Tag Archives: agroecology

Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

Originally posted on AGRICULTURE BLOG…..:
Farming Matters | 30.2 | June 2014 We are told of the great advances that have been made in ‘modern’ agriculture in the last 60 years. Yet there are more hungry and malnourished people on…

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No seeds, no future

Biowatch South Africa shows us a film about agroecology and food sovereignty. ‘We accept maize seeds from the Department of Agriculture, but we don’t plant those GM seeds. We feed them to chickens.’

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Roundup Ready superweeds

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a campaigning organisation based in the United States. UCS isn’t very impressed by genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) crops. Here’s a UCS film telling us that the chemical and biotech giant Monsanto has … Continue reading

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Genetic engineering in agriculture

As the European Union and the United States approach agreement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now’s a good time for us Europeans to approach understanding of USian farming. And vice versa. Today I’m looking at the Union … Continue reading

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Food sovereignty: the next big idea

The Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) shows us an article by Raj Patel. Mr Patel says that ‘food sovereignty’ is the next big idea. My fellow blogger Noah Zerbe at Global Food Politics explains the difference between … Continue reading

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Green Rush to carve up Africa

‘There is a gold rush happening in Ethiopia, but it’s not a hunt for the yellow metal. It’s a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland.’ So says Richard Schiffman at Farmland Grab. ‘A nation more associated with periodic … Continue reading

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AFSA meets in Ethiopia to oppose GM products

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) will next week meet in Ethiopia to discuss strategies for resistance against genetically modified (GM) seeds. AFSA is a Pan African platform comprising networks and farmer organisations…

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