Solar Vehicles In India

While solar vehicles are still rather more of a curiosity than a practical transportation solution — for most purposes anyways — the technology is slowly improving. And, for that matter, it is/could-be well-suited to certain specific environments or purposes. So before you brush off the technology completely, why not take a look at some interesting, [&hellip

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Nissan Building Smaller, Cheaper LEAF For India

The Nissan LEAF is the world’s top-selling electric car. The words behind the acronym fit it — Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car. Many of us are waiting eagerly for another version of the LEAF, with a lot of expectation that Nissan will come out with a version with a larger battery and more range. We’re […]

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Narendra Modi Is A Big Fan Of Solar, But Not Coal

Originally published on RenewEconomy. Australian coal producers – in particular the billionaire miners Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer – face another major roadblock to their dreams of digging up the Galilee Basin and other coal-rich resources: The likely new prime minister of India is not a big fan of coal. Narendra Modi, the leader of

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Monsanto Pulled to Court by India for “Biopiracy”

Monsanto and India don’t have a very cozy relationship. Monsanto came in on the promise of cheaper crops, alleviating hunger, and so on and so on. India found out before long that they got totally ripped off and screwed by the agribusiness multinational giant. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of Indian farmers have actually committed suicide in response to Monsanto’s screw-you (with a smile), give-money-to-us genetically modified (GM) crops.

The latest in this long, sad saga is that the National Biodiversity Authority of India (NBA) is suing Monsanto, Mahyco, and other collaborators who were involved in “accessing and using local brinjal varieties in developing Bt Brinjal without prior approval of the competent authorities” (aka biopiracy).

Global Food Supply Issues & Chance of Food Riots

These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future.