Issue of December, 09, 2002
Incan Quinua Grain Revived
By María Isabel García
his millenniums-old food crop is undergoing expansion in agricultural research and commercial production.
A Sporting Promotion for Reforestation
By Abraham Lama
he Peruvian Olympic Committee is promoting the planting of trees at a large rural cooperative where eroded soils have been transformed into forest.
uinua, also spelled quinoa, is often mentioned as the sacred food of ancient Andean cultures, as an element of the indigenous people's diet in the past, long forgotten. But more recent research into its unique qualities has turned this South American plant into a product with great future potential.
VENEZUELA: Eco-Learning at the Zoo
Students from 30 Venezuelan schools have taken part in the conservation and ecology education activities at Chorros de Milla zoological park, in the western state of Mérida, in the first weeks of the program.
CUBA: Eco-Vaccine for Livestock
The Cuban-made recombinant vaccine Gavac, which immunizes cows against tick bites, has reduced the need to use chemical substances to fight the insect, thus improving the quality of milk and protecting the environment.
CENTRAL AMERICA: Seeking Funds for Biological Corridor
The inter-governmental Central American Environment and Development Commission (CCAD) and the World Bank will hold an international donors meeting Dec 12-13 in Paris in search of resources to finance the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (CBM).
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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