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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Ending Hunger, the Rich World Holds the Keys- Olivier de Schutter

Ending Hunger, the Rich World Holds the Keys- Olivier de Schutter


Source- The Ecologist Food – and the land we grow it on – are much too important to be left to ‘free’ markets, writes Olivier De Schutter. And all the […]

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How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm

How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm


An article by Thomas Bøhn and Marek Cuhram, originally posted in Independent Science News Food and feed quality are crucial to human and animal health. Quality can be defined as […]

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Dr Debal Deb – India’s “Rice Warrior”

Dr Debal Deb – India’s “Rice Warrior”


An article by John Vidal. Originally posted in The Guardian 17th March 2014 Fifty years ago, every Indian village would probably have grown a dozen or more rice varieties that grew nowhere […]

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Democracy and diversity can mend broken food systems – final diagnosis from Olivier de Schutter, UN right to food expert

Democracy and diversity can mend broken food systems – final diagnosis from Olivier de Schutter, UN right to food expert


Source- srfood [10 March 2014] GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, today called for the world’s food systems to be radically […]

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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform- Olivier de Schutter

Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform- Olivier de Schutter


Source- Guardian The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and […]

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LVC: April 17- international Day of Farmers’ struggles in defence of Peasants’ and Farmers Seeds

LVC: April 17- international Day of Farmers’ struggles in defence of Peasants’ and Farmers Seeds


Source: La Via Campesina (Harare, March 4, 2014) We, the women and men farmers and peasants belonging to the Via Campesina, are calling for this April 17th to be a […]

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Sowing Season: Seed Swaps and the Future of Food

Sowing Season: Seed Swaps and the Future of Food


Sowing Season: Seed Swaps and the Future of Food  Every February Brighton’s green domed Corn Exchange becomes a Mecca for all those passionate about seed, food and agri-culture in the […]

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A third of US organic farmers report problems with GM crop contamination

A third of US organic farmers report problems with GM crop contamination


Source: GMWatch/IPS News A third of U.S. organic farmers have experienced problems in their fields due to the nearby use of genetically modified crops, and over half of those growers […]

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Crop diversity decline ‘threatens food security’

Crop diversity decline ‘threatens food security’


Original Source: BBC News Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago – raising concerns about the resilience of the global food system, a study has shown. […]

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