[Guest feature] Can regenerative permaculture trump sustainability?

Permaculture, a regenerative practice that takes us beyond sustainability. Over the past two decades, the sustainability movement has picked up pace but we continue inching towards complete depletion. In this article, we discuss the ethics and 12 guiding principles of permaculture that makes it far superior than current sustainable practices. Could permaculture be the solution to our environmental challenges?

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[Guest feature] Do genetically modified crops deserve a second chance?

Genetic modifications (GMOs) are essential for the future of agriculture, environmental stability, and the fight against climate change. Despite their importance, the world is fearful of and reluctant to acknowledge the benefits of GMOs. This is due in part by the media’s spread of misinformation regarding GMOs and a public misunderstanding of the science behind them. Should the GM crops be given a second chance?

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How sustainable are you?

Have you ever wondered if there is a metric or a grade that defines how sustainable you truly are? Is it just black-and-white i.e., either you are sustainable or you are not? Turns out there is more to this story that what meets the eye. Meet the sustainability spectrum, a continuum that helps you progress up the degree of sustainability and adapt suitable lifestyle changes.

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Can smart labels reduce perishable food waste?

Perishable food waste from the harvesting stage till it reaches the consumer is very high. Studies are inadequate in analyzing the causal factors of food losses in this context. Manufacturers often assume that something will go wrong in the supply chain or even in our homes and so they build in a shorter date to compensate for this. But most of us will keep food better than what the food manufacturer expects and so good food ends up being wasted. What if we could fix this using smart labels?

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