AGRA & Annan Call African Opposition to GM a ‘Farce’

AGRA & Annan Call African Opposition to GM a ‘Farce’


Source: The Guardian Concern in Africa over genetically modified crops has been dismissed as fear of the unknown by an environmental group chaired by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general. A report […]

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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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GMO imposition on Ghanaians, lessons from Argentina

GMO imposition on Ghanaians, lessons from Argentina


Posted in Ghanaweb.net Since the issue of the brazen attempts by a handful of so-called “experts” in our scientific community and Ghana’s political class – the opposition and the ruling […]

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Conscious Communications Film of the Month

Conscious Communications Film of the Month


Seeds of Freedom couldn’t be more timely – or urgent. In a few days time, from January 21 to 28, one of the biggest issues affecting the livelihoods of African […]

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Resurgence & Ecologist – The Story of Seed, A Review.

Resurgence & Ecologist – The Story of Seed, A Review.


Josie Jeffery hails a film that is really a call to action for us all. Seeds of Freedom, DVD, 2012. Produced by The Gaia Foundation & The African Biodiversity Network.

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The Guardian – Seed diversity: a global route to food security? – in pictures

The Guardian – Seed diversity: a global route to food security? – in pictures


Many farmers’ livelihoods depend on the ability to save seed varieties. ‘Farmers breed for resilience,’ says Dr Vandana Shiva, who is leading a campaign supported by the Gaia Foundation to […]

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The Community Channel: The Illusion of Choice

The Community Channel: The Illusion of Choice


You may have recently seen an image called The Illusion of Choice. It did the rounds on Facebook because it’s a real eye-opener. It shows how thousands of products and […]

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Positive News: Review of Seeds of Freedom

Positive News: Review of Seeds of Freedom


Seeds of Freedom charts humanity’s relationship with seed, from the humble beginnings of agriculture to present day industrial-scale food production and the resulting decline of biodiversity, community traditions and farmers’ […]

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Pambazuka News: New film ‘Seeds of Freedom’ raises global voices against GM

Pambazuka News: New film ‘Seeds of Freedom’ raises global voices against GM


The African Biodiversity Network and The Gaia Foundation support the call from Take the Flour Back for Rothamsted Research Institute to remove their GM wheat crop to prevent contamination. Gathuru […]

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The Kindle Project: Indigenous Knowledge and Seed

The Kindle Project: Indigenous Knowledge and Seed


The opening words of the Seeds of Freedom trailer grabbed us. As we’ve been studying seed issues for the past several weeks, the sheer amount and at times disturbing nature […]

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