Need to know about biodiversity

” We cannot think of having a stable society on this planet, if the biological matrix that sustains us is broken.”

Last week, we had a visit from distinguished Mexican Professor José Sarukhán Kermez from the Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and also the Co-ordinator of the National Committee on the Study and Conservation of Biodiversity [Mexico].

In a down-to-earth manner, the professor helped us understand the incredible importance of biodiversity regarding sustenance, climate change, current agricultural systems and the future. After our interview, Professor Sarukhan visited GEIC where he met with several of our specialist researchers and then later delivered a lecture at the UNU entitled “Mexico: The Privileges and Challenges of a Megadiverse Country.”

For more information, please visit UNU’s biodiversity page.

by Citt Williams on May 26, 2009 - Comments (00)  

Ensuring the future of food

Here’s an interesting and easy to follow community service announcement addressing food security from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.  One blogger Waxy, suggests nations like America could easily reversion the video for their own audiences.

A round of applause to the Tokyo-based producers of this great little piece Groovevisions

Source: Global Dashboard

 

by Citt Williams on January 3, 2009 - Comments (00)  

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