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Guatemala Strikes Down 'Monsanto Law'
World  (tags: gmos, environmental concerns, agriculture )

Stephen
- 14 days ago - telesurtv.net
In a close vote, Guatemala's Congress rejects genetically modified seeds in country's agricultural development.
Fields of Gold ... or Plains of Ruin? The Debate Over Genetically Modified Seeds in Alberta Rages on
World  (tags: Canada, Alberta, GMO, Genetic Modification, Agriculture, Popular Resistance )

Brian
- 97 days ago - edmontonjournal.com
"Genetic modification has been a polarizing issue since genetically modified seeds were first approved and planted in Canada in the mid-1990s."
'Land Reform in Reverse' - Land Grabs Are Increasing World Hunger
World  (tags: land grab, world hunger, farmers, agriculture, land, world, politics, society, government, ethics )

Cal
- 110 days ago - theecologist.org
Small farmers are losing out as the world's farmland is becoming concentrated in ever fewer hands - and food security is suffering as a consequence
Small Farmers' Loss of Land Increases World Hunger - Inter Press Service
World  (tags: africa, land grabs, small farmers, hunger, agriculture, Land reform )

Naoko
- 113 days ago - ipsnews.net
Small farmers - like Ndomi Magareth, planting beans here on her land in Cameroon - "are losing land at a tremendous rate. It's a land reform movement in reverse," says GRAIN's Henk Hobbelink. Credit: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IPS
Second Chance For An African Green Revolution
World  (tags: africa, world, politics, hunger, agriculture, food, health, news )

Cal
- 730 days ago - ipsnews.net
As the world searches desperately for ways to boost food production by at least 70 percent by 2050 to feed an increasingly hungry planet, many are looking to Africa as the place where a large part of this potential can be realised, mainly for its huge po
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: From the Field to the Rubbish Heap
World  (tags: Papua New Guinea, agriculture, economy, world, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics )

Cal
- 769 days ago - ipsnews.net
Agriculture provides a livelihood to the majority of the population in Papua New Guinea, a developing island nation of approximately seven million in the south west Pacific. However, the loss and waste of an estimated half of all fresh produce between ha
Deck Stacked Against Women's Land Rights in Asia
World  (tags: world, women's rights, agriculture, economy, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, freedoms )

Cal
- 789 days ago - ipsnews.net
Women across Asia are being shut out from prosperous forestland because of a paradigm geared towards male ownership, according to a new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), an environmental non-governmental organisation.
Organic Farmers to Monsanto: We Don't Want Your Seeds Anyway!
World  (tags: genetically-modified, GMOs, Monsanto, health, farmers, agriculture, interesting, ethics, corruption, humans )

Elena
- 943 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
In a lawsuit against lawsuits, a coalition of organic farmers and farms are trying to curtail a giant agribusiness's practice of suing them for patent violations that the farmers claim are completely unintentional.
Another Food Crisis Looming in Africa: Nearly 5 Million South Sudanese Lacking Food
World  (tags: South Sudan, world, Refugees&Relief, food crisis, agriculture, drought, politics, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

Cal
- 956 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) have warned that South Sudan is facing a food crisis and that immediate action is needed to stave off a disaster.
Pepper: How Our Favourite Spice Is Tainted By a Deadly Legacy
World  (tags: agriculture, poverty, despair, economy, exploitation, world, politics, society, interesting, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news )

Cal
- 969 days ago - theecologist.org
From India to Indonesia pepper farmers are increasingly vulnerable to harvest failures, food price crashes and price fixing
Our Seeds - a Video That Warns of the Threat Commercial Seeds Pose to Pacific Islander Food Security | Act Now!
World  (tags: PNG, Papua New Guinea, environment, foreign interests, environmental damage, illegal, agriculture, despair, hybrids, pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, traditional farming, food )

Jenny
- 1053 days ago - actnowpng.org
Seeds Blong Yumi - a documentary that celebrates traditional food plants, stresses the importance of maintaining traditional farming practices, addresses the problems of globalised food based on hybrids that require pesticides and synthetic fertilisers
Europe Sowing the Seeds of Hunger
World  (tags: world, hunger, europe, agriculture, politics, freedoms, ethics, world, news )

Cal
- 1215 days ago - ipsnews.net
- Europe is facing a hungry future unless it changes agricultural policies and makes farmers the main participants in agriculture research, a new report has found. And there is little hope of meeting Europe's recently announced goal of reducing the loss o
Cassava Combating Rural Hunger in Zambia
World  (tags: world, africa, interesting, agriculture, research, news, goodnews, GoodNews, society, politics )

Cal
- 1357 days ago - ipsnews.net
In Zambia, a silver lining has emerged for widespread rural hunger and poverty, thanks to homegrown agricultural research.
Developing Countries Must 'Double' Food Production
World  (tags: government, politics, conflict, world, interesting, agriculture, hunger, food aid, news, Refugees&Relief, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 1385 days ago - ipsnews.net
Food production will have to increase by 70 percent to feed the expected world population of 9 billion by 2050, says a report released Monday by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
ANGOLA: Small Scale Farmers Battle to Stay Alive
World  (tags: world, agriculture, farming, government, africa, freedoms, news, society, politics )

Cal
- 1612 days ago - allafrica.com
The country's great oil wealth is no help to the small scale farmers who work the land there.
 

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