biodiversity

The Great Seed Piracy

Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. Vandana Shiva – Asian Age Besides taking control of the seeds of farmers in CGIAR seed banks, Bill Gates (along with the Rockefeller Foundation) is investing heavily in collecting seeds from across the world and…

Seeds of Suicide

Human Wrongs Watch By Vandana Shiva* | Asian Age 19 May 2016 – May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved…

Hong Kong’s green Lantau island threatened by Gov’t Grey Cement

Titled, THE FUTURE OF LANTAU, a series of comments on the First-term work report of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC), by Clive Knoffke, who co-author of the publication Lantau – Hong Kong’s Jewel, A Biodiversity Study of Lantau. Clive has resided…

Indigenous Villagers Fight “Evil Spirit” of Hydropower Dam in Brazil

Human Wrongs Watch By Fabiana Frayssinet* SAWRÉ MUYBU, Brazil , 21 December 2015 (IPS) – At dusk on the Tapajós River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River in northern Brazil, the Mundurukú indigenous people gather to bathe…

Soy Business Invades Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

Human Wrongs Watch By Fabiana Frayssinet* BELTERRA, Brazil, December 2015 (IPS) – In the northern Brazilian state of Pará, the construction of a port terminal for shipping soy out of the Amazon region has displaced thousands of small farmers from…

GMO vs Biodiversity

Bio diversity is crucial for any species to survive, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as plants destroy bio diversity with their perfect copies waiting for a specialized disease or parasite to ravish the clones. Swati Srivastava (Avatar name on social media)…

How Loggers Are Destroying the Amazon — and Getting Away with Tt

Human Wrongs Watch By Dawn Bickett* 9 June, 2015 – The Amazon rainforest is the largest on earth. Its biodiversity is unparalleled, it is crucial to the stability of the global climate, and it is home to many indigenous peoples. But…

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

By Prof. Vandana Shiva* 28 May 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service — Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women’s hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are…

Worldwide Mission to Assess the Planet’s State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Human Wrongs Watch Bonn, Germany – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, on 19 January 2015 agreed to initiate a set…

Biodiversity, the Hidden Jewel that Is Being Depleted at an “Alarming Rate”

  Human Wrongs Watch Biodiversity for food and agriculture is among the earth’s most important resources, says the UN Food and agriculture Organization (FAO)*. It is indispensable: be it the insects that pollinate plants, the microscopic bacteria used for making cheese, the…

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