Archive for February, 2008

FT.com / In depth / Rising cost of food

Friday, February 29th, 2008

FT.com / In depth / Rising cost of food

I’ve not yet had/taken the time to read this but I do find this kind of thing very interesting. Particularly in light of concerns over pesticides and low soil nutrient densities (which then product low nutrient foods, particularly important for trace minerals etc). Organic Farming is of course a solution to some extent but I heard somewhere (let me know if you can find it, I can’t at the moment) that if we switched all global farming to organic right now, we would need to (something like) more than double the land under cultivation to maintain current food supplies. Of course current food supplies are already a little low (witness poverty wherever you live and starvation in many developing countries).

Another story I want to read is The Next Green Revolution – The Economist

Edit: K so I read the Economist one. fine article. second half is better than the first. The first half annoys me because it implies, as is done all too often, that increased profits = increased social good. And I just can’t figure out the basis for that societal myth.

XFN – XHTML Friends Network

Friday, February 29th, 2008

XFN – XHTML Friends Network

Well. Welcome to wordpress, boy. All kinds of new things to learn.

Who knew?

Yet another “first” post

Friday, February 29th, 2008

So here I am starting yet another blog. What else do you do on leap day?

Another place for me to spout off about whatever crosses my mind. I have a feeling that this one might turn into a New Zealand travel blog at some point.. but I haven’t quite given that any thought yet.

Welcome!

If you actually want something to read, might I suggest either http://www.exceptionallyclassy.com or http://syrrys.blogspot.com

If you want to read someone more interesting than myself I’d recommend http://blog.avatarofcunning.com

And that’s all for now!