Following is the final statement made by civil society organisations at the recent FAO meeting in Kuala Lumpur: FAO Regional Conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition in Asia-Pacific 13 September 2017 Civil Society Statement If we see biotech as part of a small farmer’s ‘toolbox’, then we must ask what it […]
What does the Innate Potato, McDonalds, Ben & Jerry’s and a coffee corporation that started life in Seattle then went worldwide have in common?
Join Seed Freedom Fortnight — 2-16 October 2013 Earlier this year the World Food Prize, heavily sponsored by the biotechnology industry, was awarded to two ag biotech scientists. Dr Vandana Shiva, an articulate and outspoken critic of the corporate-controlled food system, is calling a day of civil disobedience on 2 October to honor Mahatma Gandhi’s […]
IN A MOVE that places it at the centre of Australia’s food supply, Monsanto has acquired a 19.9 pecent share of Western Australia’s InterGrain, the company that produces seed for 40 percent of all wheat grown in Australia.
Four years after the moratorium on Terminator technology was reaffirmed by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), proposals to develop and commercialize ‘genetic-use restriction technologies’ (GURTs) are back on the agenda for policymakers and the biotechnology industry.