In Brief

UN Report: Eco-Friendly Farming Can Double Food Production Within 10 Years

“Today’s scientific evidence demonstrates that agro-ecological methods outperform the use of chemical fertilizers in boosting food production where the hungry live – especially in unfavorable environments,” reports Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. The recent UN report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” states that small-scale farmers can double food…

South Australian Plan to make Biofuel from Algae

Environment engineer Stephen Bedford Clark is setting up a programme in the Eyre Peninsular in South Australia which will see agriculture using locally grown algae to make locally produced fuel. “We’re not having to transport carbon with carbon and the costs are reduced, ” he told ABC reporter Annabelle Homer. Clark is setting up an…