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Rio+20: The Great Greenwashers

The UN Earth summit will take place June 20-22. Here’s introducing some of the worst environmental truth spinners trying to hijack the agenda.

Filed in: Agriculture Brazil Climate Change Finance Oil Sustainability

Introducing... The Eight Great Greenwashers

Ahead of the Rio +20 Earth Summit, Danny Chivers exposes the canny, crafty and plain deceitful claims of corporations co-opting ‘sustainability’

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations Environment Mining Oil

Rothamsted GM trial: cow genes on toast, anyone?

The battle for hearts and minds is in full swing as the clock ticks down on a mass anti-GM action planned for later this month.

Filed in: Agriculture United Kingdom

Bangalore’s urban agriculture boom

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on how Bangaloreans, fed up with soaring vegetable prices, are growing their own organic food.

Filed in: Agriculture India

The food rush

Maize and wheat are hot assets, right up there with gold. But since investors piled into food markets, the poorest can no longer afford to eat. Hazel Healy gets to grips with the commodity speculators.

Filed in: Agriculture Finance

Meet the food speculators

Who is making a profit from food?

Filed in: Agriculture Finance Hunger

Chicken à la injection

Wild stories fly around about chicken farming but the reality remains less than wholesome, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Agriculture India

Kibera's vertical farms

Slum dwellers are using urban agriculture as a buffer to market shocks, report Danielle Nierenberg and Jessie Chang.

Filed in: Agriculture Cities Kenya

Why the G20 must wake up to food speculation

As protestors gear up to occupy financial centres across the globe, Deborah Doane calls on world leaders to limit high-finance’s meddling in agricultural markets.

Filed in: Activism Agriculture Finance

Where now for biofuels?

Can fuel crops ever be sustainable? Danny Chivers gives us the lowdown.

Filed in: Agriculture Biotech Power

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