Bill Gates Calls on Global Community to Stabilize the World’s Food Supply

February 23, 2012 by  
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports work in education and global development to a degree that few other foundations can claim – and now it’s even taking on the problem of global agriculture production . In a speech on Thursday in Rome, Gates called on world leaders to join him in attempting to create a stable global food supply. Though specifics weren’t mentioned, he did say he thought a plan could be in place by the end of the year to get all nations on Earth to compete in a race to create an agricultural system robust enough to solve the global food supply crisis. Read the rest of Bill Gates Calls on Global Community to Stabilize the World’s Food Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agricultural crisis , agricultural issues , agriculture , bill and melinda gates foundation , bill gates , food crisis , food scarcity , global agriculture , global food crisis , global food supply , global issues , increasing yields , philanthropy

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Glass-Clad Mies van der Rohe Gas Station Converted into a Youth & Senior Activity Center

February 23, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Glass-Clad Mies van der Rohe Gas Station Converted into a Youth & Senior Activity Center Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , eco design , fabg , gas station , gas station renovation , geothermal heating and cooling , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , historic renovation , mies van der rohe , Montreal , nun’s island , rehabilitation , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , youth and senior activity center

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How Conservation Projects Fight Food Insecurity

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Lucas Jans / Creative Commons Climate change , increasing population, land degradation, and increasing affluence are combing to create a serious threat to the world’s food supply. Lots of strategies have been suggested including increased water efficiency

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Crisis Averted: Easy-Bake Oven Redesigned To Eliminate Incandescent Heatball

February 25, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Consumerist It was the question on everybody’s mind when George Bush banned the incandescent light bulb with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 : Whither the Easy-Bake Oven? This almond-coloured classic was every girl’s favourite toy, and at its heart was a 100 watt incandescent bulb, AKA the heatball , th..

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Experimental Recipes with Azolla, Super Plant (and Future Space Food?)

July 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Erik Sjödin If you’ve heard about duckweed (the pollution-cleaning, climate change-fighting super food) then maybe you’ve also heard of azolla, a family of seven species of edible water-dwelling ferns that grows lightning-fast and is packed full of nutrients. Scientists are now studying azolla’s potential in space agriculture as a super food crop for Mars habitation.

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Elizabeth Hurley’s Real Life "Green Acres," a "Twilight" Vampire’s New Animal-Friendly Role, and More

July 16, 2010 by  
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Photo via The Daily Mail/ Jonathan Bookallil Elizabeth Hurley just may be the world’s most glamorous farmer (though it’s a tough choice between her and Vera Farmiga ) — and now she’s agreed to show the world her more down-to-earth side on a new reality show for … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Coming Population Crash: An Upbeat and Optimistic Outlook (Book Review)

April 27, 2010 by  
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Treehugger is full of posts with titles like The Elephant in the Room: Overpopulation and Population Growth, Resource Over-Consumption at Center of ‘Looming Catastrophe , all suggesting that overpopulation will stretch our climate and our resources to the breaking point.

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“You Talk About ‘Industrial Farming’ Like It’s A Bad Thing!”

February 4, 2010 by  
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The phrase,”industrial farming” is something I see on lots of web posts and comment strings.  I’m guessing that this intentionally derisive terminology conjures up some pretty negative imagery for most people not directly involved with farming.  The use of this emotive term raises two questions for me: Is modern, “industrial” farming actually what people imagine it to be

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Meatless Monday-International Edition -Vegan Creamy Aloo Saag

January 25, 2010 by  
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Help save the planet, the animals and improve your health with your choice of dinner tonight.

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A Virtual Tour of Tomorrow’s Super-Sustainable Farm (Part 1)

January 7, 2010 by  
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Today we will be touring a farm of the future that employs the state-of-the-art farming methods that have been developed over decades of effort by growers, academic researchers, extension agents, and technology companies. Actually most of what we will see is already possible in 2010 and only the things highlighted in red require some change to become fully available

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