Voices of Hope & Launch of the International Alliance for Localization

  Local Futures     International Society for Ecology and Culture   July-August 2014   Photo: Karim Ahmed Hasan (Egypt) Greetings from LOCAL FUTURES In This Update     – Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis & the launch    of the International Alliance for Localization   – Announcing Planet …

GEN International Newsletter June 2014 – Editorial: Ecovillages and Food Sovereignty

GEN International Newsletter June 2014 Editorial: Ecovillages and Food Sovereignty Dear Friends of the Global Ecovillage Network! The agro-industry, coupled with rising food prices and food speculation, directly contributes to the current global ecological and economical crises. Currently, 800 million people in our world do not have enough to eat, …

GreenMoney June14_Seeds, Soil and Sustainability

Good farming, Good food, Good health    by Cliff Feigenbaum, Founder, GreenMoney I especially enjoy our Sustainable Agriculture and Organics issues because they always break new ground (pun intended) and I always learn something new. In this edition, Laura Batcha of Organic Trade Association looks at the $35 billion marketplace …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

Science Daily: Top Environment News – October 10th

Urgent new time frame for climate change revealed by massive analysis Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species Water and lava, but curiously, no explosion Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely Secret of cattle ticks’ resistance to pesticide Urgent new time frame for climate change …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot?

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot? Posted: 06 Oct 2013 05:41 PM PDT Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion. Salt-tolerant bacteria …

Futurist Update: Curbing the Decline of Chinese Manufacturing

    August 2013 • Volume 14, No. 8 In this issue: ·        Curbing the Decline of Chinese Manufacturing ·        Smart Glasses for Teachers Can “See” Students’ Questions ·        Even Regulated Pesticide Use Is Deadly to Aquatic Ecosystems ·        WorldFuture 2013 Recaps ·        Set of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Is Threatened by Sand …

We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!!

We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!! Mega-corporations like Bayer threw everything they had at this, but people-power, science and good governance came out on top!! Bee “die in” at Bayer’s headquarters, Cologne Vanessa Amaral-Rogers from the specialist conservation organisation Buglife, says: “It was a close vote, but thanks …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution Big ecosystem changes viewed through the lens of tiny carnivorous plants Asian monsoon is getting predictable: Strong correlation between summer monsoon and preceding climate pattern Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil Source of organic matter affects Bay water …