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  • Blogging from Johannesburg, Thursday April 10

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - April 10, 2008 at 3:52

    cropcirclemexicoThe future of global agriculture is at stake here at the United Nations meeting in Johannesburg this week. Hundreds of scientists, working with the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization and all other relevant UN agencies have spent three ... Read more >

  • Johannesburg Agriculture Assessment: Monday, April 7

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - April 7, 2008 at 18:37 1 comment

    Today, governments, NGOs and scientists began debating some of key ideas to be included in the text of the United Nations Agriculture Assessment.  There was considerable progress and agreement, but it will be a few more days until the details of the r... Read more >

  • Agriculture Asssessment- Johannesburg, part 1

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - April 5, 2008 at 16:31 1 comment

    Saturday April 5, 2008

    This weekend, representatives of 60 countries, and 30 civil society organizations and dozens of scientific experts convene in Johannesburg to take part in the International Assessment of Agricultural Science for Technology and De... Read more >

  • The militant wing of Flower Power

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - April 5, 2008 at 3:59
    Greenpeace button 2This is the militant wing of Flower Power.  That’s what a recent Time magazine retrospective on the fiftieth anniversary of the peace symbol called Greenpeace.  At any rate, the Greenpeace volunteer department in Vancouver has resurrected the orginal ... Read more >
  • As if biofuels would be grown in parking lots

    Blogpost by Josh Brandon - April 5, 2008 at 3:30

    aerial view of the rainforestThis week, BC Energy and Mines minister, Richard Neufeld introduced a bill mandating a minimum ethanol requirement of 5%. This was proclaimed as a carbon savings environmental initiative. This is 2008! So many studies have come out showing the catastr... Read more >

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