The Great Seed Festival, 2014

The Great Seed Festival, 2014


Last month, an array of events organised under the banner of The Great Seed Festival reconnected people across the UK with the humble, life-giving story of seed. The Garden Museum in Lambeth hosted the […]

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GM News From Around the World

GM News From Around the World


This week has seen a number of big GM-related news stories in the press. Developments in the EU’s policy on GM, the announcement of a new three-year study into the long-term […]

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UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world

UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world


Source – The Ecologist, by Nafeez Ahmed September 23, 2014 Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using ‘agroecological’ methods, according to the UN’s Special […]

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Local Bites Interview with Dr Debal Deb

Local Bites Interview with Dr Debal Deb


Source – Local Bites September 9, 2014 Listen here Humanity has lost nearly three-quarters of its agricultural biodiversity in the last century. Now, in the face of an increasingly volatile […]

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Celebrating seed sovereignty

Celebrating seed sovereignty


Source – World Development Movement, by Ian Fitzpatrick September 9, 2014 “Keeping our seed is a collective responsibility. Seed is our wealth. It is neither hers nor mine. It is […]

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Hundreds of women demand a People-Centered Agenda for SADC

Hundreds of women demand a People-Centered Agenda for SADC


Source – La Via Campesina September 2, 2014 Via Campesina Africa, WoMin and Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) Press Release (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, August 18, 2014) – Women and Mining (WoMin), Via […]

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German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry


Source – Global GMO Free Coalition September 2, 2014 Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by […]

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India court tells government to unblock Greenpeace funds

India court tells government to unblock Greenpeace funds


Source – The Guardian September 3, 2014 High court tells ministry of home affairs to allow foreign fund transfers to group after crackdown by Modi government An Indian court Wednesday […]

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Tasmanian government rips up ‘job-destroying’ forestry peace deal

Tasmanian government rips up ‘job-destroying’ forestry peace deal


Source – The Guardian, by Oliver Milman September 3, 2014 The Tasmanian government has repealed the state’s forestry peace deal after both houses of parliament passed a vote to scrap […]

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Guatemala: Mobilising against “Monsanto Bill” passed secretly by congress

Guatemala: Mobilising against “Monsanto Bill” passed secretly by congress


Source – Intercontinental Cry, by Real World Radio August 28, 2014 The Plant Varieties Protection Bill passed by the Guatemalan Congress in June is facing the resistance of peasant organizations, […]

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