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    Features

    GMOs and food sovereignty: Which way Africa?

    Henry Makori (2014-07-24)


    cc PHYS
    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

    GMOs: Fooling or feeding the world for 20 years?

    GRAIN (2014-07-24)


    cc NFC
    Myths and outright lies about the alleged benefits of genetically engineered crops (GE crops or GMOs) persist only because the multinationals that profit from them have put so much effort into spreading them around.

    The GMO debate: What to consider

    Mwananyanda Mbikusita Lewanika (2014-07-24)


    cc PSM
    The debate around Genetically Modified Organisms has been characterized by lack of information and understanding of the complexities around biotechnology. Any state must undertake careful consideration about potential benefits and risks before deciding to introduce GMOs into the country.

    Why Zimbabwe should continue to say 'No' to genetically engineered crops and food

    John Wilson (2014-07-23)


    cc TR
    GMOs are presented as a magic bullet to the problems of agricultural productivity without seriously examining the alternative route to industrial agriculture. Agro-ecology with an emphasis on ecosystem farming and local knowledge development of African farmers is the alternative that Zimbabwe should adopt

    Further issues to consider in deciding whether to introduce GE crops and food

    John Wilson (2014-07-24)


    cc TDM
    In addition to questions of human health, environmental impact and corporate control over the food value chain, there are a number of other issues which must be addressed as part of the debate around genetically engineered crops and food.

    Fine print of the food wars

    Vandana Shiva (2014-07-24)


    cc FLKR
    Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply.

    Climate change, foreign assistance and food sovereignty in Ghana

    Joeva Rock (2014-07-24)


    cc TG
    The debate in Ghana over the cultivation of genetically modified seeds provided by international aid agencies demonstrates that foreign aid often comes with an agenda determined by foreign financial and political backers, not by the end-users of the assistance.

    Not on our plates! Why Nigeria does not need GM food

    Juan Lopez, Mariann Orovwuje and Nnimmo Bassey (2014-07-24)


    cc NTA
    A new propaganda effort to convince Africans is vigorously pursued by corporations and the development industry trying to convince us that we need genetic engineering to overcome malnutrition and food shortages.

    Ban all GM foods in Ghana!

    Food Sovereignty Ghana (2014-07-24)


    cc VG
    Food Sovereignty Ghana calls for an indefinite Moratorium or ban on the propagation, cultivation, raising, and growing of Genetically Modified Organisms in Ghana.

    Ghana: Halt the passage of the Plant Breeders’ Bill! - Religious bodies

    2014-07-24


    cc FPD
    The religious organisations insist that Ghana’s dwindling food production cannot be attributed to our non-usage of GMO technologies but due to poor access roads to farms, lack of credit, unavailability of ready market, lack of storage facilities and agricultural processing

    GMO/hybrid seeds: Inviting cancer to our land, passing a death sentence on Nigerians: A response

    Abdallah el-Kurebe (2014-07-24)


    cc GLP
    In a response to Mr Rhodes-Vivour’s article on the danger posed by GMOs to the Nigerian population, El-Kurebe now contends that such crusades by a misinformed and ignorant minority are denying the majority of the population the real benefits of genetically modified organisms.

    Why Uganda needs GMOs

    Michael J Ssali (2014-07-23)


    cc PZ
    On account of population pressures and diseases that are affecting Uganda’s coffee, maize, banana and cassava production, GMOs are necessary to address the food insecurity and hidden hunger in the country

    GM: good crop/bad crop

    Ivo Vegter (2014-07-24)


    cc IN
    IThe conservative views of international agencies and rich-world environmentalists are denying Africa access to technology that could improve its own food security, and is transforming agriculture elsewhere in the developing world

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