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Watch "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

Watch "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 

                         WATCH THIS FILM NOW  Running Time 53:22

                                   GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH"

Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

    How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized  farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves.  As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960.  In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847


MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush



Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


 One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/



DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART' AGRICULTURE GREENWASH?  - AGRA  http://sco.lt/7GeSET


                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
                                           http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


                                           GHANA AND GMOs

Genetic engineering is about private corporate control of the food system.

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

▶ THE RABID TACTICS OF THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF GHANA'S FOOD SYSTEM Whose interests does Prof. Alhassan represent? Prof. Alhassan was been quoted as dismissing anti-GMO groups because, according to him, they allegedly do not have any scientific proof or knowledge to offer when it comes GMO technology. But he is wrong.

Ghanaian farmers need to abhor and reject scientists laden with conflicts of interest. Monsanto and Syngenta are particularly greedy to get their hands on Ghana’s agriculture and control the seed market here.Professor Alhassan is attempting to control the information farmers and the public see and hear just like the industry he represents....

“Today, large numbers of scientists are in the employ of Big Pharma, Big Ag, and all kinds of corporations with anti-environmental and anti-social justice agendas.”(2)... Professor Alhassan is a key employee of Big Ag, and has been for his entire career....

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/94029



29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
▶  AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/

 

March 1, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
 ▶   GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

                                              LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb



▶  FOOD, FUEL AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - THE INCOME DIVIDE FOOD WARS http://sco.lt/8f8GfJ

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                         "PLANET FOR SALE"

                   BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 

                              FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


▶  BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATION'S $63 BILLION YEARLY ORGANIC FOOD BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4oTOEr



                             BAN GMOs NOW - A Special ISIS Report
                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt


Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492


Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793


April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531


 

 

 

MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 PM

When profits overide local culture, destroy ecosystems and environment for the western ideal of monoculture agriculture, owned by multi-nationals, displacing local indigenous peoples, it is time to draw a line.

In this instance, in Mali, the sugar cane is for export, not for local food supply and the indigenous peoples will be doomed to working laborers in an environment of big agriculture for little money.  Creating dependency on foreign aid and hand-outs for food for survival while foreign entities profit greatly is NOT where we should be going for the future.

Money is not the currency for many cultures, it is producing food locally for themselves and their community and we have no right to impose our outside mega gmo agriculture on anyone, destroying their connection to their lands and livelihoods.

James C's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:43 AM

This is just horrible..no words..

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AFRICA - SOLD: Obama Puts G8, Big 6 Biotech Chemical GMO Giants In Charge of "Ending Hunger" in Africa

AFRICA - SOLD: Obama Puts G8,  Big 6 Biotech Chemical GMO Giants In Charge of "Ending Hunger" in Africa | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES, G8, USA, AGRA GAINING CORPORATE CONTROL OF AFRICA'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE


The Ecologist, March 26,2015
CARVING UP AFRICA - AID DONORS PLOT THE GREAT AGRIBUSINESS TAKEOVER http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2805343/carving_up_africa_aid_donors_and_agribusiness_plot_the_great_seed_privatization.html


Food First, March 23,2015
GATES FOUNDATION AND USAID PLOTS WAYS OF PROFITING FROM AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEM http://foodfirst.org/press-releases/gates-foundation-plots-ways-of-profiting-from-africas-seed-systems/


Humanosphere, March 24, 2015
 ▶ ACTIVISTS PROTEST GATES FOUNDATION PLAN FOR AFRICAN FARMERS http://www.humanosphere.org/basics/2015/03/activists-protest-gates-foundation-plan-for-african-farmers/


GATES AND AFRICA:  A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA http://sco.lt/5ZNnsX



- ▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


                               OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                 SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                          THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                         http://sco.lt/6FiLkv


Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶ VULTURE CAPITALISTS? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


Common Dreams, February 23, 2015
MANIPULATE AND MISLEAD:  HOW GMOs ARE INFILTRATING AFRICA The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population. Highly effective marketing campaigns have drilled it into our heads that GMOs will produce more food on less land in an environmentally friendly manner. The mantra has been repeated so often that it is considered to be truth. Now this mantra has come to Africa, sung by the United States government and multinational corporations like Monsanto, seeking to open new markets for a product that has been rejected by so many others around the globe. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/23/manipulate-and-mislead-how-gmos-are-infiltrating-africa



