Food & Environment
Food & Environment
Australia is rich in both ecology and natural resources. The Institute of Public Affairs Food and Environment Unit seeks to determine our national and international role in feeding the world and protecting the environment. The IPA examines environmental and agricultural policies across the countries, with particular emphasis on climate change policy, water, agricultural biotechnology, resource management, and market-based solutions to environmental challenges.
Sub-topics of Food & Environment
Jim Hoggett and Aled Hoggett show why decades of poor policy based on a failed ideology are directly responsible for the horrific Australian bushfires in 2003.
Close scrutiny of the ABS's Measuring Australia's Progress reveals a superficial presentation of environmental data and conclusions based more on opinion that rigorous analysis.
We have all heard about the declining health of the Murray River, including poor water quality, dying red gums and threats to the continued survival of the Murray cod---this is the popular view in urban Australia. Along the river, communities...
Whipping up public fears that GM canola would be the 'first' GM food in Australia conveniently overlooks the fact that we've been eating oil from GM cotton for years.
We are repeatedly told that Australia's waterways are seriously degraded or under threat. Yet no-one seems seriously willing to answer the obvious question- where's the data to support the alarming claims?
If water rights are taken away without compensation, major incentives that power the economyâ€™s well-being are undermined.
'Deception' is the only fitting word for the treatment of some of the evidence used in the most recent campaign about the Barriet Reef.
WWF Says 'Jump!', Governments Ask 'How High?' A case study suggests that governments need to better scrutinize allegations of environmental harm and those who make them by Jennifer Marohasy and Gary Johns '[We] base our work on sound...
Despite what one tends to read or hear, the gains in environmental quality around the world in the last few decades have been astounding. People are living longer, the air is getting cleaner, and agriculture is getting more productive, freeing up...