Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
India won a major
trade victory recently when the
statutory Trademark Administrative Committee in Greece rejected the trademarks filed by a US company Rice Tec Inc on rice varieties claimed to be similar to the basmati varieties grown here. The
decision will strengthen the position of Indian farmers and rice
exporters who had to contend with
foreign firms trying to introduce
clones of basmati rice in the international rice market. India is now
planning to file a similar lawsuit
against a firm which has applied
for registration of the trademark
basmalli in Thailand.