             AFRICA, THE G8 AND THE GMO TAKEOVER OF AFRICA

                                FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                          http://sco.lt/6v7vHd


Guardian Global Development, February 18, 2014
THE G8 AND THE CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF AFRICAN FARMING. As part of the New Alliance, 10 African governments have signed up to change dozens of laws, policies and regulations to make their countries more attractive to the private sector. Collectively, they have made more than 200 commitments, including the overhaul of seed and tax laws and the setting aside of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land for commercial investors.   http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2014/feb/18/g8-fight-future-african-farming-interactive


March 11, 2013 GRAIN —
-▶ THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa


The Guardian, February 18, 2014
G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism


World Development Movement, June 24, 2014

THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

Around the early 1900s the European colonial powers built railways to connect the interior of Africa to the ports. They used this infrastructure to export food and minerals out of Africa to feed the industrial revolution in Europe. Over a hundred years later it’s happening all over again. Take a look at our latest infographic to see how.

http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-dfid-infrastructure-extraction/


 September 6, 2013 Greenpeace International
 -▶ AGRA, NEW ALLIANCE, HELPING BIG AGRIBUSINESS "CONQUER" AFRICAN AGRICULTURE Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers with real solutions... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/agra-agribusiness-africa-agriculture/blog/46511/

 

May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


USA STRONG-ARMS AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: LAND GRAB, CROOKED POLITICS, GMO'S ALL ROLLED INTO ONE The "Green Revolution" has led to financial ruin, suicide and cancer for many farmers and farm communities in India, Asia and Latin America. Please see Monsanto’s man in the Obama administration, with an eye on Africa http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=7881

 

HEAVY HANDS - MONSANTO'S CONTROL IN SOUTH AFRICA  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/gmos-in-south-africa/357-heavy-hands-monsantos-control-in-sa

 

The Washington Post, August 05, 2014\
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION BOOST FROM PRIVATE COMPANIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


August 15, 2013 War on Want
AFRICAN FOOD SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ATTACK BY CORPORATE INTERESTS  http://www.waronwant.org/news/latest-news/17964-food-sovereignty-under-attack-by-corporate-interests


                STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD

                                     World Development Movement

Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. http://www.wdm.org.uk/food


Modern Ghana, August 06, 2014
 ▶ GMO SUPPORTERS SILENCE DEBATE: THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY'S DETERMINATION TO INTRODUCE GMOs INTO AFRICAN COUNTRIES http://www.modernghana.com/news/561766/1/gmo-supporters-silence-debate.html


The Ecologist, February 23, 2014
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY

 http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2766504/there_is_no_scientific_consensus_on_gmo_safety.html

 

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                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/


                               HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                           http://sco.lt/6fKNnN



TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/9BlxhZ


                        WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                        http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


UNITED NATIONS:

-▶ OBAMA'S AFRICA PLAN IS WRONG - PRIVATIZING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL AID IS DANGEROUS;   http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3690156835/un-privatizing-food-and-agricultural-aid-is-dangerous-obama-s-africa-plan-is-wrong

 

THERE IS NOTHING BENEVOLENT ABOUT THIS "FEED THE FUTURE" McDONALD-IZATION OF AFRICA PROGRAM, BUT IT SURE READS GOOD.
                               FACT SHEET FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
                             U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security
                                              http://ow.ly/zXEp6

 

 ▶  PUTTING THE FOX IN THE HEN HOUSE:

At the Group of 8 (G8) meetings this past weekend, President Obama and the leaders of the rest of the world's richest nations abandoned their governments' previous commitments to donate $7.3 billion a year to end hunger in Africa, after disbursing only 58 percent of the total pledge of $22 billion and giving less than 6 percent in new money they pledged three years ago. Instead, rich nations will leave the problem in the hands of the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (Nice Title http://ow.ly/b8uIL) where private corporations will invest $3 billion over 10 years...looking for mega profit returns http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25508.cfm

