Originally published in Food Systems Network NYC
March 5. 2012
by Yi Wang & Eric Weltman, Food and Water Watch
Read a longer Food and Water Watch report Farm Bill 101.
New resources from the African Center for Biosafety.
January 25, 2012
ACB is a non-profi t organisation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It provides authoritative, credible, relevant and current information, research and policy analysis on genetic engineering, biosafety, biopiracy, agrofuels and the Green Revolution push in Africa.
About this handbook
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Ask USDA to reject genetically modified corn that is resistant to spraying from 2-4-D Herbicide by Dow Chemical
The USDA is currently deciding whether to approve a type of corn that is genetically engineered to withstand 2,4-D, a potent herbicide that may be linked to major health problems including reproductive abnormalities, birth defects, and several forms of cancer.
Guest columnist Glenn Ashton argues that Bill Gates' support of genetically modified crops conflicts with scientific research funded by the World Bank and the United Nations, and with grass-roots agronomic movements, on what is best for Africa.
Originally published Monday, February 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM
By Glenn Ashton
Special to The Seattle Times
Bill Gates' support of genetically modified (GM) crops as a solution for world hunger is of concern to those of us involved in promoting sustainable, equitable and effective agricultural policies in Africa.
There are two primary shortcomings to Gates' approach.
A summary by Kenneth A Dahlberg
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
If you live in California, learn how you can help gather signatures to allow us to vote on an initiative to label products containing genetically modified foods. For more information go to www.labelgmos.org
We are asking organizations around the world to sign on to this letter, to tell Corporations to hands off our food and also to ask our governments to support ecological- agriculture.
Please send your endorsement to mariann [at] eraction [dot] org and annybassi [at] yahoo [dot] com on or before 30 January 2012.
Food Sovereignty /Agrofuels Coordinator,
Friends of the Earth Africa
Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria,
214 Uselu-Lagos Road, P. O. Box 10577, Ugbowo, Benin City, Nigeria, Tel: +234-52-880619.
Cell: +234 703 449 5940 . Skype: annybassi
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