GM Promoters Create Poverty and Dependency in Africa say leading African Activists

GM Promoters Create Poverty and Dependency in Africa say leading African Activists


By Nnimmo Bassey[1], Million Belay[2] and Mariam Mayet[3] The recent article, GM scaremongering in Africa is disarming the fight against poverty, published in the Guardian’s PovertyMatters Blog on 21 July 2014[i], is a […]

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Monsanto faces strong opposition to GM cotton from Malawi civil society

Monsanto faces strong opposition to GM cotton from Malawi civil society


Source – GMWatch 04 July 2014. Civil society groups in Malawi are strongly opposing the proposed release of Monsanto’s GM cotton on scientific, legal, and socio-economic grounds. Monsanto faces strong […]

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Press Release- UN Climate experts: Green Revolution leaves food systems vulnerable to climate change

Press Release- UN Climate experts: Green Revolution leaves food systems vulnerable to climate change


The United Nations’ experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stated that the so-called “green revolution” is leaving agriculture vulnerable to climate change, and that new approaches […]

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The Declaration of Vienna: Protect our natural heritage, biodiversity and food security!

The Declaration of Vienna: Protect our natural heritage, biodiversity and food security!


DECLARATION IN THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, LIFE AND JUSTICE: “Protect our natural heritage, biodiversity and resulting food security!” – an urgent call to action The fundamental human right to be […]

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Seeds Under Siege – A roundup of latest threats

Seeds Under Siege – A roundup of latest threats


To mark the release of our new film, Seeds of Sovereignty, we have pulled together an overview of the latest threats to seed across the world. In Europe… During 2013, […]

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New Film – African Communities take Seed Diversity Back into their Own Hands

New Film – African Communities take Seed Diversity Back into their Own Hands


As the world’s agriculture and food systems face a crisis of disappearing seed diversity, our new short film offers a compelling insight into the ways in which African farming communities and […]

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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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GM crops are no solution to malnutrition! Groups in Asia support Filipino farmers’ uprooting of Golden Rice

GM crops are no solution to malnutrition! Groups in Asia support Filipino farmers’ uprooting of Golden Rice


Source: GRAIN PRESS RELEASE August 29, 2013 On August 8, 2013 more than 400 farmers, church people, students, academics and consumers uprooted a field trial of genetically modified (GM) rice […]

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Africa’s Food Sovereignty Under Attack By Corporate Interests

Africa’s Food Sovereignty Under Attack By Corporate Interests


Press Release, 15 August 2013. From the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa Africa’s Food Sovereignty Under Attack By Corporate Interests Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), a coalition of pan-African […]

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GM crops won’t help African farmers: Million Belay and Ruth Nyambura

GM crops won’t help African farmers: Million Belay and Ruth Nyambura


  Originally published on the Guardian Poverty Matters blog. Last week we heard that Owen Paterson, the UK’s environment minister, is claiming that GM crops are necessary to help address hunger in […]

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