 

 ▶  OBAMA 200% BEHIND CONVERTING AFRICA AND WORLD TO A BIOTECHNOLOGY DESIGNED LIFE FOR OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=obama

 

MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST - BARACK OBAMA http://sco.lt/98RKFN

  

                                                WATCH

                                June 29, 2013 The Real News
IS OBAMA'S TRIP TO AFRICA ABOUT INVESTMENT OR THE EXTRACTION OF AFRICAN RESOURCES? http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10366 

 

                                                WATCH:

                 THE FUTURE OF FOOD PART 2 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

UNDERSTANDING LAND "INVESTMENT" DEALS IN AFRICA: PUBLICATIONS  | oaklandinstitute.org http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deals-africa-publications

 

                                                   WATCH

                              "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD                             http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 

                                       WATCH: Documentary

                                   May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
      "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

-▶  WALL STREET BANKS, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/97WQj3

 

June 10, 2013 IPS –

KENYA'S FLOWER FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/


 

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                                      THE GMO TROJAN HORSE

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                                                     VIDEO

                                     FOOD AS A WEAPON:

THE GMO PUSH IN AFRICA IS A TROJAN HORSE FOR POLITICAL CONTROL  http://sco.lt/9K0MTJ


 ▶ AFRICA -- CALLING FOR A GMO-FREE CONTINENT  http://sco.lt/6xpiEb

 

 July 18, 2013 Sahara Reporter
AFRICA UNDER PRESSURE TO ACCEPT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND MONOCULTURE FARMING SAYS NNIMMO BASSEY http://saharareporters.com/video/africa-under-pressure-accept-gmos-says-nnimmo-bassey

 

DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART'AGRICULTURE GREENWASH - AGRA  http://sco.lt/7GeSET

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW

                                       http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


 

OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : "FAST-TRACKING" APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS  http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

U.S. TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/7KQlc1


                                

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                                                     CHINA

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 Devex, July 17, 2014
 ▶ WHAT CHINA'S SHIFT AWAY FROM SELF-SUFFICIENCY MEANS FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURE https://www.devex.com/news/what-china-s-shift-away-from-self-sufficiency-means-for-african-agriculture-83899

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
▶  WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/

 

Al Jazeera America
▶  INTERACTIVE: CHINA'S AFRICAN SPENDING SPREE - Take a tour of the dams, stadiums, mines and super-highways financed, sometimes controversially, by Beijing http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2014/03/interactive-china-african-spending-spree-2014320121349799136.html

 

May 21, 2013 Humanosphere
CHINA'S COLONIZING AFRICA? http://www.humanosphere.org/2013/05/chinas-colonizing-africa-not-so-much/

 

Taylor & Francis Online, March 2014
UNDERSTANDING CHINA'S RISE IN AFRICA http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/bes/economics-in-africa/china-in-africa

 

August 1, 2013 Yale Global Online

CHINA AND THE U.S. COURT AFRICA:
Africa's rich resources, especially energy, are target for world's leading economies http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china-and-us-court-africa

 

 

                               FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 

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                                     THE "GREEN" REVOLUTION

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 ▶ BEWARE OF CALL FOR A 'GREENER REVOLUTION': CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY -- MORE PESTICIDE, MORE MONOCROPS, MORE BIODIVERSITY DESTRUCTION, MORE DISPLACED LAND OWNERS http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z

                                            

                                                    WATCH

               THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'

                                           Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


                                                   WATCH

             ABOUT INDUSTRIAL "GREEN" AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA

                                            Vandana Shiva

http://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/interviews/mythology-green-revolution

 

African Centre for Biosafety, November 18, 2013
A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) - 2013 REPORT --  GIVING WITH ONE HAND, TAKING WITH TWO http://www.acbio.org.za/

 

 

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                                                  BILL GATES

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August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/

 

BILL GATES, G8, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS: HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8Csev3

 

                                                      WATCH

                               KENYA –"THE KAMBURU STORY"

WHY WE DON'T NEED BILL GATES AND AGRA BIG INDUSTRIAL GMO AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1601948998/kenya-why-we-don-t-need-bill-gates-and-agra-big-industrial-gmo-agriculture-the-kamburu-story

