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Introduction to Permaculture Course in April 2013

The Introduction to Permaculture course is a great way to find out more about permaculture. This “taster” will provide an opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn some basics and get inspired. The Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura (IMAP) will be offering a series of 3-day Introduction to Permaculture Course throughout the year, starting on April […]

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Fair Trade and Food Sovereignty

Today, talk about fair trade involves integrating the perspective of food sovereignty. Both concepts are closely linked and the first is not possible without assuming the premises of the second. When we refer to fair trade, we consider a series of criteria: respecting the environment,  paying a fair salary, promoting gender equality, and demanding its […]

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Organizations Push for Global Ban on Genetically Modified Trees

Five organizations released a letter in early October 2012 to the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity demanding a global ban on genetically modified (GM) trees. World Rainforest Movement, Global Justice Ecology Project, the Campaign to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees, Global Forest Coalition, and Biofuelwatch oppose the potentially damaging impact of GM trees on the environment and Indigenous communities. “The forestry industry […]

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