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According to an article in today's The Guardian, the nuclear industry funds a special armed police force which guards its installations across the UK, and - most worryingly! - secret documents show the "750-strong force is authorised to carry out covert intelligence operations against anti-nuclear protesters, one of its main targets". I thought we were living in a democratic state... and yes, we need to protect ourselves from those who wish us harm, but this 'private police force' is spying etc on ANTI-nuclear protesters...? Oh yes, and on nuclear: UK families face nuclear tax on power bills (so there goes the argument that nuclear is presented as cheaper - don't know who tried to do the sums! - than proper renewables like wind and solar.

On climate change, scientists request "the BBC should report climate change facts rather than political spin" refuting the BBC's Richard Black that "if their reporting gets criticised equally from both sides, it must be about right." However, like Rahmstorf (a climate scientist and oceanographer at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), that for science reporting, journalists should "stick with more old-fashioned indicators of good science: peer-reviewed publications and personal reputations built on a solid track record of relevant research"

Thirdly, the UK Royal Society calls for "£2 billion needed for science ’Grand Challenge’ to help feed the world", again p
ushing for GM... but there IS enough food to feed us all, it's the access to food that's unequal and unjust... there are an almost equal number of overweight and malnourished number of people (according to the UN's WHO and FAO), then the amount of food we throw away is disgusting, and rich countries buy land in poor countries to grow food for export and thus further limit poor countries' ability to feed themselves. Ethiopia for example is one country that we always know has issues with starvation and hunger. There are five million people who live in hunger in Ethiopia. And, according to Devinder Sharma (award-winning researcher, journalist, activist) "you'll be surprised. Eight THOUSAND companies are vying for buying land in Ethiopia [to grow cheap food for export to EU/ US etc, often under guise of 'development/ providing employment', RtV]." Two easy things we can do to have more food is to look at our addiction to fossil fuel and not look at biofuels to replace the depleting availability of fossil fuels. Plus we can eat 'lower down the food chain'.
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