 

 

GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR BIOTECH CARTEL: POURS MILLIONS INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3441602427/gates-as-a-trojan-horse-for-biotech-cartel-gates-foundation-pours-10-million-into-genetically-modified-crops

 

AFRICAN AGRICULTURE ON "AGRA" FUNDED BY BILL GATES IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1190139706/african-agriculture-agra-alliance-for-a-green-revolution-in-africa-is-a-major-assault-on-seed-sovereignty


 September 6, 2013 Greenpeace International
 -▶ AGRA, NEW ALLIANCE, HELPING BIG AGRIBUSINESS "CONQUER" AFRICAN AGRICULTURE Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers with real solutions... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/agra-agribusiness-africa-agriculture/blog/46511/

 

BILL GATES' FOOTPRINT ALL OVER AFRICAN TAKEOVER OF THEIR AGRICULTURE, LAND AND CONTROL OF CONVENTIONAL CROPS

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=gates

 

GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa

 

BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS: HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF THE WORLD'S HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8Csev3


                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND IT MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world

 

 ▶ MORE ON THE GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=gates

 

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                                         THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8ked9N

         

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FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

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                        ----THE GLOBAL SEED PATENT MONOPOLY ---

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                                                          WATCH

              MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS

                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTWwOWvPzA

 

                                                     WATCH:

**** "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

                                                     WATCH

                        INDEPTH INVESTIGATION FROM AL JAZEERA

**** ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD' FOOD SUPPLY?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1038866656/are-giant-agriculture-firms-trying-to-monopolise-and-patent-the-world-s-food-supply

 

GMO GIANT DUPONT HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS  - USA GOVT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE  http://sco.lt/6K9CoD

 

GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - SIX MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE GLOBAL DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

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RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES http://sco.lt/7NZvsH

 

 ▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

                                                       WATCH:

          THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) -              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k


 

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                              OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE DEALS

 

MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997212123/thru-the-back-door-mega-biotech-giants-use-new-usa-eu-trade-deal-to-destroy-gmo-safeguards

 

May 15, 2013 The Guardian
THE US-EU TRADE DEAL COULD GIVE MONSANTO'S GM CROPS A FREE RIDE http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/15/us-eu-trade-deal-monsanto-crops

 

Global Research, November 26, 2013

MONSANTO, THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491

 

THE BIGGER PICTURE: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND SECRETIVE TRADE DEALS WAIVES RIGHTS, REGULATION FOR  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" http://sco.lt/8U0kjJ


CORPORATE GOVERNANCE? NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6P14JF


 

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                                                 WATCH

                 A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

                                      ....Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

 ▶ THE BIOTECH GMO LABELING WARS:

U.S. GMO food labeling drive goes Global - May 25, 2013 http://sco.lt/4sEmUD

 

GMO GIANT DUPONT HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS  - USA GOVT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE  http://sco.lt/6K9CoD

 

                                             WATCH

 SUPERB EXPLANATION ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD BY GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI -WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

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▶ SEE: AFRICA'S "GREEN" REVOLUTION

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=green+revolution

 

▶ MORE ON THE FIGHT FOR THE FOOD SOUL OF AFRICA

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=bill+gates

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AFRICA

 

 

 

 

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At the Nexus of Agrofuels, Land Grabs and Hunger – Part 1

At the Nexus of Agrofuels, Land Grabs and Hunger – Part 1 | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

While the United Nations climate talks in Durban enter their ninth day of political feet-dragging, researchers and peasants around the world are busy connecting the dots between so- called "green climate solutions", industrialised agriculture and chronic hunger.

