Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops | Cebu News, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman | philstar.com

By Kristine B. Quintas/FPL (The Freeman) | June 8, 2015 CEBU, Philippines- Citing possible adverse impact in their livelihood, farmers in Cebu City are opposed to the idea of eliminating genetically modified organism crops in the market. Emilio Secretaria, chairman of the Cebu City Federation of Farmers Association and Cooperatives, said banning GMO crops would result to low production of agricultural products in the city. “Kaming tanan nagtanum na niini. Tungod niini dili hugot ang among …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

… increased role of biotechnology in growing crops. “This isn’t a messaging bill, this isn’t something the House intends to do so we can say we did it,” he told reporters. “The idea is to get the Senate to move on roughly the same timeframe that we’re proceeding on.” Food safety advocates say lawmakers will ultimately balk at the bill once they discover its implications. “Members of Congress are really looking for a federal solution here,” said Colin O’Neil, …

ASU talk focuses on vertical agriculture to save space, help environment | savannahnow.com

… people living in the built environment,” said Despommier, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University. He’s written a book on the subject titled “The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century” and will lecture at Armstrong State University on Tuesday evening. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, Scientific American and Popular Science. The idea of vertical farming has cropped up before, but Despommier traces the beginning of …

CNN Explores the World’s Most Endangered Places – MensJournal.com

… in the Alps will be gone? How many species in the Galapagos will be gone? Will there still be perfect little island nations without strip malls and burger joints? The basic idea was to ask these grand existential questions about an age of blazingly fast change, and then go to these fantastic places — which we all agree are precious in their current form—and meet the people who are witnessing these changes, and understand how they feel about it, for better or for worse. How did you choose …

Life Lessons: Mike Shekhtman | Environment & Sustainability | Business in Vancouver

… belief in the importance of treating the courier business as a people-centred enterprise as well as a logistics business. That belief, he said, has been important to the company’s success. While researching the business idea, Shekhtman discovered there were a lot of disgruntled employees in the courier business. So during the early years of eeko Couriers, Shekhtman and his brothers made sure to put themselves in their employees’ shoes, driving trucks and making deliveries. “It was big for …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

Back in June, Tesla said All Our Patents Are Belong to You as it released its electric vehicle patents to the world. CEO Elon Musk said at the time that patents, “serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of giant corporations and enrich those in the legal profession.” Despite some disagreement on which gasoline alternative (electricity or hydrogen) will power the automotive future, it looks like the folks over at Toyota like the idea of making advanced technology …