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When she wrote recently that "big green groups' are doing more harm than good when it comes to saving the planet, Naomi Klein was was right to be concerned.
In recent years the environmental agenda has become heavily corporatised. ...
In the golden rule usually attributed to spin doctor Alastair Campbell, there is some dispute over the exact number of days a story has to run for before its subject is doomed. A week, say some; 10 days or a fortnight say others. What is beyond ...
Two of the three scientists sharing this year's World Food Prize have ties to prominent biotech companies, including Monsanto
.While not nearly as high-profile, the World Food Prize is referred to as the "Nobel Prize for food agriculture." ...
In February 2010, Tom Jiunta and a small group of residents in northeastern Pennsylvania formed the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (GDAC), an environmental organization opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the region. The group sought to appeal ...
Nearly 40 years ago, while teaching environmental studies at California State University in Sacramento, Wes Jackson began reflecting that something about the country’s agricultural practices wasn’t quite right. Soon that instinct grew into a ...
Opponents of genetically engineered foods on Wednesday blocked shipments and deliveries at Monsanto
Co's vegetable seed company in California that developed a new genetically modified sweet corn that will hit stores this fall.
Seed is the first link in the food chain. Seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty. If farmers do not have their own seed or access to open pollinated varieties that they can save, improve or exchange, then they have no seed ...
Last weekend protest
ers gathered at Rothamsted Research, north of London, threatening to destroy a field of genetically modified wheat. In the event the protest
, called Take the Flour Back, was relatively thinly attended, the police were out in ...
During the summer of 2003, more than 600 public meetings were held across the country on the order of the government. One was even held in the fictional town of Ambridge, setting for Radio 4's rural soap The Archers, such was the desire to spark ...
Brazil could give up its dubious rank as the world’s number one consumer of agrochemicals without decreasing the amount of food it produces for its own people, according to João Pedro Stédile, leader of the Landless Workers Movement ...
The world food crisis has two faces. Here in the United States, shoppers
stare in disbelief at the rising price of milk, meat, and eggs. But elsewhere on
the globe, anguish spills into the streets, as in Somalia last week when tens of ...
Consumers in rich countries feel it in supermarkets but in the world's
poorest ones people are starving. The reason - soaring food prices, and it's
triggered riots around the world in places like Mexico, Indonesia, Yemen, the ...
To say that Adam Werbach cultivates controversy is like pointing out that a
roll in the grass pleases a dog. Already a budding environmental provocateur as
a second-grader in Los Angeles, the young Werbach drew up a petition to get rid ...
I feel like Sammy Sosa facing a slow-pitch softball in the American Legion
League. The only hard part is convincing the public that President Bush is
actually as bad on the environment as I say he is.
It's hard because good-hearted ...
1) S-KYOTO ALTERNATIVE TO RELY ON VOLUNTARY CUTS (Washington Post) 2) JAPAN-GOVT WILL STICK TO KYOTO PROTOCOL VOW (Yomiuri Shimbun) 3) EC OUTLINES POST-KYOTO STRATEGY (Financial Times) 4) ITALY-MINISTER DENIES CHANGE OF STANCE (BBC, Financial ...