Written for The Ecologist - 20/07/2008
Testimony of Pat Mooney
Executive Director of ETC Group
Before the Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources-regarding Bill C-33 (the "Biofuels Bill")
Senate of Canada
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
During the United Nations High-Level Conference on World Food Security, Climate Change and Bioenergy, Rome-based U.N.
Review by Hope Shand, research director of ETC Group.
Now that you can drive your ‘nano’ car, listening to your ipod ‘nano’ while wearing ‘nano’ sunscreen and ‘nano’ clothing, the UK’s largest organic certifier has just introduced the perfect nano-antidote - a ‘nano-free’ standard for consumer products.
On January 15, 2008, these two headlines shared the same Google News page. What's wrong with this picture?
"F.D.A. Says Cloned Animals Safe to Eat"
"188000 Pounds Of Tainted Beef Recalled"
What do ocean-going yachts, space-traveling bacteria and synthetic life have in common? J. Craig Venter, of course.