How Do We Feed A Growing World Without Destroying The Planet? - Dr. John Foley - University of Minnesota , Institute of the Environment, from the Leman Pork Conference, September 18-21, 2010, RiverCentre, St Paul, MN, USA.
Man-Made Climate Change: Hoax or Myth Dr. Jay Lehr, Science Director of The Heartland Institute, breaks down the hoax and myths behind man-made climate change. This is a presentation from the 2010 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in three parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).
A recently-released policy paper by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is questioning the United States’ biofuels policy, and rightly so. The paper, “Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy,” challenges the economic, environmental and logistical basis for ethanol production.
While President Obama is expected to focus on challenges in Afghanistan and a hefty
new health care bill this week, many in the farm community are growingly
concerned about the future of cap-and-trade legislation, and its implications
for farmers. According to University of Illinois agricultural economist and
environmental policy guru Madhu Khanna, there are both positive and negative
consequences for American farmers in a climate bill that would define the
nation’s first-ever mandatory limit on heat-trapping gases, in an effort to
slow-down global warming effects.