Tag Archives: agriculture

How the Great Food War Will Be Won

How the Great Food War Will Be Won
There is no global or regional shortage of food. There never has been and nor is there ever likely to be. India has a superabundance of food. South America is swamped in food. The US, Australia, New Zealand and Europe are swamped in food (e.g. Billen et al 2011). In Britain, like in many wealthy countries, ... Read more

California Harvest Much Smaller Than Normal Across Crops

California Harvest Much Smaller Than Normal Across Crops
It’s harvest time in much of California, and the signs of drought are almost as abundant as the fruits and nuts and vegetables. By Dale Kasler Originally published in the Sacramento Bee One commodity after another is feeling the impact of the state’s epic water shortage. The ... Read more

The Scourge of ‘Peak Oil’

When demand for oil consistently surpasses supply, experts warn that our lives will look “very differently”. By Dahr Jamail Al Jazeera, Juyly 26, 2011 Energy derived from oil reaches, quite literally, every aspect of our lives. “We’re going to see major changes in industrial civilisation … ... Read more

Monsanto Nation: Taking Down Goliath

“If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” – Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 By Ronnie Cummins CommonDreams.org, July 28, 2011 After two ... Read more