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March 27, 2008

Feed the world? Organic will; GMO won't: 3 of 10

...and I hope you all are enjoying the cute British spelling - like tonne and demonise... YES Organic #3. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change Despite organic farming's low-energy methods, it is not in reducing demand for power that the...

March 24, 2008

Feed the world? Organic will; GMO won't: 2 of 10

YES Organic #2. Energy Currently, we use around 10 calories of fossil energy to produce one calorie of food energy. In a fuel-scarce future, which experts think could arrive as early as 2012, such numbers simply won't stack up. Studies...

March 22, 2008

Feed the world? Organic will; GMO won't: 1 of 10

YES Organic #1. Yield Switching to organic farming would have different effects according to where in the world you live and how you currently farm. Studies show that the less industrialised world stands to benefit the most. In southern Brazil,...

March 11, 2008

Your right to know

Are you shopping in the dark? Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food provides a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute guide on the very real dangers genetically engineered foods (sometimes called GMOs) present to our health,...

March 3, 2008

got food?

I really did want to start the week with some hopeful news. Then I picked up the New York Times and, while not good news, at least there is a small (albeit bitter) measure of vindication. You see, I've been...