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What is biodiverse food?

Ann Tutwiler of Bioversity International tells us why in the 21st century, we need biodiverse food. And she tells us what that could mean. Ms Tutwiler doesn’t mince her words, saying that a need for dramatically increased food production is … Continue reading

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Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime?

Duncan Clark at the Guardian says, ‘The UN [United Nations] is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises.’ Here’s the press release from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), … Continue reading

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Africa: A Case Study

Originally posted on Biotechture:
(Submitted by Mikky) A few years ago, at a football match, a friend of mine from Tanzania said that the good days for Africa aren’t so far. Many say Africa is poor and have a picture of hungry children…

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The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong

Lisa Palmer at the New York Times interviewed Dieter Helm, a professor of energy policy and an advisor to Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. They discussed Prof Helm’s book about the ‘carbon crunch’. Prof Helm isn’t impressed with … Continue reading

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Hello Mr Paterson

We’re getting Owen Paterson as Secretary of State for DEFRA. He does seem to be serious about the countryside, so in that sense I’m pleased. He’s a true-blue Tory which I’m not. Some of the farmers I know are Tories, … Continue reading

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