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British and American press reports illustrate progress in sustainable energy
by Global Good News staff writer
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26 May 2014
A survey of articles published in American and British news media in recent months illustrates the rise of more life-supporting trends in the environment and business. A few examples:
Peter Shumlin, Governor of the state of Vermont in the United States, signed into law a mandate requiring the labeling of genetically engineered substances in foods—a landmark decision that is a first for the US. This ruling, said Dr Peter Swan, expert in sustainability and Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture, aligns the state of Vermont with more than 60 countries around the world that have voted to require the labeling. As well, it sets the stage for about two dozen other US states that are currently considering requiring the labeling.
A new report in Earth Open Source by prominent genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou, and researcher Claire Robinson, is an extensive compilation of evidence showing that genetically engineered crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world. The second edition of GMO Myths and Truths was recently released as a free online download by Earth Open Source, the sustainability and science policy platform co-founded by Dr Fagan.
Genetically engineered crops are not safe for humans and they deteriorate the health of the soil, Dr Swan emphasized. When the DNA in a cell is disturbed or altered it negatively impacts the entire sequence of the unfoldment of natural law, he said. There exist safer, more reliable ways to create new plant varieties that do not require genetic modification.
The Guardian Environment Network in the UK, which features news and comments from the world's best environmental sites, recently ran an article reporting on a study which predicted that 'biofuels made from rubbish ''could power 16% of European Union road transport'' '. According to a joint report by industry and NGOs (nongovernmental organizations), fuel made from waste could, by 2030, cut spending on oil imports and boost the rural economy by up to 15 billion Euros.
This report is just one example of many studies illustrating that there is no need to rely so heavily on highly polluting fossil fuels.
Large-scale projects that are already online show how energy can be produced without the use of fossil fuels. In the Mojave Desert in California, for example, there is a huge solar project using mirrors to capture sunlight and convert it to electricity. In another example, the United States Navy developed a system using seawater to create fuel by splitting it into oxygen and hydrogen, which can be used in an engine. A test model airplane has been flown using this new fuel.
These reports signal growing positivity in the world of business and the environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting and evolutionary trends. Dr Swan concluded that rising positive trends in the news are a direct result of increased coherence in collective consciousness generated by large numbers of people all over the world practising Transcendental Meditation and participating in the advanced Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme. As the collective consciousness rises, among many other innovations we can look forward to widespread development of nonpolluting fuels.
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