Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.
With these once extraordinary events becoming more ordinary, it's becoming clearer that businesses in vulnerable regions need to prepare. But how should companies go about building resilient enterprises that are ready to face extreme weather and other effects of climate change?
Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.
The question is not whether or not speculators assist in the efficient operation of the market but whether or not that type of speculatory behavior should be extended fully to a commodity so vital to the livelihood of nations, especially people in the middle class and poor.
This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.
If action isn't taken quickly and soon, I am fearful of what the long term, unrestrained use of pesticides will do to the ecology of Hawaii. What the general public needs to know, is that GMO research in Hawaii requires the use of powerful restricted use pesticides.
By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.