Comments on Some Books and Articles on Food and Population

A number of diverse books and articles have been helpful to me in providing an orienting framework of questions around food and population issues. For an overall perspective, there is the brilliant historical investigation by Mike Davis (2002), Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World. Verso: New York. Davis … Read more Comments on Some Books and Articles on Food and Population

Biochar

Biochar may – and the key word is ‘may’ – become an important, and therefore valuable, material for agriculture and for dealing with some environmental issues. On 16 February, at Queens University, Dr Hugh McLaughlin, visiting from the United States, ran a workshop titled: Understanding Adsorption in Carbonaceous Materials with Implications for Biochar. More than … Read more Biochar

Getting Over Our Nuclear Denial

The disarmament goal Barack Obama has set for the world is not impossible Resolution 1887, adopted unanimously by the 15-member United Nations Security Council yesterday (September 23, 2009), embodies a sweeping call for nuclear disarmament. “The historic resolution we just adopted,” Barack Obama told a rare heads-of-state session, “enshrines our shared commitment to a goal … Read more Getting Over Our Nuclear Denial

Message from the President of Science for Peace

Canadian Lessons from the Holocaust Science for Peace was one of the endorsing organizations of Israeli Apartheid Week. At this same time, elected officials at various levels of government voted to condemn use of the phrase “Israeli apartheid” or more vaguely, to prohibit apartheid week activities (the Toronto District School Board), equating criticism of Israel … Read more Message from the President of Science for Peace

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