“Safe” levels of GM Maize and Roundup can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and premature death in laboratory rats, finds the first peer-reviewed lifetime feeding trial.
Next Friday, Sept 28th, at 8.30pm, in Django's Hostel, in Cloughjordan Eco-village, Co. Tipperary. Automatic Earth energy expert, editor/blogger and Feasta member, Nicole Foss (aka Stoneleigh) will give a lecture to launch the Feasta Members' Weekend in Cloughjordan. The lecture is open to everyone but please rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
We need to cut carbon emissions, and soon. But Nick Bardsley reminds us that any mechanism that we introduce in order to cut them - such as Cap and Share - will have to be accompanied by a number of other measures or it will prove counterproductive. Topics covered in his paper include a proposed substitute for the much-criticised Clean Development Mechanism, the current displacement of food production by biofuels, the relationship between food and energy use, the required shift away from debt-based money and the need for a land value tax.
Image: tlindenbaum via Flickr Aaron McKenna picked up our arguments for a Site Value Tax over a property tax in his article in The Journal. See extract below Efficient use A better property tax (or at least a less bad one) would be a site value based tax, such as that economist Ronan Lyons [...]
Smart Taxes does not agree with all of what Dermot has to say about a property tax below here – but that is not the point. The point is that we need this debate before any decision is made, hence we make space here for his opinion as a former Mayor of Dublin City. Don’t [...]
“The Fair Tax” was launched by Smart Taxes in Buswells hotel yesterday. Fr Sean Healy introduced the book with a call for general tax reform. He pointed out that Social Justice Ireland has always been a supporter of land value tax. A proposal for a land value tax to fund a citizens income has been floated in a recent European conference held on social justice issues, with which he heartily agrees. He commended the book using the words of economist Colm McCarthy in the preface.