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
Our Future is not a gift.
Our environment is our life ...defend it!
Article by Saturnino M. Borras Jr. and Jennifer C. Franco
Published in the Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol. 12, No. 1
January 2012, pp 34-59
This summary by Michelle Rostampour
The real meaning of the Durban Climate Talks - an interview with Nicola Bullard of Focus on the Global South
Eric Holt-Giménez and Tanya Kerssen
In the past few weeks, the U.S. Food Movement has made its presence felt in Occupy Wall Street. Voices from food justice organizations across the country are connecting the dots between hunger, diet-related diseases and the unchecked power of Wall Street investors and corporations. See Tom Philppot's excellent article in Mother Jones.
—By Tom Philpott
Fri Oct. 14, 2011 3:00 AM PDT
The Occupy Wall Street protests grew out of anger at the outsized power of banks. But as they've expanded nationwide, the uprisings have evolved into a kind of running challenge to the way power is concentrated in all aspects of our economy—concentrated into the hands of people with an interest in maintaining the status quo.
A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs - False Promises, Failed Technologies
We have been repeatedly told that genetically engineered (GE) crops will save the world by increasing yields and producing more food. They will save the world by controlling pests and weeds. They will save the world by reducing chemical use in agriculture. They will save the world with GE drought tolerant seeds and other seed traits that will provide resilience in times of climate change.