Category Archives: Food

Water box grows trees in desert

This water-box extracts dew from the night time air and siphons it down underground where it will slowly release it to plants. They’ve used it in Dubai to help saplings grow where there is 50C days, sand storms, and camels! … Continue reading

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Algal lamps

Hi all, a friend recommended a facebook meme all about algal lamps. Before I get all down on them, look how cool they are! I mean, these things are seriously steampunk! I also need to say I love different scientists trying … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein makes me angry, again!

First of all, she’s anti-nuclear. Enough said. But today is about the oceans. Geo-engineering, or sequestering CO2 by tipping iron dust into the ocean, is bad as well, according to Klein. She doesn’t spell out why it is bad: the … Continue reading

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One third of the food we grow gets wasted

As Avaaz says: Dear friends, It’s a recipe to feed the world— stop wasting a third of all the food we grow, and stop tens of millions of children going to bed hungry each night. The ingredients are all there … Continue reading

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Migrant crisis? Plant a tree!

The World Resources Institute presents the case that a serious contributing factor in today’s African migrant crisis is the failure of food crops and lack of economic security due to the sheer impoverishment of Africa’s soils. To be blunt, the … Continue reading

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I’ve been waiting for this for years.

On my ‘Replenish the soil’ page I have documented the work of soil experts in both biochar, and cow-rotation expert Joel Salatin. (PolyFace Farms). I’ve also been wondering about crop & cow and biochar interfaces. Now the different disciplines are … Continue reading

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What do WW2 and climate change have in common?

Was WW2 about national food security? If so, what implications does this have for geopolitics as climate change starts to bite? This “Crash course” in world history looks at WW2 and takes 10 minutes to briefly summarise the war, and … Continue reading

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