Sabrina Masinjila is the outreach and advocacy officer with the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), based in Tanzania. Anne Maina is the coordinator for the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC). Reposted by Becca Fogel. A recent USDA report has confirmed that Monsanto’s drought-tolerant maize is not nearly […]
Originally posted on the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACBio) website. Read the full objection report here. Re-posted by Rebecca Fogel In April 2019, the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACBio) published an objection to the release of three GM maize varieties and their pesticides — “the Agent Orange war chemical 2,4-D, as well as glyphosate […]
Original Press Release from the African Centre for Biodiversity The Plant Improvement Act (PIA) and the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act (PBR) were approved by the South African Parliament in October 2018, and were ratified this past March by President Ramaphosa, reinforcing traditions of “historically unequal seed, agricultural and food systems, and strengthens the power of […]
The African Center for Biodiversity warns that the South African government recently received an application for use of a new variety of GM Maize.
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”