The Mexican government is likely to authorize the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) corn in Mexico. And until now Mexican citizens, with the help of organisations like Greenpeace, have managed to prevent agribusiness giants like Monsanto, DuPont and Dow AgroSciences from gaining approval in Mexico for genetically engineered corn.
Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, joins the People's Summit march during Rio+20 Conference for Social and Environmental Justice in Rio de Janeiro.
The United Nations conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20) was destined to be a corporate clusterfrack that environmental groups walked away from bitter about the over 200 governments’ failure to deliver any significant agreements.
At the same time, there will be a number of announcements – mostly coming from the corporate community and their allies in the UN bureaucracy – that package their own commitments as bold new initiatives along the path to economic and environmental sustainability. Continue reading →