Save Our Food, Free the Seed.

Save Our Food. Free the Seed. Written by Dan Barber for The New York Times Summarized by Becca Fogel   In 2018, Monsanto, the largest seed producer in the world at the time, was acquired by German company Bayer, making it the world’s largest agrochemical and seed company. Today, four companies, Corteva, ChemChina, Bayer and […]

The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa

Published by Common Dreams Written by Million Belay, Timothy A. Wise Last month in Ghana, Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, congratulated an illustrious group of corporate and government leaders for “leapfrogging into the future” in their efforts to “modernize” African agriculture with high-yield commercial seeds, fertilizers, and other technologies. Unfortunately, […]

Resounding no to Monsanto’s ‘bogus’ GM drought tolerant maize

Published by ACBio Written by Deidre May Summary by Becca Fogel, AGRA Watch intern After more than 10 years of fighting Monsanto’s drought-tolerant maize project, the South African Minister of Agriculture upheld the decision to reject Monsanto’s application for commercial cultivation; the decision came after the failure of the GM varieties to increase yield under […]

Oct 30 Event: Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa

WED OCT 30, 7-9PM             Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle Help us publicize: Share the Facebook event! Purchase tickets for $5 from Town Hall RSVP here CAGJ/AGRA Watch are very excited to welcome to Seattle Million Belay, Coordinator of […]

Supreme Court rules in favour of Food Sovereignty Ghana

Supreme Court rules in favour of Food Sovereignty Ghana Originally written by Food Sovereignty Ghana Reposted by Becca Fogel   In early July 2019, Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) appeared before the Supreme Court to challenge a High Court’s jurisdiction to rule on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Supreme Court ruled that the Human Rights Court […]

Neoliberals capture South African smallholder farmer support policy

                  Original blog written by Dr. Stephen Greenberg, a senior researcher at the African Centre for Biodiversity. Reposted by Becca Fogel   South Africa’s smallholder farmer support policy was meant to support marginalized producers, but has been captured under the neoliberal National Development Plan (NDP). The Agricultural […]

Corporate profit from South Africa’s smallholder farmers support programs

The African Centre for Biodiversity recently examined South Africa’s smallholder support programs. These funds are supposed to serve 300,000 smallholder farmers in the country and enhance their ability to feed themselves and their communities. Their report,“Input supply in South Africa’s smallholder farmer support programmes: A tale of neo-apartheid plans, dodgy dealings and corporate capture” shows […]

Negotiation and Dialogue at the UN Biodiversity Conference

This is the second in a series of blogs about the participation of CAGJ/AGRA Watch in the 2016 United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico. Read the first blog: Convention on Biological Diversity: what is it and why do we participate? Beginning this past Sunday and going through December 17th, the two week United […]