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US force feeds GM crops to African nations, says new report - Friends of the earth international

US force feeds GM crops to African nations, says new report - Friends of the earth international | Sustainability: Permaculture, Appropriate Technology, Homesteading, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

"JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 23 February, 2015 – US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today.

 

The US, the world's top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM crops in Africa. The US administration's strategy consists of assisting African nations to produce biosafety laws that promote agribusiness interests instead of protecting Africans from the potential threats of GM crops,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety, which authored the report commissioned by Friends of the Earth International.  The new report also exposes how agribusiness giant Monsanto influences biosafety legislation in African countries, gains regulatory approval for its product, and clears the path for products such as GM maize (corn)."


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Under the guise of feeding the hungry, U.S. corporations undermine local economies and agriculture.

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East Africa Farmers Lifting Thousands of Girls Out of Poverty

East Africa Farmers Lifting Thousands of Girls Out of Poverty | Sustainability: Permaculture, Appropriate Technology, Homesteading, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
A Ugandan-American couple takes a gamble on passion fruit farming and ends turning 1,500 girls and young women into small business owners.

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The Giri Raja Chicken - YouTube

Welfare groups have been saying for years that modern farming should give up the use of finely-tuned specialist chickens, split into meat and egg producing f...
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