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Philippines Supreme Court Confirms GMO Eggplant Ban

Philippines Supreme Court Confirms GMO Eggplant Ban

The Philippines Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 8, permanently stopped the field testing for Bt talong (eggplant), upholding the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) which stopped the field trials for the genetically modified eggplant.

Obama and Xi

Will Chess, Not Battleship, Be the Game of the Future in Eurasia?

While China’s leadership is focused on creating a middle-class future powered by a consumer economy, its president is telling whoever is willing to listen that, despite the fears of the Obama administration and of some of the country’s neighbors, there’s no reason for war ever to be on the agenda for the U.S. and China.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a document signing ceremony in Moscow, on March 22, 2013. Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow on his first foreign trip, to cement ties between the two countries by inking a raft of energy and investment accords. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

China/Russia, the World’s “Other” Superpower, Will Not Be Intimidated

The U.S. is not the only current superpower in the world. The alliance between Russia and China has created a militaristic, economically stable superpower that could greatly threaten the U.S. Instead of focusing on war with these countries, the U.S. needs to focus on rebuilding America.


What’s the Point in Any of It?

One day, in one life, when the attractions of the sensory world have lost their charm, when we begin to see the truth of the Buddha’s words – that desire is cause of all suffering; when television, video games, sex, drugs and alcohol fail to fill the inner emptiness; when we sit in a pub with a friend and ask aloud, what the point of it all is.


4 Surprising Countries That Give You Hope for Climate Action

Climate action is necessary for all countries to get involved with in order to make a true difference in protecting our world, but many believe China and India are only focusing on fossil fuels which are dangerous for Earth. But China and India have both shown signs of trying to improve their ways of providing and receiving energy.