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GRAIN | The global farmland grab by pension funds needs to stop

Money from pension funds has fuelled the financial sector’s massive move into farmland investing over the past decade. The number of pension funds involved in farmland investment and the amount of money they are deploying into it is increasing, under … Continue reading

Why is the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity a big deal? – Sostenibilidad

December 8, 2020 por Gregory Watson Leave a Comment The United Kingdom’s Treasury (economic and finance ministry) is gearing up to launch an independent global report on the importance of biodiversity for economies and future prosperity. Led by Professor Sir … Continue reading

Final Report – The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review – GOV.UK

Independent report Final Report – The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Final Report of the Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta. Published 2 February 2021 From: HM Treasury Documents The Economics of … Continue reading

The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review | The Royal Society

The Royal Society The Prince of Wales and Sir David Attenborough join economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta and Nobel-prize winning biologist Sir Venki Ramakrishnan to mark the publication of The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review. Biodiversity is declining faster … Continue reading

Why Palm Oil Is So Cheap

Business Insider – Nov 16, 2019 Palm oil is cheap and ubiquitous. It’s used in thousands of everyday products and is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet. You can get a kilo of palm oil for just … Continue reading

India’s huge farmer protests, explained

Vox – Dec 30, 2020 Thousands of India’s farmers have set up camp in Delhi. ​ In November 2020, thousands of farmers marched from the northern states of India to Delhi to protest farming reforms passed by Prime Minister Modi’s … Continue reading

Indian Farmers Occupy Highways as Police Arrest Protesters in Kundli

VOA News – Feb 6, 2021 Aerial images show farmers stopping cars and trucks on a highway near New Delhi. Tens of thousands of police officers have been deployed across the country in a bid to smother new protests against … Continue reading

Why Egypt’s lifeline is drying up | Nile Conflict

Terra Mater Jan 17, 2020 The River Nile. One of the world’s most ancient and legendary waterways, bringing life to otherwise inhospitable regions of Egypt.​But the Nile is slowly dying, its tributaries and channels drying up and threatening the livelihoods … Continue reading

Globalization & The Political Ecology of Extractive Agriculture: The Recent History and Tragic Trajectory of African Agriculture

Presentation and online course discussion in: BU MET ML 720 “Food Systems and Policy” Tues. Feb. 9, 2021 – 7:00 PM, EST Background material: Final Report – The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review – GOV.UK The Fatal Consequences of a … Continue reading

The Fall of the Aztec Empire | Mankind: The Story of All of Us

HISTORY – Feb 5, 2021 Join us as we explain the wildest, weirdest, most shocking moments of all time in History Countdown –​ The Aztecs have built an empire that dominates Central America. But it will be destroyed because … Continue reading