All posts in tag: green economy

David Zilberman The bioeconomy dilemma

Many view the ‘bioeconomy’, as a key element of the future. While in the past, many vital activities were dependent on non-renewable inputs such petroleum based chemicals, the bioeconomy which utilizes advanced tools of modern biology, will yield products that are renewable and produced from plants and other organic matter … More >

David Zilberman The GMO labeling debate continued: It’s about the ‘benchmark’

I was amazed by the response to my previous post – and I will try address some of the main points.

I found three main themes repeating through the comments. First, it is clear that there are many people who are concerned about the side effects of GMOs and don’t trust … More >

David Zilberman Why labeling of GMOs is actually bad for people and the environment

On November 6th, California voters will be asked to vote on a proposition about labeling of genetically modified (GM) products. On the surface this seems quite reasonable: people should have information about what they consume. In my view, labeling requirements are appropriate when there is undisputed scientific evidence that a … More >

Daniel Kammen Making Rio+20 a success

By Morgan Bazilian, Alan Miller and Daniel M. Kammen

“Out of the sighs of one generation are kneaded the hopes of the next.”
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian novelist, poet, and playwright (1839-1908)

The June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, commonly referred to as Rio+20, provides the global community an opportunity … More >

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