Author Archives: Peter Boyer

The methane bomb sitting under climate plans

The parties’ climate positions are now staked out. At one extreme are the Greens, whose emissions targets are no more than what science advises. At the other are Coalition targets “built on practical action, not empty symbolism”. Their words, not … Continue reading

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An Australian food success story in Vietnam

Millions of people – almost equal to Australia’s entire population – live in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Their food-growing land is already feeling the impact of rising sea level and salination. Available freshwater is polluted, and in short … Continue reading

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Back to the future: farming in the wake of corporate overreach

Ten years ago Wendell Berry, the revered American writer, sage and farmer, gave a speech at a conference about the future of food in which he described “an irreconcilable contradiction between the natural world and the engineered world of industrialism”. … Continue reading

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