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Harvesting Justice 9: Farmers and Consumers vs. Monsanto – David Meets Goliath

April 9th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Via Campesina, the world’s largest confederation of farmers with member organizations in 70 countries, has called Monsanto one of the “principal enemies of peasant sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty for all peoples.” See how peasant farmers, and the activists who support them, are challenging the agribusiness giant's incursions into developing world farming


Food to Fuel… the Right Way [Infographic]

April 2nd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The phrase "food to fuel" often refers to production of corn-based ethanol or soy-based biodiesel... not exactly most efficient use of these commodities. But there are situations when food to fuel represents a smart use of resources: when that food will go to a landfill. While the capture of landfill gas has become more prevalent, why spend the money and other resources shipping it there? Why not just direct food waste to energy production


Wind Power Surpasses Nuclear in China

February 19th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead


How Do We Define "Corporate Sustainability?"

November 28th, 2012 | by Guest Author

What does corporate sustainability actually mean? A company gives lots of money to charity? Follows rules and regulations? Or something else? Roger Ballantine of Green Strategies, Inc., wrestles with these questions


The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

October 25th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.



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