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Maca growers and MINCETUR improve maca management

By Hillary Ojeda The Guardian recently reported the serious consequences for Peru due to Chinese grown maca.     The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR), Prom-Peru, and growers agree to improve management of the growth and production of Peruvian maca root. With the signing of an institutional agreement, these three entities will be working [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:40:49-05:00 February 13th, 2015|Destacados, n_ingles|0 Comments

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

  The European parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of local knowledge such as plant-based medicines. Under the law – based on the international convention on access tobiodiversity, the Nagoya protocol – the pharmaceuticals industry would need the written consent of local or indigenous people before exploring [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:41:57-05:00 May 1st, 2013|Noticias, v_ingles|0 Comments

EU must act to combat biopiracy, say MEPs

The EU must combat the"biopiracy" of multinationals that exploit plants with medicinal properties and traditional remedies originating from developing countries but fail to share the profits with indigenous peoples, say MEPs in a resolution adopted by a show of hands on Tuesday. Biopiracy - the practice of patenting and marketing the use of traditional knowledge [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:01-05:00 January 15th, 2013|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

After 2,000 Years, Scientists Learn How One Chinese Herbal Medicine Works

Agence France Presse Scientists in the United States on Sunday offered a molecular-level explanation for how a Chinese herbal medicine used for more than 2,000 years tackles fever and eases malaria. The herb is an extract of the root of a flowering plant called blue evergreen hydrangea, known in Chinese as chang shan and in [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:07-05:00 December 24th, 2012|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Anaesthetic gel could replace dentist’s needle

By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent Indigenous tribes uncovered the remarkable painkilling properties of the Acmella oleracea plant centuries if not millennia ago and it was used by Incas to treat toothache, ulcers, abscesses and to clean their teeth. Now a Cambridge University researcher says the remedy could transform practice in western dental surgeries after discovering [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:25-05:00 March 15th, 2012|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

New rice variety could ease Mozambique’s supplies

Most rice fields in Mozambique are rain-fed Scidev.net - 15/01/2011 [MAPUTO] Smallholders struggling to grow rice in Mozambique could benefit from a variety that boosts yields nearly six-fold and is less prone to disease.The new rice has an average yield of seven tonnes per hectare and is more resistant to diseases such as fungal blast and [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:42:31-05:00 October 15th, 2011|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments