrate the corridors of power. What they’ll do with this information remains to be seen…. There is no reason for optimism. — Dr. James Schlesinger (former Secretary of Defence and the U.S.’s first Secretary of Energy) I made mention… Read more »