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La obesidad es tan mala como la superpoblaci贸n

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy * – TerraViva

R脥O DE JANEIRO, 22 jun (TerraViva) 聽El consumo excesivo y la obesidad, sobre todo en los pa铆ses industrializados, amenazan no solo la salud de los individuos, sino tambi茅n la misma sostenibilidad dela Tierra, alerta un estudio presentado en la conferencia R铆o+20. Continue Reading

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Desafio da Fome Zero requer fim dos desperd铆cios

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Clarinha Glock

RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 junho (TerraViva) – O desafio de aliviar a fome de cerca de 900 milh玫es de pessoas em todo mundo 茅 uma das prioridades das Na莽玫es Unidas. Continue Reading

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Impedindo um tsunami no Himalaia

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 de junho (TerraViva) Chewang Norphel 茅 um her贸i improv谩vel. Ele 茅 um homem modesto, pequeno, quieto e pensativo, que n茫o checa sua imagem cada vez que passa por um espelho. H谩 alguns anos, seus vizinhos at茅 pensaram que ele era louco. Continue Reading

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Climate Refugees 鈥 Today鈥檚 New Reality

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Fab铆ola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) The continued exodus of Somalis to Kenya and Ethiopia has fuelled the debate on a new issue of global concern: climate refugees, driven from their homes and across borders by extreme weather events.

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Asia Battered by Worsening Natural Disasters

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) Last year was a particularly bad one for Asian countries facing nature’s wrath. Continue Reading

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Q&A: EU to Focus on Small Farms for Long-Term Gains

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Claudia Ciobanu interviews DACIAN CIOLOS, EU Commissioner for Agriculture

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) The EU’s “agriculture minister” tells TerraViva that in Europe, the push for food security made at Rio+20 will be continued with a future European development policy centred on this issue. Continue Reading

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India, Brazil Share Lessons in Combating Hunger

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Darryl D’Monte

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) “Thousands of farmers are waiting on the side of the road for land reform,” Milton Rondo Filho, Brazil’s minister for international cooperation for tackling hunger, told a meeting organised by Oxfam on “Inequalities and Sustainable Development 鈥 a BRICS Perspective” here this week. Continue Reading

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Obesity as Bad as Overpopulation

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 22 (TerraViva) A new study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) presented at Rio+20 shows that overconsumption of food and the obesity it causes, especially in the industrialised countries, threaten not only individual health but the very sustainability of our planet. Continue Reading

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Our Livelihoods, Their Lunch

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Busani Bafana

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Canadian grain and lentils farmer Nettie Wiebs does not support a green economy, a term she says has become a euphemism for corporate land grabbing that is putting smallholder farmers out of business. Continue Reading

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Agriculture Emerges as Bright Spot on Rio Horizon

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

By Claudia Ciobanu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) Agriculture and food security are one area where experts say that even a more general level of agreement, as reached in the final Rio+20 declaration, constitutes progress. Continue Reading

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