5 green things on Friday (30/09)

5 green things on Friday (30/09)

Here is this week's round-up of environmental news and green happenings from around the world:

The $66 billion takeover of Monsanto by Bayer has worrying implications for global food supply. It has farmers, environmentalists, and those in the restaurant business very worried. Rightfully so.

Bill Mollison, co-founder of permaculture, passed on earlier this week. Here is his acceptance speech after winning the Right Livelihood Award in 1981. 

India's organic rice revolution proves we don't need GMOs to meet our food demands.

How are changing agricultural and land use patterns impacting the river Cauvery and driving us closer to a water crisis?

The Indian government cites stagnant domestic edible oil production as a reason to push GM mustard. But, its skewed import duty encourages import of cheap (and environmentally destructive) palm oil from Southeast Asian countries.

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