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696 Articles by Craig Mackintosh

Food Futures Now - Feeding People and Place, Without Fossil Fuels

It's time to pull the world back from the brink -- we can do it! We live in interesting times, don't we? We're currently witnessing a convergence of problems that threaten life as we know it, not to mention our sanity. I say our sanity, as sometimes it ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Politics & Government, Water, Weather

Open Letter to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: "GM crops will not feed the world"

Open Letter from Dr. Brian John, GM Free Cymru To: Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA 16th April 2008 Dear Prime Minister GM crops will not feed the world We have been intrigued to see recent press coverage of your remarks relating to ... keep reading

Written by Dr. Brian John in April 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

Pleading for a Biofuels Rethink

Regular readers will know I've been ranting against biofuels since starting this blog almost a year and a half ago. The powers that be just haven't been listening. But, with a global food crisis well underway, I'm still holding out some hope that they may begin to ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Politics & Government, Weather

Let's Consume Our Way to Safety

A humorous look at the serious topic of over-consumption, 'green' or otherwise. [youtube]Ft5SSIfmeKU[/youtube] Further Reading: Talking About What You Don’t Buy Toyota - a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Eco-Junk - Green Consumerism Will Not Save the Biosphere keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Consumerism

The Food Crisis: "A Perfect Storm" - and How to Turn the Tide

A just-released study, the largest of its kind, examines the root causes of, and solutions for, a food crisis that will likely get much worse before it gets better -- and that will never get better if we continue with business as usual I'm hungry. No, not because I don ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

Nuclear Fusion - Creating a Mini Supernova on Earth

Unlike Nuclear Fission, which, along with its energy release, also leaves us with dangerous substances we don't know how to deal with, Nuclear Fusion is a whole other animal. It generates massive amounts of energy, and, according to proponents, is clean and greenhouse gas-free. But, as we've shared ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Clean Technologies

The Inconvenient Truth 2.0

It's great to see someone with influence talking sense. Here's the Inconvenient Truth slideshow, updated, and in brief. Gore's talk is powerful, and to the point. He even hits 'clean coal' on the head, recognising that Obama, Clinton and McCain are all in the hip pocket of ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Weather

Peak Oil Is Over! (not)

[Warning: Cynicism to follow...] We've had some great news come out in the last couple of weeks. First we learned that global warming is over. Now, guess what -- so is peak oil! It looks like we're going to be saved from our energy woes by something called the ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Coal & Oil

The World Bank's Carbon Deals

It was the first day in a long week of the consultations, PowerPoint presentations and high-level cocktail parties that accompany the World Bank’s Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. Already tensions were running high in a tightly-packed conference room downtown. Bank staff huddled on one side and non-profit groups ... keep reading

Written by Janet Redman in April 2008, about Carbon Trading, Industry & Business

Calling Five Percent of U.S. Residents to Action on GMOs

Pinky, who is fast becoming my favourite cat, has conducted the following excellent interview with Jeffrey Smith (a man whose work we've featured before), founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and author of Seeds of Deception. The 43 minute interview covers a lot of ground, including the latest ... keep reading

Written by Craig Mackintosh in April 2008, about Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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