Sustainability

New Reports Say Production and Distribution Must be Urgently Reformed to Tackle Food Crises

It is becoming increasingly obvious that something has to change radically if food scarcity and skyrocketing prices are to be prevented as the global economy continues to struggle to recover from the financial crisis of 2008.

Read more: New Reports Say Production and Distribution Must be Urgently Reformed to Tackle Food Crises

 

2011 Starts With Extreme Weather, High Food Prices and Rapidly Spreading Riots

The problem of food price inflation can only be exacerbated during 2011 by the unprecedented flood levels already reported in Brazil, in Australia, in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and now in S Africa.

Read more: 2011 Starts With Extreme Weather, High Food Prices and Rapidly Spreading Riots

   

Speculation on Basic Food Prices is Immoral and Has to be Regulated

That there has already been a week of rioting over food prices and unemployment in Algeria and Tunisia at the start of the New Year (2011) should not be surprising given the current uncertain state of global economic recovery following the crash of 2008.

Read more: Speculation on Basic Food Prices is Immoral and Has to be Regulated

   

The Effects of Climate Change on India's Farmers Show that it's Time for Global Co-operation

After leaving office in May 2010 as UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, rapidly published a book on what he believes needs to be done to avoid another catastrophic 2008-style global economic meltdown.

Read more: The Effects of Climate Change on India's Farmers Show that it's Time for Global Co-operation

   

Food Scarcity is Not Only a Developing World Issue

How often are we aware in the developed world of the poverty and hunger in our own midst while we may be used to regular reports of food scarcity and malnutrition in the poorer populations of Africa, Asia and the rest of the developing world?

Read more: Food Scarcity is Not Only a Developing World Issue

   

Can the World's Small Farmers Wait for Action on Climate Change?

The headlines during the annual climate change summit seem each year to follow a predictable path starting with a cliff hanger on the night before the conference is due to end suggesting that they were about to break down irretrievably.

Read more: Can the World's Small Farmers Wait for Action on Climate Change?

   

Lavender In The Kitchen - Use It For Cooking Or For House Cleaning

While many people know of the virtues of lavender as a natural means of scenting the home and as a source of antiseptic, stress-beating essential oil that's delectable to put in the bath, not many folk realise that you can also eat lavender and use it in your kitchen. "You can eat lavender?" is a common reaction when the topic of using lavender for culinary purposes arises... if it ever does.

Read more: Lavender In The Kitchen - Use It For Cooking Or For House Cleaning

   

Political Will to Co-operate is Needed to Tackle the World's Food and Climate Challenges

It is hard to comprehend the huge numbers that fill the news on climate change, global poverty and the global economic crisis and that makes it even harder not to despair.

Read more: Political Will to Co-operate is Needed to Tackle the World's Food and Climate Challenges

   

Natural Cleaning - Benefits Of Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the staples of natural house cleaners. No home should be without at least one packet of it. Even if you don't use it for cleaning, baking soda is good for so many other things.

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Encouraging Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Will Help Towards Sustainable Agriculture

Improving agriculture and food production and reducing global hunger and malnutrition were among the specific Millennium goals set at the turn of the century.

Read more: Encouraging Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Will Help Towards Sustainable Agriculture

   

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