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

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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

The Future of Agriculture – URBAN SKY-FARM

Source: APRILLI Seoul, Korea Vertical Farm, Agricultural Center Winner, Concept Category @ Green Dot Design Award 2013 Second Prize, Urban Concept Category @ Rethinking the Future 2014 Special Mention @ WT Smart City Award 2014 Finalist, Place by Design @ SXSW Eco Awards 2014   The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in … Continue reading The Future of Agriculture – URBAN SKY-FARM

Solar roof and Powerwall 2 from Tesla

The company wants you to harness the power of the sun   Roberto Baldwin , @strngwys   At Universal Studios in Los Angeles Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off the company's solar roof-top panels, new $5,500 Powerwall 2 high-capacity residential battery pack and Powerpack 2 for businesses. Musk and company have been teasing the photovoltaic … Continue reading Solar roof and Powerwall 2 from Tesla