Green News For The Weekend Volume 303

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Every image, commercialization, and celebration for St. Patrick’s Day is filled with green. Here are a few of the things you might want to have go green on this greenest of days.

The recent backlash against GMOs and the company that predominantly sells them, Monsanto, began in late 2012, when a subsidiary of the company requested permission to plant about 5 acres of corn in Costa Rica with genetically modified seeds produced by Monsanto.

Leaders of more than two dozen Kayapó indigenous communities have rejected a $9 million offer from Brazilian state energy company Eletrobras to fund development projects in their region due to the the firm’s involvement in the construction of the Belo Monte dam, reports Amazon Watch, an activist group fighting the hydroelectric project.

Solar panels are breaking through into the mainstream. Last year there were a record-breaking amount of panels installed on rooftops in the U.S. making solar the fastest growing source of energy in the U.S.

Whole Foods Market (WFM) is being praised in the media for announcing that it will become the first U.S. grocery chain to require that genetically engineered (GE) foods in its stores be labeled, by 2018. But let’s take a look at what led up to the announcement, and how the plan falls short.

Have a fantastic weekend and a safe St. Patrick’s Day!

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