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2013-05-21 14:51:47

A new energy sector based on algal biofuels could guarantee Australia´s transport fuel and food security far into the future, a new report says. Potentially worth $50 billion a year, the industry would produce fuel, food, stockfeed, plastics, textiles, paper, fertilizers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and employ up to 50,000 Australians in new jobs, according to the study Food and Fuel Forever, released today (May 21, 2012) by Perth-based thinktank Future Directions International...

Consumers Are Eating Up Earth At Astounding Rate
2012-11-27 16:07:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report, consumers eat a gallon of diesel fuel, 63 pounds of soil, and over two tons of water, in the form of food each day. A book entitled “The Coming Famine: the global food crisis and how we can avoid it” suggests that these numbers are what it takes to feed the typical human being. Science writer Julian Cribb, author of the new book, told the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra that...

2010-07-27 12:44:27

Over the coming half-century the world's farmers will be asked to double global food production - using less water, less land, less energy, less fertiliser and less technology than they have today. In his new book "ËœThe Coming Famine', author Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis "” major food shortages that threaten to hit by mid-century. Cribb's comprehensive assessment describes how a dangerous confluence of scarcities"”of water, good...


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