News: Biodiversity
Biodiversity - Wed Nov 17 2010
The CBD did not stop the commercialization of biodiversity
La Via Campesina delegates attending the conference of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Nagoya from 19 to 29 October 2010 regret that the conference failed to achieve a radical decision to halt the mass commercialization and destruction of biodiversity.
Biodiversity - Fri Oct 29 2010
Small farmers’ solutions to the biodiversity crisis
Small farmer delegates from different parts of the world who are members of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina are attending the Convention of Biodiversity conference in Nagoya, Japan.
Biodiversity - Tue Oct 26 2010
Geoengineering for a Desperate Planet
Delegates to the world summit on biodiversity are calling for a moratorium on climate engineering research, like the idea of putting huge mirrors in outer space to reflect some of the sun's heating rays away from the planet.
Biodiversity - Mon Oct 18 2010
New Biosafety Treaty Faces Tough Tests
A new international treaty on the safe use of modern biotechnology has just come into being, but developing countries say the real challenge lies in how its lofty ideas can be transferred into practical realities.
Biodiversity - Fri Aug 06 2010
La Via Campesina Call to Action – Help Stop Terminator’s Return!
Four years after the moratorium on Terminator technology was reaffirmed by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), proposals to develop and commercialize ‘genetic-use restriction technologies’ (GURTs) are back on the agenda for policymakers and the biotechnology industry.
Biodiversity - Thu May 27 2010
GM in the public eye in Asia
Public agricultural research on genetically modified crops in Asia is becoming less about the needs of ordinary people and small farmers and more about scientific control and corporate interests. For Asia’s small farmers is there really any difference between a national GM crop and a transnational one?
Biodiversity - Mon Mar 08 2010
GM contamination a crime against humanity
The authorization of GM corn crops in Mexico and the attempt by the FAO to legitimize this practice are strongly questioned by tens of organizations meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the parallel activities to the FAO Conference.
Biodiversity - Mon Jan 04 2010
Three approved GMOs linked to organ damage
In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto's GM maize.
Biodiversity - Wed Feb 25 2009
Revised laws 'could promote biopiracy' in Peru
Modifications to intellectual property laws that the Peruvian government "rushed through" to enable the go-ahead of a free trade agreement (FTA) between Peru and the US could facilitate biopiracy and hamper Peru's position as a protector of traditional knowledge.
Biodiversity - Mon Jun 30 2008
Kerala IPRs policy proposes 'knowledge commons'
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Policy for Kerala, released a policy that all traditional knowledge, including traditional medicine, must belong to the domain of "knowledge commons" and not to public domain.

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