Category Archives: Industrial Agriculture

A Climate-Smart Christmas present?

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Farming Carbon Credits a Con for Africa: The many faces of Climate Smart Agriculture

“African Agriculture has been ignored by UN Climate Change discussions!” bellowed the South African minister for Agriculture, Tina Joemat-Pettersen at the high-level launch of Climate Smart Agriculture during the Durban climate negotiations. “We need your ideas to over throw this … Continue reading

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Challenging False Climate Solutions in Cancun

Genetically Modified carbon offsets?  No thanks! We’re heading out to the UN Climate Change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico next week. Attitudes this year are in stark contrast to the high expectations and hope that characterised the Copenhagen Climate negotiations last … Continue reading

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UN Special Rapporteur: Agro-ecology is the answer

I recently participated in a conference on Securing Future Food, hosted by the UK Food Group in London.  At the meeting, I was impressed by the speech and analysis given by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, … Continue reading

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US farmers’ backlash against Monsanto

Two recent articles from the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor reveal an interesting backlash from farmers and markets against Monsanto in the US, following their latest efforts to squeeze farmers for yet more profits. The articles reveal … Continue reading

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