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Written for The Ecologist - 20/06/2008

As to global annihilation, I’m stumped. Most of us wouldn’t recognise a strangelet if it casually devoured us in the street

Biofuels fuel global food crisis
Toronto Star/ July 08, 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.

Can you spot the missing vowel in this Washington Post headline?!

Md. Scientists Build Bacterial Chromosome

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.


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