Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

Russia is poised to become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods, after taking a stand against genetically-engineered seeds last summer, saying that it has “chosen a different path.” The decision is based on healthy scepticism as Russia refuses to breeze over the fact that GMOs have not been proven safe for long-term consumption.(1) The … Continue reading Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

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Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

Hemp plastic is increasingly becoming a viable option as an eco-friendly alternative to carbon-based plastic. Not only is this bio-plastic sourced from safe and sustainable hemp plants, but it is also typically both biodegradable and recyclable JESSICA MCKEILJessica McKeil is a freelance writer focused on the medical marijuana industry, from production methods to medicinal applications. … Continue reading Why The World Needs Hemp Plastic

Scientists Worried as US Gives Green Light to Genetically Modified Rice

The approval of genetically modified Huahui No.1 rice by the US Food and Drug Administration paves the way for the Chinese GMO product to the international market. Speaking to Sputnik, Na Zhongyuan, the director of the Yunnan Institute for Ecological Agriculture, expressed his concerns about the use of genetically modified food. The US Food and … Continue reading Scientists Worried as US Gives Green Light to Genetically Modified Rice

The rough face of Indonesian tourism development

By Alek K Kurniawan Tourism is a priority of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He has built a lot of infrastructure for it. He has created a friendly policy toward investors. He has also conducted a friendly policy toward foreign tourists – but he has often forgotten his own people. Many infrastructure developments do not bring … Continue reading The rough face of Indonesian tourism development

Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth

International Monetary Fund estimates higher global temperatures, rising sea levels and climate-caused migration could cut growth by 10% by 2021 By Alan Boyd Climate change refugees are streaming out of Vietnam’s vital Mekong Delta agricultural region amid warnings of deep economic losses unless the government steps up its commitment to environmental sustainability. The International Monetary … Continue reading Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth