Category Archives: Ecology

Meanderings on Supermarket Duping, Reading Labels and Eating Simply

By now you will all have heard about the “horse meat” scandal still unfurling all over Europe. Though there is nothing wrong with horse meat (in fact it’s leaner, sweeter, tender, low in fat and higher in protein than beef) … Continue reading

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Monsanto Unmasked!

A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientist has just discovered that major GM crops and products the regulatory agency has been approving for commercial release over the past 20 years contain a potentially dangerous virus gene. Sounds familiar? Read the … Continue reading

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Big Oil Still Attempts to Destroy World’s Most Biodiverse Rainforest

I have walked in a few rainforests in my lifetime, mostly in Australia and Indonesia. I would never forget the time I spent trekking through the majestic Kakadu National Park trails and being entranced by the amazingly luscious layers of … Continue reading

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The Big Drought

The end is nigh! Well not quite but we are nearing the point of no return if politicians keep sitting on the climate change fence in this US election year! In the summer of 2012, scorching heat and no rain … Continue reading

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The Times, They-Are-A-Climate-Changing

So you think climate change is not quite yet the premier issue of our time?This is a timely piece on Lynas’s 2008 book Six Degrees: Our Future On A Hotter Planet. Timely because our friend Paul Krugman posted a must … Continue reading

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Speculators Playing God with Food Distribution

Some three years ago I wrote a little noticed diary about speculators pushing up food prices and its sister piece, Panic Buying from Speculators: Casino Capitalism, both dealing with what I call artificial food insecurity. Reading the latest on The United … Continue reading

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Speculators Are Behind Incoming Global Surge in Food Prices

Back in 2008 under my old handle, Asinus Asinum Fricat, I wrote two little noticed posts on Daily Kos about speculative buying that helped to drive food prices higher (here and here), and surprise, surprise, our friends from Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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Global Food Waste And How To Combat It.

In today’s world, where so many wake up in poverty and go to sleep hungry, each of us should ask: “how can I change this?” It is a sin to waste food while others do not have enough to eat. … Continue reading

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The Ever-Looming Water Crisis: It’s Not Going Away, You Know!

In this US election year, oddly enough, not many politicians, if any, are paying attention to the incoming water crisis. Think about this: water is the essence of life, sustaining every single being on this planet and without it there … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

Water. Without it there is no life. To put it simply the amount of water in the world is finite as the number of earthlings is growing rapidly and our water use is growing even much faster. The alarming extent … Continue reading

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