Tag Archives: Earth

Genetic Modifications You May Not Know About

Source – State of the Planet, The Earth Institute Columbia Univ. By Renee Cho Date – 13 Jan 2014 Website – blogs.ei.columbia.edu While much attention is focused on genetically modified foods and the debate over their safety, fewer people are aware that many other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and cells are in development. These genetic modifications […]

Columbus: Father of Globalization

Forbes November 2, 2011 Steve Forbes Original Source 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created–by Charles C. Mann (Alfred A. Knopf, $30.50) In his outstanding book 1491, journalist/historian Charles C. Mann tells the astonishing story of what the Americas were like before Columbus “discovered the New World” in 1492, when they supported surprisingly sophisticated civilizations […]

And Baby Makes Seven Billion

The Wall Street Journal October 24, 2011 Original Source Nothing brings out the inner Malthus like a newborn baby. That’s especially true when that baby is born to a mother somewhere in Africa or Asia. According to the United Nations Population Fund, some time this coming Monday, probably in India, the world will welcome its […]

Destroy the Planet: Buy Organic

Harvard Law Blog via AgBioView by Philip Greenspun‏ June 3, 2011 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu I’m halfway through The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley, an English science journalist. The book covers 200,000 years of human history, but this blog posting concerns just one chapter “The feeding of the nine billion”. Have you chuckled at the […]

Prince Charles touts sustainable farming. But the free market?

Christian Science Monitor By Thomas Waters, Guest blogger May 5, 2011 www.csmonitor.com   Link:  http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Adam-Smith-Institute-Blog/2011/0505/Prince-Charles-touts-sustainable-farming.-But-the-free-market Prince Charles promoted organic farming in a speech to Americans, but he doesn’t consider the positive role that a free market could play   Yesterday, Prince Charles gave a speech in Washington on ‘sustainable farming’. Specifically, he criticised America’s taste […]

Grain drain. We don’t need to give up meat to feed the world.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Article by: GREG BREINING April 2, 2011 www.startribune.com With Earth's human population at 7 billion, racing toward more than 9 billion by 2050, environmentalists of a vegetarian bent tell us we should give up eating meat, if we haven't already. Bill McKibben, in his recent book "Eaarth: Making a Life on a […]

Supermarkets sign up to ‘sustainable’ GM soy label

The Telegraph (UK)‏ By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent March 28, 2011 www.telegraph.co.uk Sainsbury’s is the latest major retailer to sign up the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) after Asda, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. The scheme will label GM soy as “sustainable” as long as the farmer protects wildlife, uses pesticides in a responsible way […]

China Cuts Export Quota on Rare-Earth Metals

The Wall Street Journal December 29, 2010 http://online.wsj.com A Wall Street Journal Roundup China cut its quotas on first-half exports of rare-earth metals around 35%, a move likely to feed trade tensions and concerns among global buyers after an even deeper cut late this year. China supplies around 95% of the world's rare-earth metals, which […]

UN Proposal to Prosecute the U.S. for “Ecocide”

American Thinker William R. Hawkins December 2, 2010 www.americanthinker.com The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference, which opened in Cancun, Mexico on Monday, has yielded another example of how supposedly idealistic notions concocted by Western liberals, no matter how daft, can be transformed into weapons for international power politics. Bolivia has renewed its call […]

Earth Needs More From Less

AgBio View / Stock and Land By Rod Smith August 22, 2010 http://sl.farmonline.com.au/ Multiplying the world’s population by its consumption of food does not equal a healthy planet – the multiplication result is not balanceable or sustainable, according to Dr. Jason Clay, senior vice president at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). "We need to use […]

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