Climate & Environment
By Maria de la Luz Gonzalez
With banners reading "Hands off Our Maize" and "Stop the Transgenic Conquest," activists from Greenpeace protested yesterday at the Cuautemoc Monumnet at the Paseo de la Reforma, demanding that the Mexican government stop the import of transgenic corn varieties from the United States.
By Victor Menotti
President George W. Bush's absence will be more than obvious when heads of state and tens of thousand of people converge in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 - September 4, 2002 at the United Nation's World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) to mark ten years since the Rio Earth Summit. But present or not, President Bush's vision for the world will be there. In preparation for the summit, there has been much criticism of the United States for "not being engaged" or "not taking seriously" the WSSD process. But a closer examination of the expected outcomes reveals that nothing could be further from the truth.