As Argentina’s Pesticide Use Increases, Many Worry About Growing Link To Health Problems


BASAVILBASO, Argentina (AP) — Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop-dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, […]

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GM agriculture is not the answer to seed diversity – it’s part of the problem

GM agriculture is not the answer to seed diversity – it’s part of the problem


Source: The Guardian For thousands of years, farmers across the globe have skilfully observed, saved and bred a wealth of seed diversity, cultivating ever more crop varieties to deal with […]

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Agropoly: How a handful of companies control components of the food system

Agropoly: How a handful of companies control components of the food system


To mark World Food Day, which the international peasant movement La Via Campesina calls the Global Day of Action for Food Sovereignty, EcoNexus and the Berne Declaration are launching the English edition […]

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New Report: farming won’t adapt to climate change without seed diversity

New Report: farming won’t adapt to climate change without seed diversity


The new report, “Seeds for Life: scaling up agrobiodiversity”, highlights how the dramatic loss of global seed diversity in recent decades means that farming systems around the world now and in […]

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Brazil Set To Unleash GM ‘Terminator Threat’

Brazil Set To Unleash GM ‘Terminator Threat’


Source: ETC Group Fast-tracked Legislation to Allow Sterile Seeds Would Harm Farmers, Food Security Today Brazil’s Judicial Commission (Comissão de Constituição e Justiça e de Cidadania) is slated to rule […]

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GM May Be To Blame For Disease In US Corn Crops

GM May Be To Blame For Disease In US Corn Crops


Source: NY Times ALTON, Iowa — It has come on like a tidal wave, washing across the Corn Belt from Minnesota to the Texas panhandle, a disease that few farmers […]

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