Sign on to Protect El Salvador Food Sovereignty/Local Food Purchases

Updates CALL TO ACTION CISPES, Food & Water Watch, and the Community Alliance for Global Justice ask your support for an organizational sign-on letter (here below: organisations – individuals) to Secretary of State John Kerry opposing US pressure on El Salvador local seed program. The letter denounces the US State Department’s withholding of $277 million …

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Tanzania: Dr Vandana Shiva – Physicist Who Has Put a Human Face On Agriculture

By Mary Ramadhani - allAfrica, 26 June 2014 Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201406260866.html Women have a knack of understanding the environment in a way they ensure they do not destroy nature. Most of the gardens seen outside homes and small farms are cultivated by the very women who are labeled the weaker sex. In Iringa, there is a woman who …

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US says ‘science’ should settle trans-Atlantic food trade rules

DW, 19 June 2014 Source: http://www.dw.de/us-says-science-should-settle-trans-atlantic-food-trade-rules/a-17717624 The rules governing food imports are up for grabs in US-EU free trade negotiations. The US wants Europe to base its assessment of genetically-modified crops and hormone-treated meats on ‘sound science’. If Tom Vilsack has his way, Europeans will soon join Americans in dining on meat from cattle whose …

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Republication of the Séralini study: Science speaks for itself

GMOSeralini.org, 24 June 2014 Source: http://www.gmoseralini.org/republication-seralini-study-science-speaks/ Updates Español – Français – Italiano Press Release GMOSeralini.org welcomes the news of the republication of the chronic toxicity study on the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini. The republication restores the study to the peer-reviewed literature so …

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GMOs, Corporatocentrism And Economic Plunder: The Right To Challenge And Refuse

by Colin Todhunter  – Countercurrens.org, 23 June 2014 Source: http://www.countercurrents.org/todhunter230614.htm The recently leaked report – ‘Impact of NGOs on Development’ – accuses certain activists and civil organisations in India of working against the national interest by colluding with foreign interests to undermine development and growth [1]. While seeking to cast individuals and groups in a …

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Texas Tries Last-Ditch Attack on Super Weed

by Jesse Newman - The Wall Street Journal, 19 June 2014 Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/texas-tries-last-ditch-attack-on-super-weed-1403221544-lMyQjAxMTA0MDIwMDEyNDAyWj State Seeks EPA Permission to Use Controversial Herbicide to Battle Pigweed The Environmental Protection Agency is weighing an emergency request by Texas regulators to allow cotton farmers to deploy a controversial herbicide, marking a new front in the war on “super weeds” that has …

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The Sinister Monsanto Group: ‘Agent Orange’ to Genetically Modified Corn

Sustainable Pulse, 13 July 2013 Source: http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/the-sinister-monsanto-group-agent-orange-to-genetically-modified-corn/#.U6Pf_7Hm41I The Americans do not only spy on governments, authorities and private individuals across the world with the help of their secret services;  they also understand how to push forward the global interests of their companies with full force. An impressive example of this is the agriculture giant Monsanto, …

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Citizen Groups Challenge USDA’s Power Grab “Threatening” Organic Integrity

The Cornucopia Institute, 17 June 2014 Source: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity Legal Petition Filed to Restore Organic Board’s Independent Authority Set by Congress (June 17, 2014 – Washington, DC) Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a legal petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards …

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Generously motivated

by Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 18 June 2014 Source: http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526 Upholding our laws to defend biosafety is in national interest. But this is not the motivation guiding the IB, whose report repeats the false claims of the GMO industry about Bt cotton. Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of …

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Foreign Hand in the IB report? Joint statement from Vandana Shiva, Aruna Rodrigues & Kavitha Kuruganti

Food Farmers Freedom, 17 June 2014 Source: https://kavithakuruganti.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/foreign-hand-in-the-ib-report-joint-statement-from-vandana-shiva-aruna-rodrigues-kavitha-kuruganti/ Press Release India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk – Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian …

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