Saturday, 25 July 2009

US Car Manufacturers Plough a Lonely Furrow on Biofuels

by George Monbiot, the Guardian, UK
The US Environmental Protection Agency wants to boost the ethanol blend in fuels in a misguided bid to cut emissions.
Click headline for more.
Also read "Bursting the Ethanol Bubble" here.




A field of wheat, a main feedstock
for ethanol in Canada.Photo by L.P.

Gonzo Gastronomy: How the Food Industry Has Made Bacon a Weapon of Mass Destruction

By Arun Gupta, AlterNet. Posted July 23, 2009.

The confluence of factory farming, the boom in fast food and manipulation of consumer taste created processed foods that can hook us like drugs.
Click headline for more.

Suburban Sprawl at Heart of Water Debate

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009 - by James Beddome, Leader, Green Party of Manitoba.

Winnipeg, and the surrounding communities, are presently beholden to the same old game of staged ideological political chicken between the city and the province, and unfortunately our water supply (imagine a barrel of water) is set to collide in between.


James speaks at a pro-water rally
on the steps of city hall on the eve
of the disastrous council vote.
More pics, below.