Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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Paul Higgins: I am travelling in Cambodia and Vietnam at the moment and will not eat the prawns or shrimp for two reasons - the farming methods and the fact that they are filter feeders and therefore collect al sorts of stuff in their system

climateadaptation:

I don’t eat shrimp. Ever. Here’s why:

2 student teams, 2 innovative video reports on shrimp farming — Pace U. on best practices and a prospect for shrimp farmed with the planet in mind and Univ. of British Columbia on pollution, land and water problems in Thai shrimp industry.

(Source: revkin)

Posted at 8:42am and tagged with: revkin, farming, agriculture, aquaculture, environment, thailand, shrimp, food, pollution, crops, antibiotics, land use, economic development, EU, GMO, asia,.

Get packing: Brussels decrees holidays are a human right

AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer.

Under the scheme, British pensioners could be given cut-price trips to Spain, while Greek teenagers could be taken around disused mills in Manchester to experience the cultural diversity of Europe.

Posted at 8:42am and tagged with: EU, Human Rights, Tourism,.

Get packing: Brussels decrees holidays are a human  right
AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s  hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and  pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their  travel subsidised by the taxpayer.
Under the scheme, British pensioners could be given cut-price trips  to Spain, while Greek teenagers could be taken around disused mills in  Manchester to experience the cultural diversity of Europe.