The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of the Planet

The Politics of the Planet

 Hundreds of European flights are cancelled due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland.  Fortunately, scientists say the eruption could end by the weekend. [Bloomberg News]

Two teen Girl Scouts have been leading a five-year crusade against the Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and other cookies they love and sell.  The trademark cookies are made with palm oil, which is the single ingredient under protest because of its link to Rainforest deforestation and Orangutan endangerment. [CBS News]

Urban farmers embrace new technology and invest in Aquaponics, an indoor farming method that produces both greens and fish. [Chicago Tribune]

Even in these weak economic times, more people in the United States and Europe are willing to spend more money for organic foods, which in turn is attracting more investors to this growing mass market. [NY Times]


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