The rich are using land for growing biofuels that the poor desperately need for growing food, and to make matters worse, biofuel production is likely to exacerbate climate change rather than alleviate it, according to George Monbiot.
How new biotechnologies can increase crop yields, extract a wide range of fuels, foods, chemicals and materials from the plants themselves and sequester perhaps a third of their carbon in the soil.
13.45 for 14.00, Friday, 27th July, 2007
at the Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre
In association with the University of Georgia, Eprida has developed a method of producing biofuels and valuable coproducts which also allows greenhouse gases to be removed from the air and sequestered in the soil. See www.eprida.com. There is no charge for the seminar but to enable detailed discussions to take place afterwards, attendance …