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Around HALF the worlds Commercially Produced Food is thrown away or wasted? 2

Hi There.

Here at Green ISP we are well aware of the issues or organic food, GM Food production and the general commercialization and a profit led world food production model?

I have personally argued that the growing use of GM Crops for example cannot be a good reason to uphold the idea that the world is running out of food? therefore GM will save us all from starving, what nonsense? We simply “Waste lots a food” and damage our planet while doing so.

Tristram Stuart sums it up quite well in this TED Talk:

So, to shine a little furter truth on the matter here is a very interesting report from an unlikely source, (and as a Mechanical Engineer by Trade, I can kind of understand this being the case) The Institute of Mechanical engineers:

In the report, they claim that unnecessarily strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free and Western consumer demand for cosmetically perfect food, along with “poor engineering and agricultural practices”, inadequate infrastructure and poor storage facilities contribute towards 30–50% (or 1.2–2 billion tonnes) of all food produced never reaching a human stomach.

Furthermore, this figure does not reflect the fact that large amounts of land, energy, fertilizers and water have also been lost in the production of foodstuffs which simply end up as waste.

So, as we I have written about over the past 10 years there has to be a better strategy for food production, as a budding experimenter of Permaculture http://www.permaculture.org.uk/ and organic grower I also understand that Local food production can play a huge part in the solution.

Read the full report here:
http://www.imeche.org/knowledge/themes/environment/global-food

Also, here’s some tips for how to help by not wasting too much food:

http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/eliminate-food-waste-2613.html

If you have any comments then please share them.

Thanks.

Paul.

 

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Fancy enough radioactive waste to fill 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools in your back garden?

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For anyone under the illusion that Nuclar power is Cheap and Safe needs to read this, don’t beleive the Pro Nuclear Lobby and their spin, read this and make your own mind up, no matter how safe the actual Power Stations may become to operate, there is still an enourmous legacy left behind, both hazard and cost, this makes the Smart Grid mix or Renewables a “No Brainer” along with drives toward high effeciency consumtion technologies such as LED Lighting etc.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-20228176

Not only that, as you can see, one of the main reason for Selafeild Nuclear Power station was so we could build more bombs, how lovely.
Selafeild Video

Your Veiws welcomed.

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The LED (light-emitting diode) 50th Birthday 1

This is revolutionising how we see the light bulb, and will save enormous amounts of energy.

For all your LED parts, kits and advice visit:
http://www.ledfantastic.com

 

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New Green Party leader Elected by England and Wales Green’s

Natalie Bennett has been elected as the new leader of the Green Party for England and Wales.

More on this story here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19462474

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Apple Mac, San Francisco ban possibility? 1

Hi There. Anyone thinking their Apple Mac was more environmentally freindly than most computers and phones may need to think again? The slick, smooth, white and clean image that Apple inc push out is not quite as it seems? San Francisco is planning to ban its city officials from buying Apple […]

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SolarWorld GT car on world Tour – Amazing 1

Students from Germany’s Bochum University have designed and built an amazing prototype car that could revolutionise the future of personal travel? It is called the SolarWorld GT, check it out below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18772080 See the SolarWorld GT official website: http://www.solarworld-gt.de/en/home/ It’s Great. [subscribe2] TweetShare on Facebook

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A New Plan to Save Our Planet 1

This weekend, the eight most powerful leaders in the world will meet at the G8 summit and could agree to a plan that could literally stop climate change! It’s crazy, but right now, our governments give nearly $1 trillion a year of our taxpayer money to Big Oil and Coal […]

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