False & Destructive "Solutions" to Global Warming: Groups Condemn Large-Scale Biofuels, Genetically Engineered Trees & Crops, Monoculture Tree Plantations
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nairobi, Kenya
UNFCCC: Nairobi, Kenya-The Gaia Foundation, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, Large Scale Biofuels Action Group, the STOP GE Trees Campaign and World Rainforest Movement held a press conference today during the 12th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The event addressed the socially and environmentally devastating impacts of large-scale biofuel production, genetically engineered trees and crops, and carbon sink plantations, and explained why these schemes will not solve climate change.
Julie Newman of the Network of Concerned Farmers in Australia reports on how the cautious policies on GM of the main farm lobby group in Western Australia has been spun to the media as demands for GM trials and an end to Western Australia's GM crops moratorium.
For instance, a policy that calls for an end to the moratorium only "when markets clearly indicate their preparedness to accept GM produce" has been twisted into a demand for an immediate end to the moratorium and an assertion that markets are ready to accept GM produce!
Network for Sustainable and Diversified Agriculture (NSDA) Newsletter
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Far North Queensland. E-mail based.
Some little known facts about how 'things work' (specifically, in Australia)
Some years ago, Australia came up with the clever idea of 'taxing' water held in dams - some of them a hundred years old. This was enforced by fly overs to 'check'. As usual, the cockies bitched, the city folks ignored them and, the Government got its tax on the old ones and of course - the new ones.
And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land.
-- Ezekiel 34/29
Use of Key Chemical in the Treatment of Commodity Crop Exports Spotlighted at International Ozone Layer Conference
Governments Also Agree on the Level of Methyl Bromide Exemptions for Developed World Farmers
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November 15, 2004
Outlaws Saving Seeds!
New Iraq Law
Outlaws Saving Seeds!
Posted by Timothy
Doc Ruby writes -
"The (now former) American Administrator of the Iraqi CPA (Coalition
Provisional Authority) government, Paul Bremer, updated Iraq's
intellectual property law to 'meet current internationally-recognized
BANGKOK - Environmentalists forecast a grim future for planet Earth on Thursday, predicting that droughts, heatwaves and hurricanes will become increasingly common and more severe if global warming is allowed to continue unchecked.
Queensland researchers are helping to protect the environment and the lot of poor farmers in Vietnam by converting waste brewery yeast into fruit fly bait, State Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Henry Palaszczuk said.