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  1. Q&A: Cuba's GM Maize Debate Opens Up

    Wednesday, October 06, 2010

    The cultivation in several Cuban provinces of genetically modified maize, obtained by the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, endangers biodiversity and contradicts the government's own agricultural production plan, warns Cuban agro-ecologist Fernando Funes-Monzote.

  2. AFRICA: Outrage Over Claim that Anti-GM Campaign 'Causes Hunger'

    Friday, August 27, 2010

    Civil society organisations have reacted with outrage to claims that the international campaign against genetically modified (GM) crops is partly responsible for food shortages and food insecurity in Africa.

  3. AFRICA: Modified Banana Could Cure Deadly Disease

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    An innovation by researchers in Nigeria could be a cure for the devastating Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) - responsible for annual losses in excess of 500 million dollars of crop across East and Central Africa. But it has also fuelled debate on the genetic engineering of crops in Africa.

  4. When Agrochemical Corporations Invented Nature

    Friday, August 06, 2010

    A civil society protest against a British agrochemical company that claims it has invented a particular sort of broccoli has again focused attention on the question who owns natural biodiversity, especially vegetables, seeds, and many forms of meat and animal food products.

  5. EUROPE: 'No' to GM Could Conceal a 'Yes'

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Genetically modified (GM) foods will be introduced more quickly in Europe as a result of a new proposal, some Brussels officials fear.

  6. TRADE: UNCTAD 'Forgets' Real Risks Faced by African Farmers

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    The latest United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report on science and technology repeats previous calls for a 'green revolution' in African agriculture but contains no mention of the real and present dangers that the international trade and financial framework represent for African farmers.

  7. Advantage GM in Europe

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Leading biotechnology companies have been granted privileged access to the European Union's policy makers as part of their efforts to speed up the approval of new genetically modified (GM) crops.

  8. GM Crops Go to US High Court, Environmental Laws on the Line

    Monday, April 26, 2010

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in its first-ever case involving genetically modified crops. The decision in this case may have a significant impact on both the future of genetically modified foods and government oversight of that and other environmental issues.

  9. EAST AFRICA: Green Agriculture Growing in Leaps and Bounds

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Organic agriculture using natural farming methods rather than fertilisers and pesticides has made significant gains in African countries — not just among farmers but among consumers too.

  10. HEALTH: Potato Drags GM Food Into Europe

    Friday, March 05, 2010

    Genetically modified (GM) foods appear to be back on the European Union's political menu - thanks to a potato.

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