Archive for February, 2008

Biotech Crops

February 28, 2008

Genetic Modified crops might be a solution for world hunger, however, opposition exist that these crops are a health risk and environmental threat.

Some arguments:

  • Many GM crops are not filed tested or regulated in the U.S.
  • Most GM crops are engineered to fight pest, improve nutrition, or to prevent disease or pollution,  
  • The top arguments used by BM proponents: Gm crops will feed the worlds growing population,

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Source: The Economist

Since genetic modified crops were first planted 10 year ago, the use worldwide has been growing at double digit rates.  It has been growing, specially, in middle-income countries such as China, India and Brazil.

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Betting on Green

February 18, 2008

Going Green

Venture capitalists have been investing billions of dollars into green-energy start up companies. In the first nine months of last year, US venture investors invested $2.6 billion into clean-energy start ups, more than the $1.8 billion invested in such firms in all of 2006, according to the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial.

Some clean energy companies: