Tag Archive for 'agriculture'

US Intelligence expresses concern for future global water security

March 22nd, 2012 by Office of the Director of National Intelligence

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (USA) has published a report on Global Water Security. According to a US intelligence assessment, during the next 10 years, many regions will experience water challenges – shortages, poor water quality, or floods – that will increase the risk of instability and state failure, and increase regional […]

We need wholesome, seasonal food, raised organically, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a reverence for the circle of life

November 4th, 2011 by Center Street

Virginia farmer Joel Salatin is a man with a message for all of us in his book, ‘Folks, this ain’t normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World’ published by Center Street and available from Amazon UK. Imagine, four generations of a family living on a farm surrounded by verdant […]

Wasteful use of phosphorus in agriculture is a key concern in UNEP Year Book 2011

February 21st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Year Book 2011 highlights the use of phosphorus, demand for which has rocketed during the 20th century, in part because of the heated debate over whether or not finite reserves of phosphate rock will soon run out. Massive amounts of phosphorus, a valuable fertilizer needed to feed a growing global population, are being […]

English agricultural and horticultural businesses likely to face water shortages as a result of climate change

November 4th, 2010 by Royal Agricultural Society of England

Agricultural and horticultural businesses could face damaging water shortages in the coming decades as a result of climate change. Adaptation across the whole industry is needed to meet the impending challenge. That is the conclusion of a new joint report commissioned by the Royal Agricultural Society of England and carried out by scientists from the […]

Food, Inc. – A film about the changing face of food production

December 11th, 2009 by Richard Lord