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Sweet as a Beet?

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 25, 2008 1 comment

If the agribusiness industry gets its way, farmers on Prince Edward Island could be growing genetically engineered beets for biofuel as early as this spring.  Despite widespread evidence of environmental and socioeconomic dangers...

Nightmare Biofuels: a public forum

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | September 10, 2008 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...

Biofuel bill puts cars before people

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 1, 2008 7 comments

Canadian parliamentarians moved a step closer to diverting more food to feed our unsustainable car culture.  Bill C-33 passed second reading today, with support from the Bloc, Liberals and Conservatives.  It allows government to set...

Parliament hears why agrifuels don't work

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 26, 2008

The Canadian wants gasoline to contain 5% ethanol by 2010.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) has already had warned that the agricultural fuels like corn ethanol are contributing to world hunger for millions of people...

Last Chance for GE Free PEI

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | January 29, 2008 2 comments

The recent push for genetically engineered beets for biofuels on Prince Edward Island could sideline a three year old recommendation from the province's agriculture committee to make PEI GE free .  Farmers and environmentalists...

Liberal Party puts corporations first on biofuels bill

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | May 27, 2008 2 comments

According to the Federal Liberals, we should forget the 100 million people worldwide who can’t afford to eat because food is diverted to agrofuel production.  Forget also our polar ice caps which will melt even faster as agrofuels...

As if biofuels would be grown in parking lots

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 5, 2008

This 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...

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