15 Apr. 2008

Money Before Morality: Business As Usual In Canberra


So much for all that feel-good pro-UN talk and Kyoto back-slapping. Sixty countries just signed a UN document calling for more eco-friendly agricultural production techniques. Australia was one of just four countries which refused to sign, "citing concerns over trade". (Looks like the others were Canada, USA and Britain).

In other news, Australia's agriculture sector remains immune to share market volatility, and is tipped as "the most attractive sector on a risk-return basis for 2008". Whoo hoo. At least we'll all have a nice portfolio in our hands as our planet hurtles into oblivion.