Tag Archives: Sustainability

America’s Food Crisis: Time Magazine Has No Clue

How disappointing to read Bryan Walsh’s uninformed and inaccurate article (“America’s Food Crisis and How to Fix It,” August 31, 2009).  Not only is he clueless as to what sustainable agriculture is, he doesn’t even get organic right.  Organic is defined in U.S. law and regulations and does allow the use of chemicals (yes, they tend to be “natural” chemicals, but they are still chemicals.)   Sustainable agriculture also is defined in U.S. law, and the Read More >

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India Threatens European Union: ‘Don’t Stop Flow of Illegal Drugs’

India’s Commerce Ministry drew attention to the “plight” of producers of infringing copies of vaccines last week, highlighting a need to quell the dangers of swine flu, whose vaccine is in legal hyper-production and distribution as we speak.

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Sharing & Promoting Innovative Technology in Public-Private Global Development Partnerships

This year, CropLife International is assembling a diverse panel with substantial experience to offer their views on innovative solutions to critical global agricultural problems on Tuesday, September 29 (16:30-18:30) in Geneva.

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Department of State: Foster Climate Change Solutions, Biodiversity, & Economic Development with IPR Protections

CropLife has recently published their newest video interview last week with Carrie LaCrosse, of the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement at the U.S. Department of State. LaCrosse discusses the value of IP for agriculture, looking in particular at new plant varieties and how IP is part of the solution in addressing the issues of food security.

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The Sustainability of Biotechnology

I was reading the blog post, Living Whole Through Sustainable Agriculture, when I came across the blog’s definition of sustainable agriculture: “Sustainable agriculture is not a singular approach to production agriculture, but rather a range of practices–a system– including: integrated pest management, organic farming, crop rotations, crop selection, planting practices that reduce soil erosion.” This needs a little clarification. Sustainable agriculture can certainly include organic farming, but it is not limited to organic cultivation techniques. Read More >

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