Synthetic Biology’s Role in Agrofuels

Escrito por  |  29 / April / 2008

The debate on next-generation agrofuels could be transformed by the new field of synthetic biology. Also known as synbio, synthetic  Continue Reading »

Losing the Forest for the Trees: Tree Monocultures and the Biofuel Boom

Escrito por  |  29 / April / 2008

Using trees for fuel as part of the agrofuels boom means cultivation of massive monoculture tree plantations. They are already  Continue Reading »

Next-Generation Biofuels

Escrito por  |  29 / April / 2008

First-generation biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel debuted on the world stage as the solution to the fossil fuel trap. Soon  Continue Reading »

North American Summit and NAFTA, Haitian Food Riots, Biotech Bets on Agrofuels, Argentina’s Agricultural Crisis

Escrito por  |  29 / April / 2008

New from the Americas Policy Program Dissecting the North American Summit Joint Statement: Bush’s Last Stand By Laura Carlsen On  Continue Reading »

Argentina Versus the World Bank: Fair Play or Fixed Fight?

Escrito por  |  25 / April / 2008

Perspectives on the ICSID and Argentina’s Debt "Some multinational companies take over our natural resources, privatize basic services, fail to  Continue Reading »

Haitian Food Riots Unnerving But Not Surprising

Escrito por  |  25 / April / 2008

Beginning early April, Haiti was gripped by a nation-wide mobilization to protest high food prices, reaching a crescendo on Thursday  Continue Reading »

Conflict made in the USA?

Escrito por  |  25 / April / 2008

Laura Carlsen, Raúl Zibechi, John Lindsay-Poland, and Adam Isacson analyze the U.S. role in the recent South American tensions and  Continue Reading »