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What the Monsanto-Bayer Merger Means for South Africa

This past December 2016, Monsanto shareholders agreed to the sale of their company to German Agro-chemical and seed company Bayer, for $66 million US Dollars. It will be the largest ever foreign corporate takeover in US history. The newly merged company will now control 29 percent of the world’s seed markets, and 24 percent of … Continue reading “What the Monsanto-Bayer Merger Means for South Africa”

Challenge the #GlobalSeedGrab

Dear community, A few weeks ago, we shared about the World Bank’s dangerous Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project and the particular threats it poses to African agriculture (read our analysis here). Now is the…

Challenge the #GlobalSeedGrab

Dear community, A few weeks ago, we shared about the World Bank’s dangerous Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project and the particular threats it poses to African agriculture (read our analysis here). Now is the time to increase the pressure on the Bank and its donors. On January 18, letters signed by over 150 … Continue reading “Challenge the #GlobalSeedGrab”

Genetically Engineered Salmon: A Profit-making Frankenfish for whom?

By Chloe Landrieu Murphy, CAGJ Intern This blog is the first in a series by CAGJ to elucidate the issues we aim to address in our Food Justice Project Solidarity Campaign highlighting Northwest tribal opposition to…

SAT March 11: Wild Salmon Cook-out to Stand with Northwest Tribes to Stop GE Fish!

SAT March 11, 10:30AM – 12:30PM Location: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House – On the University of Washington campus, 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195 Join us for a salmon cook-out to stop genetically engineered fish! Community…

Why do the World Bank’s new indicators, “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” pose a threat to African agriculture?

By Matt Canfield AGRA Watch has long been concerned with the Gates Foundation’s funding for agri-business and pro-corporate agricultural policies in Africa. However, what was at first a simple model of philanthrocapitalism—the use of apparent philanthropy…

Blogs, Reports, Fact Sheets, & More: CAGJ/AGRA Watch at UN Conference on Biodiversity

In December, staff and members of CAGJ and AGRA Watch traveled to Mexico to present in a conference in Mexico City on the current state of genetic engineering, participate in the UN Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, and organize a side event with our African and European partners on the Gates Foundation and philanthrocapitalism. The … Continue reading “Blogs, Reports, Fact Sheets, & More: CAGJ/AGRA Watch at UN Conference on Biodiversity”

Report-back on Mexico City Conference on GMOs

Taking Stock – 20 Years of GM Crops – 40 Years of ‘Genetic Engineering’

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CAGJ is creating a more just global food system Greetings supporters of CAGJ! My name is Mandy Edwards, and I am in the midst of my 9 month Master’s in Social Work practicum internship, working as…