Category Archives: Indonesia

Less western research monies for agriculture causes food crisis.

image: the brown plant hopper Article Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture. The budgets of institutions that delivered the world from … Continue reading

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Food riots go global as prices rise and rise

Article Rising food prices could spark worldwide unrest and threaten political stability, the UN’s top humanitarian official warned yesterday after two days of rioting in Egypt over the doubling of prices of basic foods in a year and protests in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Economics, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Indonesia, Politics, Protest, UN, War & security, Water | Tagged | 5 Comments

Are we the human race a bunch of Nazis or just lazy?

Indonesian and Malaysian forests are being destroyed largely to accommodate the spread of palm oil plantations. Palm oil is found within 1 in 10 food and cosmetic products within your supermarkets and local shops. Flip the pack over and read … Continue reading

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EU to review damaging biofuels target

The BBC report The BBC reports that Europe’s Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimashas admitted that the EU did not foresee the problems raised by its policy to get 10% of Europe’s road fuels from plants. Recent reports have warned of rising … Continue reading

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Is your prawn sandwich a deadly luxury?

These days you eat or drink something and before you know you’re part of a destructive change of events, destroying other peoples lives and their surrounding environment. Beware the humble prawn sandwich! Prawn production is linked to a number of … Continue reading

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Are biofuels ‘green’?

There is a real desire now to find alternatives to fossil fuels and biofuels are increasingly seen as the answer but how green are they? This depends on whether the biofuel is first or second generation. Agricultural crops (such as … Continue reading

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Can palm oil really be sustainable?

image: orangutans are being decimated as their homes are wiped out from deforestation for palm oil plantations PALM oil is heading for certification – the first tangible sign of a commitment towards sustainable production of the versatile yet controversial commodity. … Continue reading

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