From Seed Sovereignty to Food Sovereignty in Indonesia’s Future

From Seed Sovereignty to Food Sovereignty in Indonesia’s Future


Source – The Jakarta Globe, by Renata Puji Sumedi Hanggarawati July 31, 2014 Access to food is a fundamental right in Indonesia, guaranteed under the country’s Constitution. Yet the country remains […]

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The rise of a Mexican food movement

The rise of a Mexican food movement


Source – The Sustainable Food Trust, by Katy Harris August 8, 2014 When I moved to the state of Jalisco, Mexico I took great joy in romanticising its pop-up street markets, […]

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Seeds of Truth – Vandana Shiva’s response to The New Yorker

Seeds of Truth – Vandana Shiva’s response to The New Yorker


Source – Seed Freedom, by Dr Vandana Shiva August 26, 2014 (A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the […]

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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Warns U.S. Food Not Safe for Britain

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Warns U.S. Food Not Safe for Britain


Source – EcoWatch, by Anastaia Pantsios August 22, 2014 British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is always looking for new angles to keep himself in the public eye. Sometimes he even comes up […]

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Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research finds

Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research finds


Source – The Guardian, by Alex Peel August 27, 2014 More than 27 tonnes of ammonium leaches from an Oxford wetland into the River Thames every year, reports the Natural Environment […]

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Supermarkets must wake up to environmental harm caused by imported GM feed

Supermarkets must wake up to environmental harm caused by imported GM feed


Source – GeneWatch UK August 27, 2014 GeneWatch UK today called on supermarkets to wake up to the environmental harm caused by genetically modified (GM) animal feed, imported from North […]

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An open letter to our fellow activists across the globe: Building from below and beyond borders

An open letter to our fellow activists across the globe: Building from below and beyond borders


Source – CIVICUS (French and Spanish translations available) August 6, 2014 Dear friend, Six decades after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted, creating a global covenant affirming the fact […]

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The Mahan Story — It Takes a Village

The Mahan Story — It Takes a Village


Source – Greenpeace August 26, 2014 In the village it is pitch dark by 7.30 pm. At the designated spot for the meeting, there are about 15 or 20 villagers […]

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Seed-bombing: new film on seed saving

Seed-bombing: new film on seed saving


Source – Soil Association  August 1, 2014 The Soil Association’s Ben Raskin has teamed up with the Guardian’s Kim Stoddart to tell you about their adventures in seed-bombing. Watch the short film […]

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Scientists Appeal to Pope to Get GM Foods Banned in Brazil

Scientists Appeal to Pope to Get GM Foods Banned in Brazil


Source – BrazzilMag, by Alex Rodrigues August 10, 2014 Brazilian scientists and members of social movements have appealed to Pope Francis to join forces in an attempt to persuade the […]

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