June 13, 2012
Two key Farm Bill votes – on the Senate floor and in the House Agricultural Committee – will take place in the next several days. Will you take action with us today, and send a message to Congress that we need U.S. farm policy to address the underlying problems of the global food system?
Report from Via Campesina, South Asia, June 3, 2012
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By Dan Imhoff and Michael Dimock, LA Times editorial, June 8, 2012
Read the editorial in the LA Times.
High and Dry: Why Genetic Engineering Is Not Solving Agriculture's Drought Problem in a Thirsty World (2012)
Published by the Union of Concerned Scientists, May 10, 2012
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High and Dry is the third in a series of reports highlighting genetic engineering’s limitations and demonstrating the importance of increasing public investment in more effective—but often neglected—agricultural technologies. The first two reports in the series are Failure to Yield and No Sure Fix.
By Ian Scoones, first published in Future-Agricultures.org, May 24, 2012
Photo is the Cargill Building - Microbial & Plant Genomics, University of MN.
Mother Jones blog by Tom Philpott, May 9, 2012
Read the entire blog including charts at http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/05/how-agribusiness-dominat...
Last week, the University of Illinois' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) in Champaign-Urbana made a momentous announcement: it has accepted a $250,000 grant from genetically modified seed/agrichemical giant Monsanto to create an endowed chair for the "Agricultural Communications Program" it runs with the College of Communications.
Letter from African Civil Society Critical of Foreign Investment in African Agriculture at G8 Summit
Presented by Mamadou Cissokho
Honorary President of ROPPA
President Steering Committee CDP/CSO on behalf of farmers who are members of the organizations listed below
15 May 2012
Mr. President (of the African Union),
Please allow a West African peasant to share with you his preoccupations in the run-up to the G8 Symposium on food security to be held in Washington on 18-19 May 2012 and the G8 on 20 May 2012 at Camp David. Two events at which the food security of our continent will be discussed, following Aquila in 2008 and Paris in 2011.