Issue of April, 25, 2011
Ana Pancenko, one of the many Ukrainian children affected by the Chernobyl disaster who received medical treatment in Cuba.
Credit: José Luis Baños/IPS
New Sarcophagus for Chernobyl Will Have to Wait Until 2015
By Julio Godoy
he lack of funds needed to construct a permanent containment shelter for the Chernobyl nuclear reactor means disease and deaths from the 1986 disaster will continue to mount.
MST leader João Pedro Stédile speaking at a public event.
Credit: Creative Commons Licence - U. Dettmar/Agência Brasil
“Brazil Doesn’t Need Poisons to Maintain Food Production”
By Fabíola Ortiz
he Landless Workers Movement in Brazil needs to address problems that go beyond agrarian reform, “which is why we are now involved in agro-ecology and education,” explains MST leader João Pedro Stédile in this interview.
Credit: Fabricio Vanden Broeck
Algae: Could a Primeval Plant Become a Future Fuel, Food, and Bio-Plastic?
By Mark Sommer *
lgae are rapidly gaining traction in the private sector and academia as their potential becomes clear.
CUBA: New Economic Model Includes Seed Conservation
At the sixth congress of the ruling Communist Party of Cuba, held in Havana Apr. 16-19, a proposal was adopted to include measures to guarantee the production, improvement and conservation of seeds within the country’s economic policy.
HONDURAS: IFAD Funding for Food Security Programmes
The government of Honduras will receive 37 million dollars from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for sustainable agriculture and food security projects that will benefit 40,000 families in 64 poor municipalities.
BRAZIL: Agro-ecological Techniques Lower Production Costs
Agro-ecological techniques make it possible to produce organic food at a cost that is 84 percent lower than through traditional agricultural methods, according to a research study conducted by the Luiz de Queiroz Higher Institute of Agriculture at the University of São Paulo in Piracicaba, Brazil.
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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