March 03,2010 'Battle' on GM foods can't be won: EU official
SOFIA (AFP) - European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said on Wednesday he was against genetically-modified foods but said they were an unavoidable part of the future.
Asked by students in Sofia whether he was against GM foods, after the EU approved their cultivation, he said: "I am, generally speaking, against because we don't know what will be the long-term effect of it." For full story
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Sales of electronic products in China and India and across Africa and Latin America are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years, according to UN experts in the report. Unless environmentally sound actions are taken to collect and recycle materials, many developing countries will face mountains of old computers, printers, mobile phones, pagers, digital photo and music devices, refrigerators, toys and televisions with serious consequences for the environment and public health.
Mountain of discarded electronics in Guiyu, China, one of the biggest e-waste centers of the world. (Photo by Bert van Dijk)
Together with the ISO9001:2000/2008 certification on quality assurance of goods and services in supplier-customer relations, the two have become thoroughly integrated with the world economy.
By December 2008, 144,572 ISO14001:2004 certificates had been issued in 148 economies worldwide.
The ISO14001:2004 certification confirms its global relevance for organisations wishing to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Some of its positive roles in globalisation are a tool for major new economic players to increase their participation in global supply chains; a tool for regional integration; and increased service provision in the global economy.
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