Food and Fuel News Briefing from the USDA

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Secretary Ed Schafer from the United States Department of Agriculture briefed reporters on May 19th 2008 on the department’s position in the global discussion on the current food versus fuel situation. Sec. Schafer states “we are going to make the case today for food and fuel.” The USDA offers it’s perspective on the marketplace, data and an analysis of current events. The USDA news posting includes a transcript and video of the briefing and a power point presentation.

Visit the USDA Food Feed Fuel entry to see the all the information.

Greendex: Survey of Sustainable Consumption – National Geographic

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National Geographic completed a study measuring and monitoring consumer progress toward environmentally sustainable consumption. Sampling 14 countries with the international polling firm GlobeScan, the survey provides an understanding of international consumer attitudes and the steps taken toward global environmentally sustainable consumption.

Follow this link to see how the selected counties rate.


Reference desk services moving to the Commons

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Beginning May 7, walk-up reference desk services currently offered in 135 Hodges Library will move to the Commons. All reference desk help — from quick questions to in-depth research assistance — will be available in the Commons North.

Don’t forget to visit our virtual reference desk, AskUsNow!, for reference help via IM or email.