Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists

Despite the Philippines and Bangladesh edging toward commercializing it, New Zealand’s food regulation agency (FSANZ) endorsed approving importing Golden Rice for sale in order to reduce trade disorder with Asian countries that allow it. Unfortunately, an opposition group named GE-Free New Zealand has started an effort urging New Zealand’s food safety minister to review the…

Environmentalists want to keep Bangladeshis in the dark

Several environmentalist groups are adamantly opposed to two new coal-fired power plants that will be built near the Sundarbans region in Bangladesh. According to Reuters, the greens allege that, if allowed to operate, the power plant will do great harm to the world’s largest mangrove forest and jeopardize the habitat of the Bengal tiger. The…