Issue of August, 10, 2009
Clara Brandão in action.
Credit: Courtesy of Gaia Village
Recipes for Food Sovereignty
By Clarinha Glock
here are no strong or weak foods, only complementary foods, proclaims Brazilian expert Clara Brandão, promoter of a unique approach to nourishment.
: Chirripó, Costa Rica's highest peak, located in the Talamanca range.
Credit: Daniel Zueras/IPS
Much More Than a Walk in the Countryside
By Daniel Zueras
osta Rican tourism is incorporating rural community-based vacations as the fourth leg of an industry otherwise centered on beaches, ecotourism and adventure travel.
BRAZIL: Seized Lumber Sold to Compensate Jobless
Brazil's ministries of Environment and Social Development will compensate workers who lost their jobs due to shutdowns of illegal charcoal factories and logging companies. They will be paid with revenues from sales of the seized lumber.
VENEZUELA: Polluting Pig Farms Shut Down
The 43 pig farms that still operate in the Lake Valencia watershed in northern Venezuela will have to stop soon and retool for some other activity or move to a different site - in order to reverse contamination caused by the livestock waste.
CUBA: Cane-Based Fertilizer Improves Yields
The bio-fertilizer Fitomás-E, a sugarcane derivative that Cuba began producing this year, boosts yields of several types of crops and improves soils, according to officials from the farm sector.
CHILE: Progress on Standards for Limiting Air Pollution
The Chilean government revealed the main characteristics of its bill for regulating the concentration of particulate matter in the air, with a diameter of less than 2.4 micrometers (one-millionth of a meter), the most harmful to human health.
HONDURAS: New Law on Environmental Education
After reaching broad consensus with civil society organizations, the Honduran national Congress last week approved the first Law on Environmental Education.
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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