Archive for November, 2016

  • Don’t bypass Brazil’s environmental protections

    Sunday, November 27th, 2016

    Brazil has had its ups and downs when it comes to protecting the environment, but on paper, at least, many of the country’s policies are admirably green. The right to an “ecologically balanced environment” is even enshrined in the Brazilian constitution. Now, however, a loose-knit coalition of agricultural and industrial interests is working to undermine [...]

  • Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland

    Sunday, November 27th, 2016

    FINLAND – The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants.
    Methane-rich biogas is generated on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants in anaerobic digestion of biological material. Until now, the [...]

  • Don’t bypass Brazil’s environmental protections

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    Brazil has had its ups and downs when it comes to protecting the environment, but on paper, at least, many of the country’s policies are admirably green. The right to an “ecologically balanced environment” is even enshrined in the Brazilian constitution. Now, however, a loose-knit coalition of agricultural and industrial interests is working to undermine [...]

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    Saturday, November 12th, 2016

    Rome – The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions – a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote [...]

  • How food affects political regimes

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

    Apparently, a richer diet is associated with an increase in the middle class, which tends towards economic and political independence and democracy-fostering values.
    Andrey Shcherbak, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the Higher School of Economics, has found, based on a cross-country comparative study using data on 157 countries, that a change in [...]