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  1. ENVIRONMENT-CHILE: Native Seeds in Danger of Being Monopolised

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Fear is growing among environmental and indigenous organisations in Chile over the possible appropriation of native seeds by foreign companies, opening the doors to transgenic crops and their negative impact on biodiversity.

  2. KENYA: Legal Lacuna Persists While Biotechnology Is Sneaked in

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    Farming with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is becoming more widespread in Kenya due the promotion of biotechnology through clever schemes, exacerbated by the lack of a legal framework for the commercialisation of these controversial products.

  3. HAITI: Seeding Reconstruction or Destruction?

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    Last year, tens of thousands of tonnes of tools, seeds and plant cuttings were distributed to almost 400,000 Haitian farming families, perhaps one-third to one-half of the country's farming population.

  4. Save Climate and Double Food Production With Eco-Farming

    Tuesday, March 08, 2011

    Eco-farming could double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change, according to a new U.N. report released Tuesday in Geneva.

  5. INDIA: Stemming Experiments in Stem Cells

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    Hundreds of patients are now streaming into stem cell therapy clinics all over India, despite the controversy surrounding stem cell research and even though, doctors say, no one has yet been cured by this technology.

  6. EUROPE: GM Debate Gets a Polish Twist

    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    In the summer presidential campaign, fake posters of two leading candidates showed up on the streets of Polish cities. 'United we stand, divided we fall', the slogan of now president Bronislaw Komorowski, became 'United we stand, modified we fall'. Equally bombastic 'Poland is most important' by opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski turned into 'Poland without GMO is most important'.

  7. ECONOMY-ZIMBABWE: Consumers May be Happy But Workers Aren’t

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    South African retail giant Pick-‘n-Pay increased its stake from 25 to 49 percent in TM Supermarkets — Zimbabwe’s largest grocer — in October in a deal worth about 13 million dollars. But, while the champagne corks pop in the boardroom, employees are not upbeat.

  8. U.S. Regulators Omit Wider Implications of GM Salmon

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    U.S. regulators are poised to decide as early as next week whether to approve a genetically modified salmon for human consumption.

  9. New Staple Crop Varieties Take Aim at Malnutrition

    Tuesday, November 09, 2010

    When the Green Revolution took root in the 1960s and 1970s, plant biologists' main concern was increasing the yield of the staple crops on which people in poor countries depended. This, it stood to reason, would increase the amount of food available to the world's poor — and decrease hunger.

  10. INDIA: Many Scientific Reports Plagiarsed

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Embarrassing retractions of scientific papers and a thinly-disguised report favouring introduction of genetically modified crops by the country's top science academies have revived calls for more stringent action against plagiarism and unethical practices.

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