Science, Society, Sustainability
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Low Fat and Low Saturated Fat Diet Bad for Health
Government guidelines on restricting dietary fat and saturated fat to reduce cholesterol and heart disease are bad for health according to evidence from independent studies
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 13th April 2015

Super-rice without GM, China's Dream Comes True
1 000 Kg per Mu in 10 Years
Prof. Li Kangmin 5th December 2011

African Alliances Challenge Introduction of GM Technology
Civil society and private sector organisations come together to fight introduction of GM technology
Dr. Eva Sirinathsinghji 20th June 2011

The New Politics of Food Scarcity
Veteran world watcher Lester Brown sounds dire warning of spreading political unrest, conflicts, and deepening division between rich and poor as food prices soar and supply falls further and further behind rising demand, but does not point to obvious solution
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 14th June 2011

Biofuels and World Hunger
Damning report confirms critic’s charge that industrial biofuels are responsible for world’s food and hunger crisis
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd November 2010

Dream Farm 2 - Story So Far
A potted history of Dream Farm 2, its conceptual underpinnings and update with a potential site in mind
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th July 2006

Dream Farm 2nd Announcement
How to turn "wastes" into energy and resources for local self-sufficiency in a post-fossil fuel economy
ISIS 10th January 2006

Global Food Trade & the New Slave Labour
How globalisation links UK's Tesco supermarket chain to colonial-style farming in South Africa that exploits farm-workers especially women and perpetrates poverty
Sam Burcher 14th December 2005

GM crops for Africa? No Thanks!
Mariam Mayet of the African Centre for Biosafety based in South Africa exposes the machinations of USAID and other agencies to push GM crops under the guise of biosafety capacity building
Mariam Mayet 4th October 2005

Food and Energy Security: Local Systems Global Solidarity
Alan Simpson MP offers a brilliant analysis of what's wrong with current national and international policies on food and energy and why we must break all the rules
Alan Simpson MP 27th September 2005

Food Miles and Sustainability
What's behind the statistics and what should be done?
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Rhea Gala 21st September 2005

Policies for Sustainable Food Systems, National and Global
Why our current agriculture and food production is not sustainable
Michael Meacher 14th September 2005

Sustainable Food System for Sustainable Development
What's a sustainable food system? That's a question for this conference to answer. But I'll show you what it is not. Here's a sobering estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions from eating in a European country, based on full life cycle accounting, from farm to plate to waste
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 28th July 2005

Agriculture without Farmers
The WTO and EU agricultural policies are sweeping farmers off the land in droves and threatening world food security
Rhea Gala 6th July 2005

Dream Farms
Abundantly productive farms with zero input and zero emission powered by waste-gobbling bugs and human ingenuity Sustainable development is possible
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 9th June 2005

Sustainable World Global Initiative Update
World crops yields have been falling for three successive years as temperatures soar, and water and oil - on which industrial monoculture are heavily dependent - are both rapidly diminishing. The day of reckoning has come for the "environmental bubble economy" built on the unsustainable exploitation of our natural resources
Independent Science Panel 17th May 2005

Monsanto versus Farmers
The world's biggest genetically engineered seed owner destroys time-honoured traditions of seed saving and drives American farmers to destitution and bankruptcy.
Sam Burcher 28th April 2005

Organic Production Works
A new study shows organic production outperforms conventional in crop yield, soil fertility, pest reduction and economic return
Rhea Gala 9th December 2004

Are Organic Foods More Healthy?
New research shows that organic feed gives protection against toxins under vulnerable conditions where conventional feed fails
Rhea Gala and Sam Burcher 8th December 2004

GM Rice in India
Prof. Joe Cummins reviews recent genetically modified rice research in India.
Prof. Joe Cummins 30th November 2004

GM Rice in Japan
Prof. Joe Cummins reviews genetically modified rice in Japan and points to overlooked dangers
Prof. Joe Cummins 30th November 2004

GM Rice Release in China
Reduced production and transportation bottlenecks have persuaded China to think of growing GM rice, but Prof. Joe Cummins says it is unwise for serious safety reasons.
Prof. Joe Cummins 30th November 2004

Feeding the World or the Corporations?
Food agencies are feeding corporate greed while an estimated 880 million people in the world go hungry
Sam Burcher 26th November 2004

Increased Mycotoxins in Organic Produce?
Prof. Joe Cummins exposes the propaganda campaign against organic food that has little or no scientific basis; and genetic modification is not the answer to reducing aflatoxin contamination
Prof. Joe Cummins 23rd November 2004

Europe Still Resisting GMOs
The authorisation of Bt 11 sweet maize for food use in May this year marked the end of Europe's de facto moratorium on GM approvals. However, there is by no means consensus on GMOs in Europe.
Lim Li Ching 1st November 2004

Food for Thought
Toby Risk visits a small, diverse and self-sufficient farm in Britain that means to set an example for the rest of the country
Toby Risk 12th October 2004

Feeding the World under Climate Change
Industrial agriculture contributes enormously to global warming, it is increasingly unproductive and heavily dependent on oil that's fast running out. Nor can it feed us once climate change really gets going. A very different agriculture is needed.
Edward Goldsmith 6th October 2004

Non-GM Iron Rice a Solution?
Is genetic engineering necessary to develop rice rich in iron? Lim Li Ching reports on successes achieved with conventional breeding
Lim Li Ching 14th September 2004

Rice in Asia: Too Little Iron, Too Much Arsenic
Asians are getting too little iron and too much arsenic from soil and water. Unfortunately the remedy for one problem may increase the impact of the other. The challenge is to find a remedy that takes care of both problems
Prof. Joe Cummins 13th September 2004

Assessing Food Quality by Its After-Glow
Measuring the weak light re-emitted by cells and organisms may tell us a lot about them
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th January 2004

Soya Destroying Amazon
Brazil has been clearing vast stretches of virgin forests to make way for non-GM soya in order to capture world market. Will it stop under President Lula?
Peter Bunyard 2nd October 2003

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