Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.
In justifying its decision to revoke the environmental clearance for a huge 1,050 MW coal plant the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT) described its original approval as 'smacking of non-application of mind.' I couldn't agree more.
While the present Jewish environment movement has been doing a very good job on educating and activating the Jewish community on the issues of food sustainability and energy conservation, there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done.
With record high temperatures and near record drought afflicting large parts of the United States, our political leaders, even Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, are strangely silent on the question of whether climate change might be responsible.
Pollution prevention, efficiency, conservation, reuse, doing things locally and in a distributed and decentralized manner are all core principles for moving forward with water and other natural resources.
Every Republican running for the U.S. Senate in November believes either that human activity is not the driving force behind global warming or that the planet isn't even heating up, according to a recent survey.