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Archive for October 10th, 2008

The Branchflower report is completed and released. It’s a PDF, at around 2 MB, 263 pages, and it takes around 5 minutes download on dial up. See the link below for the scoop and lots of other supporting links. (more…)

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In the last several years the cost of farmland in Iowa has soared. Senator Harkin, in the past, has opined on the worry over whether both corn for fuel and food could be produced. Today that argument might be seen as the last rosy glow, before the financial ember was gone.  Soaring costs of farmland at the record rate below can only be seen as anticipation of an ethanol enhanced future, spurred by the recent farm bill passage. (more…)

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Tainted Milk Products Found in Burma
 
10 October 2008
 

 

Authorities in Burma say imported brands of milk and powdered baby formula have been contaminated with an industrial chemical involved in the latest Chinese product safety scandal. (more…)

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You are a westerner, if you know this kind of deforestation: (more…)

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