What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Sunday, 23 March 2008

Food Part 3 - GM Foods - by Robb

Genetically Modified crops have nothing to do with feeding the world and everything to do with corporate profit through control of our food supply. Global hunger is caused by politics, war, and money not lack of supply. Green peace has loads of information regarding the threat from unsustainable farming practices and GM Foods. Rather than cut and paste from their excellent website I refer you directly to the source.


Do a search for "7-deadly-sins.pdf", a nice expose' about Monsanto. Also the report "cool-farming-full-report.pdf" is worth having a look at as it deals with agriculture and global warming.

One aspect of this I'd like to discuss briefly is the link between meat and GM crops. Though England and much of Europe tightly restricts the growing of GM crops they don't seem to have any compunction about importing the food produced. The majority of factory farmed livestock in the UK is fed with GM feedstock. Another reason to reduce your intake of meat?

With many developing countries rushing to grow crops for biofuel, the problems of hunger and the profits of Monsanto are set to soar.

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