security and shortages of food
Philipp Saumweber is creating a miracle in the barren Australian outback, growing tonnes of fresh food. So why has he fallen out with the pioneering environmentalist who invented the revolutionary system? The scrubby desert outside Port Augusta, three hours from Adelaide, is not the kind of countryside you see in Australian tourist brochures. The backdrop [...]Read More ...
Future Foods. Volatile food prices and a growing population mean we have to rethink what we eat, say food futurologists. So what might we be serving up in 20 years’ time? It’s not immediately obvious what links Nasa, the price of meat and brass bands, but all three are playing a part in shaping what [...]Read More ...
Scientists suspect the Earth’s resources and ecosystems will reach a tipping point by 2025, resulting in a decline in food stocks, biodiversity and water. Climate change, population growth and environmental destruction could cause a collapse of the ecosystem just a few generations from now, scientists warned on June 6 in the journal Nature. The paper [...]Read More ...
The United Nations warned today that croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya. “How many locusts there are and how far they move will depend on two major factors – the effectiveness of current control efforts in Algeria and Libya and [...]Read More ...
In December 2010, an international workshop for Islamic scholars was held in Penang, Malaysia on the theme “Agribiotechnology: Shariah Compliance.” The little publicized event was not attended by any of the NGO’s in Malaysia with a background in biotech issues. A web report claimed that the workshop was “attended by high-ranking ulama from Saudi Arabia [...]Read More ...
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