USA Pavilion Kicks Off SXSW Biggest South Bites Symposium with Future of Food

“The overall theme of this year’s world’s fair in Milan is “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life” and each of the 145 participating countries is addressing that challenge from their unique perspective. The USA Pavilion’s theme is “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.” Innovation and technology stories are woven throughout the exhibits in…

Vertical Farming in the Desert

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
We’ll send in-depth vertical farming case studies straight to your inbox.  Sign up here and make sure you don’t miss out. Everyone said it would fail, but a seed was planted in the desert, and it began to grow into a new hope for vertical agriculture. There…

Ecosystem Management

The globalization of economy has given rise to new sector: ecosystem management.  And it is big business; politically and economically.  What Doyle and McEachern note is that nobody is on the same page when it comes to defining environment.  Cultural differences and varying economic outlooks generate broad spectrums of opinion on what it means to…

Civil Society and NGOs in Environmental Policy

The presence of civil society and non-government organizations (NGO) in environmental policy over the last 160 years has been a progression, if not an attrition, in both theory and practice.  Over this time span three stages of environmental movement have emerged: post material, post industrial, and post colonial (Doyle and McEachern, 88).

Respect for Nature

Identifying Arguments: Paul Taylor Plants and animals do not have moral rights, however; legal rights could be established to protect plants and animals on the basis all species have inherent worth.  Paul Taylor argues that in order to equalize moral standing among species a fundamental shift in our constitution must occur.  Humanities current anthropocentric standard…