Issue Date: Jun 15, 2009
ban weed killer: An environmental group in Argentina has petitioned the country's apex court to ban glyphosate, a weed killer used with GM soybean that has helped fuel the soy boom in the country. The lawsuit cited potential health dangers of the herbicide signalled in an unpublished study by a scientist. Andres Carrasco, the scientist, holds a post in the defence ministry, which recently banned planting of GM glyphosate-resistant soy on land it rents to farmers. Carrasco said glyphosate harms development of amphibian embryos.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general