An international protest planned for this weekend against biotechnology company Monsanto is slated to span six continents and include demonstrations in dozens of countries around the globe.
One of the biggest obstacles holding people back from eating healthy is easy access to resourceful information about chemicals in foods, natural remedies and supplements or new choices to make right at the store.
United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation.
The Africa Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has dismissed the findings of the biotechnology industry's flagship annual report, published by the GM industry funded 'NGO', the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), as mischievous and erroneous.
“Consumers want to know what is in their food,” said Sen. Bolkcom (D-Iowa City). “This is a simple bill that gives consumers information they want.”
The US is about to treat the world to the first genetically modified meat: a mutant salmon that could wipe out wild salmon populations and threaten human health - but we can stop it now before our plates are filled with suspicious Frankenfish.
While few people are fully ignorant of the damage done to the environment through the agricultural use of synthetic pesticides (and fertilizers), not many people have given much any thought to what will happen when we run out of these vital resources; which is nearing much faster than you might have guessed.
The Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa has invited all members and friends to contribute to an Open Letter to the Minister of Agriculture regarding GMO’s.
Consumers in South Africa have won a hard-earned victory with regard to the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods, as all food containing 5% or more GM ingredients must now be labelled as such.
Results from a new French study on the health impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods suggest that consumers in South Africa face a very serious threat from one of their staple foods.
Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta. Recent studies have shown that these pesticides likely impair bees' ability to navigate, potentially devastating hives.
Food security in Southern Africa is under threat. Later this month, the Institute for International Research will present its inaugural Food Security Summit, dedicated to tackling this issue.
A single food seed can be as tiny as a grain of sand. Yet many say the fate of the entire organic industry rests upon our efforts to protect the integrity of these small, but vital agricultural inputs.
Genetically modified food gets consumed by billions of people across the globe. Please do what this incredible young man did and find out how your food is prepared before supporting a product. If an 11-year-old is brave enough to stand up and talk about this, then the rest of us have no excuse.
The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is outraged that several food products, including baby cereal, maize meal consumed as a staple, a renown and heavily promoted dietary supplement for active sports people and wheat free cereal, have tested positive for GM- yet are all unlabelled.
Greenpeace announced in Brussels recently that annual industry figures to be released early next week are expected to confirm the commercial failure of genetically modified (GM) food in Europe.
The European Parliament today voted to strengthen a draft EU law giving member states a new right to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in their territories.
Greenpeace welcomes this positive outcome, but warns that national bans are no substitute for thorough safety testing at EU level.
Greenpeace EU agriculture policy adviser Stefanie Hundsdorfer said: 'The European Parliament today added real punch to draft laws to protect our farms and food. But let's not forget that GM contamination doesn't respect borders. National bans are no substitute for thorough safety testing at a European level, something the EU is failing to do so far.
On the day of the release of annual industry-sponsored figures, a new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops across Europe continues to decline ' with an increasing number of national bans, and decreasing numbers of hectares dedicated to GMOs .
All South Africans need to act urgently and immediately to the proposed regulations in the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) governing the labelling of Genetically Modified (GM) food. The regulations are weak and undermine the consumer's right to know and consumer choice, while addressing the needs of big business instead.
The spraying of glyphosate herbicide on genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready soya is coming under fire in Argentina from scientists and residents, who say it causes health problems and environmental damage. GM soya is genetically engineered to tolerate spraying with glyphosate, the most common formulation of which is RoundupÂ®. The Roundup Ready gene enables the farmer to spray the herbicide liberally onto the field, killing weeds but allowing the crop to grow on.