The Stream, September 26: New Approach To Global Food Production

Drought-stricken Texas is desperately behind and short of funds to meet the goals of a 2007 blueprint to guarantee the water needs of its rapidly expanding population, Associated Press reported. More than four years after the latest water plan was published, Texas has allocated just $1.4 billion of the $53 billion needed to build the dams, reservoirs, pipelines, wells and other infrastructure that would ideally avoid tight water-use restrictions in the state in the future.

The current food production system cannot feed the growing global population and successfully navigate ecological tipping points in the face of climate change. This Solutions Journal analysis offers a new approach to feeding the world.

Nuclear power and carbon capture and sequestration will play a bigger role in China’s efforts to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, the vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission said during a five-day Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in Beijing last week. Meanwhile, the Guardian also quoted the official as saying that carbon capture and storage was a “last resort” for China.

Thousands of people in China’s Guangdong Province — the country’s manufacturing hub — attacked government buildings in protest to the sale of land to property developer Country Garden, Reuters reported.

Scottish and Southern Energy said it is pulling out of a deal to develop a new nuclear power station because it wants to focus on renewable green energy, according to the BBC.

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