Le portail rinoceros d’informations sur les initiatives citoyennes pour la construction d’un autre monde a été intégré au nouveau site Ritimo pour une recherche simplifiée et élargie.
Ce site (http://www.rinoceros.org/) constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.
Le projet rinoceros n’a pas disparu, il continue de vivre pour valoriser les points de vue des acteurs associatifs dans le monde dans le site Ritimo.
The Biosafety Information Centre is a website set up and managed by Third World Network.
The goals are to :
* Increase knowledge on, and deepen understanding of, (w)holistic approaches for a comprehensive assessment of technologies and techniques that involve genetic engineering * Contribute to a wider public discussion and critical understanding of the scientific, ecological , social, economic and ethical dimensions of genetic engineering under the rubric of biosafety * Contribute to the enhancement of the biosafety capacity of policy makers and regulators in developing countries * Promote research (including the identification of gaps in knowledge) on biosafety * Promote research on, and implementation of, sustainable systems for agriculture, health and ecological integrity * Promote understanding of, and respect for, the rights, knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples and local communities
Some of the most crucial scientific questions concerning the health effects of genetic engineering (GE) and genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) were raised up to twenty years ago. Most of them have still not been answered at all, or have found unsatisfactory answers. We believe, as Mayer and Stirling said, “in the end it is often the case that those who choose the questions determine the answers”. Will another twenty years pass before societies realize the urgent need for public funding (...) read
date of on-line publication : 24 October 2007
The World Health Assembly has decided to ban genetic engineering experiments on the smallpox virus but postponed a decision on the destruction of the virus until 2010, when a "major review" of the research results on smallpox will be held. This review is to assist the WHA in 2011 to reach a consensus on the timing of the destruction of the smallpox virus stocks. The WHA is meeting in Geneva for its 60th session. The issue of the eradication of the smallpox variola virus stocks has been on (...) read
date of on-line publication : 22 May 2007