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GATES AND AFRICA: A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

GATES AND AFRICA:  A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

inter Press Service, March 23, 2015
 ▶ GATES FOUNDATION SLAMMED FOR PLAN TO PRIVATISE AFRICAN SEED MARKETS http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/gates-foundation-slammed-for-plan-to-privatise-african-seed-markets/


The Ecologist, March 26,2015
CARVING UP AFRICA - AID DONORS PLOT THE GREAT AGRIBUSINESS TAKEOVER http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2805343/carving_up_africa_aid_donors_and_agribusiness_plot_the_great_seed_privatization.html


inter Press Service, March 23, 2015
 ▶ GATES FOUNDATION SLAMMED FOR PLAN TO PRIVATISE AFRICAN SEED MARKETS http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/gates-foundation-slammed-for-plan-to-privatise-african-seed-markets/


Food First, March 23,2015
GATES FOUNDATION AND USAID PLOTS WAYS OF PROFITING FROM AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEM http://foodfirst.org/press-releases/gates-foundation-plots-ways-of-profiting-from-africas-seed-systems/


“DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT" IN THE ARCTIC - GATES FOUNDATION AND BIOTECH SEED CARTEL  | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic/23503


- ▶ MONSANTO AND GATES FOUNDATION HAVE MAJOR CONTROL OVER WORLD'S LARGEST SEED BANK IN NORWAY http://current.com/technology/93147558_monsanto-and-gates-foundation-have-major-control-over-large-seed-bank-in-norway.htm


Al Jazeera English, February 08, 2012
- ▶  THE SEED EMERGENCY:  AGRA: THE THREAT TO FOOD AND DEMOCRACY:
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) - being pushed by the Gates Foundation - is a major assault on Africa's seed sovereignty. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201224152439941847.html


▶ AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: AGRA "ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA" IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201224152439941847.html


GRAIN — January 21, 2015
AFRICA: LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK:  WHO IS PUSHING CHANGES IN AFRICA? World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Group of 8 wealthiest countries (G8), Bill Gates-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) and others.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5121-land-and-seed-laws-under-attack-who-is-pushing-changes-in-africa


                              OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                 SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                          THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                         http://sco.lt/6FiLkv


Humanosphere, March 24, 2015
 ▶ ACTIVISTS PROTEST GATES FOUNDATION PLAN FOR AFRICAN FARMERS http://www.humanosphere.org/basics/2015/03/activists-protest-gates-foundation-plan-for-african-farmers/


                                                VIDEO 1:59:49
HOW IS GATES FOUNDATION RELATED TO US CORPORATIONS TRYING TO INFLUENCE AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztQKRmsnlRE&feature=youtu.be#t=12m39s


Common Dreams, November 22, 2012

 ▶ GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR BIOTECH CARTEL: POURS MILLIONS INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/07/15


Farm Wars, October 27, 2010
  - ▶ AFRICA, CHOCOLATE, BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED LAND GRAB http://farmwars.info/?p=4470


                                                     WATCH:

                                     THE KAMBURU STORY - KENYA

WHY WE DON'T NEED BILL GATES AND AGRA BIG INDUSTRIAL GMO AGRICULTURE http://vimeo.com/7096771


                                               FULL REPORT

                                     GRAIN, November 04, 2014
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND IT MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-worldV


                              FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE POWERFUL BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


Common Dream, September 24, 2012

▶  GATES FOUNDATION-LED "GREEN" REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/09/25-0


                                                     WATCH

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT

            A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING

                                               Vandana Shiva

http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva


August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
 - ▶ GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/


                                                 WATCH 8:36

                   THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION

                                                Vandana Shiva

http://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/interviews/mythology-green-revolution


Mother Jones, January 10, 2014
HOW BILL GATES IS HELPING KFC AND FAST FOOD TAKE OVER AFRICA http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/kfc-africa-chicken-usaid-gates-foundation


▶  BILL GATES' EXCELLENT AFRICAN ADVENTURE:  A TALE OF TECHNOCRATIC AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PHILANTHROCAPITALISM  http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=459


- ▶ GATES FOUNDATION SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM FUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN AFRICA | Opinion | The Seattle Times http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2019592191_fentbereanoopedxml.html


African Centre for Biosafety, November 18, 2013
- ▶ A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) - 2013 REPORT GIVING WITH ONE HAND, TAKING WITH TWO http://www.acbio.org.za/


June 25, 2013 G8, 

- ▶ BILL GATES, G8 URGES AFRICA TO INVEST MORE IN GENETICALLY MODIFIED FARMING, GENE ALTERED NUTRITION http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=56343


