Category Archives: Food & Agriculture

Funding for bees finally announced.

Article On 21 April, the UK government announced that £10m will be spent on research for pollinators – bees, butterflies and other insects – to see if the decline in UK populations can be halted. The government is contributing £2m … Continue reading

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Regrowing the Rainforests?

Willie Smits has found a way of regrowing rainforests that have been cleared. He tells us about it in the excellent, informative and inspiring video above.  The audience begins to applaud when he announces that he has over 1000 rescued … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Development, Education, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Wildlife | 8 Comments

Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

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‘Salty vegetables with your fish sir?’

image: sea kale Article Around the world, many agricultural areas are becoming less productive as salt levels in water supplies increase. Only 1% of the Earth’s water is freshwater. “Salinisation is irreversible,” says Professor Jelte Rozema from the department of … Continue reading

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A UN Parliamentary Assembly – democratizing globalization by globalizing democracy.

On November 5th, the Senate of the Republic of Argentina became the first national parliament in the world to adopt a declaration unconditionally calling for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) “in order to strengthen the effectiveness, … Continue reading

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Massive cull of UK deer called for by farmers.

image: Brian Stone If you come from a country like South Africa or Australia you could be forgiven for being a little perplexed as to why people make such a fuss over the UK’s Autumn & Springwatch TV programmes. There is … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Convention on Migratory Species.

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of … Continue reading

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Beekeeper’s Downing St protest over the death of honey bees; more research urgently needed.

Approximately 90,000 of the 274,000 hives in the UK, each containing around 20,000 bees and worth some £600 a year to the economy, did not survive last year’s winter. Yes that’s a third of UK hives. Beekeepers Demonstration and Mass Lobby … Continue reading

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Bio-packaging from sugar cane waste

Article In Brazil they are looking to utilize bagasse, or sugar cane waste for biodegradable packaging. Bagasse is currently burned by farmers but soon this practice will be banned. Three firms (Viveiro Flora Brasil, Lótus Soluções Ambientais, Floema Nutrição Vegetal … Continue reading

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Verticrop – growing crops downtown

The above image shows you the future in more ways than one. Firstly, what you see is algae being grown in a factory farming environment. Algae has great potential as eco-energy because it grows rapidly and up to 50% of … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Biofuels, Biotech news, Business, Carbon footprint, Economics, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Funding, Thinking outside the box, UK, US, Water | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments