Today, just as the E.U. is heatedly debating the Common Agricultural Policy, I stumbled upon these videos which are a real gem for those of us concerned about food production, because they say so much that is applicable to everyone, everywhere. In the subtitled videos which were made several months ago, a Greek citizen by [...]
1. Germany, Corn, Biogas, and Displaced Shepherds Biogas Anlagenbau Bioenergy – Photo credit: Flickr CC by GreenRon The U.S. isn’t the only nation manipulating corn demand through policy. There were two news items about Germany this past week that are worth discussion. One, from Der Spiegel titled, “Biogas Boom in Germany Leads to Modern-Day Land [...]
Scottish farmers and landowners are being offered generous tree-planting grants and a government assurance that forestry cover will be expanded from 17% to 25% of the country by 2025. Yet despite the lures very few have been enticed to turn any of their land over to commercial conifers.