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GM protest at Rahuri Agri University

On 29th October, 2014 against the GM field trials

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Chasing Ice

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes… Read more »

Economic, environmental and social costs of food loss and waste

If we had to pay the bill to nature, what would food waste cost us? The full economic, environmental and social costs of food waste amount to approximately 2.6 trillion US dollars annually. 17 Sep 2014 – Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops, households and… Read more »

Food wastage footprint

Food Wastage Footprint Global food production must increase by 60% by 2050 in order to meet the demands of the growing world population. Yet, more than one third of the food produced today is lost or wasted. Food loss refers to the decrease in edible food mass at the production, post-harvest and processing stages of… Read more »

Not a very ‘Green Revolution’

We are now witnessing the beginning of the second Green Revolution in India. The Punjab in the north west of India was an experiment to test an oil based, chemically dependent, corporately controlled model. The land, the water and its inhabitants are now testament to a failed system. A system driven not by a desire… Read more »