India’s top scientists recommend indefinite moratorium on GM field trials

India’s top scientists recommend indefinite moratorium on GM field trials


A committee of technical experts comprising scientists from top public research laboratories and academic institutions set up by the Supreme Court last year has changed the 10-year  moratorium on field […]

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GM crops: campaigners in Ghana accuse US of pushing modified food

GM crops: campaigners in Ghana accuse US of pushing modified food


  The US embassy in Accra held a roundtable on biotechnology this month. The discussion, designed to promote candid dialogue between biotechnology supporters and sceptics, was attended by experts and […]

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NEW FAO REPORT. Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability

NEW FAO REPORT. Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability


The new report can be found in its entirety here. Preface This publication, Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability, demonstrates that organic management can benefit people, the economy […]

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Monsanto to drop requests for GM approvals in EU

Monsanto to drop requests for GM approvals in EU


Monsanto said on Wednesday (17 July) it would withdraw all pending approval requests to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union, due to the lack of […]

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Nnimmo Bassey tells African policymakers to reject seed colonialism

Nnimmo Bassey tells African policymakers to reject seed colonialism


Original article posted in The Africa Post. Opinion Piece by Nnimmo Bassey: Conventions such as UPOV may be good for multinational seed companies, but African governments should be protecting local plant […]

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GRAIN exposes environmental catastrophe waiting to happen in Latin America

GRAIN exposes environmental catastrophe waiting to happen in Latin America


A social and environmental catastrophe has settled like a plague over the countries of the Southern Cone – Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Transgenic soya monoculture now covers 46 […]

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Monsanto is losing the press

Monsanto is losing the press


Ah, high summer. Time to read stories about the declining effectiveness of GMO-seed giant Monsanto’s flagship products: crops engineered to resist insects and withstand herbicides. Back in 2008, I felt […]

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Tanzania Told To Sever Links With Monsanto

Tanzania Told To Sever Links With Monsanto


Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete is an enthusiastic supporter of Monsanto, but now pressure is mounting on his government to reject GMO technologies as solutions to end hunger Normally Tanzanian lawmakers […]

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