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Europe’s new resource efficiency manifesto

THE EUROPEAN Commission has published its vision of what a resource efficient Europe will look like: more environmental reporting and fewer resource-intensive products.     In a world with growing pressures on resources and the environment, the Commission called for the creation of “better market conditions for products and services that have lower impacts across…
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Changing diets and climate will keep food prices high

FOOD COMMODITY prices will remain “on a higher plateau” for the next decade, according to a new report from the OECD-FAO.   Though the market is “calmer” after record highs last year, growth in global population, increasing affluence, urban migration and changing diets in developing countries will keep prices high. Rising demand for biofuels will…
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