Tag Archives: food security

Alan Jones – Coal Seam Gas – National Press Club Address

On October 19, 2011 at the National Press Club in Canberra Australia, Alan Jones delivered this address; “Australia’s national Interest — Food security and the protection of the Australian regional way of life.”

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Tanzania: Whether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified Crops

Orton Kiishweko All Africa A FOUR-DAY meeting organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Dar es Salaam is deliberating on and identifying priority areas for a five-year research initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development … Continue reading

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Farmers are concerned over calls to harness Asian capital to boost the nation’s food production

Ben Peckham Australian FARMERS have demanded an overhaul of foreign investment rules ahead of any attempt to harness Asian capital to boost the nation’s food production. Trade Minister Craig Emerson has outlined a plan to use Chinese and Indian investment … Continue reading

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Social disparities in exposures to bisphenol A and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals: a cross-sectional study within NHANES 2003-2006

Nelson et al. Environmental Health Abstract (provisional) Background Bisphenol A (BPA) and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) are suspected endocrine disrupting compounds known to be ubiquitous in people’s bodies. Population disparities in exposure to these chemicals have not been fully characterized. Methods … Continue reading

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Food Security Is Top Reason for New Gardeners to Grow Food, Survey Shows

Source: E-Releases What is behind the huge trend of vegetable gardens and backyard chickens? Surprisingly, it is not the higher costs of groceries. A recent survey showed the biggest motivation for 1,598 new gardeners to start growing their own food … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Government Defends Decision To Ban GMOs

Source: Bernama Although food security is a matter of concern in Zimbabwe, the government will not allow the production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as a way of ensuring sufficiency, says Minister of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Dr Joseph … Continue reading

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NZ Food Security

We predict that the Honorable Kate Wilkinson may do a shifty over her pledge to amend the Food Bill so it doesn’t include seeds for growing under the definition “food”. Wilkinson promised to Amend the Bill using a Supplementary Order … Continue reading

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New food bill in New Zealand takes away human right to grow food

Source: Investment Watch I was shocked to learn from a friend on the weekend that a new Food Bill is being brought in here in New Zealand.  The new bill will make it a privilege and not a right to grow … Continue reading

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Can GM Food Save The World?

With the world shocked by rising food prices, and millions in the developing world struggling to get enough to eat, the problem of food security is right back on the world’s agenda. And with the world’s population likely to rise … Continue reading

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