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November 16th, 2015 / Mapping Ignorance

thumb.aspxSilvia Román writes “… we are heading towards the bio-based society, a new way of interacting with the environment where fossil fuels won’t be needed anymore and “more natural” processes for producing energy, food and materials will prevail. This bio-turn often involves highly advanced biotechnology and strict competitive targets, both facts that challenge our general understanding of what a “more natural way of doing things” is. Politicians, scientists, and companies are aware of this apparent contradiction but are they willing to clarify the meaning of tricky jargon (naturalness, sustainability, circularity) in the so-called Bio-based Economy?” Read more