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US reviews biotech firm's plan to market mosquitoes as a tool against diseases

The United States could soon become the first country to approve the commercial use of a common bacterium to fight the spread of mosquitoes that can transmit viruses such as Zika, dengue and Chikungunya. 142 more words

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Royal Society calls for review of European GM ban

The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society says. Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the science of genetic modification had been misunderstood by the public and it was time to set the record straight. 180 more words

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Coffee’s Big Sustainability Challenges

By Miguel Zamora, Head of Americas Region, UTZ

The sustainability issues that the coffee industry face will get bigger and more pressing in the coming decades. 687 more words

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India nears putting GM mustard on the table

Six years after it disapproved cultivation of a transgenic food crop, India’s government is trying again to approve what would be India’s first such crop, a genetically modified (GM) mustard. 158 more words

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Decisions of the people, by the people, for the people

A series of events reported in the last couple of months provides a very different meaning to democracy, one that harks back to its Greek origin (‘demos’ and ‘kratia’, or power of the people). 266 more words

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A new Anand cooperative model – this time, in solar farming

In May 2016, a Solar Pump Irrigators’ Cooperative Enterprise (SPICE) was up and running in Dhundi, a village in Gujarat’s Anand district. Members of this cooperative — the first of its kind in the world — are using solar power not only to run irrigation pumps, but also pool their surplus energy to sell to the Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (MGVCL)at Rs 4.63/unit under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA). 157 more words

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Get out and hike

By Sarah Martinez, Sustainability Office Alumni

One of the many perks of living in Utah is the proximity to some of the most pristine wilderness in the world. 472 more words

University Of Utah