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TEDx: Poison on our Plate

Is our food safe? A red alert question that Ramanjaneyulu, puts out to all of us. Hear him talk about the quality of food we are eating. Listen to the reasons we need to adapt to organic farming as a results of excessive use of chemical pesticides and horrifying facts and statistics, surrounding them. He… Read more »

Incredible Indian Inequalities

Today the top 1% of India owns half of the country’s wealth. The benefits of India’s growth of the past one and half decade have been largely appropriated by this small group. The conditions of the bottom half of the population have seen little improvement. Illiteracy, hunger and malnourishment in India has hardly changed, with… Read more »

King Corn

When Ian Cheney and his best friend Curt Ellis graduated from college they thought they were done with professors and they supposed to feel like they had their whole lives ahead of them, but they just heard some rather disconcerting news. Some day they were going to die, and maybe sooner than they thought. For… Read more »

H2Woes: India’s water crisis: a warning to the world

The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed, but the authorities… Read more »

a Commons Sense

biopiracy |ˌbʌɪəʊˈpʌɪrəsi| noun [ mass noun ] the practice of commercially exploiting naturally occurring biochemical or genetic material, especially by obtaining patents that restrict its future use, while failing to pay fair compensation to the community from which it originates. The US patent act clause 102 says that nothing can be patented if it is… Read more »