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I legami : Comunicado de prensa - Planes para liberar en España una mosca modificada genéticamente
Posted by riccardofr on 2015/7/28 16:55:55 (5 reads)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA


27 de julio de 2015


 


Planes para liberar en España una mosca modificada genéticamente


 


·     Hasta 1.825.000 moscas con ADN mezcla de organismos marítimos, bacterias, virus y otros insectos podrían ser liberadas cerca de Tarragona


 


·     Una empresa británica ha hecho una solicitud que, de aprobarse, supondría la primera liberación de animales modificados genéticamente en la UE


 


·     Científicos, agricultores y ecologistas advierten de que los ensayos ponen en riesgo la biodiversidad y la producción olivarera de la región mediterránea


 


·     Nadie puede predecir la estabilidad genética o el comportamiento en el ecosistema de estos insectos, que podrían dispersarse sin control alguno


 


Esta semana se han conocido los planes de la empresa británica Oxitec de liberar al medio moscas del olivo modificadas genéticamente en Cataluña. Se trata de una manipulación que hace que las larvas hembras mueran dentro de la aceituna. La intención de la empresa es liberar hasta 5.000 moscas transgénicas por semana en España durante un año (1.825.000 en total) cerca de la ciudad de Tarragona. Una amplia coalición de organizaciones de países mediterráneos como Francia, Grecia, Italia, Portugal y España exigen que se prohíba terminantemente cualquier tipo de liberación de estas moscas por los grandes riesgos para la biodiversidad y la producción olivarera que entraña.

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I legami : Comunicato stampa - Oxitec progetta il lancio di mosche GM in Spagna
Posted by riccardofr on 2015/7/27 16:30:00 (13 reads)

Media release



UK company plans to release genetically engineered flies in Spain



Trial puts biodiversity and olive production in the Mediterranean region at risk



27 July 2015 / The UK company Oxitec is planning to release genetically engineered olive flies into the environment in Spain (Catalonia). The insects are genetically manipulated in such a way that female descendants will die as larvae feeding inside the olives, while the next generations of male flies will survive. Oxitec plans to release up to 5000 of these flies per week in Spain, near the town of Tarragona. The field trial expected to last for one year will cover a netted area of 1000m2. However, if the flies escape they can spread without any control. Olive flies are regarded as a species that spreads rapidly in a suitable habitat. Over time their offspring might be distributed throughout the Mediterranean region and all the locations where native populations occur. A broad coalition of mostly representative organisations from Mediterranean countries such France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are demanding that any release of these flies should be banned completely.


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I legami : Libro - Pietra su pietra, Costruire, mantenere, recuperare i muretti a secco, di Donatella Murtas
Posted by riccardofr on 2015/7/27 15:08:47 (15 reads)

Donatella MURTAS

PIETRA SU PIETRA

Costruire, mantenere, recuperare i muretti a secco.


Pentàgora, Savona, Luglio 2015, p. 124, euro 12



Guida pratica, divulgativa e illustrata alla costruzione, alla manutenzione e al recupero dei muretti in pietra a secco, perché chi vive sulle colline, le montagne e le coste scoscese del nostro Paese possa continuare o tornare a prendersi cura dei propri terrazzamenti.


 


Indice: Materiali e attrezzi, l’organizzazione del cantiere, i criteri statici di base, la scelta delle pietre, le parti del muro, tecniche e fasi di costruzione, le rampe e le scale. Come mantenere in buona salute un muro in pietra a secco. Come costruire un muro in pietra a secco. Aspetti normativi.


 


Donatella Murtas


(Torino, 1962)



Architteto, si dedica a progetti partecipati per il patrimonio locale, già ideatrice e coordinatrice dell’Ecomuseo dei Terrazzamenti e della Vite di Cortemilia (Cuneo), oggi è la coordinatrice dell’Alleanza Mondiale per il Paesaggio Terrazzato - Sezione Italiana



per ordinare il libro: ordini@pentagora.it - 019.811800

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I legami : Mappatura coltivazioni transgeniche in Spagna a cura di Greenpeace
Posted by riccardofr on 2015/7/25 15:28:51 (21 reads)

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Greenpeace acaba de publicar el primer mapa estatal de cultivos transgénicos comerciales en España. No está todo lo completo que nos gustaría, pues muchas CCAA siguen sin contestar a sus obligaciones legales, pero tras 17 años de cultivo ya era hora.


Aquí un blogpost donde lo explico de forma más amena y aquí el comunicado de prensa.


Esperamos que sea un nuevo revulsivo en un contexto estatal y europeo que ofrece muchas oportunidades para conseguir una Europa Libre de Transgénicos. En nuestras manos está invertir los colores de este mapa.

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I legami : Organic Research Centre avvia la sperimantazione di commercializzazione di popolazioni di frumento
Posted by riccardofr on 2015/7/21 12:41:45 (34 reads)

Launch of ORC Wakelyns Population at National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC15)


The Organic Research Centre has pioneered an evolutionary breeding programme to produce a hugely diverse population of wheat suited to organic and low-input farming systems. This year, for the first time, ORC is marketing it as ORC Wakelyns Population.


Populations are genetically diverse. All plants are genetically distinct while all of those in standard pureline varieties are almost identical. This means that populations are better able to adapt to unpredictable environments, including weather and pest/disease pressures.


ORC has been working on wheat populations since 2001/02. The population was bred by making 190 crosses among 20 different parent varieties and mixing all the resulting seed. This has now been through eleven generations of natural field selection. Increased genetic diversity makes more efficient use of soil nutrients and water, lowers plant disease and pest levels and thus improves yield stability of wheat. Moreover, our choice of parents has produced a population which combines attractive levels of both yield AND quality.

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