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20 years ago today ... What have we learned since the GMO Flavr Savr tomato?

20 years ago today ... What have we learned since the GMO Flav...

5th February 2015 "It was 20 years ago today ... " as the song goes - and in many ways the sparkly side-show that is genetically modified food is as lacking in substance as the eternal showmen of Sgt Pepper's band. On this day in 1996 the first GM ... Ecologist, 3 hours ago

'Edited' food: Is this obscure tool a game changer for GMOs?

This piece originally appeared on Ensia . Very few technologies truly merit the epithet "game changer" — but a new genetic engineering tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 is one of them. Since we first developed the ability to alter the genetic ...
 GreenBiz14 hours ago (8) CRISPR is coming to agriculture — with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature  EnvironmentGuru.com1 day ago

Plunder and domination: Gates Foundation opening African agriculture to land and seed-grabbing global agribusiness

The Gates Foundation - widely assumed to be 'doing good', is imposing a neoliberal model of development and corporate domination that's opening up Africa's agriculture to land and seed-grabbing global agribusiness, writes Colin Todhunter. In the ...
 Sott.net1 week ago Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture  CounterPunch2 weeks ago Gates Foundation is spearheading the neoliberal plunder of African agriculture  Ecologist2 weeks ago New Report on Gates Foundation's Corporate Merry-go-round: Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture  RINF.com2 weeks ago

By Philip Njemanze MD: The grand conspiracy to destroy Nigeria

The National Council on Health presided over by Dr Khaliru Alhassan, the Supervising Minister for Health has inaugurated a national committee to implement the National Health Act 2015. The committee comprised a listing of about 27 organizations of ...
 NewYorkDaily 24/7 - Africareporters.com1 month ago
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Climate change and India's food system

25 December 2015, New Delhi, Radha Gopalan For any climate-resistant food security strategy for the future, India must move away from the industrial, agribusiness model. After more than 20 years of UN-led negotiations, the recent Paris ...
 Millennium Post1 month ago Agroecology and Advocacy:...  Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy2 months ago

Batting for GM in India: Smears, Misinformation and Depoliticising the Political

Sir Richard John Roberts is a biochemist and molecular biologist and currently works at New England Biolabs in the US. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society in the UK and has recently been in India promoting GM crops and food. While in ...
 RINF.com1 month ago Would GMO Trigger Famine in India? Smears, Misinformation and Depoliticising the Political  Global Research1 month ago

7 Reasons Why the World Bank's Plan for Agriculture Will Not Help Small Farmers

The Agricultural Action Plan's recommendations are old, free market development recipes. After ignoring small farmers for decades, volatile food prices and record hunger have forced the World Bank to respond to the multiple crises of ...
 AlterNet.org1 month ago

The Toxic Agriculture of Monsanto and Big Agribusiness vs Agroecology Rooted in Communities and Locally Owned

We are being far too kind to industrialised agriculture. The private sector has endorsed it, but it has failed to feed the world, it has contributed to major environmental contamination and misuse of natural resources. It's time we switched more ...
 RINF.com1 month ago

How the TPP Fulfills Big Ag's Wish List

The deeply flawed agreement compromises food safety and public health —and opens the possibility for private corporations setting food standards. Photo Credit: Lightspring/ The highly anticipated text of the ...
 AlterNet.org2 months ago
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