Saturday, July 14, 2007

Two possibly related, but not particularly so, articles

* This Financial Times article assesses "food miles" and the carbon footprint of growing and transporting food: "Once you consider the many energy sources in food production, transport starts to look less important as a source of greenhouse gas. On the farm, vehicles and machines all consume fossil fuels, as do agricultural practices such as drying and cooling crops, keeping poultry in heated buildings and cultivating fresh fruit and vegetables in hot houses."
(Hat tip: Jack Shafer)

* Freeman Dyson imagines what sort of crazy life forms bioengineers will create in the next century.