The seven billion people quandry

4 March, 2011 by (comments)

By the end of 2011 the global population is going to reach seven billion – a number so big it would take two hundred years just to count to out loud! Growth is occurring at a rapid rate – the population has more than doubled in the last 50 years. So what does 7 million people mean for the land we occupy? ForRead More …

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Food prices reach historic peak

4 March, 2011 by (comments)

Global food prices have hit record highs as the FAO statistics for February 2011 show a rise for the eighth consecutive month, the BBC reports.   Cereal prices alone have increased by 70 per cent in the last year, mainly due to weather events in major production countries such as Russia and Australia. The FAO also points to increasedRead More …

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