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

Japan’s need for foreign labor to get dire as 2050 nears

by Reiji Yoshida As the nation struggles with a shortage of workers and an aging population, this is the first in a four-part New Year’s series examining Japan’s immigration policy. Tokyo-based Ips Inc. is a telecom firm specializing in business targeting Japan’s 250,000 Filipinos, the third-largest foreign community in the nation. Masako Uemori, one of … Continue reading Japan’s need for foreign labor to get dire as 2050 nears

Australia boasts world’s biggest battery

South Australia has a big new battery—the world’s largest—and it's already helping boost grid reliability as the Southern Hemisphere's summer begins. Tesla has bragging rights. The company installed 100 megawatts (MW) in under 100 days, just as CEO Elon Musk promised with his or-else-it’s-free flourish. More important, perhaps, the storage industry has a shiny new … Continue reading Australia boasts world’s biggest battery