Friday, June 19, 2009

Food, Inc

Saw a news report yesterday about a new documentary about the american food system called Food, Inc.

On my way home - bumped into my building's association president - we were discussing our current big problem - our water charges take up 2/3rds of our already high building maintenance fees - and yet the water is not enough. I was very much against his suggestion that we dig another borewell... besides the environmental issue - most borewells are drying up in any case.

On a more promising note - the MoEF seems to have atleast caused some delay in approving the Gundya hydro power plant - complicated issue - because of the usual "dam" related concerns and also because it is relatively "micro" compared to other such projects - and I do believe run-of-the-river micro power plants may be a better alternative...

Food, Energy, Water - our next big three worries? conflicts? opportunities? all of them?

I am convinced it's all of them. And we all need to do something about it.

2 comments:

Uma said...

For politicians and big business, every conflict is an opportunity. It is the ordinary citizen like you and me who get ground underfoot in the process.

I heard about your idea of putting water meters for each flat. Superb idea! Do try and convince your building association. At least you guys make a beginning...

Anand said...

Tough proposition to convince them... but I am keeping the pressure up... let's see.