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Author: Feizal Samath, Inter Press Service
Four months ago, Sri Lankan environmentalists were a jubilant lot. Now, they are disappointed as a landmark ban on genetically engineered (GE) foods from 1 September may be deferred due to protests from western governments and the private sector here.
Sri Lanka's business community appealed to the government this week to delay plans to bring back tough controls on genetically modified (GM) food on September 1
Author: Duane A. Gallop, Earth Times News Service
Over 200 groups worldwide recently sent a letter to US President George W. Bush's administration, protesting what they call "threats" he made to other countries' sovereignty by promising not to trade with them under their current respective food safety...
Author: Dayan Candappa, Reuters
Sri Lanka announced yesterday it would comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) request to suspend one of the world's toughest bans on genetically modified (GM) food, but insisted the restrictions would be reimposed.
Author: UNEP [United Nations Environment Programme] Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific
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Author: Jane Nelson/ Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum [now International Business Leaders Forum], International Alert, Council on Economic Priorities
The private sector…has a role in contributing – both directly and indirectly – to the prevention and resolution of violent conflict…The purpose of this report is to review these issues and linkages and to provide a framework for understanding both the...
Author: Ranjith Tennekoon, background paper for an ILO tripartite workshop