Robin Cook

October 30, 2012
protests in china

People Power in Modern China

China’s rapid ascent in the last decade as a new global economic superpower has taken many forms, and the once-despotic nature of the ruling class is now careful to tread lightly for fear of Prague spring-style rebellions erupting. This vast nation is a fascinating social and economic cauldron facing a […]
October 22, 2012
Biofuels

EU Rethinks Biofuels

The ever-evolving dilemma of climate change has put an incredible strain on scientists and politicians to navigate ‘a way out of this.’ Europe and its leaders have largely been at the forefront of adapting new means to approach our finite resources – North America and the Far East, by contrast, […]
October 15, 2012
marine protected area

The Planet Strikes Back

As most of the press, broadsheets or blogs, are predicated on facilitating drama –one way or another – negative stories always trump those waving a flag of encouragement. I don’t know if this is a human quirk, a prehistoric perversion akin to staring at a car wreck, or if it […]
October 9, 2012
organic cotton

Consumers Want Organic

The ‘organic craze’ in the last decade has moved far beyond the fashionable confines of the middle class, now firmly entrenched in every economic stratum –clearly consumers now demand to know where and how their products come into being. This new consciousness is a very positive result of both companies […]