Can GM Foods feed the world?
Tuesday 1 March 2011
ABC journalist Adam Stephen interviews Marcus Barber on the subject of GM foods and whether they might be more widely embraced as part of the global food requirements
The interview (about 3& 1/2 mins) is available in MP3 format here and a link to the shorter web article is here. Some key points - the makers of GM need to take responsibility for using their products by growing it themselves rather than getting the farming community to do it, and one of the ways to do that, whilst simultaneously enhancing public opinion, would be through Vertical Farming. Some thoughts that didn't make it to air include the vast volumes of perfectly edible food thrown out in developed nations every day - arguably more than enough to feed the rest of the world
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Monday 27 February 2017
It's been a significantly busy couple of months looking at how Industries and Government Agencies are preparing for change. The Companies versus Climate Change conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November/December, and a meeting with the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in January show that positive action is happening, despite some of the headlines
Saturday 31 December 2016
Many of you know that each year I make an observation about what I think the year will bring. The track record suggests I'm usually a couple of years ahead of the curve. With that said I'm calling 2017
Monday 12 December 2016
In Ft. Lauderdale USA I recently attending a delightful provocatively named 'Companies Versus Climate Change' conference. And the message is clear - companies, BIG well known companies are tackling the issues of climate change, sustainability and their carbon footprints and both making and saving VAST sums of dollars. The simple take away message from the presentations over the three days could not have been more explicit - tackling climate change pays off big time!