THIS issue the Olive Press went back to its roots and took a closer look at the environmental issues affecting Andalucia.
There are many reasons to be optimistic and to appreciate the growth in this sector.
But we still need to be guarded as a crackpot scheme to search for oil and gas in Jaen and Sevilla clearly demonstrates.
While the recession is biting, it is all too easy for town halls to be blinded by dollar signs in allowing such speculation.
But surely the chance of short term job prospects would be better served by encouraging local agricultural schemes and supporting green technology.
After all, as the Slow Food Movement insists in our food pages, if all local restaurants and hotels pulled together to buy just local produce we could protect our farmers and create jobs.
Ultimately, there can be no price put on preserving the world we live in.
- Avocados in Spain at risk of devastation from fungus transmitted by beetles - 20 Dec, 2012 @ 08:26
- Junta introduces bike scheme but fails to reduce 263-strong fleet of company cars - 19 Dec, 2012 @ 08:12
- Descendants of Sephardic Jews gain automatic citizenship in Spain - 18 Dec, 2012 @ 13:00
- Phoenix Campaign meeting under way this morning to help fire victims rebuild their homes - 18 Dec, 2012 @ 11:15
- Oil painting by Ecco Homo ‘restorer’ fetches €1,080 on eBay - 18 Dec, 2012 @ 11:10
- Females twice as likely as men to opt for herbal medicine - 17 Dec, 2012 @ 11:48
- Man charged after selling fake magnetic therapy machine for €1,200 - 16 Dec, 2012 @ 15:29
- Gambling conference attracts 200 former addicts - 16 Dec, 2012 @ 08:05
- IU boss ‘tremendous disappointed’ after ERE report rejected by Junta - 15 Dec, 2012 @ 12:41
- Anchovy fishing to continue in Spain following quota swap - 15 Dec, 2012 @ 08:10