"Bio-prospecting" is unreflective--and unregulated.
While the Obama Administration has taken steps to strengthen enforcement of humane handling and food safety laws, the verdict is still out on whether the USDA has the will to make the changes necessary for a safe and humane food system.
The Obama administration wants to push holistic solutions to national problems--and retooling manufacturers of military hardware into purveyors of solar technology is one.
Will carbon capture and sequestration help us avoid runaway climate change?
In the dry Sahel, farmers are already adapting to climate change.
In The Fires of Vesuvius, Mary Beard unearths the seedier realities of the Roman social and political experience.
Today's conversation about food was started by dot-connecting writers like Berry in the 1970s.
The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.
The underlying vision isn't capitalist or socialist but something humane, local and accountable.