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“Either India innovates or starves to death.”

May 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on “Either India innovates or starves to death.”

India is particularly screwed in agriculture. Either we’re going to innovate or starve to death. Innovation is the only way to maintain Indian food security. With this, Mark Kahn from the venture capital firm Omnivore Partners caught my attention as he gave a presentation at the Chicago Council on Global Affair’s annual global food security conference, […]

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Tags: agriculture

March heat wave to cause panic buying?

March 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

When the tiniest bit of snow hits Washington, DC, area grocery stores can suddenly find their shelves (especially milk …) depleted with the hordes of panic buyers terrified of being caught without the liquid for their morning cereal.  Amid March Madness, with “mind-boggling” high temperature records outpacing low temperature records more about 35 to 1 in North […]

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Tags: agriculture · catastrophic climate change · climate change

Is your glass of wine a canary in the coal mine?

March 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Is your glass of wine a canary in the coal mine?

This guest post from DWG provides a window as to how Global Warming is impacting and is reflected in one of the world’s oldest agricultural luxuries with, as well, some of the most extensive and detailed records related to harvests and weather. As I wrote several years ago in Sipping our way to a warmer […]

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Tags: agriculture · climate change · environmental · Global Warming

food justice and security: ecojustice

February 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This guest post by Deborah Phelan brings food to the table — where it should be — for discussion. In ranking climate change last month as the highest risk facing the World in 2011, the WEF glitterati meeting at Davos also connected the proverbial dots between climate change and economic disparity (ranked 3), extreme weather […]

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Tags: agriculture · Global Warming · guest post

The Food Forest – Part I: Strategies for Green Urban Infrastructure

July 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This guest post comes from Jim O’Donnell who, in real life, has explored the taiga and provides consultant services on permaculture and greening the urban environment.  The idea of greenign the urban environment via paths that contribute to shifting our agriculture to a more sustainable path is one that is quite appealing. Whether Edible Estates‘ […]

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Tags: agriculture · Energy

Energy COOL: Solar Powered Farming

February 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. Innovative combinations of rather straightforward, well-in-hand, technologies can offer […]

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Tags: agriculture · Energy · energy cool · solar

Energy Bookshelf: Farming the City

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here is a guest post from the passionate citisven about the potential for urban farming A good friend of mine who is a backyard beekeeper in Oakland invited me to meet his fellow urban farmer Novella Carpenter for a reading of her new book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Novella has taken […]

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Tags: agriculture · energy bookshelf

The Organic Silver BB?

October 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A few days ago, guest poster Jill Richardson brought us exciting news with the question “Can Organics Save Us from Global Warming?” Jill excitedly brought news of a new study from the Rodale Institute entitled REgenerative ORganic Farming: A Solution to Global Warming. After now having taken the time to read this report, it seems […]

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Tags: agriculture · carbon dioxide · climate change · Energy

Can Organics Save Us from Global Warming?

October 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Jill Richardson is an extremely interesting, provocative, and fresh voice on the web in the arenas of food and agriclture. She is a founder of La Vica Locavore. This is, with permission, a cross-post of her latest piece. Last weekend, I visited the Rodale Institute as part of the 2008 Community Food Security Coalition Conference. […]

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Tags: agriculture · carbon dioxide · carbon offsets · climate change · Energy · Global Warming

Bethesda Bagels vs County Executive’s SUV?

April 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Two Washington Post articles in the past week provide an interesting little localized contrast of the challenges related to finding a path toward an Energy Smart future.

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Tags: agriculture · climate change · emissions · Energy · environmental · ethanol · fuel economy · Global Warming · peak oil · political symbols · politics · pollution