Tag Archive for 'food production'

Changing the climate with what you eat

March 30th, 2014 by Chalmers

Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2° Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which is published in “The importance of reduced meat and dairy consumption for meeting stringent climate change targets” in the Journal of Climate Change. On Monday 31 […]

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 […]

OECD and FAO state that high food prices are here to stay

June 20th, 2011 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay, according to a report by the OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

New allotments available in St Martin in Guernsey

May 30th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Troy Waterman has made available ten new allotments of 35 square metres each bordering Rue des Grons in St. Martin. Each allotment can be rented for £120.00 per year. Each allotment is one metre apart from the next.  The allotments can be reached along a grass verge. The land lies in an east to west […]

Eco-Farming can double food production in 10 Years, says new UN report

March 9th, 2011 by United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Small-scale farmers can double food production within ten years in critical regions by using ecological methods, the UN report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” shows. Based on an extensive review of the recent scientific literature, the study calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a way to boost food production and improve the […]

Can Guernsey feed itself?

January 19th, 2011 by Andrew Casebow

Self-sufficiency is a great idea and one that is in the ascendancy again at the present time. Policy makers are also concerned about ‘Food Security’ and it’s tempting to put the two ideas together. First let’s just think about ‘food security’. The world population is expanding and in the 1970’s there were just over three […]

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 […]

Can & Should Guernsey Feed Itself? A Presentation by Patrick Holden CBE

February 20th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Patrick Holden CBE, Director of the Soil Association, will speak on the issue of food security and whether Guernsey can or should be able to grow enough food to feed itself.  Mr. Holden’s presentation will begin at 7.30pm in the Harry Bound room, Les Cotils, St. Peter Port on 22 February 2010. Click Can & […]

Taking Back Our Food System – Growing Communities

December 11th, 2009 by Richard Lord

Growing Communities is a social enterprise run by local people in Hackney, East London.  They are working to create a more sustainable food system through their projects which provide practical alternatives to the damaging food system that exists.

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

December 11th, 2009 by Richard Lord