There’s more exciting news at WAFA! Tina Lindgreen is honoured to be invited as keynote guest speaker at the Seeds&Chips-2016 summit (11-14 May) at Milan, Italy, on Saturday, 14 May 2016. The summit will host hundreds of exhibitors and guest speakers from across Europe and the US. The discussions will cover all aspects of food from the time it goes into the ground until it is put on the plate. Some of the topics will include climate change, environmental factors, lack of available resource, growing, processing, distribution, innovative new strategies, and many more ideas and conversations will be presented.
WAFA’s founder Tina Lindgreen along with Paul Vincent, co-founder and CEO of EnSo, and Ayrton Cable, founder and ambassador of WAF Youth Awards, will be introducing the opening of WAFA’s “call for applications” for the . . . (Read More Here)
Spring has sprung, and all this new growth has been sprouting enthusiasm at WAFA headquarters. Birth is happening everywhere . . . new volunteers have joined our group. We now have Marina Kahle in research and applications, Eva Elise Kraus in research and applications, David Ram in human resources, Jannik Meier Sørensen in social media, Ancuta Gabriela Tarta in research and applications, and Camilla Warmedinger in journalism. Our team is great — so many brilliant people here who want nothing more to do than to bring good news to the world and share the positive side of environmental journalism in water, air, and food.
We are growing. The excitement is building. . . (Read More Here)
Featured in the US National Library of Medicine, Bloomberg.com, and UCLA’s Center for Health Equity, Professor Virginia C. Li’s (Li Zhen) pilot program in China seems to be working.
In an effort to convince the highest producing tobacco country in the world that there are more advantageous ways to promote a healthy ecology and economy, Professor Li set up three test sites with 458 volunteer farmers in Yunnan Provence, Yuxi, China, to grow crops other than tobacco.
Why Yuxi? The Yuxi Cigarette Company is one of the . . . (read more here and watch the video).
* Market-building as State-building in China’s Tobacco Industry. Page 132. Proquest. Google Books
Photo Credit: Wikipedia, Yunnan Farmland
Photo: Wikipedia-Air Pollution
Many people and many ideas were introduced at the wonderful 2015 WAF Awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. But the main focus of the whole event was to continue the momentum of positive change in solving the major environmental issues around the world. The three finalists in the ceremony finished with an equal win, a three-way tie, for their efforts in changing the lives of people in the world who were battling issues of contaminated drinking water, having no sanitary facilities, and changing parched lands into rich vegetation-filled waterways and pools. ENPHO from Nepal developed low-cost bio-sand water filters that would last from 15-20 years that they delivered to rural areas. SOIL created low-cost composting toilets, safely providing an effective way to turn human waste into usable compost. Turenscape created beautiful wetland parks from areas that were previously considered barren, soil-contaminated areas.
Positive change . . . keep the momentum going. The distinguished Prem Rawat, ambassador of peace, spoke about . . . (read more).