Ganaderia Mexico
▶  BILL GATES DEFENDS FOCUS ON HIGH-TECH AGRICULTURE AND HIS INVESTMENT IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED AG http://ganaderiamexico.blogspot.com/2012/03/bill-gates-defends-focus-on-high-tech.html


Nation of Change, November 18, 2013

 - ▶ FAILED MONSANTO GMO CORN PUSHED ON AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH HELP OF BILL GATES http://www.nationofchange.org/failed-monsanto-gmo-corn-pushed-african-countries-help-bill-gates-1384784532


Food Democracy Now, September 05, 2015
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BILL GATES FOUNDATION GIVES MILLIONS TO TOP UNIVERSITY TO ADD A "STRONGER VOICE" TO PRO-GMO DEBATE

http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2014/sep/5


- ▶ STANFORD'S MONSANTO / GATES TIES CAST DOUBT ON ORGANIC FOOD STUDY http://ow.ly/dA8s7



-▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESETED, UNREGULATED GMO BANANAS AND RICE  http://sco.lt/6us4Zt


March 21, 2013 -

 - ▶ NOW WE'RE GOING TO BE EATING FERTILIZER - GATES FOUNDATION, AGAIN. Super gene-altered maize can put "sustainable" food on the table says Gates Foundation http://mbg.au.dk/en/news-and-events/news-item/artikel/super-maize-can-put-sustainable-food-on-the-table/


BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS

How One of the World's Wealthiest Men is Actively Promoting a Corporate Takeover of Global Health, Agriculture and Education http://sco.lt/51EymH


 - ▶ AFRICA - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH ON THE GATES FOUNDATION http://www.eraction.org/news/436-gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa-


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/


The Ecologist, March 26, 2015
 - ▶ 'ALTERED GENES, TWISTED TRUTH' : JANE GOODALL ON THE GREAT GMO DECEPTION http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/2782286/altered_genes_twisted_truth.html



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                                             AFRICA - SOLD:

 - ▶ OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANT IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA  |http://sco.lt/90woVd


July 3, 2013 World Development Movement
 - ▶ AFRICAN GROUPS REJECT G8 CORPORATE FOOD PLAN AS 'COLONIALISM' http://www.wdm.org.uk/multinational-corporations/african-groups-reject-g8-corporate-food-plan-%E2%80%98colonialism%E2%80%99


                        AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

          CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                        http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


- ▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


- ▶ THE CORPORATE BIOTECH TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/5cAkpF


GRAIN, August 21, 2013
▶  AFRICA'S FOOD SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ATTACK BY CORPORATE INTERESTS (AGRA)  http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/4773-africa-s-food-sovereignty-under-attack-by-corporate-interests


African Centre for Biosafety, June 03, 3013

▶ MODERNISING AFRICAN AGRICULTURE:  WHO BENEFITS. Civil society statement on the G8, AGRA and the African Union's CAADP  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/431-modernising-african-agriculture-who-benefits-civil-society-statement-on-the-g8-agra-and-the-african-unions-caadp


-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


- ▶ AFRICA: OPPOSITION TO BIOTECH GIANT MONSANTO GROWING WORLDWIDE, NEW REPORT SHOWS http://sco.lt/6FqCFl


-▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt


June 28, 2013 Nation Of Change
 - ▶ COMMERCIAL COLONISATION OF AFRICA: Driven overwhelmingly by self-interest and profit, the current crop of "investors" differ little from their colonial ancestors. http://www.nationofchange.org/commercial-colonisation-africa-1372434364


                         WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/7mo3wf


DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART' AGRICULTURE GREENWASH?  - AGRA http://sco.lt/7GeSET


Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx


                                           BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                              http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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AFRICA: Sowing Seeds Right Where They Are: Climate Change and Desertification

AFRICA: Sowing Seeds Right Where They Are: Climate Change and Desertification | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Confronting climate change and poverty, a new crop of city farmers comes of age in Africa

Some 15 million Africans abandon the countryside every year in pursuit of better lives in the city. Climate change and further desertification will only exacerbate that trend. How will these ballooning urban populations survive? The best strategy, they're finding, is to begin sowing seeds right where they are.

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