SEVERAL writers have made a name for themselves by publishing dire warnings to developing countries of the dangers posed by new technology from the West. Many wind up exaggerating and making

India doubts the ability of the British to understand the complexity of Indian ecosystems and suggest measures for their conservation.

Arid and semi arid zone trees, especially those belonging to the genera prosopis, have become threatened species.

Patents are monopoly rights granted to the inventors to protect their economic interests. But this becomes complicated when the patent is applied to life forms on a global scale.

The UNCED deliberations have to be viewed in the context of northern attempts to maintain hegemony over the rest of the world

While the North has made no commitment to reduce its emissions,, the South commits itself to protect the world's biodiversity