A concept that we have all heard from time to time is that of Sustainable Development. Perhaps the most widespread definition is that of the United Nations, which refers to it as a development that can “guarantee the well-being of present generations without compromising that of future generations”, located in the report of the World Commission for the Environment and Development that served as the basis for the 1992 Rio de Janeiro United Nations Conference.
Two peasant organizations in the province of Los Ríos, sponsored by the Ombudsman's Office, filed a lawsuit to protect peasants from transgenics. The Constitutional Civil Judge ruled in their favor. Ecuador is Constitutionally a country Free of Transgenic Seeds and Crops, despite this, after a monitoring carried out by Ecological Action and the Ombudsman's Office, glyphosate-resistant transgenic soy was found in the fields of Quevedo.
The change in consumption habits and economic development policies that respect biodiversity are two of the calls for attention around the world in the framework of the celebration of the International Day coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity from the ONU.
One of the issues that apparently is being given some relevance in international opinion is whether or not we are still in time to reverse the effects that our gas emissions are causing on the planet's climate. Let's see, the changes in the climate of the entire planet - except for a natural catastrophe such as the fall of the meteorite that 365 million years ago caused abrupt modifications - they occur naturally in a very gradual way, that is, more than 100 lives of a man have to pass to see just a little change.
Shiroyone Senmaida rice fields, arranged in small stepped terraces that reach down to the sea, are one of Japan's most important agricultural legacies, as well as one of the few rice fields that continue to be harvested in the traditional Japanese way. The Senmaida Light Up is the most famous and original annual lighting event in the area.
Civil society calls for the establishment of a Treaty on Competition in the United Nations.Brussels.- The Directorate General for Competition of the European Union approved on March 21 the controversial merger between Bayer AG (from Germany) and Monsanto (from the United States). The US Department of Justice will likely approve the decision soon after.