• 18/03/08
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10 Reasons Why Organic Can Feed the Worldand 10 reasons GM won’t - see Lobbywatch here.The following articles come from the SPECIAL REPORT: ‘The Death of Food as we know it’ in the current issue of The Ecologist magazine.The premise of ‘The death of food…’ is that an entire culture of cheap mass-produced food is about to be brought to a grinding halt. Various contributors, including Vandana Shiva, Joanna Blythman and Tim Lang, explore what will take its place. More information at the Ecologist here. Although the information in some of the articles is heavily orientated towards readers in the UK, there’s still lots of detailed information of general relevance. For instance, in the section on greenhouse gas emissions from organic agriculture, the authors note how easily methane from cows can be dramatically cut simply by changing the pasturage on which they graze. This is of particular note given the various attempts to genetically engineer plants, or even genetically engineer cows, as a means of tackling this problem.

 

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  • Sandra March 19, 2008 at 12:57

    The Ecologist article is good and worth reading if you can get a copy of the March edition. Re the GM bit. What I don’t understand is the sudden spin in the UK media. And even more bizarre is the seemingly blinkered approach by science. Can’t help thinking this is a case of thinking too small.

  • fifediet March 18, 2008 at 17:05

    Sorry Jessice – fixed now. This is just one of the articles from the Ecologist, the rest I think you have to buy the magazine.

  • Jessica March 18, 2008 at 09:57

    I can’t get either of the above links to work — can somebody please check that they are correct? Thanks!