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  • World Food Crisis and Food Security: conference

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - October 8, 2008 at 11:58 2 comments

    Last spring prices of corn, wheat, and other staples doubled or more leading to riots and unrest around the world.  How can we prevent more disruption of our food supplies in coming years? How do we solve the food crisis?  Some of the leading internat... Read more >

  • Financial Crash and the End Days of Industrial Agriculture?

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - October 3, 2008 at 12:19 5 comments

    Yesterday, shares in Saskatchewan's PotashCorp fell 26% driving Canadian stock markets to a selling frenzy.  Global agrochemical giant Agrium followed suit. These events mark a key sign post that the so-called ‘dot corn’ bubble of the past two year... Read more >

  • US Upholds Ban on Tar Sands Fuel

    Blogpost by Mike Hudema - September 26, 2008 at 16:15 1 comment
    Bid to amend U.S. 'dirty-oil' bill fails
    Existing legislation could limit business for Alberta's oilsands

    By Dan Healing

    Canwest News Service

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    A U.S. bill would seemingly bar U.S. federal agencies from buying "dirty oil" products - including those originating in the Canadian oilsands. Here, a protest banner hangs over a tailing ponds in northern Alberta.

    CREDIT: Greenpeace

    A U.S. bill would seemingly bar U.S. federal agencies from ... Read more >

  • Nightmare Biofuels: a public forum

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - September 10, 2008 at 10:26 10 comments

    There is a major conference of the Biotechnology industry in Vancouver this week.  The same people at Monsanto who have brought you pesticide emitting corn and Flav'r Sav'r Tomatoes are now trying their hands at taking over the fuel supply.  In the pr... Read more >

  • French Reactor Project Delayed

    Blogpost by Shawn Patrick Stensil - August 27, 2008 at 9:29

    Yet another bad news story out of France today for AREVA, one the three companies vying to sell its reactor design to Ontario.

    According to the French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné the construction of its EPR reactor at Flammanville in France is alrea... Read more >

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