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Hopeful and alert

The election of pro-Uribe Iván Duque as new Colombian president was analyzed by the leader of Vía Campesina Colombia, Eberto Díaz, in an interview with RWR The candidate of Centro Democrático obtained 54 % of votes against former Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, who promoted a wide range of social and political alternatives against the continuity of the right wing in office.…

Avoiding liability

“We have seen how transnational corporations use transnational structures and complex schemes to avoid liability and national jurisdictions and evade their legal responsibilities” in terms of human rights violations, said activist Anne van Schaik, of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) in Geneva, Switzerland. This was during the third round of consultations held this year by the Ecuadorian Chair of…

Better without glyphosate

17 countries and 4 regions of the European Union have already banned the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810, owned by Monsanto. On June 5th, to mark World Environment Day, Friends of the Earth Spain together with the Platform for Territories Free from GMOs of Navarra and other environmental organizations held an Open Parliament Session in Pamplona, capital of…

Wasteful packaging

“The use of plastic packaging does not necessarily help people to reduce household food waste”, states the report recently published by Friends of the Earth Europe, which was conceived as a tool to generate less food and plastic waste. Plastic packaging is often described as a means to avoid food waste, but it fails to provide a comprehensive solution. The…