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Natural Food Security: Quinua, Hauzontli, Chia

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The United Nations 26 November began debate on a draft resolution declaring 2013 as the International Year of Quinua. The resolution notes that the peoples of the Andean region have maintained the essential cultural relationships between the people and the land to ensure the continued existence of the cereal food Quinua.  Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa) is [&hellip... more →

Durban’s Climate Treaty by 2012?

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The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes its 17th session in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in the country of South Africa. It may be auspicious for the role and influence of indigenous peoples in the content of a new climate change treaty that this session opens [&hellip... more →

GMO vs Natural Foods and Good Health

After more than six thousand years of row crop agriculture virtually all foods in the grocery store have been so altered they are “almost without nutritional substance–so Allison Stevens asserts in her online article: Nutritional Value of Wild Foods verses Cultivated Foods. Human cultivation produces “hybridized” plants and animals; and such interaction between people and [&hellip... more →

Climate Refugees shock demands new action

It is both shocking to the soul and profoundly disturbing to the mind that human beings are in this age made to suffer a horrible death from famine and the world sits idly in its fear of economic collapse. Climate induced drought is sweeping the charred grounds of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti leaving more [&hellip... more →

Resource Extraction threat to Indigenous Peoples

One of the gravest threats to the security and health of indigenous peoples the world over, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is the affects of resource extraction by industries operating in or near indigenous territories. Special Rapporteur James Anaya presented his report to the UN Human Rights [&hellip... more →

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